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THEOLOGICAL TRANSLATION LIBRARY

VOL. XV.

WERNLE'S THE BEGINNINGS OF CHRISTIANITY

VOL. I.

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And edited, with an Introduction, by
THE Rev. W. D. MORRISON, LL.D.

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Avong Continental theologians of the younger generation there are few, if any, that occupy a more distin

, guished place than Professor Wernle of the University of Basel, and his work on the Beginnings of the Christian Religion, which is now presented to the Englishspeaking public, is the most matured and exhaustive product of his scholarship. It may not be possible for all of us to see eye to eye with him in the vast and sometimes obscure field covered by his brilliant study ; but it is impossible for any one to withhold admiration from the freshness, the vivacity, the vitality, the penetrating insight which Professor Wernle exhibits in his handling of the origin and primitive development of the Christian faith. The book is addressed to all who are prepared to accept the bolder results of New Testament criticism, and the central idea running through the whole of it is a very simple one. It is first of all to ascertain what the Gospel is as seen in the teaching and character of the Redeemer ; and secondly, to measure all the later expositions of

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