The London Quarterly Review Volume 52

The London Quarterly Review Volume 52

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...267 investigation of the original text and subject-matter of Scripture, under all aspects, lies at the very basis of exposition of Scripture. To that in the last resort every question is brought back. This is true of the most extreme of the destructive critics. Even these, however arbitrary and fanciful the principles upon.which they proceed, profess to make grammar and history their guides. Indeed, the only permanent service which rationalism has rendered to the cause of truth, is the thoroughness of its grammatical and historical criticism. We may observe, by the way, that scholars of the orthodox school have always done more justice to their opponents than they themselves have received. Hengstenberg and Delitzsch often acknowledge the merits of Ewald, Hupfeld, Hitzig, in terms which it is impossible to imagine the latter using of Hengstenberg and Delitzsch. However, the prerogative of the original text is maintained as earnestly by orthodox as by rationalist. The Hebrew scholarship of men like Hiivernick, Hengstenberg, Keil, Delitzsch, is beyond cavil. On this field they hold their own with the best. The difference between our modern expositors and the English expositors of two centuries ago is, that the former deal with the letter, the latter with the spirit of Scripture. As spiritual, edifying expositors, the writers of the Puritan period are unrivalled, but few of them take the original text as the basis of their comments. Lightfoot, whose works are far from being obsolete, is almost the only one who anticipates the peculiar merit of modern exposition. He would have been thoroughly at home among the Ewalds, Keils, and Hengstenbergs of to-day. This could be said of very few of Lightfoot's contemporaries. In illustration of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983564
  • 9781236983565