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As noted by the Abbe Constant Fouard in his Preface: This Life of Jesus is an Act of Faith. We have had no intention of pursuing through these pages a controversy in which so many minds have been matched since the opening of our century- we onlyMoreAs noted by the Abbe Constant Fouard in his Preface: This Life of Jesus is an Act of Faith. We have had no intention of pursuing through these pages a controversy in which so many minds have been matched since the opening of our century- we only desire to make the Saviour better known and loved.THE CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD. A Life of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in two (2) volumes (1880), completes the Abbe Fouard’s series of Histories of the First Century. The series is entitled, THE BEGINNINGS OF THE CHURCH, (“Les Origines de lEglise”). The other four volumes in the series encompass the Apostolic Age and include:SAINT PETER AND THE FIRST YEARS OF CHRISTIANITYSAINT PAUL AND HIS MISSIONSTHE LAST YEARS OF SAINT PAULSAINT JOHN AND THE CLOSE OF THE APOSTOLIC AGE.All five titles (six volumes) are fully edited with linked footnotes.This series appeals alike to the student and the lay reader, both for practical use as a handbook for the history of the Apostolic Age, and for a narrative of the times. The Authors system of confining all matter of purely academic interest to the notes, thus leaving the interest of the text untrammelled, adapts his books to the needs of the general reader, while to the student they appeal as a source of information and a means of reference.Fouard’s Life of Christ, as Cardinal Manning says in his introduction, is a golden book. It is written in the best style by one who has thoroughly fitted himself for the task. The Abbe Fouard has wandered through the Holy Land from Dan to Beersheba, and knows the geography and topography perfectly, and he has made himself thoroughly familiar with all the oriental customs, so that he was well equipped to reproduce the scenes of our Lords Life.His thorough acquaintance with the modern controversies of his time, with Strauss and Baur and Renan - his extensive reading among English commentators as well as German ones- his purpose, too, of banishing the contentious spirit and of preserving the piety of a devout and prayerful Christian—all this has combined to make his book one of the highest merit.