The Ignatian Epistles Entirely Spurious

A Reply to the Right Rev. Dr. Lightfoot

Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,821 / 79 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.6
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 441
mnybks.net#: 4097
Genre: Religion
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xpected such a deliverance from the prince of British critics; for, with the intuition of genius, he saw the absurdity of recognising these productions as proceeding from a Christian minister who had been carefully instructed by the apostles. Bentley's refusal to hear the Respondent who attempted to reply to him, was exactly in keeping with his well-known dictatorial temper. Does Dr. Lightfoot bring forward any evidence to contradict this piece of collegiate history? None whatever. He merely treats us to a few of his own conjectures, which simply prove his anxiety to depreciate its significance. And yet he ventures to parade the name of Bentley among those of the scholars who contend for the genuineness of these letters! He deals after the same fashion with the celebrated Porson. In a letter to the author of this review [7:2], Dr. Cureton states that Porson "rejected" these letters "in the form in which they were put forth by Ussher and Vossius;" and declares that this piece of information was c

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