The Wonderful Teacher and What He Taught

The Wonderful Teacher and What He Taught

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...of the relations between employer and employee, what force or philosophy shall accomplish it? A godless anarchy tried its hand on this problem in the Reign of Terror. It wrote upon the Church doors and dead walls of Paris, the legend, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity." It raved, and clamored and fought until the gutters ran with blood; and with what result? The French peasant wears his smockfrock and wooden sabots to-day. Or is it likely that socialism or communism will bring about the consummation so devoutly to be wished? Their achievements, thus far, encourage no hope. The workingman himself has little confidence in them. Now and again they have disturbed the current of social life; but the disturbance has been a mere momentary eddy in the waters; and the turbid river has flowed right on. But the mediation of Jesus is destined to solve the labor question and all the other troubled problems of social life. The fundamental fact in the philosophy of Adam Smith is thus stated: "A prudent self-interest is the sufficient basis of economic science." In the teaching of Jesus the exact opposite is set forth; to wit, A just consideration of the rights of others is the very beginning and end of true social economy. The divine norm or fundamental fact is by him expressed in the Golden Rule: "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them." XIV CIVIL GOVERNMENT CIVIL GOVERNMENT The teaching of Jesus was so distinctly a departure from the existing order that it was practically a new religion; as such it must be adjusted to all the relations of life. It is not enough that the true religion should set forth a single truth, however important, or even a considerable group of important...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649363X
  • 9781236493637