Christian Apologetics; A Series Of Addresses Delivered Before The Christian Association Of…

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byGeorge Henslow

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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. 1903 Excerpt: ... a tradition will or will not be admitted. For the same tradition may be known to one collector by a trustworthy, to another by an untrustworthy source; the second collector will in consequence omit from his collection a narrative which is perfectly authentic, and which is known to him, but which, owing to the weakness of a link in the chain of authorities by which he knows it, fails to satisfy the conditions of admittance. Of the existing Gospels, the third one employs a form of tradition which often plays an important part in the beginnings of history. I allude to commemorative verses. Three times in the early portion of the narrative, characters are represented as commemorating events of importance in their lives by the composition of poems. If these poems were in any sort of Greek verse, we could have no hesitation in assigning them to the compiler of the Gospel, in which case we should compare them to the speeches put by most ancient historians in the mouths of the persons whose history they narrate: speeches which, though sometimes based COMMEMORATIVE VERSES 61 on actual reports, are more ordinarily fictitious. In the case of the poems in the Third Gospel the evidence is strongly in favour of their having been originally in Hebrew verse, whence the question of their authenticity becomes far more complicated. The closest parallel to them in literature is to be found in the commemorative verses, which the earliest biographers of Mohammed introduce very freely into their narratives. These are often commemorative of events which were regularly thus celebrated--of battles and defeats, or in general of deeds which were in some way extraordinary. Some others, however, commemorate emotions occasioned by particular and unusual situations. Some of these commemo...

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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. 1903 Excerpt: ... a tradition will or will not be admitted. For the same tradition may be known to one collector by a trustworthy, to another by ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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