Old Faiths in New Light by Newman SmythOld Faiths in New Light by Newman Smyth

Old Faiths in New Light

byNewman Smyth

Paperback | February 7, 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.1882 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. THE PROCESS OF THE RESURRECTION, AND THE END. We have to complete our review of old faiths in the new light of the scientific truth of development, by bringing under this modern method of thought that belief in the resurrection which lies at the foundation of historical Christianity, but with regard to which many believers at the present time have neither definite nor satisfactory ideas, and which, in the form in which it is popularly held, is often ridiculed by unbelievers as the reduction to the absurd of Christian faith. The resurrection of Jesus was to the disciples both a fact and a revelation. The fact may not have been-wholly a surprise to them; but the revelation was unexpected. They were not unfamiliar with the belief that the dead might be brought back to life by the power of God. As they remembered Jesus' miracles, and thought of his mystic words concerning the Son of man, they may have hoped that he would come forth on the third day from the grave, and return to his accustomed life, to walk with them again the familiar paths, and to tarry in the home at Bethany as the benignant friend of old. But they were amazed and affrighted at his appearance. Mary did not touch him; Thomas did not put his finger into the print of the nails; the beloved disciple leaned no more upon his bosom; a strange awe fell over them as he appeared in their midst when the doors were shut, and then vanished from their sight. Jesus did not rise, as they tell us Lazarus came forth--the manner of his appearance was a wonder and mystery to them. Jesus' resurrection, in short, was a revelation to the disciples of possibilities of spiritual life, which they had little dreamed of before. The new revelation which took the disciples by surprise, we may not, however, f...
Title:Old Faiths in New LightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217262511

ISBN - 13:9780217262514