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The Biblical criticism of the present day - pagina 11

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;; :

Biblical Criticism of the Present

1904.]

And

Darwinistic process.

away; the chasm between

fell

common was

sacred and the

419

thus the wall of separation between

and the profane

the holy

Day.

filled

taken as the religions of the nations

in;

idolatries

the

were now

and, together with the

;

sacred writings of other people, the sacred books of Israel

were tested by the touchstone of

all

Our

profane literature.

theologians then dispersed into four different tents of science

There was a science of philology, and henceforth

would take

notice of Semitic literature

and the science of

science,

known

as

and under

ethnical

should henceforth be

subdivision; there was a science of psychology,

its

auspices religious feeling would be investigated

now became

was a

whose task

science of philosophy,

to furnish a philosophy of religion.

it

Thus along-

and over against, sacred theology, there arose an en-

side of,

and separate

tirely other

And

religion.

" theology,"

science,

" science of religion "

announcing

and,

now

is,

that

committed the lamenta-

by the old name of

itself

while expeJling sacred theology, which

at first ignored, altogether

faculty,

no longer of God, but of

the grievance, of the church of Christ

brand-new

ble act of dishonestly

had

was an

there

its

and, finally, there

this

;

religions

priests

its

carries itself as

from the domain of the

though

it

it

state-

were the only lawful

tenant, yea, owner, of the ancient sacred house.

Hence our

complaint against you, who, as our brethren making confession of the is

name

of Jesus, have cooperated to effect this change,

not merely that you have mutilated theology and have al-

lowed

it

to be falsified

;

ment of dogmatics and

but

much more

that,

practical theology,

by the abandon-

you have allowed

the heart and the brain of the sancta thcologia to be removed, in order, as a soulless it

laid

away

See,

my

in the

mummy

embalmed with

spices, to

have

modern sarcophagus.

brethren, in the

name

of the Lord, this pains us

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