Quarterly Review Volume 167

Quarterly Review Volume 167

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... There is the key to the whole story and to the whole controversy. With equal clearness of view, Mrs. Ward has described it as the secret of Catherine's faith, that nothing can shake her absolute allegiance and worship towards her Master. When a man can be brought to think that Jesus Christ 'had his dreams, his delusions, with his fellows, ' and that St. Paul was no more than 'a fallible man of genius, ' and 'logically weak, ' the foundations of his faith in Christianity are gone. But as long as men and women are awed into submission, love, and trust, by that Divine voice, reduced to lay their hands upon their mouths in that supreme Presence, conscious in themselves of a sinfulness, a weakness and ignorance, under which, but for His gracious invitation, they would'hardly dare lift up their eyes to Him, much less criticize, or, worst of all, assume a capacity to approve Him--as long as that Sacred Figure stands before us in Jiving lineaments in the Gospels, while His Apostles, in Epistles which are instinct in every line with truth and soberness, bear their solemn testimony to Him, so long will the Christian faith live and grow. If critics and sceptics raise objections, it is the duty of Christian apologists to offer answers and explanations. But it is the Gospels themselves which in the end refute the critics, and the testimony of the Apostles wins the verdict of the world by its own inherent weight. The object of Christian apologists should be chiefly to remove difficulties which prevent these witnesses obtaining a. hearing, or which prejudice their testimony. If Elsmere had consulted his wife in time, she could, after all, have given him the very help he needed. She might have revived in his heart the submissive allegiance due to her...
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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972112
  • 9781236972118