Jesus and Modern Thought (Classic Reprint)

Jesus and Modern Thought (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Jesus and Modern Thought This and kindred questions have always arisen, and the result has been, both in and outside the Church, that the life and death of Jesus have become subjects of such complex metaphysical discussions - as to how he could sufi'er, grow, increase in wisdom, be tempted or even die, that all simplicity of thought upon the matter is at an end. Then men who do not take pleasure in solving intellectual problems, and who want some clear foundation for spiritual feeling, end at last in feeling towards Jesus in two plain fashions - either as if he were wholly a man, or as if he were wholly God. In the first instance they really believe what we be lieve, whether they stay or not in the Churches; in the second, they tend to lose sight of God the Father altogether, and to replace Him in their hearts by Jesus; or they worship, as they want them, two Gods. Many abide easily in conclusions of this second kind, but as many are at last driven to ask - Is all this really conceivable, or if conceivable, is it comforting Then they are obliged to confess that they are in a maze, and have but little consolation in losing themselves therein. 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 | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243125100
  • 9780243125104