Holy Writ

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The poor mulatto woman, whose simple faith had been well-nigh crushed and overwhelmed, by the avalanche of cruelty and wrong which had fallen upon her, felt her soul raised up by the hymns and passages of Holy Writ, which this lowly missionary breathed into her ear in intervals, as they were going to and returning from work; and even the half-crazed and wandering mind of Cassy was soothed and calmed by his simple and unobtrusive influences.
Simon, Doctor of Divinity and professor in the Randolph-Macon Methodist College of Virginia, wrote: "Extracts from Holy Writ unequivocally assert the right of property in slaves, together with the usual incidents to that right.
And the holy writ asks that once the foundation is destroyed, what can the righteous do?
can be said to have a civic religion, the Constitution is its holy writ.
If the US can be said to have a civic religion, the Constitution is its holy writ.
The future envisioned by Saudi planners -- and that is importantly not some foreign product of hapless civil-society people but is based on holy writ and identity and introduced by the royal chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, Muhammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud -- will include increased room for economic development of SMEs and commitment to education, health, housing resources, such as mortgages, and becoming "a leader in competitively managing assets, funding and investment.
Even long after that, the idea of singing secular things such as "wassail" songs cheek-by-jowl with holy writ would have been deeply shocking.
He should not expect an admiralty court or any other court to overthrow Holy Writ if his case goes to court.
He discusses recognizing the Bible in Beckett; memory, voice, and religious feeling; archive, chronicle, and signature; bawd and blasphemer from Paris; the Bible in a bilingual oeuvre; the biblical and the generic; and script and holy writ.
It would be natural to assume that a contemporary secular reader, unbound by pious traditions or the belief in divine inspiration, reads the Bible with a greater freedom than someone who believes it to be holy writ.
While the generations that pass outside of the Bible seem to unravel randomly in calamity and chaos, holy writ is literally that: a written account, a serenely composed reflection on what happened in the past and what it all means in the larger scheme of things.
The names on them take on the status of holy writ and you can get manic about backing them, no matter what.
Verities rooted in religious truth and holy writ like the Torah, the Bible or the Koran have transcendent sanction.
This will undoubtedly lead to her becoming a national treasure, her every pronouncement being taken as Holy Writ, whether or not it makes sense.
tribes any Any belief or artefact can be turned to evil use by those who, through either ignorance or near-madness, misinterpret what is perceived as Holy Writ in their particular faith.