The Homiletic Review Volume 25

The Homiletic Review Volume 25

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... that no books are missing which ought to have a place in the collection. Hence the dogmatic theologian, before beginning to set forth in order the doctrines revealed in Scripture, must prove that the Bible is, or contains, a divine revelation, duly authenticated by miracles and prophecies attached to it as evidential adjuncts; that it is throughout so inspired as to be absolutely infallible, so that every statement it contains can be confidently appealed to in proof of doctrines; and that we have in the collection of sacred writings a fixed, certain canon, on no account to be added to or subtracted from. And to make the service of apologetic, as the handmaid of divinity, more complete, it will be well if the evidences of revealed religion be prefaced by some lectures on the evidences of natural religion in the form of proofs of the Being and the attributes of the God who is held to have specially revealed Himself in the Bible. Such was the programme of the older apologetic, viewed as the handmaid of dogmatic theology, and having for its central object of defence the Bible. But now the centre of Christian interest is not the Bible, but Christ. The Bible is still held in high and reverent esteem, but it is not conceived to be vital to faith to prove all that Christians of a former generation believed to be true concerning the Bible. What is now felt to be of vital moment is to know truly Jesus Christ and to think and feel rightly concerning Him, and it is held to be possible to do this before arriving at final conclusions concerning the inspiration of the Scriptures and the many questions bearing on the canon. Hence the problems of the older apologetic, formerly supposed to be vital, are either altogether set aside, or postponed, more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 767g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236825977
  • 9781236825971