Southern Methodist Review Volume 2, No. 4

Southern Methodist Review Volume 2, No. 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...march into the bridal cities of the twelve jeweled gates, on whose twelve foundationstones are written the names of the mighty founders--the twelve apostles of the slain One. The glories of that last heavenly and truly eternal city are told; and the mighty course of prophecy ceases. The three great series of events are announced; the endless triumphs of the faithful are achieved. v III. WHAT IS THE STYLE OF THE APOCALYPSE? This inquiry refers to the language, spirit, and rhetorical structure of the writing, to its rank as an effort of composition, and to its peculiarities as expressive of the personal character and feelings of the inspired writer. The previous inquiry has been answered in such a way as to illustrate the points involved in the present one; and a recapitulation of the simple results of that inquiry will best present the facts necessary for a satisfactory reply to some points of this: First, the apocalypse is a prophecy, in the common understanding of the term; but is not limited, as in the ordinary sense of that word, to a mere declaration of futurity. It embraces in its plan the events of the past, and with a glance like that of the Eternal, sweeps over that which has been, and that which is to be, as though both were now; and in its solemn course, through ages past, present, and future, it bears the record of faithful history as well as glorious prophecy. Second, the Apocalypse i s poetry, in the highest and justest sense of the word. All prophecy is poetry. The sublimity of such thought cannot be expressed in the plain unbroken details of a prose narrative; and even when the events of past history are combined in one harmonious series with wide views of the future, they too, rise from the dull unpictured narrative of a new...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623363
  • 9781236623362