Westcoit Hort - additional comments - heresy

Steven Avery


Another excerpt from my forthcoming book -
"In 1861 Hort wrote to Westcott: “I have a sort of craving that our text should be cast upon the world before we deal with matters likely to brand us with suspicion. I mean, a text, issued by men already known for what will undoubtedly be treated as dangerous heresy, will have great difficulties in finding its way to regions which it might otherwise hope to reach.”
Hort also wrote to Lightfoot, advising him that “if we speak our mind, we shall not be able to avoid giving grave offense.”

That is not very far from saying, “Let’s keep quiet about our beliefs regarding some doctrinal subjects, so that people will not use that as an objection against the textual revision that we intend to publish.”

P.445 vol1

Seance vol 2

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