A Vindication of the "Letters on Psalmody"; From the Strictures of John T. Pressly
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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...rather than a " paraphrase " explained by a minister who may be secretly an ungodly person, or a heretic in doctrine. 5. A fifth serious obstacle to the adoption of the reviewer's exclusive theory is, that its chief advocates have no common ground, no agreement as to what is essential to " an inspired Psalmody." One leading author advocates " a literal and true version as of Divine appointment." With this the reviewer harmonizes. Dr. Cooper, of Philadelphia, on the contrary, says, " The only question is, has the translator observed the inspired order and arrangement of the original, and is the idea fairly and fully brought out." But this abandons entirely the doctrine of "a literal and true version." On Dr. C's. theory, a paraphrase which observes " the inspired order and arrangement," and brings out the idea, is " an inspired Psalmody." This-also condemns Rouse, who often violates the "inspired order." A third author rejects in toto all attempts at "rhyming Psalmody " as a virtual repudiation of "the pure word of God." "All supporters of rhyming Psalmody," he says, "are disqualified for pleading the cause of an inspired Psalmody." "We have no authority," he adds, "for making or singing rhyming Psalms." But perhaps the easiest and shortest method of reconciling these conflicting views of "inspiration," is that suggested by Rev. Mr. Gordon. He takes the ground that in using the Psalms, " it is not necessary to understand what we sing in that book." From this it is a fair inference, that if the original Hebrew text were put in English letters, we should then have a perfect system of praise--containing an " inspired Psalmody!" We commend this method of untying the Gordian knot to the reviewer's attention as creating an infallible certainty of ..".
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
- 10 Jul 2012
- Miami Fl, United States
- Illustrations, black and white