The apologetic of the New Testament by Ernest Findlay ScottThe apologetic of the New Testament by Ernest Findlay Scott

The apologetic of the New Testament

byErnest Findlay Scott

Paperback | January 18, 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. 1907. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VII The Permanent Value Of The New Testament Defence We have now examined, in its several aspects, the defence of Christianity which is set before us in the New Testament. It remains, in this closing lecture, to sum up the results of the discussion and to estimate their value for the Apologetic of our own day. How far does the New Testament reply assist us in dealing with the attacks of modern unbelief? To what extent must it be modified or set aside? There may seem at first sight to be little in common between the task of the Apostles and that of the present-day defender of Christianity. The early church was confronted with certain definite phases of antagonism which have long ceased to have anything but a remote historical interest. Paul's controversy with the Law has become so entirely a thing of the past, that all the researches of modern scholarship can only throw a doubtful light on some of its crucial issues. The later conflict with Gnosticism is involved, even more hopelessly, in presuppositions and modes of thought which belong to a world long dead. On the other hand, while the primitive opposition has been overcome, new difficulties have arisen, undreamed of by the Apostles, which appear to threaten the whole structure of Christian belief. There is, first, the altered conception of the world which has resulted from the wonderful developments in science during the last century. The scientific account of the vast processes of natural law is now accepted by multitudes of thoughtful men as nothing less than a new revelation, with which the Christian faith in God, freedom, and immortality cannot be reconciled. It has become necessary to defend, not only the gospel itself, but those very foundations of all religion which the writers of our New...
Title:The apologetic of the New TestamentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217294839

ISBN - 13:9780217294836