The Bright Cloud: The Bible in the Light of the Transfiguration - J. R. [James Russell] MacphailOxford University Press, 1956, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavy tanning to the spine, closed tears to the join of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pencil underlining and marginalia scattered throughout.
From the cover: “It is related of the Transfiguration of Christ that a bright cloud overshadowed the disciples; and, in the words of Jeremy Taylor, Christians generally are not in darkness, but within the fringes and circles of a bright cloud. As Mr. Macphail shows, we have glimpses of the brightness of the divine glory, mixed with the cloudiness inseparable from the limits of human understanding. The supreme example of this is the Incarnation, in which we acknowledge, without fully understanding, the divinity of Jesus Christ. From this point of view Mr. Macphail briefly surveys the whole Bible, starting with the first three Gospels, considering the Acts and Epistles, then the Old Testament in its relation to the New, and, finally, St. John’s Gospel. The ideas here employed are soundly based on the work of leading theologians, and many readers will be grateful for their presentation in a book for the ordinary layman.”