The Westminster Review Volume . 55-56

The Westminster Review Volume . 55-56

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...question of a close corporation or an open one, is still before the public. Nay, more; the question, to privileged ears still more bodeful, of Academy or no Academy; has yet to be decided, in a more or less permanent manner. Art. VI.--1. The Creed of Christendom; its Foundations and Superstructure. By William Rathbone Greg. London. 1851. Chapman. 2. St. PauVs Epistles to the Corinthians; an attempt to convey their Spirit and Significance. By John Hamilton Thom. London. 1851. Chapman. These two books are placed together without the least intention to intimate a resemblance between them, or to represent either author as sharing in the conclusions of the other. They are, indeed, concerned with opposite sides of the same subject; viewed, moreover, from the separate stations of the 'layman and the divine; and are the expres sion of strongly contrasted modes of thought. Mr. Greg deals principally with the external vehicle of the primitive Christianity; Mr. Thom with its internal essence. The one seeks in vain for any outward title in the records to suppress the operations of natural reason; the other clears away from the interior every interference with the free action of conscience and affection. The one, in the name of science, demolishes the outworks of ecclesiastic logic with which the shrine of faith has been dangerously guarded: the other, in the name of Christ, expels both priest and dogma from the sanctuary itself. The one, selecting deep truths from the words of Jesus, would construct religion into a philosophy; the other, with eye upon his person as an image of perfect goodness, would develope it from a sentiment. As all opposites, however, are embraced in the circumference of the same circle, so are these works complements of each other. more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236612191
  • 9781236612199