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By Leo Tolstoy

ISBN-10: 1907355693

ISBN-13: 9781907355691

EISBN-13: 978-1-907355-69-1

A Confession — an essay by means of Leo Tolstoy on his spiritual innovations — exhibits the nice writer in means of trying to find solutions to profound questions that hassle all who take them on: "What will come of my life?" and "What is the that means of life?": those are questions whose solutions have been an absolute requirement for Tolstoy. through the essay, Tolstoy indicates varied makes an attempt to discover solutions at the examples of technological know-how, philosophy, japanese knowledge and the critiques of his fellow novelists. . . . discovering no viable answer in any of those, Tolstoy acknowledges the deep non secular convictions of standard humans as containing the major to actual solutions.

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30 Calvins Vorrede zur Olivetanbibel (1535) - Einleitung rung an die Zürcher Theologie, wenn er das Thema in der Institutio 1539 (noch nicht 1536) wieder aufnimmt und nun feststellt: »Der Bund mit den Vätern ist im Wesen und in der Sache von dem unsrigen nicht verschieden. Verschieden dagegen ist die äußere Darbietung. «13 Der Gebrauch des Bundesbegrifft bei Calvin ist jedoch u. E. nicht von Bullinger veranlaßt. Wir meinen, daß möglicherweise dessen Gebrauch bei Budaeus for Calvin maßgeblich war, wo das Verhältnis Gottes zum Menschen als ein präexistenter (I) Gnadenbund mit Christus als Mittler aufgefaßt wird und Christi Tod dann dieses Vermächtnis bekräftigt und dieses »Testament« in Kraft setzt undjedem sein Erbgut, die ewige Seligkeit, zuweistJ4 Dann möchten wir aber neu aufLuthers »De captivitate babylonica« hinweisen.

Und Gott der Herr wird ihm den Thron seines Vaters David geben, und er wird ewig über das Haus Jakobs herrschen, und seine Königsherrschaft wird kein Ende haben« (Lk 1,31ft). Die gleiche Botschaft erging im wesentlichen an Joseph, danach auch an die Hirten, denen gesagt wurde, daß der Heiland geboren sei, welcher ist Christus, der Herr. Und diese Botschaft wurde nicht nur von einem Engel gebracht, sondern durch die große Menge der Engel bestätigt, die alle zusammen dem Herrn 46 807 Praefatio Simeon le iuste en esperit propheticque l"a haultement confesse.

Beati, inquit, eritis quum probra in vos iecerint homines, et insectati vos fuerint, et dixerint omne malum adversus vos mentientes, propter me. Quid igitur dissimulamus, ac non potius verum dicimus? An aequum hominibus potius placere quam Deo? An timendi qui corpus perdere possunt, animum minime? 0 ingratum hominum genus, quod ne vel minimam afflictionem illius nomine pati velit qui pro omnium peccatis mortuus est, qui morte aetema et Satanae vinculis suo sanguine nos liberavit. Haereticos, seductores, impostores, maledicos mundus et improbi eos appellare solent qui pure et sincere animis fidelium evangelium insinuare contendunt, atque obsequium Deo se praestare putant.

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