How Came Our Faith - W. A. L. [William Alexander Leslie] ElmslieCambridge at The University Press, 1950, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavy toning to the spine, loss at the spine ends and corners and several short tears with a long tear to the join of the lower panel with the flap. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned, spotting to the start and finish and scattered pencil annotations. A working copy.
2nd impression. [First Edition: 1948]
From the cover: “This book is the outcome of Dr Elmslie’s conviction that Hebrew history, which the Old Testament records, is essentially relevant to the conflict of contemporary ideas and affairs. Beliefs which are timelessly true, concerning ultimate reality and human duty, emerged in the course of that history. To-day they have acquired fresh and profound importance for the right presentation of the Christian Faith to the modern world.
The first part of this book deals with the Old Testament, and with the Bible as a whole, in relation to Christianity and present life; and the sequel traces how the great beliefs were attained by individual Hebrews of penetrating intelligence and moral integrity, seeking to find meaning in history and in their own experience.
The book is written in terms which make it readable by anyone who takes a responsible interest in the turmoil of modern thought and conduct. It is also addressed to the special needs of professional students of religion and morals, and to teachers concerned with the study of the Bible.”