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"Scripture" is any paintings during which the authors, translators, editors, or discoverers all declare to have obtained knowledge from a resource open air themselves, be it revelation, enlightened philosophy, or historical archive. For the 1st time in one quantity, American Scriptures gathers fifteen of those texts from non secular hobbies with origins within the usa. Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp's concise unmarried quantity will enlighten not just readers drawn to the ancient and non secular points of the scriptural texts, but in addition these whose curiosity has been piqued through such bestsellers as Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code.

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From the Prayer Book). But a major controversy over the practice of "stillness" with the so-called "Moravian Brethren"—who were in part dissident Methodists who would not adhere to the ordinances of the Church of England—drove Charles back to the Book of Common Prayer. 36 He apparently felt free to use or not use it as seemed most appropriate in a given situation. Charles's Short Hymns on Select Passages of Scripture, first published in 1762 but composed and revised from the 1750s until the time of his death in the 1780s, reveal that the Book of Common Prayer continued to be a resource for Wesley's personal reflection and poetical diction.

Hence, most of the identifications of the influence of other authors come to us in the form of "echoes" or veiled allusions to other works. Henry Belt's The Hymns of Methodism in their Literary Relations, first issued in 1901, remains the standard summary of this detective work behind the form of Charles's hymns. 10 Bett laments the loss of Wesley's own annotated volume of Shakespeare. The volume was destroyed by the devoted Methodist John Pawson, so that "godly" readers would not be unduly scandalized by Charles's high regard for the bard of Stratford.

Henry Belt's The Hymns of Methodism in their Literary Relations, first issued in 1901, remains the standard summary of this detective work behind the form of Charles's hymns. 10 Bett laments the loss of Wesley's own annotated volume of Shakespeare. The volume was destroyed by the devoted Methodist John Pawson, so that "godly" readers would not be unduly scandalized by Charles's high regard for the bard of Stratford. 12 A few "unmistakable allusions to Milton," the Wesleys' great precursor in Christian verse, and the more contemporary Abraham Cowley can be identified.

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