Statement of facts connected with the expulsion of three students from New college, London, by R.M. Theobald, one of the expelled

 
9781234379889: Statement of facts connected with the expulsion of three students from New college, London, by R.M. Theobald, one of the expelled

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...in knowledge and experience from his disciples, his power is gone. His education may be unique, but the apprehension of truth and life which that education has produced must be such as those whom he addresses can sympathize with. When, therefore, I say that inspiration is not a fact belonging to one age or one set of men, I do not on this account affirm that the same circumstances and influences which educated Apostlc3 and Prophets and gave them an eminence which belongs to them alone, is possible at these times,--I do not affirm that the same moral purposes for which they spoke and wrote belong to the writings and teachings of ordinary men; but I do affirm that the convictions of truth and duty which they enjoyed are to be sought for by all who would appreciate the spirit of their message. If the secret of their influence consists in the fact of their inspiration, then, however much the measure of Divine influence which rested on them may exceed the measure which Christians can now possess, there must yet be something in human life which can claim kinship with that which so powerfully sways it. If it is said that these principles bring down the Bible to the level of ordinary books, I reply that the Bible will appear an ordinary book to those who do not take any pains to discover what it really is, by submitting their hearts to its influence; but that is not the fault of the principle but of the individual: as well might it be said of the same principles when applied to the region of art, that they degrade the cartoons of Raffaelle down to the level of any daub that may serve as the sign for a rustic tavern; or that they tend to bring our estimate of the symphonies of Beethoven to a level with the respect with which we listen to the...

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