The Fitness of Christianity to Man

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byFrederic Dan Huntington

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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. 1878. Excerpt: ... "K am reaoj to jveadj tlje ffiospel to sou tliat are at Home also."--Rom. I: i5. "STJe BinflUom of ®foo is not in toort Irot in potoer."--i Cor. 4: 20. ©test &nitLmQ plan's In the great historic transition from Greek to Roman society we encounter a fresh demonstration that Christ embodies the essentials of humanity, and that his religion is not limited by national lines. Between the two societies themselves the contrast is immense. Whatever Greece had done at the Christian era to colonize its language, its arts, or its vices in Italy, Rome was Rome imperial still. A skeptic of the reign of Nero might have said, Granted that your Galilean has prospered east of the Adriatic by some oriental tinge in his blood, these western lands and armies, with robust practical energies, will own no such crucified Master! Yet silently, but swiftly, as we shall see, the faith of the crucified Master entered in, without sword or policy, and, by such arms as never tried the gates before or since, conquered Rome. The Gospel suits every social type it encounters, because it is "not in word but in power." It is no more Semitic than Aryan, no more Syrian than Tuscan, no more Arabian than Gothic. You find a Christian on the Tiber, among Norsemen, in Ceylon, in Carthage, and you know him by his Master. The man is no more and no less a Christian, however temperament may modify his religious emotions, for a torrid or a frozen climate, for sand or forest, for his color, for his tongue. One ethnic family takes on the stamp almost as freely as another, and the Christ formed within is independent of all the tribal moulds or traditions. It is so on every continent to-day. From the river of Christ's baptism to the ends of the earth you know the Christian as a Christian. What doe...

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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. 1878. Excerpt: ... "K am reaoj to jveadj tlje ffiospel to sou tliat are at Home also."--Rom. I: i5. "STJe BinflUom of ®foo is not in toort Irot i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217081037

ISBN - 13:9780217081030

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