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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... CHRISTIAN THOUGHT. 231 and
Rome claim the love of their worshippers? Did they dictate a law of
universal love among men? Was this double law--one law of love in
two tables, love to God and love to man--ever put forth, as a
solvent of the problem of evil, by the Vedic philosophers, or
dreamed of by Gautama? Did it enter the mind of the astute
Confucius, or Zoroaster the seer? Was it made the foundation of a
moral kingdom by Mohammed? This was the thought first made known to
the world as a practical power--a moral obligation binding upon all
men--in the writings of the Hebrew historians, their poets, their
prophets of the old dispensation, and uttered with emphasis by the
Son of Man and exemplified in His life; it was this which the
Apostles carried to the pagan world, --the strange story of the
Divine love to man and of man's answering love, and the idea of an
unselfish love between all men as the sons of God. IV. RELATING TO
MORAL EVIL. For another contrast between the ethical contents of
the Christian and the non-Christian Books there is a worldwide
difference in their ideas of the nature of sin, --the one relating
to ritualistic error or neglect, and the other to one's moral
attitude toward God and man. Through attention to priestly guidance
in forms of worship, a Hindu need not be pure in heart, nor
truthful towards one's neighbor, and may violate nearly every
precept that falls under the Golden Rule,1 and yet he may be 1The
laws of Manu forbid Brahmans to drink spirituous liquor, to kill a
Brahman, or steal gold from a Brahman, to commit adultery in
specified relations, or to associate with any one guilty of such
crimes.--Monier-Williams, Hinduism, p. 64. It should, however, be
stated that the theory of the Hindu Books is better than...
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Edward Payson Tenney
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