Modern Criticism And The Preaching Of The Old Testament; Eight Lectures On The Lyman Beecher…

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bySir George Adam Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VII THE PROPHETS AS PREACHERS TO THEIR OWN TIMES: WITH THEIR INFLUENCE ON THE SOCIAL ETHICS OF CHRISTENDOM In the previous Lectures of this course we have had occasion to consider several elements in the teaching of the Prophets; but there are others, as relevant to our present task, which we have hardly touched. Of these the principal are the qualities of patriotism which the Prophets illustrate, their travail for their own people and their judgements upon them, their conception of national religion, with the place which they find in that for the individual, and their doctrine of social and civic duties -- in a word, the ministry of the Prophets to their own times. But this cannot be adequately treated without an account of the growth in the Christian Church of the historical interpretation of the Prophets (as distinguished from the dogmatic and allegorical), and of what has always been the immediate consequence of that interpretation, the influence of the Prophets upon the social ethics of Christendom. In other words, it is impossible to do justice to the preaching of the Prophets to their own time without some appreciation of their message to all times and of its results in Christian civilisation. I hope to attempt this in a manner which shall be no digression from, but a real contribution to, our practical aim in these studies as preachers to our own generation. But besides the civic elements in prophecy there are others, which we have not yet examined. We ought to realise the conception by the Prophets of what we call Law both in nature and in history; and their attitude to miracle. Nor would a course of lectures upon the preacher's use of the Old Testament be complete without some impressions of the general style and genius of those great exemplars...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VII THE PROPHETS AS PREACHERS TO THEIR OWN TIMES: WITH THEIR INFLUENCE ON THE SOCIAL ETHICS OF CHRISTENDOM In the previous Le...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217237339

ISBN - 13:9780217237338

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