North American Review Advertiser (review date January 1864)
SOURCE: “Renan's Life of Jesus.” North American Review Advertiser (January 1864): 195-233.
[In the following review, the critic praises The Life of Jesus for its vivid portrayal of Jesus while condemning the book for its rejection of Jesus' divinity.]
When we take up a new book on any old and familiar subject, on which many books have been written, we naturally ask, first, Was there any need of a new book on this subject? and if so, then, Was its author the man to write it?—and the second of these questions there are two ways of answering: either to inform ourselves from other sources who and what the man is, or to read the book itself, and judge...
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