The Divinity Of Our Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ; Eight Lectures Preached Before The University Of Oxford In The Year 1866 On The Foundation Of The L by Henry Parry Liddon

The Divinity Of Our Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ; Eight Lectures Preached Before The University Of…

byHenry Parry Liddon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... 142 T/ie Spirit of Paganism and Jesus Crucified. Crucified2.' Here was a truth linked inextricably with other truths equally ' foolish' iu the apprehension of Pagan intellect, equally condemnatory of the moral degradation of Pagan life. In the preaching of the Apostles, Jesus Crucified confronted the intellectual cynicism, the social selfishness, and the sensualist degradation of the Pagan world. To its intellect He said, ' I am the trutha;' He bade its proud self-confidence bow before His intellectual Royalty. To its selfish, heartless society, careful only for bread and amusement, careless of the agonies which gave interest to the amphitheatre, He said, 'A new commandment give I unto you, that ye love one another, as I have loved youV Disinterested love of slaves, of barbarians, of political enemies, of social rivals, love of man as man, was to be a test of true discipleship. And to the sensuality, so gross, and yet often so polished, which was the very law of individual Pagan life, He said, ' If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Mec;' 'If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee; it is better for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into helH.' Sensuality was to be dethroned, not by the negative action of a prudential abstinence from indulgence, but by the strong positive force of self-mortification. Was such a doctrine likely, of its own weight and without any assistance from on high, to win its way to acceptancec 1 Is it not certain that debased souls are so far from aspiring naturally towards that which is holy, elevated and pure, that they feel towards it only hatred and repulsion ? Certainly Borne was...

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Title:The Divinity Of Our Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ; Eight Lectures Preached Before The University Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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