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Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern   By: (1862-1933)

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James Edward Talmage's expansive work, undoubtedly a masterpiece in the realm of religious literature, delves deep into the life, teachings, and divine mission of Jesus Christ. Aptly titled, "Jesus the Christ: A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern," this book is an indispensable resource for readers seeking a more profound understanding of Christ, His purpose, and His impact on humanity.

Talmage's book is divided into several comprehensive sections, each dedicated to exploring a different aspect of Christ's life and ministry. Starting with a comprehensive overview of the world's religious and philosophical beliefs during the time of Christ, Talmage effectively contextualizes the importance and uniqueness of Jesus as the Messiah. Drawing from various scriptural texts, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon, the author creates a well-rounded and thorough analysis of Christ's earthly mission.

One of the remarkable features of this book is Talmage's ability to present complex theological concepts in a clear and accessible manner. His prose is eloquent yet precise, making it easy for both scholars and novice readers to follow along. The author meticulously examines Christ's birth, His divine attributes, the pivotal events of His ministry, His ultimate sacrifice, and His triumph over death. Throughout, Talmage draws upon the scriptures, historical records, and his own profound insights, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the rich narrative of Christ's life.

Furthermore, Talmage's work provides valuable insights into the political and social climate of the time. By understanding the cultural backdrop against which Jesus taught, readers gain a more nuanced perspective on the challenges He faced and the timeless principles He taught. Talmage skillfully weaves together historical context and scriptural interpretation, creating a compelling narrative that resonates with readers on multiple levels.

The book also addresses various misconceptions and controversies surrounding Jesus and His teachings, presenting a thorough examination of alternative theories and interpretations. Talmage diligently addresses critical questions while remaining firmly rooted in the scriptures and sincere faith in Christ. This invaluable approach allows readers to appreciate the depth of Talmage's research and his commitment to providing an accurate portrayal of Jesus Christ.

Although "Jesus the Christ" is undeniably a weighty tomb, it remains engaging throughout, thanks to Talmage's engaging writing style and his adeptness at retaining reader interest. While it may be daunting for those unfamiliar with religious texts or historical studies, the overall impact and profound knowledge gained from reading this book make it well worth the effort.

In conclusion, James Edward Talmage's "Jesus the Christ" is a seminal work that delves deeply into the life, teachings, and profound mission of Jesus. With meticulous attention to detail, Talmage presents an exhaustive analysis of Christ's life, contextualizing His mission within ancient and modern scriptures. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of Jesus Christ and the transformative impact He has had on the world.

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A Study of the Messiah and His Mission according to Holy Scriptures both Ancient and Modern



One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints




Salt Lake City, Utah

Deseret Book Company



September 1915, December 1915, April 1916 and November 1916



Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints

Copyright, October, 1922



Trustee in Trust for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints

Printed in the United States of America


The scope of the subject presented in this work is expressed on the title page. It will be readily seen that the author has departed from the course usually followed by writers on the Life of Jesus Christ, which course, as a rule, begins with the birth of Mary's Babe and ends with the ascension of the slain and risen Lord from Olivet. The treatment embodied in these pages, in addition to the narrative of the Lord's life in the flesh comprizes the antemortal existence and activities of the world's Redeemer, the revelations and personal manifestations of the glorified and exalted Son of God during the apostolic period of old and in modern times, the assured nearness of the Lord's second advent, and predicted events beyond all so far as the Holy Scriptures make plain... Continue reading book >>

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