The Twelve Patriarchs; The Mystical Ark; Book Three of the Trinity

By Richard of St. Victor; Grover A. Zinn | Go to book overview

the mildest one of all those who remained in the land, after a forty-day fast when he was refreshed by a marvelous abundance of spiritual delights, suddenly was inflamed with so much zeal against the fabricators and worshipers of the idol, so that after having joined to himself those who were of the Lord immediately he went through the middle of the camps, from gate to gate, killing, and he threw to the ground in death three thousand men of prevarication (Cf. Exod. 32). So Zabulon is born after Issachar because by means of the taste of inner sweetness, hatred of vices is produced, and strength of true fortitude is acquired. The latter is Zabulon, who by being angered is accustomed to placate the anger of God and who by dutifully raging while he slays the vices of men spares them best, as it were, by not sparing them. Without doubt, nothing so reconciles to God, nothing so placates God as zeal of souls.


CHAPTER XLI

How rare it is to have zeal for uprightness arising from a true hatred of vices

O, how many people by the grace of God conceive in the mind and give birth from themselves to many offspring of other virtues, yet they are not able to have this son! How many paupers in spirit do we see today: rejoicing in hope, fervent in charity, abstaining very much, being fully patient—but so excessively tepid and very torpid for the zeal of souls? Some, as if from the constraint of humility, do not dare to rebuke delinquent persons. Others, in order not to seem to disturb brotherly love, fear to denounce sinners. And so others, in other ways, because they are unwilling to be zealous for the Lord, suppose this is virtuous, or they believe it is a virtue. But on the contrary, many persons, because without doubt they are acting in a spirit of fury, think that they act with zeal of uprightness, and the things they enforce in truth from hatred of men, they think or pretend that they practice because of hatred of vices. But, I ask, should they not ask who such persons are who believe that they have already given birth to Zabulon? I ask, should they not ask whether in truth they love those whom they punish so severely, as it were at the instigation of Zabulon? Perhaps they have

-97-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Twelve Patriarchs; The Mystical Ark; Book Three of the Trinity
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 425

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.