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INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I.

(3) Such Claims not Applicable to all the

Books.

Iden and Scope of Biblical Dogmatics.

(4) Our Doctrine should Accord with existe

1. Theology and Religion, 1.

ing Facts.

2. Universality of Religion and Revela-

(5) Inerrancy : Dogma of Necessitarian

tion, 1.

Philosophy.

3. Philosophy of Religion, 2.

12. The Dogma of Infallibility, 24.

4. The Christian Religion, 3.

(1) Involveo a Distorted Notion of the

5. Biblical Theology, 3.

Bible.

6. Systematic Theology, 4.

(2) Discredited by Discrepanclea and Per-

7. Limits and Aim of Biblical Dogmatics, 4.

sistent Controversy.

8. Theology Old and New, 5.

(3) The Word Itself Irrelevant.

(1) Sumciency Rather than Infallibility.

CHAPTER II.

13. Authority as Sources of Doctrino, 28.

Sources of Biblical Dogmatics.

(1) Superiority in Variety of Contents

1. The Bible a Priceless Treasury, 7.

(2) Superiority of Historie Outline and

2. Trammels of Old Tradition, 7.

Background.

3. Reaction and Changes of View, 8.

(3) Superiority of the Revelation of Chrtst.

4. Other Sacred Bibles, 9.

14. The Biblo and the Word of God, 32.

5. Limits of the Biblical Canon, 9.

15. Necessity of Sound Interpretation, 34.

6. Other Traditions Questioned, 11.

16. Sufficiency as Sources of Doctrine, 35.

7. Variety of Compositions, 12.

CHAPTER III.

8. Three Divisions of the Hebrew Canon,

Mothod of Biblical Dogmatics.

13.

9. The New Testament Canon, 14.

1. Importance of Method, 37.

2. Lack of System in Ancient Writers, 37.

10. Superiority of the New Testament, 15.

3. Federal and Trinitarian Methods, 38.

(1) Shown by Statements of Jesus.

(2) Shown by other New Testament Teach-

4. Methods of some German Writers, 38.

5. Methods of Five American Divines, 39.

Ing.

(3) Shown by Obvious Facts of the Records.

6. Outlines of Other Writers, 41.

(4) The Transition Gradual.

7. Questions of Scope and Terminology,

11. The Question of Inspiration, 18.

42.

(1) Highest Old Testament Claims.

8. A Priori and a Posteriori Methods, 43.

(2) Witness of the New Testament.

9. The Method of this Work, 44.

PART FIRST

THE CONSTITUTION AND POSSIBILITIES OF MAN

SEOTION FIRST

CHAPTER VI.

THE NATURE OF MAN.

Man's Place in tho World.

CHAPTER I.

1. Man as the Chief Creation of God, 73.

Tho Natural Constitution of Man.

2. Ancient Concepts of "the Heavens and

the Earth,” 74.

1. Primary Realities, 45.

3. Not Physical Bulk but Rational Nature

2. The Bodily Form, 46.

Man's crowning Excellence, 74.

3. Life, Soul and Blood, 46.

4. The Heart, 47.

CHAPTER VII.

5. Reins, Intestines, Breath, 48.

Primitive State of Man.

6. The Head, 48.

1. Completeness of Natural Constitution,

7. The Mind, 49.

76.

8. The Spirit, 50.

2. Undeveloped in Knowledge and Civili-

9. The Doctrine of Trichotomy, 51.

kation, 77.

(1) Has no Support in Sound Interprete

3. Original Goodness, 77.

tion,

4. Made in the Image of God, 78.

(2) The Words Used Indiscriminately,

(1) No Explanation in Scripture.

(3) Yet with Distinctive Connotation.

(2) New Testament Texts in Ephesians iv,

10. General Result, 53.

24; Col. III, 9. 10.

CHAPTER II.

(3) Interpretation of Wisdom II, 23.

The Moral Element in Man.

(1) Spiritual Personality.

1. The Fact of Moral Sense, 55.

SECTION SECOND

2. Conscience, 55.

(1) Old Testament Illustration,

THE SINFULNESS OF MAN.

(2) New Testament use of ovvcionous.

CHAPTER I.

(3) Essential Moral Sense,

Tho Fact and the Nature of Buman

3. Personality and Freedom of Will, 56.

Sinfulness.

4. The Moral Element of Social Rela-

1. The Awful Fact of Sin, 83.

tions, 58.

2. Depravity of the Race, 84.

CHAPTER III.

(1) Depicted in Genesis.

The Religious Element in Man.

(2) Paul's dark Picture in Romans 1, 1832.

1. Essential in Normal Human Nature, 60.

(3) Great Antithesis in Romans v, 12-19.

2. Biblical Words Expressive of Religious

3. Hebrew and Greek Words Indicating

Feeling and Action, 60.

Nature of Sin, 86.

3. Earliest Manifestations of the Religious

4. Sin Conceived as Transgression and

Sense, 61.

