WITNESS TO THE TRUTH: Christ and His Interpreters by Edith Hamilton

WITNESS TO THE TRUTH: Christ and His Interpreters

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is another attempt to rediscover the Christ by brushing aside the ceremonies, rituals, creeds and dogmas which, in the view of the author, have obscured the figure of the Master. In chapters on the Gospels, on St. Paul, on Faith and on the Church, Miss Hamilton, endeavors to set forth the basic truth which makes Christ an unforgettable figure. She includes a chapter on Socrates because of her belief that in his life and teaching the Greek philosopher was closer to Christ than anyone else that ever lived. Orthodox Christians, whether Protestant or Catholic, will not follow Miss Hamilton in many of her arguments. But it is not for such that she writes. Rather her appeal is to the wistful, seeking souls for whom Christ has become an ecclesiastical personage or a theological dogma.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1948
Publisher: Norton