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The genesis of the social gospel : the meaning of the ideals of Jesus in the light of their antecedents

Author: Chester Charlton McCown
Publisher: New York ; London : A.A. Knopf, 1929.
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McCown, Chester Charlton, b. 1877.
Genesis of the social gospel.
New York ; London : A.A. Knopf, 1929
(OCoLC)589871814
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chester Charlton McCown
OCLC Number: 932578
Description: xv, 394, xvii pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Is there a social gospel? What did Jesus mean? ; Spiritualizing interpretations ; Social interpretations ; Eschatological interpretations ; Interpretations based on the history of religions ; How seek an answer to the question? --
The physical factors in Hebrew history. Palestine and the new history ; Palestinian topography ; The climate of Palestine ; Natural resources ; Geographic relationships ; Interior diversities --
The fathers according to the flesh. The importance of ethnological and political factors ; Pre-Hebrew Palestine ; Hebrew Palestine ; The Persians and Greeks in Palestine --
Israel's spiritual ancestry. Non-Semitic influences ; Tigris-Euphrates civilization ; Egypt ; Persian and Greek influence ; The Near East as one culture area --
The dawn of democracy. The origin and meaning of democracy ; Progress by conflict ; The nomadic ideal ; Pre-exilic influence of the nomadic ideal ; The nomadic ideal in Judaism --
Politics and religion. The prophetic dilemma ; The nature of prophecy ; The national hopes of the Hebrews ; The task of the prophets ; The effects of prosperity ; National adversity ; Sacerdotalism and legalism --
The recovery of paradise. The myths and codes of Babylonia ; The Egyptian paradise ; Persian myth and eschatology ; Hebrew hopes --
The perfect prince. Egypt ; Babylonia ; The Messianic hope among the Hebrews --
The hope of the poor. The protection of the poor in Babylonia ; The poor in Egypt ; The poor in North Syria ; The poor in Mazdaism ; The poor in Israel --
The Son of David and the Son of Man. The political situation ; The economic situation ; The psychological situation ; Proposed solutions ; Jesus' solution --
The shepherds and the magi. The economic and social conditions of Jesus' life ; Jesus' attitude toward the rich and aristocratic ; Jesus' attitude toward the common people ; Jesus and humility ; Jesus' attitude toward material possessions ; Jesus' ideal of life ; The path to the ideal --
The essence of the social gospel. The cultural inheritance ; The existing situation ; The correct approach to the interpretation of Jesus ; Current misconceptions of Jesus ; The purpose and method of Jesus.
Responsibility: by Chester Charlton McCown.

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