Literature and Dogma

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'La tendance à l'ordre ne peut-elle faire une partie essentielle de nos inclinations, de notre instinct, comme la tendance à la conservation, à la reproduction?'
Senancour.
('May not the tendency to conduct form an essential part of our inclinations, of our instinct, like the tendency to self-preservation, to the reproduction of the species?')



LITERATURE & DOGMA



AN ESSAY TOWARDS

A BETTER APPREHENSION OF THE BIBLE





BY

MATTHEW ARNOLD

FORMERLY PROFESSOR OF POETRY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD AND FELLOW OF ORIEL COLLEGE



POPULAR EDITION




LONDON

SMITH, ELDER, & CO., 15 WATERLOO PLACE

1883


[All rights reserved]


CONTENTS
CHAPTER   PAGE
  introduction 1
I. religion given 8
II. aberglaube invading 46
III. religion new-given 60
IV. the proof from prophecy 80
V. the proof from miracles 87
VI. the new testament record 111
VII. the testimony of jesus to himself 124
VIII. faith in christ 141
IX. aberglaube re-invading 149
X. our 'masses' and the bible 175
XI. the true greatnss of the old testament 195
XII. the true greatness of christianity 213
  conclusion 227

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.