Science In Theology; Sermons Preached In St. Mary's, Oxford, Before The University

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byAdam Storey Farrar

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... SERMON VI. THE ATONEMENT. (PEEACHED BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY, MAY 15, 18».) MARK 9:2. "And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadelh them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them." The pilgrim traveller who wanders through the land once hallowed by the bodily presence of our blessed Saviour, never fails to have his attention attracted by the sight of one hill which stands conspicuous alike by the beauty of natural features and the interest of traditional associations. The hill is Mount Tabor. From whatever position the traveller may approach it, as he reaches the escarpment which overlooks from all sides the wide plain of the river Kishon, in which it stands, the mountain comes into view rising in queenlike majesty from the surrounding plain. Standing alone like an island in a sea, with its ragged slopes rounded into a conical outline, it presents the appearance of cheerful fertility; aged olives, with their trunks Stanley's "Palestine," pp. 343-392. gnarled by time, besides other trees, are dotted over its surface, while the outline of rude fortification, almost coeval with our Saviour's life, is discernible, forming the coronet of its summit. We cannot wonder that ancient tradition should have selected this spot as eminently "the mountain apart," to which some of the Evangelists allude in their narrative of the scene of the Transfiguration; we cannot wonder that those whom the superstition of a pilgrimage, or the excitement of a liberal curiosity, has at various times attracted to the spot, have looked with uncommon emotion on a mountain which to its natural beauty added the interest of supposed connection with one of the most marvellous, the most poetical passages of our Sav...

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... SERMON VI. THE ATONEMENT. (PEEACHED BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY, MAY 15, 18».) MARK 9:2. "And after six days Jesus taketh with him P...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217870856

ISBN - 13:9780217870856

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