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SPIRIT OF THE BIBLE;
THE NATURE AND VALUE
JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES
In an Analysis of their seberal Books.
"TIE LETTER KILLETI; THE SPIRIT MAKETH ALIVE.'
Second Gdition, Rebised.
“Here one cannot help remarking a one-sidedness of the Protestant Divines of the 16th and, particularly, of the 17th centuries, which has been and continues to be the cause of endless confusion and lamentable untruth and ignorance. What relates the history of the Word of God in his humanity and in this world, and what records its teachings and warnings and promises, was mistaken for the Word of God itself in its proper sense. By this mistake, the faith in the real Word of God, which is the only immutable and eternal standard of truth, and has its response in the spirit within, was obscured, and is obscured to this day; and its only recipients, reason and conscience, have been and are violated, to the sad confusion of Christ's Church."
BUNSEN's Hippolytus, II. 149.
REVEREND CHARLES WELLBELOVED,
OP A PUPIL'S GRATITUDE, RESPECT, AFFECTION.
WOULD IT WERE WORTHY OF THE MASTER'S LEARNING !
YET LET IT EMULATE THE SPIRIT OF HIS INSTRUCTIONS,
IN THE SCHOOL OP FREE THOUGHT AND REVERENT INQUIRY,
OF PERSONAL BELIEF, MANLY AVOWAL,
AND CHRISTIAN CATHOLICITY.