A Course of Lectures on the Inspiration of the Scriptures

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byRobert Slater Bayley

not yet rated|write a review
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. 1852. Excerpt: ... FOURTH LECTURE. "if The Scriptures Be Inspired, We Must Possess All The Evidence Op Their Inspiration That The Divine Beino Considered Becoming To Himself, And Necessary To Our Faith." "That ye may be mindful of the words that were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour."--2 Peter iii, 2. Much as a portion of the world in our days seems disposed to repudiate the writings to which we give the title "the Scriptures" as Inspired productions, it cannot be because men do not believe in the theory of Inspiration at all, or that they deny that men ever were Inspired. For let but a poet of the order of our Milton arise, who, from a few hints of Scripture, and a small number of tenebrious traditions of moral history, creates an imperishable epic, the scene of which is laid in the true Terra del Fuego, far beyond the confines of mortal strife, and in which epic the poet brings from his opulent realms of thought the fallen cherubim, glittering in burnished chains and asbestos fire, or human nature new chiselled from the hands of God, without flaw, stain, or conceivable defect, or nature such as she was when her winds were all zephyrs, and her scenes virgin loveliness, and all her creatures one huge amphitheatre of vital harmony, and the glowing reader starts up in rapture from the luscious pages of perhaps a blind pedagogue, and exclaims, "He must have been Inspired!" Or let a Michael Angelo arise with a genius for sculpture, and hew out of the brittle marble a group of soldiers surprised as they were bathing in the Arno, and exhibit in their statuary substance, every attitude of surprise, alarm, indignation, or courage, and every propriety of swollen muscle or excited feature, even to the most transient...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$27.95

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

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. 1852. Excerpt: ... FOURTH LECTURE. "if The Scriptures Be Inspired, We Must Possess All The Evidence Op Their Inspiration That The Divine Beino Co...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217663427

ISBN - 13:9780217663427

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of A Course of Lectures on the Inspiration of the Scriptures

Reviews