The Gospel And Its Earliest Interpretations; A Study Of The Teaching Of Jesus And Its Doctrinal…

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byOrello Cone

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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: ... 1. DOCTRINAL ANTECEDENTS AND ENVIRONMENT. LTHOUGH the religion of Jesus, regarded as his personal feeling and experience of relation to God, and regarded again as to certain fundamental moral and spiritual principles, was essentially new, yet the right study of it must proceed from a consideration of its historical connection with the religious doctrines of the Jewish people. A clear distinction must, indeed, be made between it and the so-called theological system, yet it would be manifestly as erroneous to say that it was not grounded upon certain theological conceptions, as to maintain that all of these or even the greater part of them were new and original. If Judaism could not have produced Christianity without Jesus, neither could Jesus, historically regarded, have become what he was without the great teachers of his people who preceded him. As something absolutely new, then, the teaching of Jesus is no more to be regarded than as a mere continuation of the law and the prophets. Genius, indeed, creates, but it does not create out of nothing. Accordingly, in the mind of the wonderful religious Genius who was the Founder of Christianity, the religion of his ancestors underwent one of those great transformations to which every product of human thought, or, if one like the phrase better, every divine truth that takes on a human expression, is subject, and to which, in fact, his own teaching did not long wait to be subjected. Fundamental in the Jewish religion antecedent to and at the time of Jesus was the monotheistic conception which, though perhaps not held in absolute purity, that is, to the exclusion of the existence of other beings of a superhuman nature, practically included the unity and aloneness of the Supreme Being. Not only was He the omniscie...

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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: ... 1. DOCTRINAL ANTECEDENTS AND ENVIRONMENT. LTHOUGH the religion of Jesus, regarded as his personal feeling and experience of re...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217080499

ISBN - 13:9780217080491

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