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CAMBRIDGE LECTURES II. TWENTY YEARS OF RESEARCH III. TWENTY YEARS
OF RESEARCH (continued) IV. SURVEY AND CRITICISM OF CURRENT VIEWS
V. THE DEITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AS EXPRESSED IN THE GOSPELS
TWENTY YEARS OF RESEARCH Those of us who make much use of German
tools and who try to acknowledge adequately the debt they incur in
doing so run the risk of becoming tedious to their own countrymen.
The world is apt to grow weary of hearing Aristides called the
Just. And yet, if one is constantly consulting Aristides, that is
the least that is his due. On great problems, and from the point of
view of research, it is a secondary merit in a book to be right. I
should be far from laying this down as a general rule; but within
the particular conditions that I have in view I think it holds
good. Within these conditions, I suppose that the greatest merit of
all is to deserve to be right. One may be right by accident, or
through acquiescing in some one else's opinion that happens to be
right. But to deserve to be right is another matter. For that the
conditions are exacting and severe. First, there must be
comprehensive knowledge; then, there must be sound method; and
lastly, there must be the right temper or balance of mind?a
combination that is by no means easy to obtain. I must not pursue
this subject as you will see at once that it is capable of being
pursued. I only interpolate these few words to explain what I mean
when I go on to say?still from the same restricted point of
view?that, while I agree more often with my own countrymen, I learn
more from the Germans. Again I must pause for a moment, to guard
myself against doing injustice. It would ill become me to complain
of my own countrymen in this matter. When I came back to Oxford as
Ireland Professor fou...
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