HEATHEISM gave iis a seeking religion; Ju-daism a hoping religion, but Christianity is therealization of what heathenism sought and Judaismhoped for. — Luthaedt.A mere Plato, theorizing about life, a Seneca, full of moral apotheg-ms, Jesus never was, nor could be. Hehas wrought a revolution in the moral and intellectuallife of mankind. patient Jesus, touching us with Thystrong, strange, quiet, loving strokes, calming our hearts,nerving and girding us for duty, no time or distanceseparates from Thee. We see Thee, hear Thee, feel Theestill ! — Chaeles McTyeire Bishop.But, irrespective of the miracle-working of Jesus, Hispower is altogether an unparalleled fact in history. Anew era dates from His birth. His coming, as DoctorSears has well said, was a new influx of power. Jesusseems to concentrate in His own person the great con-structive forces of religion. ... It was His wonderfulwork to create in the Roman Empire a new faith, a newhope and a new joy. The belief in immortality becamethrough Him in Judea what it had never been in Athensor Rome, a li\dng, working faith, which transformed theearth and transfigured death. . . .The unexampled power of Jesus was creative, like-wise, of a new humanity. It poured its fresh, renewingstreams through all the channels of social life. Modernsociety as well as modern history dates from the adventof Christ. ... It was the peculiar power of the de-spised azarine to call forth, by a mighty voice, a newcivilization from the grave of the old. It may be saidthat philosophy rolled away the stone, but to restore lifewas the miracle wrought by Christianity. — ISTewman"Smith, Old Faiths in ew Light, 2d ed., pp. 210, 211,215.