Retrenchment in expenditure formed a major item in his programme, together with a prompt and thorough revision of taxation.
It is certain, however, that no such classification can be considered final at present, but must undergo continual revision in the future.
" Revision der Cannotiden Haeckels," SB.
The Western bishops who remained confirmed the previous decisions of the Roman synod; and by its 3rd, 4th and 5th decrees relating to the rights of revision, the council of Sardica endeavoured to settle the procedure of ecclesiastical appeals.
Maintaining that the position of the Pentateuch alone explains the books which follow, conservative writers concede that it is composite, has had some literary history, and has suffered some revision in the post-exilic age.