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Christian Theology and Modern Scepticism (Paperback) Loot Price: R290
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Christian Theology and Modern Scepticism (Paperback): Edward Adolphus Seymour Somerset
Christian Theology and Modern Scepticism (Paperback): Edward Adolphus Seymour Somerset

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Christian Theology and Modern Scepticism (Paperback)

Edward Adolphus Seymour Somerset

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... themselves seen Jesus risen from the dead: a fact too well attested to admit of any doubt, and too decisive to admit of any refutation. These topics, which have for eighteen hundred years furnished arguments in defence of Christianity, were neglected while the witnesses were yet living. Stephen did not even explain the Gospel, which it is said he had expounded in the synagogues with such irresistible force. Instead of addressing himself to the questions which had convulsed Jewish society, and were soon to turn the world upside down, he rambles over the migration of Abraham, and the familiar histories of Joseph and Moses. When it might have been expected that he would show the connexion between ancient dispensations and recent events, he breaks off in bitter invectives, accuses the Council of transgressing the law, and of resisting the Holy Ghost. Upon the not unnatural remonstrance of the Council, his ecstacy commences, and he declares that the Divine nature of Christ was miraculously revealed to him. The disciples, according to the statement of the Evangelists, had a promise of special assistance whenever they should be summoned before human tribunals. In Stephen's case, no such aid seems to have been afforded. The able disputant of the synagogues neither justified his doctrine by the law, nor did he venture to assert that the law had been superseded by a more glorious revelation. In addressing the Sanhedrin, his citations from Scripture should have been derived from the Hebrew text, whereas they seem to have been obtained from some paraphrase or imperfect Targum. The Council sat in Moses' seat, and they were acting according to a law, which they believed to be divine, and which Stephen acknowledged. His anger was unjustifiable, and his...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Edward Adolphus Seymour Somerset
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-56414-4
Barcode: 9780217564144
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-56414-3

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