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Analysis of the Lectures.

LECTURE IL.

ANTICIPATIONS OF CHRIST'S DIVINITY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.

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Gal. iii. 8. Principle of the Organic Unity of Scripture-Its importance in the argument . . · ·

45 I. Foreshadowings,

a. Indications in the Old Testament of a Plurality

of Persons within the One Divine Essence : 49 B. The Theophanies; their import . . . 52 %. The Divine · Wisdom'

1. in the Hebrew Canon.
2. in the later Greek Sapiential Books .

3. in Philo Judæus . . . . . 63 Contrast between Philo and the New Testament : 69

Probable Providential purpose of Philo's speculations. 71 II. Predictions and Announcements

Hope in a future, a moral necessity for men and nations 73
Secured to Israel in the doctrine of an expected

Messiah. . . . . . . . . 76
Four stages observable in the Messianic doctrine-

a. From the Protevangelium to the death of Moses
B. Age of David and Solomon . . . 80
y. From Isaiah to Malachi

8. After Malachi . . . . . . 93 Contrast between the original doctrine and the se

cularized form of it . . . . . . 94 Christ was rejected for appealing from the debased

to the original doctrine . . . . . 94 Conclusion: The foregoing argument illustrated1. from the emphatic Monotheism of the Old Testament . .

. . . 95 2. from its full description of Christ's Manhood. 97

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OUR LORD'S WORK IN THE WORLD A WITNESS TO HIS DIVINITY.

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St. Matt. xiii. 54-56.
I. Our Lord's Plan' (caution as to the use of the ex-

pression) . . . . . . . . 100
Its substance—the formation of a world-wide spi-

ritual society, in the form of a kingdom . . 101 It is set forth in His Discourses and Parables. , 102 Its two leading characteristics

a. originality . . . . . . . 107 B. .audacity'

. . . . 115 II. Success of our Lord's Plan'

1. The verdict of Church history .
2. Objections from losses and difficulties, con-

sidered . . . . . . . 123 3. Internal empire of Christ over souls. . 127 4. External results of His work observable in

human society . . . . . 132 [II. How to account for the success of our Lord's · Plan:

1. Not by reference to the growth of other

Religions . . . . . 134 2. Not by the causes' assigned by Gibbon . 137 3. Not by the hypothesis of a favourable crisis. 138 which ignores the hostility both of a. Judaism 139

and ß. Paganism 141 But only by the belief in, and truth of Christ's Divinity 147

LECTURE IV.

OUR LORD'S DIVINITY AS WITNESSED BY HIS CONSCIOUSNESS.

St. John x. 33.

The Christ of history' none other than the Christ of dogma' · · · · · ·

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A. The Miracles of the Gospel History,

Their bearing upon the question of Christ's Person . 155

Christ's Moral Perfection bound up with their reality 162 B. Our Lord's Self-assertion . . . . . . I. First stage of His Teaching chiefly Ethical , . 164 marked by a. silence as to any moral defect. : 165

B. intense authoritativeness . . 169 II. Second stage : increasing Self-assertion

172 which is justified by dogmatic revelations of His Divinity . . . . . . . 179

a, in His claim of co-equality with the Father 181 B. in His assertion that He is essentially one

with the Father . . . . . 185 y in His references to His actual Pre-existence

189 Ground of Christ's condemnation by the Jews III. Christ's Self-assertion viewed in its bearing upon

His Human Character:
His 1. Sincerity . . . . . . 195
2. Unselfishness.

. 197 3. Humility . .

. 198 The argument necessarily assumes the form of a

great alternative . . . . . . 206

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LECTURE V.

THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST'S DIVINITY IN THE WRITINGS OF

ST. JOHN.

i St. John i. 1-3. St. John's Gospel 'the battle-field of the New Testament 209 I. Ancient and modern objections to its claims, 210

Witness of the second century . . . . 212 Its distinctive internal features may be explained generally by its threefold purpose

1. Supplementary . . . . . . 221 2. Polemical . . .

. . . 222

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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. 281 I. St. James's Epistle

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

pressions . . . . . . 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

Epist!es . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . 306 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 . . 328

of St. Paul's Epistles · · · · 331 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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