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tians are respectively accustomed, is still pleased to reveal to them all the same crucified Redeemer, and to direct their footsteps into one path of obedience, holiness, and peace.”*

In bringing this Treatise to a close I most readily acknowledge my persuasion that the appeal which has called it forth was the fruit of a sincere and earnest desire to win the erring to the truth; and therefore we owe the author our real thanks; but I cannot help feeling that he would be much more mighty to seek and to save, if, emancipating himself from the trammels of creeds, he would let his own loving and fervent spirit move freely about in the fellowship of wise and holy men of differing opinion, and, on the broad principle of Christian brotherhood, unite with them in pulling down the strongholds of ignorance and sin. Before we can expect to add much to each other's doctrinal truth, we need to get, so to speak, on that plane of mutual understanding and sympathy, in which alone we can help one another very effectually. For this state, as rich in blessings as in happiness, we all ought earnestly to pray; and I cannot help feeling that God, in His abounding goodness, is in various ways bringing it about, and not least by the increased love and care He has shed abroad in men's hearts for the great multitude of the ignorant, the suffering, and the outcast. My own hope for the progress of Christian truth is far less in controversy than in the diffusion of pure knowledge on theological subjects, and a humble but candid and trustful spirit of inquiry. And in these respects I cannot help feeling that the signs of the times are encouraging. Several most valuable additions have recently been made, and not least by clergymen of the Church of England, to the religious literature of our country; and the immense amount of materials accumulated by German learning is becoming more and more accessible to English students. But we shall not forget that here below we can at best know only in part, and that to the settling of most of our disputes, one moment hereafter will be of more avail than all our efforts during this life.

* Quoted in p. xiv. of the Preface to vol. i. of the History of the Planting of the Christian Church, by Neander, who adds, “ Words fit to shame theologians who are burning with zeal for the letter and forms, as if on these depended the essence of religion, whose life and spirit are rooted in facts."

Mr. Bickersteth introduces a prayer suitable to the commencement of this controversy ; let me suggest one appropriate to its close : “We entreat Thee, O most merciful Father, that Thou wilt not suffer our few days to be spent in endless wanderings in quest of Thee and Thy Son Jesus; but let our sincere endeavors to know Thee, in all the ways whereby Thou hast discovered Thyself, be crowned with such success, that our souls, being established in every needful truth by Thy Holy Spirit, we may spend our whole lives according to the rules of Thy Gospel, and may with all the holy and happy creation, ascribe glory and honor, wisdom and power, to Thee who sittest upon the Throne, and to the Lamb for ever and ever. Amen."*

* Watts.

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INDEX.

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Angels of the Old Testament...... 91
Application of Old Testament lan-

guage in the New .......
Attributes of Deity, are they re-

ferred to Christ?..................... 94
Baillie, Mrs. Joanna, referred to.. 2,5
Barling, quoted...... ........38, 39
Belief of numbers not a criterion

of truth ........
Bishop Bloomfield, quoted ........

, Bull, quoted .............31, 33, 38
Catholic spirit, Advantages of a.. 27
Channing, quoted ..................44, 185
Christ, Ejaculations to

Nature of.........
not a mere man..........
directs his own prayers to

the Father .....
Scripture doctrine con-

cerning...........................
the Son of God ........
the only-begotten Son of
God .......

........ 112
Christ's place at the right-hand

of God...................
Christ's power and authority de-
rived ......................

........ 173
Christ's two natures, Doctrine of 166
Clarke, Dr. S., quoted. ....... 54
Confusion arising from Trini-

tarian worship...
Contradiction a valid hindrance

to belief......................
Creeds, The practical effect of......
Difficulties in the interpretation

of Scripture ...........
Dissent from Church of England,

Grounds of
Elohim, Argument from ......

107
'Erikaréoual .....
Epithets applied both to God and

Christ..............
Evils of sectarian exclusiveness 28
Facts in connection with our Lord's

Ministry and the Apostolic age 177
Gieseler, quoted ........

PAGE
Gurney, Joseph John, quoted...... 200
Holy Spirit, Ancient opinions re-

specting the ......... 157
History of the Doc-

trine of the ......... 156
Personal properties

ascribed to the...... 143
poured out, shed, etc. 150

the Comforter ......... 147
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The phrase .....

