Christ's Christianity by Leo TolstoyChrist's Christianity by Leo Tolstoy

Christ's Christianity

byLeo Tolstoy

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... ting the life of man and called the law of God. How would Christ behave with respect to this law? Every prophet, every teacher of a faith who unfolds to men the law of God, must always meet with something which men believe to be that law. He will never be able to escape from the double sense of the word law, the one their own law which these men falsely consider to be the law of God, the other that which is really His eternal law. And not only will the teacher be unable to escape this twofold significance, but frequently he will have no wish to avoid it, and will purposely confound the two meanings, pointing out that in the law professed by those whom he seeks to convert, though false as a whole, there are still some eternal truths. Each teacher takes as the foundation of his teaching / the truths familiar to those whom he would convert. And thus does Christ with the Jews, by whom both the one and the other law were called by the same name --" tora." Christ, in the law of Moses (and yet more in the law of the prophets, especially of Isaiah, whose words he so frequently quotes), admits the existence of eternal and divine truths agreeing with the eternal law, and these, as expressing love to God and to our neighbour, he takes for the groundwork of his own teaching. Christ many times expresses the same idea. He says (Luke x. 26), "What is written in the law? how readest thou?" Of a surety eternal truth may be found in the law, if we read it aright. More than once he shows them that the commandment of their law, to love God and our neighbour, is a precept of the eternal law (Matt. xiii. 52). After the many parables, in which he explains to his disciples the meaning of his teaching, at the end, as if referring to all that had gone before, he...
Title:Christ's ChristianityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217460755

ISBN - 13:9780217460750