The Life of Edward Irving: Minister of the National Scotch Church, London (Classic Reprint)

The Life of Edward Irving: Minister of the National Scotch Church, London (Classic Reprint)

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It seems necessary to say something, by way of excusing myself for what I feel must appear to many the presumption of undertaking so serious a work as this biography. I need not relate the various unthought-of ways by which I have been led to undertake it, which are my apology

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Excerpt from The Life of Edward Irving: Minister of the National Scotch Church, London

It seems necessary to say something, by way of excusing myself for what I feel must appear to many the presumption of undertaking so serious a work as this biography. I need not relate the various unthought-of ways by which I have been led to undertake it, which are my apology to myself rather than to the public; but I may say that, in a matter so complicated and delicate, it appeared to me a kind of safeguard that the writer of Edward Irving's Life should be a person without authority to pronounce judgment on one side or the other, and interested chiefly with the man himself, and his noble courageous warfare through a career encompassed with all human agonies. I hoped to get personal consolation amid heavy troubles out of a life so full of great love, faith, and sorrow; and I have found this life so much more lofty, pure, and true than my imagination, that the picture, unfolding under my hands, has often made me pause to think how such a painter as the Blessed Angelico took the attitude of devotion at his labour, and painted such saints on his knees.

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ISBN-13:
9781331638100
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/17/2015
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.27(d)

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