us require no better authority than God Himself for determining what is
worthy or unworthy of Him."
the work of six days it be said of God that >he rested and was refreshed=
. . . let us believe that it is not beneath the dignity of God . . . to
be refreshed in that which refreshed Him . . . For however we may attempt
to soften down such expressions by a latitude of interpretation, when
applied to the Deity, it comes in the end to precisely the same."
way is to form in our minds such a conception of God, as shall correspond
with His own delineation and representation of Himself in the sacred
"We may be
sure that sufficient care has been taken that the Holy Scriptures should
contain nothing unsuitable to the character or dignity of God, and that
God should say nothing of Himself which could derogate from His own
If This Be Heresy-A Study of Milton and Origen, University of
Pennsylvania Press, 1963.