College Sermons

Paperback | May 20, 2012

byBenjamin Jowett

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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. 1895 Excerpt: ...of His entire teaching; these words which have been the light of the world occupy altogether but a few pages. And we are reminded of the singular remark which occurs at the end of the fourth Gospel: 'Many other things Jesus did, the which if they should be written every one, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books which should be written.' Any history, any record of a life is necessarily imperfect: while the oral traditions remain, there is often no interest in collecting them or writing them down: too late, care begins to be taken, and for ages afterwards the minds of men are occupied in recovering fragments, in reasoning about disputed meanings of words, or reconciling contradictory statements. In the middle of the second century there is no reason to suppose that anything more was known of the apostolic age than is now contained in the Gospels and Epistles. Still these difficulties do not prevent us from obtaining a living image of the spirit and teaching of Christ, as He spoke to His disciples of His Father and their Father, of His God and their God. Even of the outward manner and circumstances of His life, though these are not so important as is sometimes imagined, the recollection has been preserved to other ages. We can still read how He went up alone into a mountain to pray; how He taught the people out of a boat on the lake of Gennesareth; how at Jerusalem He was wont to resort to a garden on the opposite side of the valley, whither, after He had sung a hymn shortly before His death, He retired with His disciples; how He entered into the Synagogues, as His custom was, on the Sabbath day, and then expounded to the people the words of the prophet Isaiah which He applied to Himself. The custom of meeting together, not on the Sabbat...

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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. 1895 Excerpt: ...of His entire teaching; these words which have been the light of the world occupy altogether but a few pages. And we are reminde...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:May 20, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217912605

ISBN - 13:9780217912600

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