His political and economical pamphlets are almost unmatched as clear presentations of the views of their writer.
It is vain, therefore, to look for clearly defined and systematic presentations of the idea among ancient writers.
But, generally speaking, there was no heart in preaching, sermons were unimpassioned, stilted and formal presentations of ethics and apologetics, seldom delivered extempore.
No less rapid has been the change in America during the same period, nor less numerous the scholars well equipped to pursue the detailed investigation involved in critical study or those who have shown ability in popular presentations of the critical standpoint.'
For a given degree of opposition this burden will be shared between the conflicting presentations in the inverse ratio of their strength.