The Immanence of Christ in Modern Life

The Immanence of Christ in Modern Life

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...teachers has " tuned the actual life so deeply that self-sacrifice for the sake of one's ideal has become the spirit of our national life." He expresses his views on faith in these words: "Where there is faith in Buddha, there may grow the faith in Christ. The two religions may preserve their respective traits, but they must share in the deep root of religious faith." On the defects of Christian morality he speaks of our exclusiveness towards non-Christian peoples. " ' Not only ignorant monks or farmers, but the educated classes and influential rulers, see in the rise of a Buddhist nation the incarnation of antichrist or a diabolic power. Everything, however good and beautiful it may be, should be extinguished it it is not Christian.' " These words were addressed by an emperor to his soldiers going to the East, and they were stimulated to commit murder for revenge, so that the peoples of the East might remember for a thousand years the terrible vengeance of Christians. " If we should be threatened by a bigotry like this, we are ready to stand against it in the name not only of Buddha, but of Christ himself." Ameer Ali, of Bengal, ' says: " Both Islam and Christianity have identical aims and ideals; both agree in their general principles. Even in matters of dogma the agreement is often astonishing. The belief in 'one living and true God' is common to both. The orthodox Moslem, like the orthodox Christian, accepts Jesus as the Messiah of the Jews, and even designates him as the 'Spirit of God.' "The Moslems regard Jesus as one of the greatest moral teachers of the world, and love and revere him as such. ' Hibbert journal. January, ...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871758
  • 9781236871756