From the April, 2008 issue of Touchstone
The Truth Who Lives by Patrick Henry Reardon

The Truth Who Lives

The teaching of Jesus was inseparable from his person. In the Gospel, we do not find our Lord appealing to universally available religious truths, truths that could stand on their own, truths accessible to man’s mind apart from his teaching of them, truths that could outlive the person who spoke them. It is

essential to grasp this fact, because it indicates an essential difference between Jesus and other “religious founders.”

To illustrate this difference we may take the example of Siddartha Gautama some six centuries earlier. When Gautama gathered his disciples to listen to his Deer Park Sermon, he certainly appealed to his own experience of a “revelation.” He referred to his enlighte . . .


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