God in History, or the Progress of Man's Faith in the Moral Order of the World, Vol. 3 of 3 (Classic Reprint)

God in History, or the Progress of Man's Faith in the Moral Order of the World, Vol. 3 of 3 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from God in History, or the Progress of Man's Faith in the Moral Order of the World, Vol. 3 of 3 Thus the contemplation of this unique religious con sciousness forms the sacred vestibule to the grand course of development which, receiving its primary impulse from Christ, has now been gradually unfolding itself before our eyes for nearly 2000 years. We must separate between the Apostles and Evangelists, and the Person of the Christ Whom they have proclaimed to the world, and the his torical acquaintance with Whom has been preserved to us by their writings. They are rather to be considered as forming the Semitic rudiment Of the Church's develop ment, but a rudiment pregnant with the germs of the whole life of Humanity. In the history of man's religious consciousness, Christ is not the latest of the Jewish prophets, but the Father of the Christian prophets and nations - the Son of Man and the Son of God. The Apostles are His witnesses, the earliest of all Semitic Christians, and the primary founders of the Christian Churches. It is undisputed that from this date onwards, that development of the religious consciousness which has taken place among the Christian Aryans, has been the depositary of the dominant religious consciousness of mankind at large. But this development is unintelligible apart from that unique Personality. It is only by a con tinual comparison of the perfect Personality of Jesus, and of the lofty goal which He has set before us, with the de velopment, national and individual, which has attached itself to Him, that we obtain a standard by which to measure the import of past Christian ages, a key to the understanding of ourselves and our own age, and a clue to guide our guesses at the future; but this knowledge does confer peace of heart, peace of conscience. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 514g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 4 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243256280
  • 9780243256280