The Biblical Repository and Classical Review Volume 29

The Biblical Repository and Classical Review Volume 29

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...and great excellence. We have only space to specify those relatin to the Authorship of the Letters of Junius, the Final Memoirs of Charles amb; the Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh; Baptist Noel's Church and State; Macaulay's History of En land; and the Duke of Argyle's Essay on the Ecclesiastical History of Scot and since the Reformation. The Review of Baptist Noel's powerful work, though kind in spirit and favorable in general, takes decided exceptions to some of his principles and reasoning, as unsound, and pushed to extremes ' as having a decided tendency to radicalism in ecclesiastical matters. " We had ho ed to find in Mr. Noel's book a more moderate scheme of reform projected, w ich might have reconciled the extremes; but we are compelled to say, that we despair of him as a leader in any great movement of reformation, when we see him thus merging himself in the confused ranks of existing dissent--descending into the arena, singlehanded, as the champion not of a Church but of a chapel--and pleading with all the ardor of a neophyte for a system of disunion and disorganization, the utter impotence of which, for any combined action, even its veteran supporters were beginnin to deplore." How far the decided Presbyterian feelings of the " North Britis " have influenced its judgment we know not: it anticipates however, far hnmbler and less beneficial results from this already renowed Essay than are confidently predicted on this side of the Atlantic. The article on Macaula 's History is one of the ablest and grandest things we have read in many a ay; and it is doubtful whether many of the thousand and one reviews which it has called or will call forth, will...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791142
  • 9781236791146