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 - those which He worked then, but those which He...
those which He worked then, but those which He is working now." Miraolos, of course, to St. John are " works " as well as "signs," as Dr. Abbott can hardly have forgotten; and we are ready enough to use the Evangelist's language, but it does not seem to us to lead where Dr. Abbott would take us. It were idle perhaps to argue the question to-day. Wo may wait till Dr. Abbott develops his criticism of the New Testament in detail. We need only observe now that Dr. Abbott forgets that our Lord's miracles stand out from all contemporary wonders, that the Evangelists convinced the world of their reality when there was no primd facie prepossession in their favour. If our.Lord's miracles had not been believed, certainly St. Thomas Beeket's would never have existed. Their position iu the twelfth century makes any comparison with the first century, to our mind, misleading. In its other aspect, as a very close study of a portion of medieval history, probably Br. Abbott's book will appeal to very few. It is extremely thorough and remarkably accurate: a little

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  1. Guardian,
  2. 25 Jan 1899, Wed,
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