The Athanasian Creed; An Examination Of Recent Theories Respecting Its Date And Origin With A Postscript by George Druce Wynne Ommanney

The Athanasian Creed; An Examination Of Recent Theories Respecting Its Date And Origin With A…

byGeorge Druce Wynne Ommanney

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Excerpt: ... from the same writer at different periods of life) cannot be taken as determining the date of the commentary. Are there any other criteria to guide us to an approximate conclusion on the point? In addition to that in the Ambrosian Library at Milan, there are three known MSS. of this commentary. One is at Florence, and, if it is the same that was found there by Francis Anthony Zacharia, is of the fourteenth century. This, therefore, can afford no guidance. The second, an imperfect copy, is in the Imperial Library at Vienna, and is of the ninth century; it is in the same manuscript with a copy of the Athanasian Creed, already noticed* The third and best known belongs to the Bodleian Library at Oxford. It is marked 'Junius 25.' In Waterland's time it was believed to have been written early in the tenth century ;f but the present learned Librarian assigns it to the early part of the ninth. % Thus the commentary could not have been drawn up later than the beginning of the ninth century, and may have been written much earlier. Dr. Heurtley has given reasons--taken together, conclusive reasons--for believing it to have been written much earlier. § First, had the commentary been written towards the end of the eighth century, or in the early part of the ninth, the doctrine of the double Procession, * Denis,' Codices Manuscripti Bibliothecae Palatinae Vindobonensis,' vol. i. pars. i. pp. 96i-966. 1793. t 'Crit. Hist.' chap. iii. Professor Heurtley on the 'Athanasian Creed,' p. 10, note. § Ibid, pp. 10-18. which was one of the principal topics of controversy during all that period, would in all probability have been dwelt upon in a marked and emphatic manner. It would have been defended, enlarged upon, pressed upon the reader's notice, whenever occasion offered. "Now it is impossibl...

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Title:The Athanasian Creed; An Examination Of Recent Theories Respecting Its Date And Origin With A…Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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