Lawlessness, 87.

4. Has due Recognition in Scripture, 61.

5. Sin Conceived as Selfishness, 88.

5. Was Gradually Developed, 62.

6. Concept of Spiritual Blindness, 88.

6. Universal in Mankind, 63.

7. Concept of Guilt, 89.

(1) The Fact Explained.

CHAPTER IV

(2) Significance of airia.

Propagation and Dispersion of Man-

(3) Significance of ¢voxos.

kind.

(4) Gullt even in Errors of Ignorance.

1. Unity of the Human Race, 64.

2. Propagation of Species, 64.

8. Degrees of Guilt and Sin, 90.

3. Creationism and its Proof-texts, 65.

(1) Hardening the Heart.

(2) Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

4. Dispersion of Races and Tribes, 67.

(3) Doctrine of Hebrews Vi, 4-8, and 2, 26,

CHAPTER V.

27.

The Origin of Man,

(4) Other Biblical Testimony.

1. The Definite Modern Question, 69.

CHAPTER II.

2. Two Ways of Answering the Question, The Origin and the Persistent Cause of

69.

Sin.

3. Poetical Concepts of Creation, 70.

1. Adequate Cause Must be Sought, 95.

4. No Definite Answer in Scripture, 71. 2. Inadequate Theories, 95.

5. But Man is the Crowning Work of God, 3. Adequate and Actual Cause in Man's

72.

Personality, 97.

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4. Illustrated in Genesis üi, 98.

5. Same Efficient Cause Apparent in all

Sinring, 99.

6. Nature of Volitional Freedom, 99.

7. Other Resultant Facts of Sin, 100.

8. Biblical Rocords of Apostasy, 101.

(1) Israel's Apostasy in the Desert.

(2) Examples of Saul, David, Solomon.

(3) New Testament Admonition and Ward-

Ing.

CHAPTER III.

Divers Aspocts of Sin in tho Various

Biblionl Writors.

1. Defective Moral Standards of Old Tes-

tament Times, 104.

2. Imprecatory Psalms, 104.

3. Public and National Sins Overshadow

the Individual, 105.

4. Divorcing Morality and Public Service,

106.

5. Collective Idea of Sin and Penalty, 107.

6. Deeper Concepts of Psalms and Propb-

ets, 107.

7. Individual Responsibility in Esekiel and

Jeremiah, 109.

8. Sin as Represented in the Wisdom

Books, 109.

(1) In Proverbs.

(2) In the Book of Job.

(3) In the song ot Songs

(4) In Ecclesiastes.

(5) In the Later Jewish Literature.

9. Paul's Doctrine of Sin in the Flesh, 114.

10. Pauline Rabbinism, 116.

CHAPTER IV.

The Penal Consequencos of Sin.

1. Physical Death as Penalty, 118.

2. Physical Death as Universal Law, 118.

3. Physical Evils not a Penalty for Sin,

119.

4. Now Testament Dootrine of Death, 120.

5. Pauline Conception of Sin and Death,

121.

6. Penal Consequences beyond this Life,

122.

7. Biblical Doctrine of Retribution, 122.

(1) Old Testament Teaching Vague.

(2) Isalah ixvi, 24.

(3) Daniel xil, 2.

(4) Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha.

(5) The New Testament Teaching.

8. Inferences Touching the Nature of Fu-

ture Punishment. 128.

9. Sheol, Hades, Gehenna, Tartarus, 129.

10. Degrees of Penalty, 130.

11. Duration of Penalty Everlasting, 131.

(1) Absence of Hope or Promise.

(2) Question of Matthew xil, 32.

(3) Question of 1 Peter III, 18-20.

12. Doctrine of Annihilation of the Wicked,

133.

13. The Question of Theodicy, 134.

CHAPTER X.

The Doctrine of the Resurrection.

1. A Doctrine Variously Apprebended, 212.

2. Vaguely Expressed in Old Testament,

212.

(1) Psalm xvil, 15.

(2) Language of Other Poets and Prophets.

(3) Hosea vi, 1-3.

(4) Isaiah uvi, 19.

(5) Ezekiel xxxvi, 1-14.

(6) Daniel xil, 2, 3.

(7) Variety of Later Jewish Opinions,

3. The Fuller Teaching in the New Testa-

ment, 219.

4. No Help from Etymology of Greek

Words, 220.

5. The Teaching of Jesus Christ, 221.

(1) Significance of Christ's own Resurrec-

tion,

(2) Significance of the Ascension.

(3) Rationale of the Forty Days,

(1) Forty Days in the Flesh.

(5) Not Glorified During the Forty Days,

(6) Glorified at the Ascension.

(7) Jesus's Ralsing Others from the Dead.

(8) Jesus's Teaching in the Synoptic Gos-

pels.

(9) Jesus's Teaching in John's Gospel.

