The Homiletic Review Volume 14

The Homiletic Review Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...The theses, which throw light on the practical spirit of the association, are as follows: 1. We ought to bring them the Gospei uot as man's wisdom but as God's revelation. 2. Not as the only but as the perfect revelation of God. 3. Not as a new civilization but as a help in moral need. 4. Not as a partisan affair but as testimony of the common Saviour. 5. Not as a summary of astonishing doctrines but as a divine act for our satiation. 6. Not as a past history but as a divine power experienced by the heart of the believer. That these theses would be variously interpreted by different members is evident, for some not only deny all supernatural claims for Christ and the Gospel, but even question the personality of God and the personal immortality of the soul. The Middle Party (Dorner, Beyschlag) insists just as much on taking philosophy into account and harmonizing religion with modern culture; but it wants to conserve more fully the great doctrines of the Reformation and yields less to the results of negative criticism. It is consequently more Biblical, and may be regarded as the right wing of Schleiermacher's school. The effort to mediate between religion and modern thought has given its leaders the name of "mediating" theologians. They want perfect freedom in critical inquiries, claim that the Protestant Association shall be tolerated in the State Church, and are determined opponents of utilitarianism. The Bund or Alliance recently formed against Jesuitism in the Catholic Church consists almost exclusively of members of this party and of the association. Their main strength is in the University of Halle, but they also have representatives in Leipzig, Berlin, and in other universities. The Ritschl school starts with the more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878345
  • 9781236878342