The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia Volume 5

The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia Volume 5

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...In Prov where. If at all, we might look for the abstract idea, wo find rather the practical apprehension of the true meaning and method of life (23 23). Ontological reality and possible Ideas of reality apprehending it are obviously presupposed In all Scripture. There is objective reality on which subjective idoas depend for their validity: and all knowing is knowledge of reality. There is also in the whole of Scripture a subjective idea, the product of revelation or inspiration in some form of working, that constitutes an ideal to be realized objectively. The Kingdom of God. for examplo, is the formative Idea of Scripture teaching. In a definite sense the kingdom exists ancf still it is to be created. It must bo kept in mind, however, that only vaguely and indirectly does truth have abstract, metaphysical meaning to the Bib. writers. For John it approaches this, but the primary interest is always concrete. (2) Logical truth is expressivo of the relation between the knower and that which is known, and depends upon tho arrangement of ideas with reference to a central or composite idea. Truth in this sense Involves the correspondence of concepts with facts. While this meaning of truth Is involved In Scripture, It is not the primary meaning anywhere, save In a practical religious application, as In Eph 4 21; 1 Jn 2 4.21. (3) Moral truth is correspondence of expression with inner conception. Taken fn Its full meaning of correspondence of Idea with fact, of expression with thought and with Intention, of concrete reality with ideal type, this is the characteristic sense of the word in the Scriptures. Here the aim of religion is to relate man to God in accordance with truth. In apprehension man is to know God and His order as they are in fact...show more

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  • Paperback | 518 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 916g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945832
  • 9781236945839