The Tübingen School [of Biblical Critism] And Its Antecedents; A Review Of The History And Present…

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byRobert William Mackay

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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. 1863 Excerpt: ... who signs; but it is impossible to express it in words. For how can you express an understanding; especially an understanding of so complicated a kind as this? It is not an understanding that you believe nothing;--nor yet an understanding--as the fact of recourse to it implies--that you must believe everything;--nor yet an understanding as to any precise medium between these extremes. But nevertheless it is an understanding that works well; which is not practically abused to any large extent, and which secures for the Church on the whole a believing and orthodox clergy. If you want to express all this in a formula--how will you do it? Tou will have to perform such feats with language as no conjuror ever performed. Language is an imperfect instrument; its career is a series of blunders, it only deceives those who trust it. There has happily been found a mode of supplying it defects,--viz., by an understanding. Why should we fall back on an instrument notoriously incompetent for the purpose, to do that for which we have already devised a convenient substitute? "Were all the Bishops, Archdeacons, Prebends, Deans set to work to express the existing understanding they could not succeed; and nothing would be gained if they did succeed. It is impossible they should succeed, because it would be an attempt to make language serve a purpose for which it is inadequate. No explicit statement can express all that is contained in that practical modification of the terms of subscription that time has established, and you might as well try to imprison in exact form and outline the impalpable air as to embody in any set of words the implicit intentions and animus of the Church of England." In short, a renewal of the immoral doctrine of the "fides implicita" in a political a...

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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. 1863 Excerpt: ... who signs; but it is impossible to express it in words. For how can you express an understanding; especially an understanding o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217108571

ISBN - 13:9780217108577

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