J.B. Trapp, 4 November 1993
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“... his self-appointed task of showing the way to the sincere, fervent, literate love of Christ, and rejecting what he called mere Judaic observance, or empty formalism. It was holiness that he valued above and against hierarchy, ceaselessly advocating return to the pure springs both of doctrine and of expression represented by the ancient classics, the Gospels ...”