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1890 edition. Excerpt: ...has been attained by any particular age.
It is, of course, true that Christian teachings and customs o have
superseded the old and replaced it by the new; unions super-but
they have also been determined and modiried from seded-that very
direction. The history of worship, doctrine, and customs, is,
therefore, connected with the general history of civilization, in
like manner as the history of the constitution stands related to
ordinary political history. No one side of the life of the Church
can be thoroughly comprehended apart from the other. It would,
therefore, be improper to treat Church history in the form of
rubrics constructed on a merely external and logical plan, like the
drawers in a sideboard. On the contrary, the richer the
manifestation of that life is at certain points where it pulsates,
the more impossible is it to enforce such a division. This is
illustrated by the Reformation, which forces its way through all
such limitations, with their superscriptions, by including in its
scope at once the constitution, worship, doctrine, and life.
Advantage of An arrangement of the material in the form of extended
groupings, groupings, by which means, at times, one feature of the
life of the Church may be brought into prominence, and at other
times another, admits of great diversity in the shadings of the
representation, and is, for this reason, certainly preferable, in
an artistic point of view, to the abstract mode of treatment by
topics.1 It should not be forgotten, however, in the interests of
methodology, that the storing away of the material in the memory is
facilitated by the arrangement in tabular rubrics, and that the
artistic treatment can be profitably employed only where a
knowledge of the facts of history already exists.1 It will...
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• George Richard Crooks
||246 x 189 x 16mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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