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Published in 1875, Rent Veil was written by Scottish theologian and poet Horatius Bonar. Bonar's Rent Veil treats a variety of topics, most directly the atonement. The title refers to Christ and Christ's body. Bonar claims that without the broken ("rent") body of Christ, there would still be a barrier ("veil") between persons and God. With Christ's death, there is the poss ...more
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Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a book that more or less midrashes Hebrews (along with quite a few other areas of scripture) and gets a lot right, but manages to miss quite a bit as well.  When reading a book like this, one has to choose between celebrating what the book gets right or lamenting what the book (a short one at just under 100 pages) misses.  Being a person inclined to split things down the middle, I will do a bit of both, with the comment that since this book does not contain anything that is really active ...more
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An excellent book - well written by a real man of God. Wonderful insights into the veil, from Old Testament times, to the rent veil in the temple when Jesus was crucified, right up to what it means for believers today. I highly recommend this book.
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Horatius Bonar (19 December, 1808 – 31 May, 1889) was a Scottish churchman and poet.

The son of James Bonar, Solicitor of Excise for Scotland, he was born and educated in Edinburgh. He comes from a long line of ministers who have served a total of 364 years in the Church of Scotland. One of eleven children, his brothers John James and Andrew Alexander were also ministers of the Free Church of Scotl

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