Homiletic; Lectures on Preaching

Homiletic; Lectures on Preaching

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...dogmas!" is its watchword. Instead of the foundation laid by the Apostles and Reformers, instead of the definite facts of salvation, general moral rules, perhaps, are to determine doctrinal freedom. These, it is said, remain fixed; but dogma is always changing. Let us not be confused by the talk about intolerance! The question is simply one of order and clearness. The right of existence within the State cannot, and must not, ever be refused to these views. But it is a quite different question whether they can be equally allowed in a Chureh with definite fundamental doctrines. This must be denied by everyone who acknowledges these fundamental doctrines to be divinely revealed and, therefore, immutable and inalienable. Richter says, in his Lehrbueh des katholisehen und evangelisehen Kirehenredits, 6 Aufl. S. 680: "The view that each individual preacher may hold by his own particular standpoint in opposition to the Creeds, is utterly irreconcilable with the idea of a Church as a fellowship of faith, and therefore also of public teaching. Churches do not make offices in order that in a hundred churches a hundred different doctrines may be preached by learned and unlearned minds, but in order that the one spirit of evangelical faith may be proclaimed and impress itself on men's hearts. Hence the particular duty to the symbols seems quite justified as a special warning to the conscience." Cf. Nitzsch, i. 307 ff.: "Freedom of teaching must always be regulated and defined, so that every perversion of the teacher's office for the public undermining of the Christian doctrine will be regarded as usurpation and anarchy, and treated accordingly." And Rothe (Theologisehe Ethik, v. S. 433): "A permanent Church doctrine is in fact an indispensable requisite for...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236681037
  • 9781236681034