AN INTRODUCTION TO JESUS FOR THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by R. W. Stewart

AN INTRODUCTION TO JESUS FOR THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is another ""Quest of the Historical Jesus"", another attempt to abandon the traditional approach to Jesus and to divest Him of ""the medieval regalia of the creeds"". The author asserts that more important than what happened to Jesus in being born and being killed is what he did with all his power and will in the course of his career. The treatment of the life of Jesus is reverential and sympathetic, expressing the author's conviction that an understanding of the life and mission of Jesus will lead to an exaltation of Jesus in the hearts and minds of modern men as lofty as that which the church has ascribed to men in its formulas and its ritual. Few orthodox Christians. Catholic or Protestant, conservatives or liberal will subscribe to the author's thesis, but he is not writing for them but for those whom the traditional Christ of the Church has left cold.

Pub Date: Oct. 7th, 1947
Publisher: Macmillan