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The Witness of the Heart to Christ. Hulsean Lects., 1878 (Paperback) Loot Price: R331 Discovery Miles 3 310
The Witness of the Heart to Christ. Hulsean Lects., 1878 (Paperback): William Boyd Carpenter
The Witness of the Heart to Christ. Hulsean Lects., 1878 (Paperback): William Boyd Carpenter

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The Witness of the Heart to Christ. Hulsean Lects., 1878 (Paperback)

William Boyd Carpenter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1878 Excerpt: ... LECTUEE I. "The kingdom of God is within you."--Luke xvii. 21. There is a striking contrast between the language of early Christian hope and the sad utterances which we sometimes hear around us to-day. To the earlier believers Christianity was a power and Christ a real King. The Gospel was the power of God, and Christ the destined Prince of the kings of the earth. But now, we hear another tone. Christianity is prostrate l. The fascination which lingered round the land of promise is dispelled; Canaan is its name; it is a Holy Land no more. At Bethlehem, too, the angel voices no longer sing of peace and good-will; the freshness has vanished from Nazareth; Olivet has lost its charm; and even Calvary is disenchanted. As we listen to the 1 "Not only are Lourdes and Paray le Monial contemptible, but Calvary is disenchanted. There may have been a death there, but there never was a sacrifice. Scales have fallen from our eyes. We see it all clearly. The creed we were brought up in is an earthly myth; not a heavenly revelation."--Contemporary Review, vol. xxxi. p. 710, " Future of Faith," by W. H. Mallock. B sad voices which proclaim a heart's disappointment, we catch the echo of yet earlier language, as two discoursed mournfully of a dead Christ: "We trusted that it had been He which should have redeemed Israel." This tone of despondency is in sad contrast with the visions of Christianity. Then they saw Him in vision going forth clad in the apparel of triumph, conquering and that He might conquer: now we are told that the sceptre has fallen from His hand. Then the eyes of hope and faith were fixed upon Him, who was alive for evermore: now we seem to hang tearfully over the body of a dead Christ. What is the reason of this change from hope (I to sadness? Has age brou...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William Boyd Carpenter
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 38
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-69064-7
Barcode: 9781151690647
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-69064-3

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