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The Life of Christ, of a Critical Examination of His History; Translated from the German and Reprinted from an English Edition (Paperback) Loot Price: R405
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The Life of Christ, of a Critical Examination of His History; Translated from the German and Reprinted from an English Edition...
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The Life of Christ, of a Critical Examination of His History; Translated from the German and Reprinted from an English Edition (Paperback)

David Friedrich Strauss

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... events. But, it is not thus in the history of the Old Testament; we have not absolutely than these documents, that we cannot accept as purely historic; nor do we find in these documents any criterion by which to distinguish the true from the false, both being confusedly jumbled together, and enjoying the same honor. According to De Wette, an objection which ruins all natural explication is, that the only true source of a history is in the relation we possess, and that it is not possible to go beyond that. Now, in the'actual case, the relation informs us of a supernatural course of things --a course either to be believed or denied. If we deny it, let us acknowledge that we know nothing of that course itself; but let us be cautious, and guard ourselves against imagining a natural process, of which the relation itself breathes not one word. It is, then, an arbitrary inconsistency, that of attributing to the poetry only an envelope of the events related in the Old Testament, and still wish to conserve the facts as historic --for the ensemble no less than the details fall within the domain of poesy and of mythos. Take, for example, the alliance of God with Abraham, where the authors of the natural explication abandon the fact under that form, but they pretend to conserve an historic foundation for that recital. There was not (say they) a real communication of God with Abraham, but there were excited in the mind of that patriarch, whether during a vision, or during his natural labors, thoughts, which conformably to the genius of the ancient world, he referred to God. To the interpreters who proceed thus, De Wette addresses the question. How know you that Abraham ever had these thoughts 1 The history, he observes, makes them come from God; from the moment we...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: David Friedrich Strauss
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 90
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-02106-0
Barcode: 9781150021060
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-02106-3

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