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The Fundamental Ideas of Christianity.

The Fundamental Ideas of Christianity.

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By JOHN CAIRD, D.D., LL.D.

Late Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow


BALLIOL COLLEGE,
October, 1899.
By JOHN CAIRD, D.D., LL.D.

Late Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow


BALLIOL COLLEGE,
October, 1899.

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THE FUDAMETAL IDEAS OF CHRISTIAITY.By JOH CAIRD, D.D., LL.D.Late Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of GlasgowBALLIOL COLLEGE,October, 1899.COTETSGIFFORD LECTURES O THE FUDAMETALIDEAS OF CHRISTIAITY.ITRODUCTORY OTE, ILECTURE I.ATURAL AD REVEALED RELIGIO, ... 3LECTURE II.FAITH AD REASO, 31LECTURE III.THE CHRISTIA IDEA OF GOD, 55viii COTETS.LECTURE IV.PAGETHE RELATIO OF GOD TO THE WORLD:i. THE PATHEISTIC VIEW, 80
 
LECTURE V.THE RELATIO OF GOD TO THE WORLD:a. THE DE1ST1C VIEW, 114LECTURE VI.THE RELA TIO OF GOD TO THE WORLD :3. THE CHRISTIA VIEW, 139LECTURE VII.THE RELA TIO OF GOD TO THE WORLD :3. THE CHRISTIA VI EW Continued, - 164LECTURE VIII.THE ORIGI AD ATURE OF EVIL :i. THE AUGUSTIIA THEORY. - - -196THE FUDAMETAL IDEAS OFCHRISTIAITY.ITRODUCTORY OTE.THIS course of lectures is published from mybrother s manuscript with only a few, generallyverbal, corrections. Owing to the last half of thelectures being delivered thr ie ytars after the firsthalf, he found it necessary to recapitulate whathe had previously said ; and, even apart from this,repetition is often necessary in spoken lectureswhen it would be out of place in a book. I havenot attempted entirely to remove such restatements ;
 
indeed, it sometimes seemed impossible to do sowithout disturbing the connection of the argument.I have no doubt that if my brother had lived toedit his own lectures, he would have corrected thesedefects, and would also have endeavoured to makehis treatment of Christian doctrine more complete.2 THE GIFFORD LECTURES.The lectures must, to a certain extent, be regardedas a torso, and not as a finished work. Atthe same time they fairly represent my brother sthought on the subjects of which they treat, andwould not probably have been altered in substanceby any revision he might have given them.E. C.LECTURE I.ATURAL AD REVEALED RELIGIO.THE conditions prescribed by the founder of thisLectureship would seem at first sight to excludeRevealed Religion from the class of subjects withwhich it deals. The province to which it is limitedis that of atural Theology, defined as the sciencewhich treats of "the nature and attributes of God, therelations which man and the whole universe bear toHim, the nature and foundations of Ethics, and of all obligations and duties thence arising " ; and thefounder further expresses his desire that the subjectshall " be treated as a strictly natural science likeAstronomy or Chemistry."Waiving the question whether it is possible totreat of the nature and relations of spiritual beings

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