Vexed Questions in Theology: A Series of Essays (Classic Reprint)

Vexed Questions in Theology: A Series of Essays (Classic Reprint)

by James Freeman Clarke
     
 

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"And thou shalt make... five pillars, and overlay them with gold,... and shalt cast five sockets of brass for them." - Exodus xxiv., 37.

The number five has acquired as great significance in theology as it has in nature. The largest family of plants is that of which the flowers have five petals; and

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Excerpt from Vexed Questions in Theology: A Series of Essays

"And thou shalt make... five pillars, and overlay them with gold,... and shalt cast five sockets of brass for them." - Exodus xxiv., 37.

The number five has acquired as great significance in theology as it has in nature. The largest family of plants is that of which the flowers have five petals; and the most popular theology of modern times is that of Calvin with its five points of doctrine, which relate to Absolute Decrees, Atonement by Christ for the Elect only, Original Sin, Effectual Calling, and the Perseverance of Saints.

Such have been the main and essential doctrines of Orthodoxy in the past. These doctrines have revolved around the ideas of sin and salvation. The creeds are as remarkable for what they omit as for what they assert. They scarcely allude to those truths which Jesus makes the chief burden of his teaching, - love to God, love to man, forgiveness of enemies, purity of heart and life, faith, hope, peace, resignation, temperance, and goodness.

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ISBN-13:
9781331314431
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/13/2015
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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