What Is The Truth About Jesus Christ?; Problems Of Christology Discussed In Six Haskell Lectures At…

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byFriedrich Loofs

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... JESUS NOT A MERE MAN JN my last lecture I tried to show that the liberal Jesus-research, resting on the assumption necessary for historical science, that the life of Jesus was a purely human one, cannot prevail before the tribunal of historical science itself, because it does not do justice to the sources and is not tenable in itself. It is bound either to come to such a skeptical attitude toward the sources that it is forced to give up all hope of obtaining a picture of the person and the activity of Christ--and that is not in harmony with our most definite knowledge, viz., that there existed a community shortly after the death of Jesus which revered him very highly and must have taken a lively interest in his words and deeds. Or, if it puts more confidence in the sources, Jesus and his deeds and his experiences must seem to exceed the ordinary human measure so far that the only possible frame for his self-consciousness might be found in a highly exaggerated Messianic consciousness of majesty, which no longer agrees with normal human life. Then Jesus appears as a religious enthusiast, and it seems natural to ask whether he was psychically sound. But such a view does not agree with the deepest and greatest, and therefore certainly most genuine, words of Jesus which we have in the Gospels. Now, if neither of these attitudes toward the problem, which the tradition about Jesus sets us, although they are by themselves historically possible and consistent, is tenable, then the assumption must be wrong that historical science can solve the problem of the person and life of Jesus, and the presupposition necessary for historical science, that the life of Jesus was a purely human one, must be untenable. That this is the case I shall to-day try to prove. Here again I wish...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... JESUS NOT A MERE MAN JN my last lecture I tried to show that the liberal Jesus-research, resting on the assumption necessary for hist...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217421016

ISBN - 13:9780217421010

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