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The Jesus of History

T. R. Glover

Book Overview: 

A collection of a series of lectures delivered while Glover was in India setting the life of Jesus into its historical context and seeing what lessons might be drawn from it.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .means for most of us slovenly thinking; but when a man thinks in earnest and takes truth seriously, when he speaks with his eye on his object, his language will not be slovenly, his instinct for fact will keep his speech pure and true. This is what we find in the sayings of Jesus; there is form, but living form, the freedom and grace which the clear mind and the friendly eye communicate insensibly and inimitably to language.

Our task in this chapter is primarily a historical one. From the words of Jesus we have to work back to the type of mind from which they come. There is always danger in such a task. We may forget the wide and living variety of the mind we study; our own minds may not be large enough, nor tender enough, not various, quick and sympathetic in such a degree as to apprehend what we find, to see what it means, and to relate it to itself, detail to whole. How much greater the danger here! While we analyse, we have to remember that the. . . Read More

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I know I shouldn't be should be shocked by the relevance of a book written in 1917 since it is based on the Bible. Palpable in its understanding of Christ and hugely successful in its lively painting of the Messiah, not only did this book allow me to fall deeper in love with God but it also gave me


I really enjoyed this work. It begins with a study of the individual Jesus as a simple carpenter and his passion for nature. His salt of the Earth ways are extracted from historical accounts and Biblical scripture. In the beginning we get to know this man through the eyes of a citizen of the first c


Glover, like .c.s.Lewis, proceeds carefully, builds his case for the amazing life of a man named Jesus and His incredible impact on both the individual as well as humanity as a whole.
By doing so, he brings the careful reader to a richer understanding of Jesus and the faith founded upon H