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Discussions and Arguments on Various Subjects (Paperback) Loot Price: R301
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Discussions and Arguments on Various Subjects (Paperback): John Henry Newman

Discussions and Arguments on Various Subjects (Paperback)

John Henry Newman

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VI. AN INTERNAL ARGUMENT FOR CHRISTIANITY. THE word " remarkable " has been so hacked of late in theological criticism--nearly as much so as "earnest" and "thoughtful "--that we do not like to apply it without an apology to the instance of a recent work, called "Ecce Homo," which we propose now to bring before the reader. In truth, it presents itself as a very convenient epithet, whenever we do not like to commit ourselves to any definite judgment on any subject before us, and prefer to spread over it a broad neutral tint to painting it distinctly white, red, or black. A man, or his work, or his deed, is " remarkable" when he produces an effect; be he effective for good or for evil, for truth or for falsehood--a point which, as far as that expression goes, we by adopting it, leave it for others or for the future to determine. Accordingly it is just the word to use in the instance of a Volume in which what is trite and what is novel, what is striking and what is startling, what is sound and what is untrustworthy, what is deep and what is shallow, are so mixed up together, or at least so vaguely suggested, or so perplexingly confessed, --which has so much of occasional force and circumambient glitter, of pretence and of seriousness, --as to make it impossible either with a good conscience to praise it, or without harshness and unfairness to condemn. Such a book is at least likely to be effective, whatever else it is or is not; it may be safely called remarkable; and therefore we apply the epithet "remarkable" to this Ecce Homo. It is remarkable, then, on account of the sensation which it has made in religious circles. In the course of a few months it has reached a third edition, though it is a fair-sized octavo, and not an over-cheap one. And it has receiv...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Henry Newman
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 118
ISBN-13: 978-1-4590-6541-3
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 1-4590-6541-7
Barcode: 9781459065413

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