Worship of the ...... 151
Irenæus, quoted ...

..... 166
Jowett, quoted ....

..41, 68
Aarpeów ......
Logos, Campbell on the
Lücke on the .

63, 64
Neander on the..

... 65
Philo on the ....

..65, 95
ige, Rev. T., quoted.... ...... 177
Manning, Dr., quoted ......20, 21, 24, 25
Marsh, Bishop, quoted ...... ......41, 114
Martineau, Rev. J., quoted ......... 59
Maurice, Rev. F., quoted ....
Meaning of the word Lord
Method of Doctrinal investigation
Milton, quoted............ .......39, 168
Mosheim, quoted........

198
Mystery in religion ......

37
Name of Jehovah
Nature of Christ.
Newcome, Archbishop, quoted ...
Newman, Dr., quoted ...49, 71, 124, 132
Olshausen, quoted ...............103, 114
Origen, quoted .....................130,

171
Palfrey, quoted .......
Prayer for Truth........
Proem to St. John's Gospel......
IIpooKUVÉW ......
Protestant principle, The............
Religious freedom ........
Revision of the Common Version

of the Bible ........................... 41
Robertson, Rev. F. W., quoted...16, 35,

44, 112, 195
Salvation not confined to any sect 12
Saving faith.......

15

......

56

....... 134

18

124

............... 157

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42

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PAGE
Scripture doctrine concerning the

Father, the Son, and the Holy

Spirit .....
Smith, Dr. Pye, quoted ......51, 99, 112,

114, 161
Southey, quoted .....
Stephen's vision .......
Stuart, Professor, quoted
Tertullian, quoted

180
Text of the Scriptures .......
Trinity, The, illustrated by ana-

logy.................. 36
Argument for, from

"God is Love" 188

20
127
80

PAGE
Trinity, The Growth of the doc-

trine of ............ 180

„ Plain doctrine of ... 34
Use of the Greek article ............
Unity of Christ's Church .......

....... 199
Vinet, Mons., quoted ........

30
Watts, quoted.......... 4, 10, 98, 111, 202
Whitby, quoted ....
Winer, quoted .
Worship of the Father

Idols...
Yates, Mr., quoted ...102, 104, 107, 110,

. 72, 101

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40

TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE EXPLAINED.

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Job xix. 25-27
Ps. xlv. ............
Isai. ix. 6 .......
Ezek. xxxvii. 9
Micah v. 2.....
Zech. xii. 10

, xiii. 7 ....
Matt. iii. 3

ix. 38

111

1 Acts xx. 28 ...
Rom. ix. 5 .....

, xiv. 11.....
1 Cor. ii. 11

iii, 23....

viii. 4
» viii, 6....

xi. 3 .....
, XV. 24-28.
2 Cor. xiii. 14 ....
Eph. iv. 5, 6 ...

,, v.5 .....
Phil. ii. 6

ii. 9 ....

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Col. ii. 3..

169
152

100
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63, 95
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112

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xviii. 20..
2 xix. 17....
» XX. 23

xxviii. 19
,, xxviii. 20
Mark xiii. 32
John i. 1-13..

i. 3 .....
i. 14 ...

iii. 36
» v. 18..
» v. 19...

viii. 58.
x. 14, 15
x. 29......
x. 30.....
x. 34-36
xii. 41 .......

xv. 26 ......
» xvi 30.
, xvii. 3
„ xix. 37.
» XX. 28

„ xxi. 17..
Acts x. 36 .....

, xiii. 2
„ xv. 28 ...

ii. 9..........

iii. 11.
1 Thess. iii. 13.

iii. 11. 13.
2 Thess. ii. 13
1 Tim. ii. 5 .....

» iii. 16

, v. 21 ....
Titus ii. 13
Heb. i. 1-12

,, i. 10, 12.
- iii. 9....

, xiii. 8 ...
1 Pet. i. 2 ..

,, ii. 7,8...
1 John v. 7

., v. 20 ...
Rev. i. 8..................

i. 11 ..
ii. 2, 3 .....
V....
xxii. 13 ..

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