Christian Theism: On the character of the supreme being

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Rivingtons, 1855 - Religion
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Contents

Chymical relations Varieties of substances
15
Laws of meteorology
24
Concurrence of natural systems
25
Adaptations to animal life
26
Mystery of minuteness In vegetation
29
In origin of material world
31
In the human frame
32
Divine Unity and Immensity
34
Distances of the stars
36
The nebul
37
Other evidences
40
CHAPTER III
42
Final causes upon this question 13
43
Inapplicable analogies
48
Partial resemblances to the earth
49
Have all things their sufficient purpose?
52
General character of creation
53
Geological argument
54
Its extent
55
The solar system
56
One Creator
59
The Divine Infinity 02
62
CHAPTER IV
66
Goodness includes Holiness GG 2 The Infinite Being is holy 07
67
The sense of Duty 08
69
Man the work of a holy Creator
71
Degenerate tribes
73
Happiness in virtuous acts
74
Happiness of habitual virtue
76
Conscience
78
The perfect law
81
Origin of the moral feelings
82
Perversion of the faculties
83
Purpose of life
85
The starry heaven and the moral law
87
CHAPTER V
89
Expectation of reason
92
Perversions of Christianity
94
Sceptical objections
96
Constancy of the Divine Benevolence
97
Gratuitous pleasures of nature
98
Evil never a natural contrivance
99
Often tends to good
100
Sufferings of mankind
101
Often exaggerated
103
Infinite Goodness must extend to all
104
Moral evils
106
Origin of evil
109
CHAPTER VI
111
The question cannot be evaded Ill 2 False assumptions
112
No invincible objections to truth
113
Bayles dogma on evil
115
Dualism
117
Evil a confusion of things
118
The subordination theory
120
Selfish theories
121
The freewill solution
123
Objections to it Divine helps
124
Why are creatures free?
125
The question unreasonable
126
Pantheism the alternative of evil
128
Divine motives
130
Eevelation of superior beings
132
Incompetency of reason
135
Just conception of Omnipotence
136
And of Infinite Goodness
139
No dogmatic solution
140
Summary of objections
141
Virtuous endeavour
144
CHAPTER VI
145
The Divine Glory
146
The Divine Attributes
148
Freedom
149
Immutability ib 7 Omnipresence Omniscience Omnipotence
150
Omniscience by physical causes
151
Foreknowledge
152
BOOK IV
155
Relation of natural to revealed religion
157
Evidences of revealed religion
160
Agreement of sacred writers
161
Partiality of revelation
162
Interpretation of Scripture
163
Arians Sabellians and Orthodox ISO 11 Doctrinal speculation
182
Importance of the doctrine
183
CHAPTER III
185
Present Agency of God
189
Eternal purposes
191
Natural miracles
193
G Origin of life 196
196
Miracles
199
All laws dependent on God
201
Antisupernaturalism
202
Arguments of Mr Blanco White
205
Death before the fall
209
Providence and prayer
211
The Abiding Presence of God
212
Scriptural doctrine
213
CHAPTER IV
215
Secularism
216
Competency of the moral judgment
220
Limits of the moral judgment
222
Objections to the Wisdom of revelation
225
And to the Divine Holiness in Scripture
226
Objections to the revelation of Divine Love
227
Speculative and practical atheism
232
CHAPTER V
239
Course of degeneracy in individuals
240
Degeneracy of tribes
241
PAOB
243
CHAPTER VI
256
Its advocates
258
Analogy of material development
260
A false analogy
261
God not the Creator of savages
262
Appeal to history
263
The savage tribes Fetishism
264
Classical records
266
Division of weeks and custom of sacrifice
267
Golden age
268
Traditions of the Flood
269
Testimony of Indian literature
271
Mr Parker on natural progress
273
Classification of religions
279
CHAPTER VII
282
Pride of the development theory 2 Salvation an eternal purpose
283
The unchanging
284
Forms of human sinfulness
286
Idolatry Its origin 282 283 284 286
287
Traditions concerning idolatry
289
Early revelations
290
Double purpose of the Old Testament
291
The chosen people
293
The nations of Canaan
296
Divine Goodness under the Old Testament
297
Extent of human degeneracy
300
CHAPTER VIII
302
Consequences of sin unknown
303
It changes mans relations to God
304
Spiritual life
305
Man needs a Saviour
308
The doctrine is above criticism
309
Objections to this doctrine
310
Confirmations of the doctrine Conscience
313
Custom of sacrifice
315
The Desire of all nations
316
Concurrent prophecies
317
Practical efficacy of the doctrine
318
CHAPTER IX
324
May sin be eternal
326
Present judgment upon sin ib 4 Future judgment
329
The soul changed by depravity
330
Opportunity of moral improvement
332
Bearing of the doctrine on the Divine Perfections
338
Mr Parkers opinions
344
CHAPTER X
353
Perfection of the future life
360
CONCLUSION
369
The Church
375
Human corruption of Gods work
380
The Roman Church
386
Perversions of Christian doctrine
392
Practical atheism
398
A public conscience
404
Motives of morality
412

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