The Gospel and the Modern Man

The Gospel and the Modern Man

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The Gospel and the Modern Man

The Gospel and the Modern Man

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The world we live in is obviously very different from that of the apostles, and the presuppositions of our thinking are vastly different from theirs. Indeed, it would be difficult to overestimate the contrasts between the age of the New Testament and our own as far as the fundamental attitudes of the social mind are concerned. In the outer forms of life there are, it is true, many points of similarity. It would be difficult to find a more modern period in history than the first Christian century. Barring their inability to apply steam and electricity to industry,--an exception of incalculable importance,--the men of the first century of the Roman Empire were much like the men of to-day. They had their great business corporations, their art, their literature, their professions, their universities, their "new women," their athletics. Indeed, we learn that at Carthage students were disorderly in lectures, that at Rome they failed to pay their fees, and that at Alexandria professional athletes were maintained through something closely . . .

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