TOP Publications believes this work will be valuable to some who may not be aware that it exists. This is a reprint of a book authored by Edward M. Goulburn, D.D., D.C.L. [In England, a D.D. is an earned degree and a D.C.L. is A Doctor of Civil Law] Dean of Norwich in England, 1864, and it has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. We realize it will not be popular among some ministers of the Bible and Gospel because of its antiquity, but for those who take the time to read it, a reward lies ahead. Some marks, notations and other marginalia present in the original volume will appear in this book —a reminder of this book’s long journey from the original publisher to a library and finally to you. As many stray marks as possible were removed. Dean Burgon was one of the most successful defenders of the KJB and its underlying text, the Received Text (TR), and is revered by many.
Dean Goulburn, said: “…in studying Dean Burgon’s character and career, has found him to be in every way too large a man to be adequately portrayed on a very small canvass. While the name of person of less note, who yet may have established a claim to be gratefully remembered by those who come after them, are sufficiently preserved from oblivion by a Memoir, there are those, surely, whose intellectual and moral pre-eminence, and whose manifoldness of gift and power, challenge a life…His friends claim for Dean Burgon that, in regard of the variety and versatility of his intellectual powers, the intensity of his moral faculties, and that profound veneration for the Word of God which formed the chief feature both of his spiritual character and of his teaching, he showed a pre-eminence among the men of his generation, which abundantly entitles him to a Life as distinct from a Memoir. The outline of his character, not to be traced, will, ti is hoped, serve to justify this claim.
- The first character, then, in which, when his name is mentioned, John William Burgon is thought of, is that of a theologian…
- But I must pass from his intellectual gifts to speak of the faculties of a more moral cast, in which he was equally versatile.” (pp. 341 349) (see pp 396 - 400 a calendar of the flood)
The appendices alone are worth the cost of the book because they are Dean Burgon’s explanation of:
- Excepts from the Notes and Memoranda on Shakespeare
- The Raising of Jairus’ Daughter, a Prophetic History
- Calendar of the Flood
About the Author
Table of Contents
The Oxford Life: Fifth period
The Chichester Life
The Character - Intellectual, Moral, and Spiritual
Appendix (A) - (F)
Index p. 415