A Manual, Consisting of a Defence of the Bible, with an Appendix
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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ..."Well," said his antagonist, " the Bible is translated into all languages. The emperor of Russia, who came into England, has caused the Bible to be printed in the vernacular tongue of his country, in preference to the Koran; so that there will be always advocates for the Bible; and we have to thank the monks for the care they took in preserving it, untouched, for many centuries before it came in the printed form." We now have the pleasure to peruse it, printing not being then known. The art was first brought to England by a German, in 1441, 379 years since. In 16'11, a new translation of the Bible was printed, at a very dear rate, so much so, that it was only the rich part of society could attain a knowledge of its truth; and it was held in high estimation by every scholar. And why was it? Because, deprive them of the satisfaction of getting such a book, .and then it will be valued. For nothing is thought good or valuable but what is looked upon costly; which made our Saviour be despised because he came in humble humility. The copy of the Bible that was written by the Augustin monks, is to be seen in the library of St. Paul's cathedral; and Mar tin Luther! (who was a German, and may be recorded a great Christian philosopher, a title which most men hail with delight, in preference to the heathen sophist, though Bibles were in his time very scarce, ) how it would delight that holy good man to behold the thousands that are printed under his autography, and approved of by his followers, in searching after the written word of God. For our Saviour was kind to all if they would but listen unto his doctrine, and believe in Him, for the very work's sake. For, while He continued in his holy calling, the miracles which he did were...
- Paperback | 34 pages
- 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white