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We must, however, note that what are usually called the high religions made their appearance within about twenty-five hundred years - most of them within fifteen hundred years. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century, most of the earth's surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and China. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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As the centuries pass, the evidence is accumulating that, measured by His effect on history, Jesus is the most influential life ever lived on this planet. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually and ethically and would give assurance of immortality. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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When contrasted with the much longer time that life has been present, the course of Christianity thus far is but a brief moment. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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It is not His teachings which make Jesus so remarkable, although these would be enough to give Him distinction. It is a combination of the teachings with the man Himself. The two cannot be separated. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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The Psalms, the anthology of the hymns of Israel, are still used by Christians. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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In contrast, Christianity, while acknowledging the presence of suffering, declares that life can be infinitely worth living and opens the way to eternal life in fellowship with God Who so loved the world that He gave Himself in Christ. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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Christians were regarded as separated from society and therefore destructive of the Greco-Roman way of life. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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John the Baptist, who we are told was related by blood to Jesus, was preaching the impending judgement of God, urging repentance and moral reform, and baptizing in the Jordan River those who responded. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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However incompatible the spirit of Jesus and armed force may be, and however unpleasant it may be to acknowledge the fact, as a matter of plain history the latter has often made it possible for the former to survive. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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That free will was demonstrated in the placing of temptation before man with the command not to eat of the fruit of the tree which would give him a knowledge of good and evil, with the disturbing moral conflict to which that awareness would give rise. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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Compared with the thousands of years in which human life has been on this planet, Christianity is a recent development. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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The history of Christianity, therefore, must be of concern to all who are interested in the record of man and particularly to all who seek to understand the contemporary human scene. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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The prophets and the writers of the Psalms were clear that God was continuing to work in the universe and in all history. They declared that He had created the universe. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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The primary source of the appeal of Christianity was Jesus - His incarnation, His life, His crucifixion, and His resurrection. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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Freedom was conditioned by man's physical body, heredity, and environment. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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THE NINETEENTH CENTURY SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY WAS DUE PRIMARILY TO A NEW BURST OF RELIGIOUS LIFE EMANATING FROM THE CHRISTIAN IMPULSE ... NEVER IN ANY CORRESPONDING LENGTH OF TIME HAD THE CHRISTIAN IMPULSE GIVEN RISE TO SO MANY NEW MOVEMENTS. NEVER HAD IT HAD QUITE SO GREAT AN EFFECT UPON WESTERN EUROPEAN PEOPLES. IT WAS FROM THIS ABOUNDING VIGOR THAT THERE ISSUED THE MISSIONARY ENTERPRISE WHICH DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY SO AUGMENTED THE NUMERICAL STRENGTH AND THE INFLUENCE OF CHRISTIANITY. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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Christianity is usually called a religion. As a religion it has had a wider geographic spread and is more deeply rooted among more peoples than any other religion in the history of mankind. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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In the third century after Christ the faith continued to spread. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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Christianity emerged from the religion of Israel. Or rather, it has as its background a persistent strain in that religion. To that strain Christians have looked back, and rightly, as the preparation in history for their faith. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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We know something of the history of the spread of Christianity, but much passed from recorded memory and much was transmitted by tradition whose accuracy has been repeatedly questioned. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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In both the presence of evil and the eventual triumph over evil the sweep is cosmic. It embraces the entire universe, what to man is both seen and unseen. The victory is to be accomplished through Christ. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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Hinduism's basic tenet is that many roads exist by which men have pursued and still pursue their quest for the truth and that none has universal validity. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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This means that to man God gave a degree of free will. — Kenneth Scott Latourette

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The most that one of Jewish faith can do - and some have gladly done it - is to say that Jesus was the greatest in the long succession of Jewish prophets. None can acknowledge that Jesus was the Messiah without becoming a Christian. — Kenneth Scott Latourette