Item description for Christian Religion in Its Doctrinal Expression by Edgar Young Mullins...
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: lure. In philosophy all the issues were restated in new forms, and new schools of thought arose. It was inevitable that these changes in human thought should introduce new issues and new crises in theology. Many looked upon the changes with fear and trembling lest the foundations be destroyed. Schleiermacher, at the beginning of the century, had already anticipated the need for a change in the method of dealing with religious truth. The remarkable system of Ritschl was a logical outcome of the impact of the new ways of looking at things upon the older ways of theology. As a system it had fatal weaknesses, and is now a waning force. But it is a notable landmark, indicating a particular crisis in the history of theology. We are at length coming to see all things in a new perspective. Several things are entirely clear. One is that none of the ultimate facts of man's spiritual life has been destroyed by any development in recent times. Methods have changed. New issues have arisen. Old issues have assumed new forms. New statements of truth are required. But Christ remains the same " yesterday, to-day, and forever." The gospel remains. The best historical and critical methods of Bible study have given us clearer views of Christ and doctrine. We appreciate better than we ever did God's great wisdom and love in revealing himself gradually to mankind. This is made clear to us in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. We have better methods of employing the Scriptures in proof of doctrines. We have learned to recognize that religion is a form of knowledge; that the spiritual universe is the greatest of all realities; that Christ is today the spiritual Creator in an ongoing civilization. Along with this we have learned that our religion is capable of clear and scientific exposition...
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.04" Height: 1.22" Weight: 1.67 lbs.
Release Date Mar 30, 2000
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1579104312 ISBN13 9781579104313