God and the Bible: A Review of Objections to "Literature and Dogmas"

God and the Bible: A Review of Objections to "Literature and Dogmas"

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God and the Bible: A Review of Objections to "Literature and Dogmas"

God and the Bible: A Review of Objections to "Literature and Dogmas"

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I N reading through the following chapters, I see that the faults, as I think them, of German critics of the Bible are marked with an emphasis which renders necessary some acknowledgment of the other, the meritorious, side in those critics, and of the much gratitude due to them. Their criticism, both negative and constructive, appears to me to be often extremely fanciful and untrustworthy. But in collecting, editing, and illustrating the original documents for the history of Christianity, those critics now perform for the benefit of learning an honorable and extremely useful labor, once discharged by Paris, Oxford, and Cambridge, but dischared by them no longer, -- perform it with modern resources, and for the most part admirably. Some of them are men of great ability. Ferdinand Christian Baur, whose theories respecting the Fourth Gospel are controverted in the following pages, was a man of pre-eminent ability. His exegesis is often full of instruction and of light. Whoever wishes to be convinced of it has only to turn to his remarks on the phrase poor in spirit, or to his exposition of the parable of the unjust steward. Nev-

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