The Cure of Souls; Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching at Yale University, 1896

The Cure of Souls; Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching at Yale University, 1896

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...theologian is inclined to rend his fathers? The physicist has not been confined to the limits of the fourth or sixteenth centuries, while the dead hand of Councils and Confessions rest on the theologian. It is to be hoped that every branch of the Christian Church will soon exact no other pledge of her teachers than a declaration of faith in Jesus as the Son of God and the Saviour of the world, and a promise to keep His commandments, and otherwise grant to them the fullest freedom of thought and exposition. The other condition is that the obvious distinction between religion and dogma be frankly recognised. One may walk in the light and know nothing of astronomy, as did St. Thomas, who was practically a slave of Jesus and doctrinally a sceptic concerning Christ. One may have studied astronomy and walk in darkness, as did the Pharisees, who were accomplished in doctrine and sent Jesus to the Cross. It is rather discreditable that a Christian should not think out the theory of his faith, and he should be exhorted and encouraged by his minister to take up theology, but to the end of the chapter there will be sound thinkers who are poor livers and erroneous thinkers who are splendid livers. Under such favouring circumstances theology will at last obtain her opportunity, and come into her kingdom. When this age begins, we may hope to witness a remarkable revival of forgotten thought; and it will not, some dare to imagine, be so much a new theology as an old theology, which came before its time, that will at last be acclimatised in Christian faith. It is well known that there were two schools among the Fathers, the School of St. Augustine and the School of Clement of Alexandria. The one school rested all theology (speaking in a general but sufficiently...
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