Oxford Sermons Preached Before The University by Edwin Abbott AbbottOxford Sermons Preached Before The University by Edwin Abbott Abbott

Oxford Sermons Preached Before The University

byEdwin Abbott Abbott

Paperback | February 3, 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. 1879. Excerpt: ... WHAT MANNER OF MAN IS THIS? WJiat manner of man is this?--St. Mark Iv. 41. PART II.--THE ANSWER. The first point that suggests itself to us, on a closer examination of the books of the New Testament, is that the miraculous element in the best authenticated records of the life of Christ is not nearly so prominent as it at first sight appeared. The earliest documents of all, certain letters written by one of the followers of Jesus, contain very little reference to his miraculous works; and, though St. Paul undoubtedly asserts (or rather in the most natural way assumes) that wonderful works of healing were commonly performed by the followers of Jesus, he makes no mention of any miraculous birth, nor of any other kind of resurrection except that which had been manifested to St. Paul himself, that is to say, through the medium of an appearance. Turning to the three earliest biographies of the founder, we find that they are all based upon some pre-existing tradition earlier than any of the three. Disinterring this original tradition from the three Gospels, we perceive that this early document concurs with the Epistles of St. Paul in making no mention of the miraculous birth or the miraculous resurrection. In the document that comes next in chronological order (our St. Mark), we find the same omissions. In the next (our St. Matthew), these omissions begin to be supplied, but (especially in the matter of the resurrection) very briefly; and the influence of prophecy (before perceptible) begins to be far more distinctly perceived in additions apparently intended to give prominence to fulfilments of Messianic predictions. In the next (our St. Luke) the important omissions of St. Matthew on the subject of the Resurrection, are amply supplied by clear definite narrati...
Title:Oxford Sermons Preached Before The UniversityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021788184X

ISBN - 13:9780217881845