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REMARKS ON THE FOUR GOSPELS
REVISED WITH COPIOUS ADDITIONS.
W. H. FURNESS.
"A great deal is said about the beauty of the Scriptures, without reference
to any just principles of taste."
CAREY, LEA AND BLANCHARD.
558.5 Furness cop. I
Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1838, by W. H. FURNESS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
C. SHERMAN & Co. PRINTERS,
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This volume varies from the “ Remarks on the Four Gospels,” by the omission of two chapters of that work, and the addition of eight. The subject of the Miracles is discussed anew, not that the former discussion is supposed to contain any material error, but because it appears less satisfactory and more liable to be misapprehended than that contained in the present work, and also, because, since the publication of the Remarks, I have been aided by the criticisms of some whom I greatly respect, in giving, as I think, a better exposition of my views. Other omissions, and additions to a considerable extent have been made, (it is unnecessary to specify them,) by which the present becomes a new work, rather than a new edition of the former one; and the adoption of another title is justified. It now makes some approach, very distant indeed, to a life of our Saviour, and might perhaps be entitled “ Hints towards a Life of Jesus.”
The additional matter contained in this volume might well, in regard to quantity, have been published separately. But such is its character, I was unwilling to let it go forth except in connexion with the former work, lest it should be thought that I aim to pull down, when I am striving to build up; to explain away, when I would reveal and establish the truth; a misconstruction so erroneous and unjust that I would take all pains to guard against it,