Survivals In Christianity; Studies In The Theology Of Divine Immanence Special Lectures Delivered…

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byCharles James Wood

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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.1893 Excerpt: ... ETERNAL LIFE. Gentlemen:--The apostle Paul in a profound and richly significant passage declares that the changeless purpose and favour of God were given unto men from the beginning of time, but were clearly manifested by an Epiphany, which was Christ Jesus, Who rendered death ineffectual and brought to light life and incorruption.1 This signifies the revelation of a new truth, not the republication of an old idea upon a new and Divine authority. In order that we may detect the absolute novelty of this Christian doctrine we must first examine what ideas of immortality already were extant in the world, and in the examination we shall observe their effects upon Christian Theology. I. The primitive culture of mankind held in its religious consciousness three typical theories of the future life. a. The earliest was the conjecture of the transmigration of souls or their re-incarnation, to which I have already alluded.1 This theory fancied that the human soul, after leaving its body at death, must find some other sort of body, and therefore will enter a tree, a stone, or some beast or man. The Karens are in constant fear lest they shall become possessed by the wicked spirit, la, of some one who has died.2 Some of the negro tribes upon the gold coast believe in three parts of man,--his body, his soul or ghost, and his indwelling spirit or kra. They suppose that this kra existed before the birth of the individual man, and at his death will at its first opportunity enter into some other body or thing.3 If unable to find a tenement, it wanders around about the earth as a malignant demon; the soul or ghost, however, at death, proceeds to the land of the dead, and there remains. The Navajo Indians, likewise, believe man is body, soul, and spirit, and that the spirit wa...

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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.1893 Excerpt: ... ETERNAL LIFE. Gentlemen:--The apostle Paul in a profound and richly significant passage declares that the changeless purpose and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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