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sentiment; it has its root in the truth of things; The
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it is an effluence from Him, Who Himself is Christ, revealed as Love, in the person of Jesus Christ, the the fact express Image of Divine Holiness, the Channel of misePoT Divine Grace, the Author and Example of all true dwelling self-sacrifice. "They who would deprive mankind necessarily of Him, would tear out the corner-stone of theEterna1' noblest edifice of humanity."1 But this they can never do. And in the darkest hour of human degradation and depression, the word of promise standeth sure, having this seal: "It is I, be not afraid:" "Lo! I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."8 Amen.
1 Luthardt, Apolog., p. 297: "As little as mankind will ever be without religion, so little will they ever be without Christ—an historical, not a mythical Christ—an individual, not a mere symbol. Christ remains to us, as the highest we know and are capable of imagining within the sphere of religion—as He without whose presence in the mind perfect piety is impossible."—Strauss, Soliloquies, 67 (quoted by Dean Stanley, Sermons, p. 111). See Mr. Hutton, Essays, I. 278.
2 Matt. xiv. 27, xxviii. 20. So Luther had good reason to liken the Church of Christ to the amaranth, which neither withers nor decays. "Sprinkled," he said, " with water, it becomes fresh and green once more, as if raised and wakened from the dead. Even so is the Church by God raised and wakened as out of the grave. For though temporal empires, principalities, and kingdoms have their changings—and, like flowers, soon fall and fade away—this Kingdom, so deeply rooted, by no power can be destroyed or wasted, but remains eternally."— Table-Talk, 172, ed. Bohn. "Wherefore, being Christ doth promise His Presence unto the Church even unto the end of the world; He doth thereby assure us of the existence of the Church until that time, of which His Presence is the cause."—Pearson, on the Creed, Art. ix.
Administbation, Divine, harmony
Admiration has a personal basis,
Altruism not incompatible with
Anabaptists, their fanaticism not
Analogy of Nature, a theological
Antiquity no actual test of truth,
Arabians, their services to physical
Art, its early relation to Christi-
Asceticism not essential to the theo-
Asylum, privilege of, 289.
Augsburg, Confession of, its con-
Augustine, S., his view of miracles
Bacon, Lord, on religious contro-
Barbarians readily admitted by the
Barbaric Codes, show the influence
Becket habitually performed harvest
Scripture and Creeds, 31.
Bishops, popular election of, 280;
Bossuet, his argument against Pro-
■Brahmanism, stationary, 26,27, 29;
Buckle, Henry T., his obligations to
Buddhism, 26, 27; once a mis-
Butler, Archer, on doctrinal develop-
Butler, Bishop, 14, 20, 188, 212,
Calvin, his doctrine of personal
Casuistry, its moral value, 166.
Catholicism, Medieval, its declen-
Causes distinguished from occasions
Chance equivalent to ignorance of
Chivalry, its relation to Medieval
Christ, Jesus, perennial influence of
Christianity, most vigorous in the
Circumstances, their coincidence ad-
Civilization, multiform, not a mere
answers to the whole nature of
Classicism, its effects on Christianity,
Communism, early view of, in the
Confucius, his view of Providence,
Consciousness, testimony of, analo-
G Histamine established Christianity,
Controversy a sign of religious acti-
Conversion, power of, an element
Creeds, how connected with Scrip-
Cromwell, Oliver, cause of his death,
Crusades, The, criticisms of, 304;
Cycles, theory of, in history, 131.
Deduction, its character as an in-
Design, Argument from,not identical
Development, Theory of, its influ-
Discovery in Natural Science a
Distance of time necessary to clear
Dominicans, their humane efforts,
Durability, test of, in religions, 26.
Eastern Church, its failings, 170;
its subordination to the Greek
Emperors, 285; its Monachism,
298; its future, 372.
Epicureanism, modern, traceable in
Erasmus, his complaints, 346.
of, 357, 358.
importance of, 144.
partial knowledge, 20; nature
of moral and physical, 245; mode
of its extinction, 246.
Faith the basis of all scientific
Fatalism contradicted by conscious-
Feudalism, its relation to Medieval
Final Causes, fallacy of assuming,
Free Will, in what respects a theo-
French Revolution, its intolerance,
Froude, J. A., his view of Calvinism,
General Laws, personification of,
Gibbon, his view of the success of
Gladiatorial shows, extinguished by
Greek nature controversial, 169.
Gregory the Great, synchronizes
Heqeijanism, its essence, 353.
Humanists at the Reformation, 347;
Ideas gain credence from repetition,
Induction not excluded by theo-
Infanticide, a.Pagan custom, 271.
toleration of opinion, 139.
of, 82, 85; imply design, 84.
Justification by Faith only, Lu-
Kant, on design in Nature, 23.
Knowledge being positive, finite in
Las Casab, his devoted life, 366.
with a theory of Existence, 103;
meaning of General Laws, 115;
views as to their nature, 118; not
yet proved to be universal, 120;
by some held to be the term of
Love to God, an essentially Christian