The Book Buyer; A Review and Record of Current Literature Volume 1

The Book Buyer; A Review and Record of Current Literature Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... America, "The Great Republic," the general verdict being that the author writes an exceedingly amusing, but unreliable and narrow-minded book. One critic points out the fact that there is but a single American characteristic which Sir Lepel Griffin finds himself able to commend. He is enthusiastic in praise of the universal respect, disinterestedly and chivalrously paid to women by men of all degrees. "The position in which Americans have placed their women," he says, "is the best guarantee that the nation will outgrow the blemishes which now disfigure it, and will in future attain a higher civilization than has been enjoyed by any people who have regarded their intellectual and political life as the undivided dominion of man." John Peter Lange, D.D., whose great "Commentary on the Holy Scriptures" has made his name famous among Christian people throughout the world, died at Bonn, Germany, on the 8th of July. For many years Dr. Lange held a professorship in the University of Bonn. Before assuming this position he was Professor of Theology in the University of Zurich, having succeeded David Freidrich Strauss in 1839. The Pietist-Conservative Government in that year expressed themselves as desirous of finding a really learned man who should be strictly "bibelglaubig " to fill the vacancy left by Strauss; they finally invited Dr. Lange, then Pfarrer at Duisburg on the Rhine. He held the post until 1854, when he was called to Bonn. Mr. Eugene Schuyler recently received an interesting letter referring to his "Peter the Great," from the Viscount E. Melchior de Vogue, the chief writer on Russian subjects in the Revue des deux Mondes, a translation of which we append: "Paris, June 26, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236592603
  • 9781236592606