Only some such position as Abbe Loisy's critical summing up (1903) brings out its specific greatness.
On prize-days his addresses summing up the history of the school year discussed some topic of general interest.
The collects come at the close of the office and are short prayers summing up the supplications of the congregation.
On the whole, the opinion of Le Courayer, "qu'il etait Catholique en gros et quelque fois Protestant en detail," seems not altogether groundless, though it can no longer be accepted as a satisfactory summing up of the question.
Theodosius Harnack was a staunch Lutheran and a prolific writer on theological subjects; his chief field of work was practical theology, and his important book on that subject, summing up his long experience and teaching, appeared at Erlangen (1877-1878, 2 vols.).