The Bible, Its Origin and Nature; Seven Lectures Delivered Before Lake Forest College on the Foundation of the Late William Bross Volume 2

The Bible, Its Origin and Nature; Seven Lectures Delivered Before Lake Forest College on the Foundation of the Late William Bross Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...does not clothe herself in purple robes and sprinkle herself with perfumes when she goes down into the cave; the Passionless and the Pure does not accord with what is pleasant to the senses; and (2) that while the god supplies the inspiration, the verses in which the will of the god is uttered are the productions of each of the prophetesses in turn. " If she were obliged to write down, and not to utter, the responses, we should not, I suppose, believe the hand-writing to be the god's, and to find fault with it, because it is inferior in point of caligraphy to the imperial rescripts; for neither is the old woman's voice, nor her diction, nor her metre the god's; but it is the god alone who presents the visions to this woman and kindles light in her soul regarding the future; for this is the inspiration." The dynamic theory. Roman Catholic theory. This theory is known as the dynamic, and may roughly be said to embrace all theories which hold that the truths uttered in Scripture are Divine, while the imperfections and weaknesses are human. Classical expression is given to this theory in the words of Augustine, who says that the writer is "inspiratus a Deo, sed tamen homo." But not to mention that such a severance of the Divine and human in inspiration is impossible, this theory has been found to introduce confusion into the subject. To illustrate the working of this theory, let us take the statement of it by a Roman Catholic authority " The only proper monotheistic idea of inspiration is that an All-wise and Almighty God chose and moved His instruments so that their action exactly corresponded to His will, and did not try to play lyre-music on flutes and harp-music on trumpets. Further, that He...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910443
  • 9781236910448