This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...less decisive. "I have loved and valued the Scriptures," he writes, "for It was almost solely to them tliat I owed my moral education, and the events the doctrines, the symbols, the parables, everything had impressed itse'j deeply on my nature, and had proved in one way or another Influential, Accordingly, unjust, derisive, and perverse attacks upon them provoked my displeasure." In his conversations with Eckermann on this snhject, he is reported to have said: "Genuine? or not genuine 7 are strange questions as regards things In the Bible. What Is genuine but that which is truly excellent, that which is In harmony with the purest nature and reason, and still continues In onr own lime to promote our highest development? And what is ungenuine but that which is absurd, hollow and stupid, which bears no fruit, at all events, no good lrutl? In this sense 1 look upon all four Evangelists as thoroughly genuine; for in them there Is operative the reflection of an excellent excellence, which proceeded from the person of Christ, and which is of as divine a character as anything in which the divine ever manifested itself on the earth. If I am asked whether It Is my nature to show towards it worshipful reverence, I answer, certainly!" At a time when Passion Plays occupy so much of public attention, it is refreshing to learn from these pages that Goethe, the master mind of Germany, entertained "a horror of scenic representation of the Crucifixion and the Passion, from the fineness of his feelings." The Truth Op God's Salvation. By C. F. Chase, M.A. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1880. The aim of this writer is very direct, and the method he adopts is thoroughly systematic and logical, in treating of Salvation first as it is reveale...