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LECTURE VI.

OUR LORD'S DIVINITY AS TAUGHT BY ST. JAMES, ST. PETER,

AND ST. PAUL.

Gal. ii. 9.

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St. John's Christology not an intellectual idiosyncrasy 279 The Apostles present One Doctrine under various forms . 28) I. St. James's Epistle

1. presupposes the Christology of St. Paul 285 2. implies a high Christology by incidental expressions

290 II. St. Peter

1. leads his hearers up to understand Christ's

true dignity, in his Missionary Sermons : 294 2. exhibits Christ's Godhead more fully, in his Epistles.

297 III. St. Jude's Epistle implies that Christ is God 305 IV. St. Paul

1. form of his Christology compared with that

of St. John
prominent place given by him to the truths

a. of our Lord's true Mediating Manhood 306

B. of the Unity of the Divine Essence 310 2. Passages from St. Paul asserting the Divinity of Christ in terms

314 3. A Divine Christ implied in the general teaching

of St. Paul's Missionary Sermons .

of St. Paul's Epistles
4. And in some leading features of that teach-

ing, as in
a. his doctrine of Faith

345 B. his account of Regeneration

350 7. his attitude towards the Judaizers

354 V. Contrasts between the Apostles do but enhance the

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Analysis of the Lectures.

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LECTURE VII.

THE HOMOOUSION.

Tit. i. 9.

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Vitality of doctrines, how tested

360 Doctrine of Christ's Divinity strengthened by opposition . 364 Objections urged in modern times against the Homoousion 365 Real justification of the HomoousionI. The ante-Nicene Church adored Christ

366 Adoration of Jesus Christ 1. during His earthly Life

371 2. by the Church of the Apostles after His Ascension

374 Characteristics of the Adoration of Christ in the Apostolic Agea. It was not combined with any worship of creatures

384 B. It was really the worship due to God 385 y. It was nevertheless addressed to Christ's

Manhood, as being united to His Deity 386 3. by the post-Apostolic Church,

in sub-Apostolic Age
in later part of Second Century
in Third Century

390 expressed by hymns and doxologies

393 and signally at Holy Communion assailed by Pagan sarcasms embodied in last words of martyrs inconsistently retained by Arians

411 and even by early Socinians

412 II. The ante-Nicene Church spoke of Christ as Divine 414 Value of testimony of martyrs.

414 Similar testimony of theologians

419 Their language not mere 'rhetoric'.

425 Objection from doubtful statements of some ante

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Answer : a. They had not grasped all the intellectual

bearings of the faith.
B. They were anxious to put strongly for-

ward the Unity of God

y. The Church's real mind not doubtful
III. The Homoousion
a. not a development in the sense of an enlarge-

ment of the faith
B. necessary 1. in the Arian struggle

2. in our own times

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LECTURE VIII.

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SOME CONSEQUENCES OF THE DOCTRINE OF OUR LORD'S DIVINITY,

Rom. viii. 32. Theology must be, within limits, inferential'.

449 What the doctrine of Christ's Divinity involves

450 I. Conservative force of the doctrine1. It protects the Idea of God in human thought, 452 a. which Deism cannot guard

452 B. and which Pantheism destroys 2. It secures the true dignity of Man .

459 II Illuminative force of the doctrine

a. It implies Christ's Infallibility as a Teacher . 461 Objections from certain texts

464 1. St. Luke ii. 52 considered

464 2. St. Mark xiii. 32 considered

466 A single limitation of knowledge in Christ's Human Soul apparently indicated

467 admitted by great Fathers

468 does not involve Agnoetism

470 nor Nestorianism

471 is consistent with the practical immensity of Christ's human knowledge

472 is distinct from, and does not imply fallibility, still less actual error

475 Application to our Lord's sanction of the

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B. It explains the atoning virtue of Christ's death 480 7. It explains the supernatural power of the Sacraments

487 8. It irradiates the meaning of Christ's kingly office

493 [II. Ethical fruitfulness of the doctrine

Objection—that a Divine Christ supplies no standard
for our imitation

494 Answer-1. An approximate imitation of Christ

secured
12. by the reality of His Mauhood

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B. by the grace which flows from Him
as God and Man

495 2. Belief in Christ's Godhead has propa

gated virtues, unattainable by pagan-
ism and naturalism---

2. Purity
B. Humility

499 y. Charity

502 Recapitulation of the argument

505 Faith in a Divine Christ, the strength of the Church

under present dangers Conclusion.

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