The London Quarterly Review Volume 55

The London Quarterly Review Volume 55

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...event, and took place at a definite and long preordained date; so the Saviour's Second Advent, when He shall descend as the Lord from heaven, with the view of reigning over all mankind... (because accomplishing for nations what the first did for individuals only), will likewise be historical--that it will also take place at a definite and primevally prearranged date; with a remarkable series moreover of preliminary and very special experiences for mankind, shortly to begin; and of the utmost import for the faithful to be duly apprised of."--Pp. 596-7. The word inspiration is not used by Professor Smyth in an inferior and accommodated sense. Whilst accepting fully the orthodox view that the Bible was written by-" holy men of God, who spake as they weremoved by the Holy Ghost," he places the architect on the same level as the Prophets and Apostles, and in some instances, perhaps, practically but unconsciously exalts him above them. The following brief extracts will make his views of inspiration clear: " Though built in the earliest ages, far before written history, ' the Great Pyramid was yet prophetically intended, by inspiration afforded to the architect from the one and only living God, ... to remain quiescent during those earlier years, and only in a manner to come forth at this time to subserve a high purpose for these latter days" (Pref., p. 9). "The monumentalisation of superhuman contemporary cosmical knowledge of that time" which enabled the architect to make the axis of the earth's rotation his standard of linear measure " stands next in importance to Scripture itself for... all mankind to inquire into" (p. 35). "Whence then came the metrological ideas...
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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946898
  • 9781236946898