The result is that both Sigwart and Wundt transform the inductive process of adducing particular examples to induce a universal law into a deductive process of presupposing a universal law as a ground to deduce particular consequences.
They offer pure categories arising in series, each successive one presupposing those that have gone before.
The power of the microscope is thus represented by presupposing day-light with a wave-length of 550 Au.
If you begin by presupposing naturalism, then of course what you wind up with is a purely natural Jesus!
Schleiermacher applies the phrase " the immortality of religion " to the religious emotion of oneness, amid finitude, with the infinite and, amid time, with the eternal; denies any necessary connexion between the belief in the continuance of personal existence and the consciousness of God; and rests his faith on immortality altogether on Christ's promise of living fellowship with His followers, as presupposing their as well as His personal immortality.