Volume 11, Issue 1: Footnotes
Our impeachable sources
Quotations in Order of Appearance
1 C.S. Lewis, Of Other Worlds, p. 34
2 G.K. Chesterton, Brave New Family, p.70-71.
3 H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy, p.308,9.
4 Jacob Cats, as quoted in The Embarrassment of Riches, p.497
5 Ante Nicene Fathers, The Epistles of Cyprian, LVIII.4
6 H.L. Mencken, The Gist of Mencken, p.616.
7 It's really very silly to read these citations that closely!
8 Richard Baxter, Baxter's Practical Works, p.428 +/-2
9 Johanne Van Beverwijck, as quoted in The Embarrassment of Riches, p.495.
10 Richard Baxter, Baxter's Practical Works, p.428 +/-2.
11 G.K. Chesterton, Brave New Family, p. 183.
1 Some might argue that this is only a parable, and should not be taken literally. I would respond that in every other parable Jesus uses actual places and ordinary situations. We would not say that Jericho is imaginary because it shows up in a parable. Also, I used the Revised Standard Version because it transliterates Sheol and Hades rather than translating them into hell or the grave, as so many other Bible versions do, leading to much confusion.
2 Virgil was a Roman poet, who lived from 70-19 B.C. He finished the Aeneid the same year he died.
3 Peter uses this term in 2 Peter 2:4, "For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell [Tartarus], and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment...."
1 G.K. Chesterton, Brave New Family, p 18.