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    John Caldwell Calhoun Clarke (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... and buried the Jewish literature. That was a fearful crime. It assumed that The Revelation stood apart and solitary, as St. John's revelation of divine truths. That was a fearful blunder, for the book professes to be Jesus' Apocalypse, or revelation, of the divine truths. The Apocalypse is the masterpiece of theology, and of revelation, and of composition. It is the most artistic of all compositions. It is the book that, for perfect rhetoric, for superhuman conceptions, and for skilful construction, stands unique, in exalted grandeur, and that, for mysteriousness blended with an assurance of truthfulness and wisdom, has no like. And yet, in a sense, it is a simple book: for the keys to its construction and meaning lie at hand, and are largely in the book itself. The Apocalypse contains, in its second and third chapters, a plain guide to its plan of structure, although the author probably neither designed it for The seven such, nor supposed that a key was neces-letters are a sary. These two chapters are seven letters key' to seven so-called 'Churches.' In substance, each of them is made up of ideas, phrases, or figures, drawn from some other part of the book: and so each one serves to give a new turn, color, or application, to a certain part of the book: and each one serves as a section-marker, indicating that the part of the book to which it corresponds is a distinct section. With this clue, it becomes evident that the body of the book is made of seven sections, to which the seven letters correspond in reverse order. Each of the letters also contains ideas and phrases out of the first chapter: and that chapter is made up of conceptions and figures out of the old apocalyptical literature and system. With this light, it becomes evident that the...
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