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This book concentrates on the life and teachings of Jesus, as related by the fashionable Gilded Age clergyman. As a crystallized sample of one sort of Victorian devotion, Beecher's book is full of miracles, scenery and sentiment, but devoid of systematic theology.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-259-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jun 17,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 538
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-259-3
$180.70
$108.42

This work is a crystallized sample of one sort of Victorian devotion. Beecher, the celebrated and fashionable clergyman, brother of the abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, and soon to be enmired in scandal, wrote a book full of miracle, scenery, and sentiment, but discards any systematic theology of the Incarnation; Beecher regards it as insisting too much on the inability of God to suffer, and as being centuries later than the Gospels. This book concentrates on the life and teaching of Jesus; although a second volume was intended and never completed, the culmination with the Sermon on the Mount seems perfectly characteristic, as though nothing were omitted. With an appendix containing Beecher's own compilation of the four Gospels into a single narrative.

This work is a crystallized sample of one sort of Victorian devotion. Beecher, the celebrated and fashionable clergyman, brother of the abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, and soon to be enmired in scandal, wrote a book full of miracle, scenery, and sentiment, but discards any systematic theology of the Incarnation; Beecher regards it as insisting too much on the inability of God to suffer, and as being centuries later than the Gospels. This book concentrates on the life and teaching of Jesus; although a second volume was intended and never completed, the culmination with the Sermon on the Mount seems perfectly characteristic, as though nothing were omitted. With an appendix containing Beecher's own compilation of the four Gospels into a single narrative.

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Henry Ward Beecher

  • PREFACE (page 7)
  • CONTENTS OF PART I (page 13)
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS (page 15)
  • CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTORY (page 17)
  • CHAPTER II: THE OVERTURE OF ANGELS (page 27)
  • CHAPTER III: THE DOCTRINAL BASIS (page 60)
  • CHAPTER IV: CHILDHOOD AND RESIDENCE AT NAZARETH (page 70)
  • CHAPTER V: THE VOICE IN THE WILDNESS (page 98)
  • CHAPTER VI: THE TEMPTATION (page 132)
  • CHAPTER VII: JESUS,HIS PERSONAL APPEARANCE (page 152)
  • CHAPTER VIII: THE OUTLOOK (page 176)
  • CHAPTER IX: THE HOUSEHOLD GATE (page 203)
  • CHAPTER X: THE FIRST JUDAEAN MINISTRY (page 222)
  • CHAPTER XI: THE LESSON AT JACOB'S WELL (page 253)
  • CHAPTER XII: EARLY LABORS IN GALILEE (page 277)
  • CHAPTER XIII: A TIME OF JOY (page 304)
  • CHAPTER XIV: THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT-THE BEATITUDES (page 331)
  • CHAPTER XV: THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT (page 357)
  • CHAPTER XVI: THE BEGINNING OF CONFLICT (page 390)
  • CHAPTER XVII: AROUND THE SEA OF GALILEE (page 425)
  • APPENDIX THE GOSPELS CONSOLIDATED (page 461)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 462)
  • PREFACE (page 463)
  • EXPLANATION (page 465)
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 467)
  • THE GOSPEL HISTORY: CHAPTER I (page 469)
  • CHAPTER II (page 470)
  • CHAPTER III (page 473)
  • CHAPTER IV (page 474)
  • CHAPTER V (page 477)
  • CHAPTER VI (page 480)
  • CHAPTER VII (page 483)
  • CHAPTER VIII (page 485)
  • CHAPTER IX (page 487)
  • CHAPTER X (page 489)
  • CHAPTER XI (page 491)
  • CHAPTER XII (page 493)
  • CHAPTER XIII (page 497)
  • CHAPTER XIV (page 502)
  • CHAPTER XV (page 504)
  • CHAPTER XVI (page 507)
  • CHAPTER XVII (page 510)
  • CHAPTER XVIII (page 517)
  • CHAPTER XIX (page 519)
  • CHAPTER XX (page 523)
  • ANALYTICAL INDEX (page 529)