Of Christ's Manner of Life

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Of Christ's Manner of Life

Having considered those things which relate to Christ's entrance into the world, or to His beginning, it remains for us to consider those that relate to the process of His life. And we must consider

  1. His manner of life;
  2. His temptation;
  3. His doctrine;
  4. His miracles.
Concerning the first there are four points of inquiry:
  1. Whether Christ should have led a solitary life, or have associated with men?
  2. Whether He should have led an austere life as regards food, drink, and clothing? Or should He have conformed Himself to others in these respects?
  3. Whether He should have adopted a lowly state of life, or one of wealth and honor?
  4. Whether He should have lived in conformity with the Law?