5 edition of The organon of Scripture found in the catalog.
|Statement||J.B. Lippincott & co.|
|Publishers||J.B. Lippincott & co.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 119 p. :|
|Number of Pages||97|
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From the whole premises we conclude that, notwithstand- ing the time, labor, and learning which have been devoted to it, the science of Biblical Interpretation is still wanting in some powerful and essential element ; or else, that it em- braces in itself incongruous and countervailing principles of sufficient potency to neutralize its influence.
We dislike to see rules, and especially good rules, burdened with exceptions which are unaccountable. He attempted to make biblical interpretation an exact science when allegory and dogmatism had seemingly produced almost universal skepticism of arriving at a consensus of what the Bible means.
42one does not so much read it consecutively for its own sake as ransack it for data bearing on a particular question—even a question that may be wholly external and alien to the biblical witness. Just observe, if you please, while I shut down this flood- gate.
Says Dean Trench : " From the literal to the figurative, from the clearer to the more obscure, has ever been recog- nized as the law of Scripture interpretation.
It rather applied biblical materials to the controversy over church cooperation in orphanages and other institutions. That actual or prac- tical skepticism everywhere prevails. It is hardly to be expected, considering the prevalency of religious error and the multiformity of religious prejudice, that we have, in this part, entirely escaped giving offense.
But the skepticism of our age is based upon actual facts, and can only be overcome when those facts are destroyed.
Nichol, Mill, Sir John Herschel. But has the word so many different meanings? The water very soon, you perceive, becomes clear as crystal, and seems to be fresh and living. We have a different work to perform. The Bible is a mystery, and its principal value consists in the fact that it makes known that it is a mystery. The cause of our differences must be ascertained and removed, and then the evil will correct itself.
their hidden and mysterious sense ; and this they did with so little dexterity, so little plausibility and invention, that the greater part of their explications must appear insipid and nauseous to such as are not entirely des- titute of judgment and taste.
The marriage of religion with philosophy.
When the old enemy ventures forth in hostile attitude, it will then be time enough to draw out from our armory those weapons which repelled him before ; but certain are we that this is not now the daily and appropriate work of the church.