Disraeli In Outline; Being A Biography Of Benjamin Disraeli, And An Abridgment Of All His Novels…

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byFrederick Carroll Brewster

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... TANCRED; OR, THE NEW CRUSADE. (1847.) Criticisms. "' Tancred' is intended by its author as a formal recognition of the position which the Church should hold in the development of England. There were few great things left in England, and the Church was one. Nor do I now doubt that if, a quarter of a century ago, there had arisen a churchman equal to the occasion, the position of ecclesiastical affairs in this country would have been very different from that which they now occupy. But these great matters fell into the hands of monks, and schoolmen, and, little more than a year after the publication of ' Coningsby,' the secession of Dr. Newman dealt a blow to the Church of England under which it still reels. That extraordinary event has been apologized for, but has never been explained. It was a mistake and a misfortune. The tradition of the Anglican Church was powerful. Resting on the Church of Jerusalem, modified by the Divine school of Galilee, it would have found that rock of truth which Providence, by the instrumentality of the Semitic race, had promised to St. Peter. Instead of that, the seceders sought refuge in mediaeval superstitions, which are generally only the embodiments of Pagan ceremonies and creeds. The ethnological theories upon which 'Tancred' is based have never been either popular or well understood in England. The most remarkable thing about 'Tancred' is, however, the way in which its author has contrived, in the course of the story, to anticipate some of the most remarkable theological speculations of the present day. The ideas expressed by the author, at the spectacle of Apollo, Astarte, and the Olympian Jove in Syria, are absolutely identical in essence with the theory which underlies Prof. Max Miiller's ' Lectures on the Science o...

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... TANCRED; OR, THE NEW CRUSADE. (1847.) Criticisms. "' Tancred' is intended by its author as a formal recognition of the positio...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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