The Evolution of Early Christianity [review-book]

Arthur Cushman McGiffert
1915 The American Journal of Theology  
Known as the Early Journal Content, this set of works include research articles, news, letters, and other writings published in more than 200 of the oldest leading academic journals. The works date from the mid--seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries. We encourage people to read and share the Early Journal Content openly and to tell others that this resource exists. People may post this content online or redistribute in any way for non--commercial purposes. Read more about Early Journal
more » ... ntent at JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not--for--profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact " (p. 231) . And the same spirit dwells among ourselves, leading us into all truth. "The world-view of today is separated from that of the prophets [of Israel] by centuries of study and experience." Thus "he who would slavishly seek to imitate them would totally misunderstand their spirit. It is for the modern prophet rather to face the facts of life with open eye, to read the message of God to the age as it is revealed in those facts and processes [which history and science reveal], and to surrender himself in the full assurance of faith to the task of declaring and interpreting that message to his fellow-men. So will prophecy live again and religion once more become a quickening power upon the minds of men" (p. 233). II8 THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY made in the full light of world-history. It grew as the mind of Israel grew. It laid hold upon the great world-movements' of the time and claimed them for itself and for its God