Vindiciae Ignatianae: Or, The Genuine Writings of St. Ignatius, as Exhibited in the Antient Syriac Version, Vindicated from the Charge of Heresy

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Rivingtons, 1846 - 87 pages

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Page 61 - Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him ; let him know that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
Page xix - I cannot help looking upon the authenticity of the Epistle to Polycarp as extremely dubious, on account of the difference of style; and, indeed, the whole question, relating to the epistles of St. Ignatius in general, seems to me to labour under much obscurity, and to be embarrassed with many difficulties.
Page xvi - But whether the smaller themselves are the genuine writings of Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, is a question that has been much disputed, and has employed the pens of the ablest critics. And whatever positiveness some may have shown on either side, I must own I have found it a very difficult question...
Page 83 - I have no delight in corruptible food, nor in the pleasures of this life. I desire the bread of God, the heavenly bread, the bread of life, which is the flesh of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who became afterwards of the seed of David and Abraham; and I desire the drink of God, namely His blood, which is incorruptible love and eternal life.
Page 63 - Father, and are raised up on high by the engine of Jesus Christ, which is the Cross, and ye are drawn by the rope, which is the Holy Ghost ; and your pulley is your faith, and your love is the way that leadeth up on high to God.
Page 63 - I have heard of some who have passed on from this to you, having false doctrine, whom ye did not suffer to sow among you, but stopped your ears, that ye might not receive those things which were sown by them, as being stones ' of the temple of the Father, prepared for the building of God...
Page 61 - ... considerable parts, sometimes whole sentences, and at others half sentences, or single words, — without interrupting the general tenor of the Epistle, or causing any hiatus, and producing obscurity. But what is now the state of the case ? Not only is no obscurity caused, nor the tenor of the Epistle broken, but, on the contrary, several places, which before were unintelligible, become now clear ; the whole Epistle runs on uninterruptedly ; each sentence adheres closely to that which precedes...
Page 53 - He must pardon us for believing that what happened frequently to profane writings, might sometimes happen to Christian ones. Our historical and critical readers will remember the words of the immortal Casaubon, in his famous ' dedication of his Polybius to Henry IV. of France, concerning the treatment of classical authors by Byzantine literati, " accessit pestis alia, compendiorum et epitomarum confectio, quod genus scriptionis ut ad privatum conficientium usum non parvas utilitates habeat, ita publice...

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