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PURGING THE TEMPLE

From the July 1917 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The stirring event of the Master's career familiarly known as the purging of the temple, recounted in picturesque language and with very little variation in each of the four gospels, has long been a favorite subject with artists. It is not surprising that this dramatic episode has made a strong appeal to the imagination, for the noble figure of the man Jesus, embodying the spiritual qualities of moral courage and truth, shines out in conspicuous contrast with the carnally minded vendors and money-changers, who were startled at being suddenly arrested in their unholy enterprise, and suggests a picture which is at once inspiring and convincing.