The Gospels in the Second Century

An Examination of the Critical Part of a Work Entitled 'Supernatural Religion'

Author: William Sanday
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,122 / 335 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 744
Added to site: 2004.06.30
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Genres: Religion, History
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lated to Christianity much as the other tentative efforts of nature are correlated to man. A divine operation, and what from our limited human point of view we should call a special divine operation, is not excluded but rather implied in the physical process by which man has been planted on the earth, and it is still more evidently implied in the corresponding process of his spiritual enlightenment. The deeper and more comprehensive view that we have been led to take as to the dealings of Providence has not by any means been followed by a depreciation of Christianity. Rather it appears on a loftier height than ever. The spiritual movements of recent times have opened men's eyes more and more to its supreme spiritual excellence. It is no longer possible to resolve it into a mere 'code of morals.' The Christian ethics grow organically out of the relations which Christianity assumes between God and man, and in their fulness are inseparable from those relations. The author of 'Supernatural Religion' spea

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