The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review : April, 1866 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Princeton Review: April, 1866 The second doctrine is that commonly known-among us as the governmental theory. This is founded on the assumption that happiness is the highest good; that the love of being, or the disposition to promote happiness, is not only the highest, but all virtue; and therefore that just1ce IS only a form of benevolence. The primary end of punishment is consequently the good of God's moral government, or the prevention of the evil conseduences' of gratuitous forgiveness. christ's work therefore is a satisfaction to rectoral justice; and rectoral justice is only a benevolent regard to the good of rational creatures. This doctrine flows necessarily from the view of divine justice presented by Leibnitz; and was adopted by the jurist Grotius, and assented to by his Socinian antagonists as removing their objections to the church doctrine of satisfaction. In this country it has been widely adopted as one of the modern; and American improvements in theology. The third general theory is that which resolves the saving efficacy of Christ's work into its subjective influence. This theory comprehends many different views of the nature and design of the Redeemer's work. The three most comprehensive are the following: 1. That the work of Christ owes its power to the confirmation which it gives to important-truths, - such as the immortality of the soul, the willingness of God to for give sin, &c., Ste. 2. That its power is due to, the exhibition which it makes 0fself-sacrificing love. And 3d. The mystical' doctrine of the renovation of humanity through a participation of the theanthropic life of Christ. It is to the second of these views the doctrine of Dr. Bushnell belongs. This will be ren dered plain by a statement, first, of what he denies, and secondly, of what he affirms. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 240g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243274149
  • 9780243274147