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" I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. "
The Catholic spectator, selector and monitor, or, Catholicon [formerly ... - Page 109
1815
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Creed and the Church: A Summary of Christian Truth, Doctrine and Practice

John Pearson - 1854 - 440 pages
...do interpret the word water, of material and elemental water." -O BAPTISM IN PARTICULAB. 195 tions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words,...
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A plain commentary on the four holy Gospels [by J.W. Burgon]. 4 vols. [in 7 ...

Burgon John William - 1855 - 504 pages
...I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture," (says our wise Hooker,) " that where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst." And he adds, that, — " Of all the ancients, there is not one to be named, that ever did otherwise...
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The Voice of the Church on the Coming and Kingdom of the Redeemer, Or, a ...

Daniel Thompson Taylor - Future life - 1855 - 442 pages
...Says Hooker : " I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that when a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous and delusive than that art, which changes the meaning of words, as alchemy...
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A critical and grammatical commentary on the pastoral epistles, with a ...

Charles John Ellicott (bp. of Gloucester.) - Bible - 1856 - 284 pages
...\ovrpov (see notes on Eph. v. 26), it may be enough to say, in the words of Hooker on this subject, that ' where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst,' Ecd, Pol. v. 59. i ; вее John iii. 5, the reif, in Waterland, Works, Vol. iv. p. 428, and сотр....
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The principles of divine service, an inquiry concerning the true manner of ...

Philip Freeman - 1857 - 246 pages
...with telling force against him. " I hold it," says he, " for a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction...farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words,...
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The American Church Monthly, Volumes 2-3

Religion - 1857 - 996 pages
...some manifest and indisputable reason why they should not. Dr. Pusey interprets on Hooker's canon : " Where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst." The words of institution should be taken in their literal sense. To say that they cannot be, is to...
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A commentary on the Book of psalms, with the text of the Authorized version ...

William De Burgh - 1858 - 1060 pages
...maxim of Hooker, in his well-known saying — " I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of Sacred Scripture, that, where a literal construction...the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst" — will have no hesitation in giving the preference to the opinion of the ancient Jewish commentators,...
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The power of the priesthood in absolution, and a few remarks on confession

William Cooke - Absolution - 1858 - 220 pages
...judicious Hooker, "I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that when a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst." The Roman translation, " Do penance, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand," is not farther from the...
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The first and second Advent: or, The past and the future with reference to ...

Bourchier Wrey Savile - Incarnation - 1858 - 486 pages
...the interpretation which is sought to be put upon it, and that, as the judicious Hooker has remarked, "where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is generally the worst," so in this place, if our Lord was crucified on Friday and rose on Sunday morning,...
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A Plain Commentary on the Four Holy Gospels: Intended Chiefly for ..., Volume 2

John William Burgon - Bible - 1859 - 556 pages
...it away. "I hold it for a most infallible rule, in Expositions of Sacred Scripture," (says Hooker,) "that where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst." Now, "a literal construction will stand" here; — is in strict keeping with our LORD'S other recorded...
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