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Jewish and Christian Messiah by Vincent Henry Stanton

Today’s free book is Vincent Henry Stanton’s work on the person of the Messiah. It covers some very useful subjects, such as the use of the Old Testament in the Early Church, Jesus’ teaching on the Kingdom of God and the identity of “The Son of Man”. This public domain title was digitised from the copy held in Spurgeon’s College library.

Vincent Henry Stanton [1846-1924], The Jewish and the Christian Messiah. A Study in the Earliest History of Christianity. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1886. Hbk. pp.399. [Click here visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Books on Jewish Messianic Beliefs
  1. Introductory
    1. The Scope of Our Inquiry and its Bearing Upon Modern Theories of the Rise of Christianity
    2. The Documents
    3. General View of the History of Messianic Expectation Among the Jews to the Christian Era
    4. General Character of the Christian Transformation of the Idea of the Messiah
    5. The Use of the Old Testament in the Early Church
  2. The Attitude to Messianic Beliefs
    1. The Teaching of Jesus Concerning the Kingdom of God
    2. The Yse by Jesus of the Title “The Son of Man”
    3. The Claim Made by Jesus Himself to be the Christ
  3. Messianic Ideas in the Early Chuch
    1. The Doctrine of te the Office of the Christ in the Early Church
    2. Comparison in Detail of Jewish and Christian Eschatology
    3. Messianic Prophect and the Mythical Theory
  • Epilogue

Main image: The oldest known icon of Christ Pantocrator – Saint Catherine’s Monastery. The halo is a representation of the divine Logos of Christ, and the two different facial expressions on either side emphasize Christ’s dual nature as both divine and human. Source: Wikipedia.

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