The Criticism Of The Fourth Gospel; Eight Lectures On The Morse Foundation, Delivered In The Union…

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byWilliam Sanday

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... LECTURE I SURVEY OF RECENT LITERATURE The Situation in November, 1903. The subject of these lectures illustrates in a striking way the fluctuations and vicissitudes of critical opinion as presented before the public. The facts remain the same, and the balance of essential truth and error in regard to them also remains the same; but the balance of published opinion is a different matter, and in regard to this the changes are often very marked and very rapid. In November last (1903), when I definitely accepted the invitation so kindly given me by your President, and definitely proposed the subject on which I am about to speak, the criticism of the Fourth Gospel had reached a point which, in my opinion, was further removed from truth and reality than at any period within my recollection. There had followed one another in quick succession four books--or what were practically books--three at least of which were of conspicuous ability, and yet all as it seemed to me seriously wrong both in their conclusions and in their methods. To the year 1901 belong the third and fourth editions, published together, of the justly praised and largely circulated Introduction to the New Testament of Professor Julicher of Marburg (now translated into English by the accomplished daughter of Mrs. Humphry Ward), the second volume of Encyclopaedia Biblica, containing a massive article on 'John, Son of Zebedee,' by Professor P. W. Schmiedel of Zurich, and a monograph on the Fourth Gospel by M. Jean ReVille of Paris.1 To these was added in the autumn of last year a complete commentary on the Gospel by the Abbe Loisy, whose more popular writings were at the time attracting so much attention. A profound dissent from the conclusion arrived at in these works was one of my main reasons in ...

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... LECTURE I SURVEY OF RECENT LITERATURE The Situation in November, 1903. The subject of these lectures illustrates in a striking...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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