Can we still be Christians? by Rudolf EuckenCan we still be Christians? by Rudolf Eucken

Can we still be Christians?

byRudolf Eucken

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914. Excerpt: ... imposed upon them from without, but that it has won the allegiance of their souls, and secured a service which was the outcome of a full and unbiassed conviction. Thus despite all obscuration and disfigurement,--inevitable under human conditions,--Christianity has always maintained its position as a sovereign life-power, the upholder of a new world, a mistress of souls, and thence of all things human. II. What Resistance Does Christianity Encounter To-day? Generations, nations, and epochs came and went; new conditions dawned, new problems arose; and still Christianity kept its old supremacy, often by a process of adroit adjustment. It seemed like a tower which no storm could touch because it was founded upon a rock. But even Christianity has now come to a point where it is forced into a position of defence and its foundations are shaken. Let us see how this has come about and how it is to be explained. Christianity did not approach man with mere theories about the world: it introduced him into a great realm of fact, transcending alike all argument and all the caprice of varying moods. This does not mean, however, that Christianity possesses for all time the compelling force and authority of its early days. The facts of Christianity are of the spiritual order; they cannot be imposed upon man by compulsion from without; they require the seeing eye and the attentive, inclining disposition. Man's desire must go out to meet them. Life must resolve itself into a question before religion can promise the answer. But, as time goes on, other problems may attract men more strongly and divert their attention into other channels; and thus religion may fall into the background, becoming less convincing and more accessible to doubt. The passage of time, moreover, may af...
Title:Can we still be Christians?Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217454488

ISBN - 13:9780217454483