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Cumulative proofs of the position already assumed as to the

progressiveness of Christian theology . . . .
Progress in the spirit of Christian theology, grown more scien-

tific, more ethical, and more Christian . . . .

Progress in the course of its use of the subjective method . .

Its improvements in method illustrated in the inductive, histori-

cal, comparative, deductive, thetical, genetic, and factual

methods employed . . . . . . . .

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Its better co-ordination of the theological contents . . .

Its Christo-centric basis, its scientific rigour, and its modern spirit

Improved relations between modern Christian theology and

modern Science . . . . . . . . .

Christian theology and Positivism . .

Illustrative gains to modern Christian theology from modern

science . . . . . . . . . . .

Greater indebtedness of modern science to Christian theology

than has always been understood

More harmonious relations of Christian theology and modern

Philosophy . . . . . . . . . .

Philosophy of religion . . . . . . . .

Domination of philosophical thought . . . . . .

Theology and metaphysics . . .

Services rendered Christian theology by modern philosophy

illustrated . . . . .

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Idealistic philosophy . . . . . . . . .

Modern Agnosticism and evolutionary philosophy . . .
Interactions of philosophy and theology . . .
Progress in the adjustment of the relations between modern

theology and modern Life . . . . . . .
Voices of life no longer stifled . . . . . . .
Theology known only through life . . . . . .
Kindlier relations sustained to theology by modern Literature.
Theological influences of modern literature illustrated . .
Interactions of literature and theology . . . .
Growth of better relations between Christian theology and

modern Art . . . . . . . . .

Art sustains a truer spiritual ministry to Christian thought .

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Former place of authority in revelation . . . . .

Organic view of revelation . . . . . . .

Progress in modern conceptions respecting Miracle. . .

The miraculous element: how regarded and retained . .

Advance on deistic position . . . . . . ..

Miracles no longer violations of the laws of nature . . .

Miracles not exterior attestations but constituent elements of

revelation . . . . . . .

Their relation to Christ's Incarnation and Person . . .
Their emblematic character

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Improved views of Prophecy . .
Prophecy viewed in less external light and used in less technical

manner . . . . . . .

Organic whole of prophecy .

Advances wrought of the historic method as touching prophecy
Changed views of Inspiration :
Inspiration and modern criticism . .
Mechanical theories discarded . . .
Progress of the dynamic theory illustrated . .
Blending of the divine and the human elements in the inspira-

tional process . . . . . . . . .
Old theory of absolute inerrancy dropped . . . . .
Wiser hold on reality of Biblical inspiration . . . . .
Progress in modern theology in respect of the Incarnation :
Relation of the Incarnation to God's Self-Revelation . .
Relation of the Incarnation to the creation . . . .
Its cosmical significance . . . . . . . .
Relations of the Incarnation to the Atonement in modern Chris-

tian theology . . . . . . . . .

True relations of the Incarnation and the Fall, as apprehended

in recent Christian thought . . . . . .

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CHAPTER V.

PROGRESS IN THE SPHERE OF THE CHRISTIAN

CONTENTS—continued.

Progress of modern Christian thought in the way Sin has been

viewed rather as a disease of our distempered self-hood than

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