First published in 1921, this title is addresses the difficulties faced by the modern Christian Church in terms of polity, administration, and the development of liberal theology, in light of the changes taking place within society at the start of the twentieth century. John Alfred Faulkner deals with such subjects as the nature of authority within Christian theology and its relationship to liberalism, Christianity and the supernatural, and the shift in emphasis from the metaphysical Christ to the moral or practical Christ and his historical reality. An interesting reissue, this title will be of particular value to theology students researching the role of Christianity in modern society, and the impact of liberal theology on its core doctrines.
Preface; 1. Authority 2. Inspiration 3. Miracle 4. Jesus-I 5. Jesus-II 6. Jesus: Questions and Aspects 7. Atonement 8. Paul as the After-Christ 9. Trinity 10. Ritschl or Wesley? 11. Hell; Appendix; Note A: Walter Pater on "Come unto Me"; Note B: Dr G. A. Gordon on the a priori Ruling Out of the Divinity of Christ, and on Christ as the Eternal Prototype of Humanity in the Life of God, and the Resulting Kinship of Humanity with God; Note C: Prof. G. B. Foster and Dr. Gordon on Jesus; Note D: Prof. Alfred Seeberg on the Primitive Conception of Jesus; Note E. Prof. Erich Schaeder on Christ Praying to the Father; Note F: Bishop McConnell on Christ and the Creeds; Note G: Dr. Horton on the Church’s Loss of the Cross; Note H: Dr. David Smith on Atonement in the Light of the Modern Spirit; Note I: "Original Sin." "Total Depravity."; Note K: Drs. Gordon, Lidgett, Kahnis, Schultz, and White on the Trinity, and Church on the Incarnation; Note L: Prof. Schaeder on the Spring of the Trinity; Note M: Until He Come; Note N: The Alleged Early Martyrdom of John; Note O: Miracle and Sadhu Sundar Singh; Note P: The So-called Virgin Birth; Index
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