Jesus: What Manner of Man

Jesus: What Manner of Man

Jesus: What Manner of Man

Jesus: What Manner of Man

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The following pages were mostly written for the Shaffer Lectures at the Yale Divinity School and were so delivered in April 1946. Parts were given as the Enoch Pond Lectures at Bangor Theological Seminary in January 1947. This accounts for their informality and contemporary references. I have attempted here to be more positive than in the Peril of Modernizing Jesus without myself ignoring the warning I had sounded in that volume.

The proper note with which to preface these lectures would be one of modesty. As I look back over them, I see that they are fragmentary and incomplete. Having used for titles questions asked in the gospels I would call the series "an unfinished questionnaire." The reader will notice, however, some choices in the process. Certain questions, indeed famous and urgent questions, I have scarcely touched upon at all. To many readers that may be disappointing but I have my own reasons which can be understood. Have you never started forth in your car across country and decided as far as possible to avoid the main roads and centers of population in order to see the less familiar and less travelled roads? In the same spirit I have deliberately bypassed some much debated questions of Christology and found myself by the detour on less frequented and less familiar ground.

For example, I have been more concerned with how Jesus thought than with what he thought. It is the latter . . .

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