The Hope of the Gospel

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DigiCat, Nov 13, 2022 - Religion - 111 pages
This non-fictional book written by George MacDonald is one of the most potent collections of Christian apologetics. Author's religious reflections and theological views are compiled in this work, making the readers question the main ideas of Christianity.
 

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SALVATION FROM
and thou shalt call his name Jesus for he shall save his people
JESUS AND HIS FELLOW TOWNSMEN
SORROW THE PLEDGE OF
THE REWARD OF OBEDIENCE
THE SALT AND THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
THE HOPE OF THE UNIVERSE

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George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and a mentor to fellow writer Lewis Carroll. Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, his early career was marked by a transition from being a minister to becoming a full-time author, owing to his unorthodox views which often clashed with the prevailing religious sentiments of his day. Described as a Christian universalist, MacDonald's theology spilled over into his work which blended the spiritual, the fantastical, and the moral. His writings exhibit a profound depth of feeling and a rich imagination that made them appealing to both children and adults. 'The Hope of the Gospel' serves as an excellent example of MacDonald's eloquent prose and theological insights. With an emphasis on the loving and redemptive aspects of Christian faith, MacDonald's work in this text highlights his ability to persuade and inspire through the written word. His literary style often wove allegory and mysticism together with a narrative that touched on enduring themes of redemption, faith, and the transcendent nature of love. MacDonald's influence extends beyond the literary domain, as he significantly impacted the fantasy genre and inspired notable authors such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. MacDonald's legacy persists in the continued readership of his works, which bear testament to his unique blend of theological reflection and imaginative storytelling.

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