Some Modern Religious Difficulties, 6 Sermons [Ed.] with a Preface by the Archbishop of Canterbury

Some Modern Religious Difficulties, 6 Sermons [Ed.] with a Preface by the Archbishop of Canterbury

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... influence, which has caused our Lord, in the words of Cardinal Wiseman,2 "to be followed by the Greek, though a founder of none of his sects; revered by the Brahmin, though preached to him by men of the fisherman's caste, and worshipped by the red man of Canada," though belonging to that pale-faced race, which war and oppression have made hateful to his soul. Does it seem, perhaps, to any one here, that I have spoken of our Lord's character rather in the language of an apologist than of a critic? Let me, then, set before you the recorded opinions upon this subject of some of those who, not less for the power of their mind than for the freedom of their opinions, may seem hest entitled to a hearing. 1 "Some Supposed Consequences of the Doctrine of Histoxical Progress." 2 "Lectures on Science and Religion," Lect. iv. "I esteem the four Gospels," says Goethe, ." to he thoroughly genuine, for there shines forth from them the reflected splendour of a sublimity proceeding from the person of Christ, and of as divine a kind as was ever manifestedupon earth."3 "He walked over the earth," says De Wette, "like some nobler being, who scarce touched it with his feet."4 Our inquiry concerns Him, ""Who," to speak with Richter, "being holiest among the mighty, and mightiest among the holy, lifted with His pierced hand empires off their hinges, turned the stream of centuries out of its channel, and still governs the ages."5 "If, again," says Rousseau, "the life and death of Socrates are those of a sage, the life and death of Jesus are those of a God." And to quote no more, how remarkable are those words of the great Napoleon in his exile, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960459
  • 9781236960450