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as a debt, and not as a necessity of an inferior stage of de-

velopment, but rather as an arbitrary and abnormal element

The unique character of sin as the sad reality now frankly faced,

and its lawless nature admitted . . . . . .

Less stress on original sin . . . . . . .

Recent Christian thought and heredity as proclaimed by science

Recent Christian thought on sin and solidarity . .

Its opposition to the teachings of Agnosticism and Pantheism

on sin . . . . . . . . . .

Nature of the unpardonable sin more clearly elucidated . .

Stronger growth in recent Christological thought illustrated in

the Kenotists . . . . . . . . .

Recent advances in the apprehension of the Pre-existence of

Christ . . . . . . . . . . .

Newer methods of proving Christ's Divinity . . . .

Progress in Christian speculation as to the Person of Christ .

Underlying advances in modern modes of viewing the doctrine

of Atonement or Reconciliation . . . . . .

Redemption not now regarded as a contrivance of sheer

Almightiness . . . . . . . . .

External modes of view in the background . . . .

Greater spiritual reality gained . . . . . . .

Its greater emphasis on moral substitution and remedial aspects

of the Atonement . .

Recent improved presentations of objective and subjective aspects

of Reconciliation . . . . . . . . .

Solidarity of mankind in Christ . . . . . . .

Clearer grasp of Christ's Resurrection . . . . .

Modern efforts to resolve it into subjective impressions . .

Its relations to Christian history .

Christ's Exaltation growing in its hold on Christian thought .

His High-Priesthood in closer relation to human life . .

His indwelling in more factual relation to holiness . . .

Improved Soteriological representations . . . . .

Election less emphasised on its Divine side in recent Christian

thought . . . . . . . . . .

The ethical character of God better preserved in connection

therewith . . . . . . . . . .

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