The Temptation of Christ (Heathen Edition)

The Temptation of Christ (Heathen Edition)

by George S. Barrett


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George Slatyer Barrett, B.A. (1839-1916) was for 45 years (1866-1911) the minister of Prince’s Street Congregational (now United Reformed) Church in Norwich, which under his tutelage was considered “one of the most influential Congregational churches in England.” He was educated at University College, London; trained for the ministry at Lancashire Independent College, Manchester; was invested with the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity at the University of St. Andrew’s; and was the 1894 Chairman of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. As an author, he made several important contributions to theological literature, including his best-known work as editor of The Congregational Church Hymnal (1887).

With The Temptation of Christ, Barrett (ever the Nonconformist) challenges traditional thinking concerning Jesus’ time in the wilderness by focusing his attention on its perceived psychological problems, positing “if instead of such a mechanical and literal interpretation of the narrative, we suppose that our Lord was tempted by doubts as to His own Divine plan?” An analysis that has been lauded as “wisely and reverently and spiritually interpreted, with ever fresh pertinence and power.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948316071
Publisher: Heathen Creative, LLC
Publication date: 02/17/2018
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents




I. The Possibility and the Necessity of the Temptation

II. The Reality of the Temptation

III. The Instrument and the Divine Ordering of the Temptation

IV. The Time and Place of the Temptation

V. The First Temptation

VI. The Second Temptation

VII. The Third Temptation

VIII. The Life of Temptation

IX. The Ministry of Angels

X. Christ’s Victory: The Pledge and Power of Our Victory Over Temptation and Sin

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