The Ascent Through Christ; A Study Of The Doctrine Of Redemption In The Light Of The Theory Of…

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byEbenezer Griffith-jones

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II THERE is a second problem which has been pressing increasingly on the consciousness of Christendom, and calls for some kind of solution, even if it be but a tentative one. In what relation does Christianity stand to the great Ethnic Religions? The old sure and short way, of relegating them to the limbo of outworn and ignorant inventions, no longer satisfies us. The more we study them, the more we find proof that they are a genuine outgrowth of spiritual life, the result of earnest and persistent attempts to answer the riddle of the Universe. No great religion was ever founded by a Pretender. The Ethnic Prophets were men of real and in many cases exalted spiritual genius. They were akin to Moses, and David, and Isaiah, and John the Baptist. Many were characterised by a saintliness and beauty of life that fills us with admiration. And whatever may be said of the grievous errors with which their presentation of the truth has been intermingled, no one who accepts the Christian Faith can fail to realise that in the great religions of the world there is much ground in common with that Faith Much of the teaching of Jesus Himself is to be found imbedded in the religious systems of the Orient. And those who live among the civilised heathen tell us that they come with a shock of surprise occasionally upon types of character of rare elevation and beauty among the followers of Buddha, and LaoTse, and Confucius. What are we to think of this common ground of truth enjoyed by these religions? How are we to class these exalted characters that meet us here and there among the low and degraded types of heathen life? It is still held by some thinkers that the residuum ot truth lying hidden beneath the puerilities and moral refuse of the Ethnic faiths are the true survival...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II THERE is a second problem which has been pressing increasingly on the consciousness of Christendom, and calls for some kind ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021706471X

ISBN - 13:9780217064712

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