(10) Jesus Absolutely Assures Immortality,

but Offers no Theories.

6. Doctrine of the Apocalypse of John, 230.

7. Paul's Doctrine of the Resurrection,

(1) Acts xxiv, 15.

(2) 1 Thessalonians iv, 13-18.

(3) 1 Corinthians xv. (The Six Para-

graphs.)

(4) 2 Corinthians iv, 16v, 10.

(5) In Romans and Philipplans.

(6) In Colossians, Ephesians, and 2 Tim-

othy.

8. Various Types of Biblical Doctrine, 246.

9. No Basis for Many Prevalent Theories,

246.

10. The Main Idea is a New Org ism, 247.

11. All the Dead not Raised Simultaneously,

248.

12. The Subject Belongs to the Unseen, 249.

13. Summary of the Biblical Teaching, 250.

CHAPTER XI.

Various Aspects of the Heavenly Glory.

1. The General Conception, 252.

2. Heavenly Recognition, 252.

(1) Doctrines of Absorption and of Trans-

migration,

(2) The Biblical Suggestions,

3. Absence of all Evil, 255.

4. A Sabbath-Rest, 255.

5. Advance in Knowledge and in Heavenly

Vision, 256.

6. Increase of Capacity, 257.

7. Reigning with Christ, 257.

8. Glory Through Ages of Ages, 258.

CHAPTER VIII.

Eternal Life.

1. Meaning of the Phrase, 191.
2. Paul's View of Life, Light, and Liberty,

192.
3. Eternal Life a Present Possession, 193.
4. Endless Permanence in Life, 193.
5. Eternal Life in the Synoptic Gospels,

194.

6. Eternal Life in the Epistles, 194.

7. A Glorious Inheritance, Now and For

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6. Conscious Freedom from Sin, 283.

7. Consciousness of Being Saviour of Man,

284.

8. Consciousness of his Messiahship, 285.

(1) Assumed in his Fulailing Law and

Prophets.

(2) Directly Acknowledged.

(3) Indicated in his Doctrine of the King-

dom.

9. Significance of this Consciousness, 288.

264.
9. His Marvelous Self-Expression, 264.

10. His Sinlessness, 265.

CHAPTER V.

Christology of the First Apostles and of

the General Epistles.

1. Sources of Information, 289.

2. The Preaching of Peter, 289.

3. The First Epistle of Peter, 291.

4. Second Peter and Jude, 291.

5. The Epistle of James, 292.

CHAPTER II.

CHAPTER VI.

The Christ of John's Apocalypse.

Tho Titles Son of God and son of Man.

1. The Title Son of God, 266.

(1) Old Testament Origin and Meestanic

Significance.

(2) His Knowledge of Fatber.

(3) The Only Begotten Son.

2. The Title Son of Man, 268.

(1) Its Usage in the Old Testament.

(2) "Son of Man" in the Book of Enoch.

(3) The Lord's own Favorite Title

(4) A Person Sublimely Unique.

1. Date and Composition of the Book, 294.

2. The Christophany of i, 12-16, 295.

3. The Lamb in the Midst of the Throne,

295.

4. His Titles, Glory, Triumphs, and Wor-

ship, 296.

5. The Grand Total Impression of the

Revelation, 296.

CHAPTER VII.

The Pauline Christology.

CHAPTER III.

The Supernatural in the Person of

Christ.

1 The Supernatural Birth, 273.

2. The Baptism, Temptation, and Tri-

umph, 274.

3. The Miracles of his Ministry, 275.

4. Miracles Natural with Christ, 276.

5. No Ostentatious Display of Miracles,

277.

6. Miracles Proofs of Divine Wisdom and

Power, but not of Omnipotence, 277.

7. The Resurrection and Ascension, 278.

1. Significance of Paul's Conversion, 297.

2. The Thessalonian Epistles, 297.

3. The Corinthian Epistles, 298.

4. The Epistle to the Galatians, 299.

5. The Epistle to the Romans, 300.

6. The Epistle to Philemon, 300.

7. The Pastoral Epistles, 301.

8. The Ephesian Epistle, 302.

9. The Epistle to the Philippians, 306.

10. The Epistle to the Colossians, 311.

(1) Fullness of the Delty.

(2) Significance of 1, 13-18.

(3) Firstborn of all Creation,

(4) His Pre-eminence.

11. The Pauline Doctrine of Pre-existence,

314.

(1) The Phrase "sent forth from God."

(2) Christ the Spiritual Rock.

(3) 1 Corinthians xv, 45-49.

(4) 2 Corinthians vill, 9.

CHAPTER IV.

The Self-Consciousness of Jesus Christ.
1. The Mighty Works and Mighty Words

of Jesus Inseparable, 280.

2. His Consciousness of God, 280.

3. His Sense of Subordination, 281.

4. Consciousness of Commitment to a Pur-

pose of the Ages, 282.

5. Consciousness of Pre-existence, 282.

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