The Human Origin of Christianity

The Human Origin of Christianity

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... with the nature of his doctrines, naturally reached the inward hearts of his hearers, struck their consciences with fear and remorse, and excited their minds to a high degree of religious enthusiasm, the effect of which, was the extraordinary cure of many diseases, a persuasion in the multitudes, and in himself, that this was owing to the power of his word, and his consequent successful assumption and exercise of such miraculous powers. Nothing in the evangelists contradicts this view of the case. The mental qualities ascribed to Jesus, are not greater than what divines have perceived to have been actually displayed in his character, as drawn in the Gospels. Dr. Pye Smith gives the following character of Jesus, in ' Scripture Testimony to the Messiah, vol. ii, p. 337. which due allowance must, of. course, be made for the exaggerated medium through which a pious Trinitarian contemplates the object of his adoration. " Love, zeal, purity, a perfect acquiescence in the divine will on every occasion, and the most exalted habits of devotion, had their full place and exercise in his mind. The most refined generosity, but without affectation or display, mildness, lowness, tenderness, fidelity, candour, a delicate respect for the feelings, as well as the rights and interests of others; prudence, discriminating sagacity, this soundest wisdom, and the noblest fortitude, shone from this Sun of Righteousness with a lustre that never was impaired. His intellectual attainments were partly acquired, as we have before remarked, by diligence in the use of proper means, but principally by that transcendant communication of spiritual influences which the Father conferred upon him." Should it be objected that I have, without foundation, more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901967
  • 9781236901965