The Theological and Literary Journal Volume 6

The Theological and Literary Journal Volume 6

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...of inquiry, and the satisfactory results already obtained. Now if this be the case, I believe also that I have enabled every thinking reader to judge for himself, whether there is much wisdom in ignoring, and whether there be not great injustice and presumption in calumniating the Evangelical Churches of Germany, and in vilifying Germany and German divinity. I frankly own that I have considered it my duty to avail myself of a subject entirely new and fresh, and belonging to the neutral domain of ancient ecclesiastical history, and of a problem which is placed at the same time before the Christian nations, in order to test the real result and worth of what each of them has hitherto done in that field of thought and research. The proofs I have given of what has been achieved already, in this respect, by the critical and historical school of Germany, will, I trust, at all events rescue, in the eyes of intelligent and fair judges, from unqualified and unfair insinuations and suspicions, a nation and a church, from which not only the fathers of the English church received the Reformation, but which in the last hundred years have shown a self-sacrificing zeal for Christian truth and doctrine, and fought (alas T only too long single-handed) the good fight for intellectual and spiritual Christianity, against the overwhelming indifference of this sceptical and materialistic age. Thus much everybody may easily know and ought to have learned, if he pronounces upon German theology; that so arduous a task has not been undertaken by the noblest and purest tninds of a great, although religiously divided and politically torn nation, out of levity, or for the purpose of showing ingenuity and learning, much less out of hatred against Christianity, and that it more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236660534