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CHRISTIAN EXAMINER. JULY, 1840. Art. I. -- Das Leben Jesu, Kritisch
bearbeitet von Dr. DaVid Fjriederich Strauss. Tubingen: 1837 2
voll. 8vo. The Life of Jesus, critically treated, &fc. Second
improved edition. (1st edition, 1835, 3d, 1839.) The celebrity of
this work of Mr. Strauss abroad induces us to offer some account of
it. Our analysis of its contents, -- which is nearly all we propose
to ourselves, -- may, to most of those who are in the good habit of
reading our pages, possess little interest or value. To such we
say, pass it by; little will be lost by its neglect. We write not
so much for the general reader as the theological, who, we think,
will be gratified to see such a sketch as will enable him to form
an intelligent judgment of a book, concerning which he has heard
much, and which has made itself so famous among "the minute"
philosophers and theologians of Germany. We set forth in our pages
these new forms of objection to the Christian History, with the
less hesitation as to any possible ill effect upon any mind,
inasmuch as, in our opinion, no attack upon our religion, in either
ancient or modern times, ever so carried along with it, in every
step of its progress, its own abundant refutation. But, without
more waste of words and time by prefatory remark, we address
ourselves to the task before us. It is not our design, in the small
space we can command in a periodical, to attempt any defence of the
doctrines assailed by the author of the " Life of Jesus;" since
that would demand great erudition and skill, and would require
large volumes. We shall reserve our brief remarks for the end of
the paper. Vol. Xxviii. -- 3d S. Vol. x. No. Hi. 35 It is our aim,
merely to " define his position," as the politicians are wont to
say. The work in question comprises, first, an ...
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