History of the Books of the Bible; Designed to Show What the Bible Is Not, What It Is, and How to Use It

History of the Books of the Bible; Designed to Show What the Bible Is Not, What It Is, and How to Use It

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...brilliant representative of the famous Tuebingen school, takes a somewhat different view. The Gospels were originally written for the express purpose of deception, for the express purpose of sustaining the theology of Paul against that of Peter, or the theology of Peter against that of Paul. Of course there is no historical testimony to that effect, he does not even pretend to any; he makes his conclusion from internal evidence alone; yet, strange to say, these writings have been so modified and smoothed over since their original production, that all traces of this controversial tendency have pretty much disappeared from the pages. The following statements are from an elaborate article in the London Quarterly Review: "According to Baur, each of the Gospels had a tendency--was written for a purpose. There was, he alleges, a much more active feud between two opposite elements in the early church--between the Ebionitish or Petrine element and the Pauline--than would be gathered from the New Testament itself. This controversy began from the time of the apostles and did not end until the middle of the second century. It was a contest between those who viewed Christianity as Judaism and the Lord as the Messiah, and those who viewed it as a new principle by which both Judaism and heathenism were to be moulded and transformed into a new system. Of the former opinion Peter was the chief champion; the supersedure of temple and law in favor of Christianity, an all-embracing system, was the work of Paul. But the contest, says Baur, was much more obstinate and lasting than we should infer from the Acts of the Apostles. The life of Paul was passed in the struggle for recognition as one of the apostles, for perfect equality of Jew and Gentile...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954750
  • 9781236954756