Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening

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Popular piety encompasses many forms of devotion to the Guardian Angels. It is of great interest, for example, to note that the Pentateuch (in four places— Exod. xxxii. 9, xxxiv. 9; Deut. ix. 13 and 27) asserts of the Jews what Tacitus said of them later—that they are a stiff-necked people. But if they have power, why don’t you chuse to pray to them to enable you, neither to fear any of these things, [which are not in our Edition: 1741; Page: [225] own power] nor desire any of them, nor be grieved about any of them; rather than for the having them, or the not having them.

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Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (April 14, 1999)


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