Sermons and addresses by Robert FlintSermons and addresses by Robert Flint

Sermons and addresses

byRobert Flint

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XXVI. SOME REQUIREMENTS OP A PRESENT-DAY CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS.1 BY a Christian Apologetics I mean a vindication of Christianity which aims at being thorough and comprehensive; one which includes the theory as well as the practice of the vindication, and which seeks not merely to defend some particular portion of Christianity, but to justify it as a whole. Christian Apologetics proposes to itself a distinctly practical end, victory over all doubt and disbelief as to the truth and excellence of Christianity; and it presupposes in the competent apologist an extensive and intimate knowledge of Christianity, and an adequate acquaintance with all the exegetical, historical, and theoretical disciplines of theology which contribute to such a knowledge of Christianity as is required for a conclusive and complete defence of it. /Christian Apologetics as thus understood is of comparatively 'recent origin. It is the natural and necessary outgrowth, however, of the history of Christian apology, and that may be justly traced back to the advent of Christianity itself. Christian apology is as old as Christianity. The prophecy of Simeon, spoken to Mary, "Behold, this child is set for the falling and rising up of many in Israel--Koi et? arj/j^lov avTiXeybfievov--and for a sign which is spoken against," was constantly verified in our Saviour's life-time; and so the task of self-vindication, by word and works, was laid upon Him as a considerable part of what was given Him to do. He was His own apologist. The earliest preaching of the apostles was mainly apologetic, for it was mainly what St Luke calls it, "a preaching of the resurrection," the fact by which Christ was manifestly declared 1 A Lecture delivered in St Mary's Cathedral, to the Edinburgh Diocesan Church Readin...
Title:Sermons and addressesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217553540

ISBN - 13:9780217553544