Ab extra



from the outside.
Historical Examples

He clothes reason with authority to determine what is inspiration, by saying that there can be no revelation “ab extra.”
History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology John F. Hurst

In this letter Blackwood told me the first ab extra opinion of the book, which happened to be precisely what I most desired.
George Eliot’s Life, Vol. II (of 3) George Eliot

In this letter Blackwood tells me the first ab extra opinion of the book, which happened to be precisely what I most desired.
Famous Houses and Literary Shrines of London A. St. John Adcock

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    from the beginning. Historical Examples Why should it not have been so ab initio, or at least at the beginning of the historical period for these parts? Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham It does seem doubtful whether the State can ab initio be the proprietor of a copyright. A Treatise Upon the Law of Copyright in […]

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    from inside; from within. Historical Examples But it is impossible to pass by the objection to theology which comes as it were ab intra from the side of religion. Lux Mundi Various



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