No Refuge but in Truth

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Author: Goldwin Smith
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,187 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 368
Added to site: 2006.10.18
mnybks.net#: 14997
Genre: Religion
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preacher cites a lecture of mine, delivered nearly half a century ago, a part of which has had the honour of being embalmed in the work of that most eminent theologian, the late Dean Westcott, on "The Historic Faith." I turned rather nervously to the lecture to see what it was that I had said. Not that I should have been much shocked had I found that my opinions had even been completely changed. Since that lecture was delivered science and criticism have wrought a revolution in theological belief, likely, as it appears to me, to be regarded hereafter as the most momentous revolution in history. With the whole passage cited by Dean Westcott I will not burden the columns of The Sun, but part of it is this:--

"The type of character set forth in the Gospel history is an absolute embodiment of love, both in the way of action and affection, crowned by the highest possible exhibition of it in an act of the most transcendent self-devotion to the interest of the human race. This being the case, it is

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