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1913 edition. Excerpt: ... the meaning of the history of dogma
which I possess, I owe much to views such as, in England, Professor
Percy Gardner has set forth, both in his earlier discussions, and
notably in his recent book on "The Religious Experience of the
Apostle Paul." I also owe new light to the remarkable conclusions
which Professor Troeltsch of Heidelberg states, at the close of his
recently published volume on "The Social Doctrines of the Christian
Churches." 1 I shall make no endeavor in this place to deal with
those technical aspects of the history of dogma which lie beyond my
province as a philosophical student of the Christian doctrine of
life. But if I attempt to restate a very few of the results of
others in terms of that view of the essence of Christian loyalty
which does concern me, my word, at this stage of our discussion,
must be as follows: --Jesus unquestionably taught, in the
bestattested, and in the best-known, of his sayings, love for all
individual human beings. But he taught this as an organic part of
his doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven. The individual whom you are
bidden to love as your brother and your neighbor is, even while
Jesus depicts him, transformed before your eyes. For, first, he is
no longer the separate organism with a separate mind and a detached
being and destiny, whom you ordi 1 " Die sozialen Lehren der
Christlichen Kirchen und Gruppen." Tubingen, 1912. narily loathe if
he is your enemy, and resist if he endangers or oppresses you. No,
--when he asks your aid, --though he be "the least of these my
brethren"--he speaks with the voice of the judge of all men, with
the voice that you hope to hear saying: "Come ye blessed of my
Father, for I was hungered and ye gave me meat." In other...
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