PSYCHOTHERAPY SCIENTIFIC AND RELIGIOUS

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134 PSYCHOTHERAPY: SCIENTIFIC AND RELIGIOUS chap, in
' finds' us by its appeal to all that is best in us. ' We needs must love the highest when we see it! ' And its origin was not ' miraculous ' in the specific traditional sense of that word; it was, as Pringle-Pattison says, ' none the less the work of God in a human soul \ 'Christ', said Spinoza2I2b (ch. iv), 'was not so much a prophet as the mouth-piece of God. . . . Christ was sent to teach, not only the Jews, but the whole human race; and therefore it was not enough that his mind should be accommodated to the opinions of the Jews alone, but also to the opinion and fundamental teaching common to the whole human race in other words, to ideas universal and true/ In that sense Paul's statement that 1 God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, is appropriate.
As we end our study we take the liberty to borrow Schweitzer's conclusion 203: ' He comes to us as One unknown, without a name, as of old by the lake-side He came to those men who knew Him not. He speaks to us the same word, " Follow thou Me ! " and sets us to the tasks which He has to fulfil for our time. He commands. And to those who obey Him, whether they be wise or simple, He will reveal Himself in toils, and conflicts, the sufferings which they shall pass through in His fellowship, and, as an ineffable mystery, they shall learn in their own experience Who He is.'