Doubleday Christian Quotations

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"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

"Some ministers would make good martyrs. They are so dry, they would burn well."

"To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often."

Bringing together over five thousand sayings, The Doubleday Christian Quotation Collection is an absorbing anthology of wit and wisdom which draws on many of the most influential and inspiring figures of the past two millennia. The body of the book is ...

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Overview

Who said...?

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

"Some ministers would make good martyrs. They are so dry, they would burn well."

"To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often."

Bringing together over five thousand sayings, The Doubleday Christian Quotation Collection is an absorbing anthology of wit and wisdom which draws on many of the most influential and inspiring figures of the past two millennia. The body of the book is arranged chronologically, enabling the reader to gain easy access to each figure's most memorable sayings, and to compare their views across the ages. Readers who want to pursue a particular theme can do so by referring to the index of over five hundred subjects, while those who want to look up specific quotations can also turn to the comprehensive index of key words. These indexes, along with the alphabetical listing of authors and sources, make The Doubleday Christian Quotation Collection the most wide-ranging, informative, and user-friendly anthology of its kind.

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This new collection of quotations fails to take the world of quotation books by storm. Though Ward and Wild, who coauthored Conversations: Meeting Our Forbears in Faith (Morehouse, 1997), believe that "all those included would define themselves as Christians," many of the quotations have no obvious Christian (or even religious) content, such as "I am so happy, I am so happy" (Gerard Manley Hopkins) and "My bags are packed and I am ready to go" (Pope John XXIII). Further, quotations are not documented (aside from a list of acknowledgments on the final few pages). Thus, the oft-repeated "summary" of Karl Barth's theology ("Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so") remains legendary. Unfortunately, only a third of this book is given to post-1950 writers (the arrangement of the work is chronological) and a good bit of the quotable material from days gone by in this collection is, too often, in other standard works. For example, more than half the quotations attributed to Milton are in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (Little, Brown, 1992). Granted, there are some quotations and writers found only in this collection, but for those with standard quotation collections, this is not a mandatory purchase.--Craig W. Beard, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham Lib.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385489942
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/13/1998
  • Edition description: 1st U.S. Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 502
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 1.57 (d)

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