Concordia Theological Monthly

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The Superman

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evolution, superman, science, babylon, nietzsche

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


This is a revision, amplification, and bringing up to date of an oration delivered and published a number of years ago. I should like to add that I have sometimes felt in preparing this paper that what Bergson, for instance, has been driving at has eluded me. I have tried to present fairly and justly the doctrines of the thinkers mentioned in this paper. Even If I have failed to discover what they wished to teach, I feel pretty confident of having found out what the bulk of their followers think they teach. For practical purposes that is sufficient; for we are concerned with the evil results of their teaching in the average educated person. By average educated parson I mean one who has had at least a high-school education. It is clear that what it not understood of their teaching has no practical effect for either good or evil.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Exodus 5:1-2; Daniel 4:29-30; Genesis 1:28; Matthew 4:7; Matthew 16:7; Romans 1:19-20; Romans 2:14-15; Exodus 15:3-5; Exodus 9:10; Exodus 19:29; Daniel 4:31-33; Daniel 4:37; Acts 12:23; Matthew 5:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Matthew 28:18-19;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars