Jesus' Principles of Living (Classic Reprint)by Charles Foster Kent
The world to-day is passing through a great economic, social, and religious revolution of which the Great War was but the prelude. Men are changing their views on many vital questions with a rapidity that often appalls. Many established institutions are being revised or discarded. The immovable conservatism and the calm
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The world to-day is passing through a great economic, social, and religious revolution of which the Great War was but the prelude. Men are changing their views on many vital questions with a rapidity that often appalls. Many established institutions are being revised or discarded. The immovable conservatism and the calm assurance of the prewar period are gone. Men and nations are well aware that they are faring forth on uncharted seas. These facts explain why they are turning to the teachings of Jesus with new interest and eagerness. Statesmen, leaders in industry, and scientists are proclaiming their deep conviction that his principles of living alone can guide the individual and society through the social, political, and industrial storms that are raging on every side and teach them how to give to community and state a stable yet progressive development, in the promotion of which each man can find real happiness and worthy self-expression.
Jesus worked and taught with these ends ever in view. He aimed to do a practical work. The political and social conditions of the Roman world during the first Christian century were strikingly like those of to-day. Humanity felt its unity and at the same time was dissatisfied with its inherited ideas and institutions. A yearning for social justice, for brotherhood, and for spiritual satisfaction filled the hearts of men. In satisfying the longings of his own day by laying down principles of living that are universal, Jesus met in a unique way the similar needs of the present age. His teachings are so many-sided that no one interpreter can do them full justice.
The aim in this volume has been to interpret the teachings of Jesus frankly, simply, and constructively in the light of modern conditions, and to make clear the trail that Jesus blazed by which each man may find the larger life in union and co-operation with the eternal Source of all life. Above all, the endeavor throughout has been to formulate the vital questions that now confront the citizens of every country and to help them in the light of Jesus' principles of living to think them through and to reach a true and practical solution.
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