Primitive view of Christianity Volume 1

Paperback | May 5, 2014

byEthan Allen Hitchcock

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... which have served myself as a key by which, as I believe, a well-disposed student may be able to enter satisfactorily into at least the vestibule, or outer courts, of the most wonderful volume in the world, and the most difficult to understand. I would ask, with as much earnestness as may not compromise a reasonable degree of diffidence, that the suggestions in the following pages may receive the attention of those who feel that they do not well know what to make of the miraculous portions of the Scriptures; not, indeed, as a final solution of the multitude of problems that may arise on a perusal of the sacred volume, but as furnishing some clue to a method of study by which, with patience and the Divine blessing, some valuable results may be obtained. If a neighbor of mine speaks to me, I understand him, if I understand him at all, by means of some principles in common between us. We stand together in the same nature, and are involved together in the same universal principles, however diversified in their operations; and we have a common life between us. If I am written to from a distance, I understand the writing, if I understand it at all, upon similar principles. If a writing comes to me, not merely from a geographical distance, but from a more or less remote antiquity, still, if I am to understand the writing, it must be upon similar principles. In proportion as the distance increases in time and space through which a writing comes to me, it may be necessary to take into consideration a greater variety of circumstances, in searching for the sense of the writer; but still, if I am to understand the writing at all, I repeat, that it must be upon some principles common to the writer and myself. I may have to read the writing in a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... which have served myself as a key by which, as I believe, a well-disposed student may be able to enter satisfa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217811310

ISBN - 13:9780217811316

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