Excerpt from The Brotherhood of Mankind: A Study Towards a Christian Philosophy of History The object of this book is to show that the end towards which mankind are progressing is a united brotherhood. This goal of mankind is the key to human history, which unfolds a steady progress towards its realisation. We approach the question from several aspects. As a matter of historical investigation, we trace the growth of the idea of a united humanity as revealed in the progress of mankind, showing how all life tends to exhibit an advance towards it. As a theological inquiry, we endeavour to identify it with the teaching of Christ and the general growth of the Church. It appears as the central spirit of Christianity. It underlies all the doctrines of the Church, and unfolds the earthly meaning of the Incarnation. And although in this book we do t consider the life beyond, we may add that it supplies the key to all eschatology. The relation which the progress of mankind towards unity bears to morality and kwledge has also a place in our theory. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.