We deny to claim "any Superiority to ourself
to defyne, decyde, or determyn any Article or Poynt
of the Christian Fayth and Relligion,
or to chang any Ancient Ceremony of the Church
from the Forme before received and observed
by the Catholick and Apostolick Church."

Norman Simplicity

Norman Simplicity
Click image for original | © Vitrearum (Allan Barton)

Monday, June 22, 2015


My hard copy of this really wonderful little book came today. (I don't like to read books online but, of course, one cannot complain about the wide availability of such scarce volumes.)

The authors were neither fools nor rubes: they were eminent scholars aware of the "higher criticism" and they did yeomen service in collecting more than 600 lessons. Unfortunately, I don't know if this effort was ever put into practice anywhere.

So looking through a few pericopes from the Advent season, first noted below, it is really refreshing to see what an argument (in this case, for selection) looks like and to learn a few things, as well. Here are just three excerpts.

The Sheep and the Goats

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