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BEING

A REVIEW

OF

SEVEN SERMONS PREACHED BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,
BY THE REV. JOHN WILLIAM BURGON, M.A., FELLOW OF

ORIEL COLLEGE, AND SELECT PREACHER:

WITH

SOME REMARKS UPON “THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK OF GENESIS,"

BY THE REV. ISAAC WILLIAMS.

BY THE REV. AUGUSTUS CLISSOLD, M.A.,

FORMERLY OF EXETER COLLEGE, OXFORD.

No. I.

"I am not sure that since the days of the Arian dispute, a more important ques-
tion has arisen than that which seems likely to be ere long forcing itself upon us, of
the Inspiration of Holy Writ.”—Sermons preached at St. Mary's, Oxford, by the
Rev.EP. Eden, p. 173.

OXFORD:
HENRY HAMMANS, HIGH STREET.

LONDON:
WHITTAKER AND CO.

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LONDON :

MITCHELL AND SON, PRINTERS,

WARDOUR STREET, W.

INSPIRATION AND INTERPRETATION.

At last a crisis has arrived! The trumpet has been blown; and has given no uncertain sound. The foundation of the Church—the Word of God-has, it is said, been openly attacked; the authority of the Bible, and that of the Church, have both been directly assaulted; both, it is said, will be in imminent danger, if the Essays and Reviews are allowed to prevail. A series of Seven Sermons, from the University pulpit, has accordingly been preached, addressed principally to the Undergraduates; and nothing, we think, has ever issued from the Church of England of such supreme importance on the subject of Divine Inspiration. As far, however, as regards the Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture, Mr. Noble,* in his work on Plenary Inspiration, long since maintained the same general principles with those of Mr. Burgon. Without reference, however, to this topic, we thank Mr. Burgon for his services to the cause of Truth; although we feel that his main position is so strong, that he might have afforded to discuss the ques

* The Plenary Inspiration of the Scriptures Asserted, and the Principles of their Composition Investigated, with a view to the Refu. tation of all objections to their Divinity. In Six Lectures. By the Rev. S. Noble. Third Edition.

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