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Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Holmes Anonymous

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... mysterious Prometheus, the sublime flow of Plato's poetical philosophy, and even the soul-stirring strains of the harps of Orpheus and Homer are hushed in silence awaiting the momentous decision;--how, when occupied with such pursuits, could we expect the soul to be alive to the high bearings of the classics upon theology, or their connection, by way of opposition or resemblance, with the records of Revelation? Vhat a contrast, in this respect, is presented by Cudworth, Gale, Grotius, Jeremy Taylor and other scholars of past generations! They are declared by the Porsons and Elmsleys of our day, to have been destitute of critical acumen; and yet how vast their acquirements, how extensive their reading! It was not confined to the best known writers who flourished in the golden age of Grecian or Roman literature, but embraced all who made those noble languages the media for the communication of their thoughts,--the critics and grammarians of the Alexandrian school, the writings of the later Platonists, the huge tomes of the Greek and Latin fathers, the voluminous commentators on Aristotle, and the long series of authors who adorned what has been styled the Byzantine period. All this they accomplished because they found no time to bestow on trifles. They had a higher motive than the determination of the exact number of oars in a Grecian galley, or the precise length of the straps on a Grecian sandal. They wrote and studied under the influence of that mighty theological stimulus, which the Reformation had imparted, and which had not yet spent its power. With the Bible in the one hand, and the ancient author in the other, they brought all their reading to bear upon the sacred truths of religion. Classical literature was with them a means to 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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... mysterious Prometheus, the sublime flow of Plato's poetical philosophy, and even the soul-stirring strains of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217063829

ISBN - 13:9780217063821

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