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1899: Persistence

1899

PERSISTENCE

Brethren Of The Graduating Class :—You have come with the help of God to the end of a long course of study and of sacrifice. Some of you have given up secular avocations which furnished an assured support. It has required great economy and occasional hardship to push your way through. You have been walking by faith, for it was not a matter of demonstration that you were called to the ministry or that you would succeed in it. I congratulate you that the preparatory training and trial are now over. You have shown something of that sustained effort toward a distant end, without which there is no strong character. You have a new sense of power, and a new faith in God. You may well thank God and take courage.

Will it seem unsympathetic if I remind you that the reward of a duty done is the power to do another; that the obstacles thus far overcome are not only not the last, but are really only the beginning of a long series; that past victories are only intended to strengthen and encourage for new conflict; that, instead of being a time to settle down and rest, this is the time to gird up your loins for the real work of your lives? Yet this is my message to you to-night. I bid you remember that Alp upon Alp rises before you: the ascent is arduous and will tax your strength. From these quiet halls you go into the thick of the fight: you will need all your courage. And the one word that I would have ring in your ears continually is the word Persistence.

You have begun to learn the art of preaching. But preaching is the study of a lifetime. You have made a few good sermons. But if you regard these as a stock in trade, they may be your undoing. Nothing is more pitiable than the preacher whose trial sermon is his best, and who never preaches another so good. Cultivate a noble discontent with past achievements. Make every success a stepping-stone to one still greater. You cannot do this without incessant labor. The modern pulpit requires abounding resources. After a little experience in preaching twice each Sunday to the same congregation, you will be conscious of an aching void ; your ideas will be exhausted; you will be tempted to pull up your stakes and seek a new pastorate. I charge you then to recall this closing address. Set yourselves to new study of the Scripture and to new pondering of your own experience. Give up all dependence upon the past and begin to make your own sermons. Another year of

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original thinking will make men of you. You will discover that you have peculiar gifts. You will get a new hold of your people. You will enter upon a career as preachers that may last as long as Doctor Maclaren's and may possibly be as useful.

Pastoral work requires persistence. The first few years are but an apprenticeship. Many of your church will regard you as a boy, however determined you may be that no man shall despise your youth. There is a confidence which only prolonged acquaintance can beget. There are measures which you can easily carry in the fourth and fifth years of your pastorate which you cannot possibly carry in the first or the second year. Remember that these impressions of your people are to some degree correct. Your opinions are not so worthy of respect at the beginning as they will be after you have learned to know your church. And you cannot have at first that confidence in yourself which is needed to win the confidence of others. For this reason an exceedingly short first pastorate is often the ruin of a man. He never gets over the sense of failure which that first experience has given him.

Remember that there are difficulties everywhere, and leaving one church for another is only jumping from the frying-pan into the fire. There will be some opposers everywhere. Resolve that you will subdue them by love. Kindness to them and to their children will commonly make them friends. But even if you cannot make them friends, you have no right to leave the church on account of a small number who cherish discontent. If you bury yourself in your work and give every energy to your people, you may trust your cause

to God and believe that he will vindicate you. He can make even your enemies to be at peace with you. He can make your endurance an object-lesson to ungodly men, so that at last you win them to Christ. The good Shepherd sought the lost sheep "until he found it." Go thou and do likewise.

For these reasons I give you my counsel to be content with nothing less than four or five years in your first pastorate. That first pastorate will set the standard for those that come after. Do not leave your first church until you can see that you have accomplished something permanent there, something that will abide after you have departed. Be sure that the church is better in numbers, in organization, in liberality, in discipline, than it was when you took charge of it. Be sure that you have done all you can for the ungodly men of the community before you leave them. Only a sublime persistence will enable you at the end of your ministry to say what George Fox, the Quaker, said when he was dying: "I am clear! I am clear!"

Be persistent in the care of your own souls. Remember that nothing here is done, so long as anything yet remains to be done. The Christian pastor who neglects his own spiritual life in order to minister to others will soon find that he has nothing to give. In an old Bible belonging to Oliver Cromwell was found this inscription: "O. C, 1644—Qui ccssat esse melior cessat esse bonus "—" He who ceases to be better ceases to be good." Luther's maxim was: "He who is a Christian is no Christian." And Paul's was after the same pattern: "I count not myself yet to have apprehended : but one thing I do ... I press on toward the goal." Have you been striving to be good men, in order that you might be fit ministers of Jesus Christ? I urge you to strive yet more earnestly as you enter upon your work. Satan has desired to sift you as wheat. He will tempt you through pride and through lust. Continue steadfastly in prayer, and buffet the body, bringing it into bondage, lest by any means, after you have preached to others, you yourselves should be cast away.

The church comes to reflect the character of its pastor. An aggressive, determined, persistent pastor makes an aggressive, determined, and persistent church. Let the pastor then reflect the persistence of his Lord,—not the persistence of self-will, but the persistence of love, the persistence that beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Where can you learn this persistence of love but from the Lord of love, Jesus Christ himself? Human nature is weak and fickle. Our resolutions are brittle as spun glass. Trust in our own strength will give us only a broken reed to lean upon. But we have something better than that,—even the truth of God, that shall endure when all that seems shall suffer shock.

It fortifies my soul to know
That, though I perish, Truth is so;
That howsoe'er I stray and range,
Whate' er I do, thou canst not change.
I steadier step when I recall,
Howe'er I slip, thou canst not falL

Those are noble lines of Arthur Hugh Clough. But they are too abstract. We want not only the truth of God, but also the Spirit of God, to steady us and give PERSISTENCE

us persistence. It is my great satisfaction to assure you that you may be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inward man, and so may be filled with all the fullness of God. There is no way by which mortal men may be made immutable but by becoming partakers of the divine nature and sharers of the immutability of God. Dear brethren, you go to widely separated parts of the earth. Each one of you has his own nature and his own work. But the omnipresent and omnipotent Spirit of God goes with you. We commend you to his care, believing that he will give you the grace of persistence to the end, the patient continuance in welldoing, which both endures and perseveres.

GENERAL INDEX

"Abbesse de Jouarre," of Renan, 851.
Abbott, Lyman: on the divinity of

man, 47; on recent incidents which

seem as incredible as many in the

Old Testament, 344.
Abraham, his faith attracts God's

special regard, 407.
"Absolute, The," a false view of, 87,

88.

Absolute Being, may have relations,

but not necessarily, 88.
"Accretions to original Christianity ":

what so called, 141; the secret of,

146.

Activity, human, not set aside by
Christ, 275.

Adam, the first and Second: their re-
lations, 175, 176; their antecedents
somewhat analogous, 175.

Addresses of Tyndall and Crookcs con-
trasted, 188.

"Advantage in America, Our Bap-
tist," 247-267.

Advocate (parakletot), its idea, 442.

Age, The. its progressiveness, 183.

"Aids to Reflection," quoted, 397.

Air, a symbol of the Spirit, 307, 308.

Albigenses, their extermination, 214.

Alexander VI., Pope (Rodrigo Borgia),
characterized, 215.

Alexandria: its philosophy, 146; its
philosophy assists Paul and John to
interpret Christ, 147.

Alfred, King, quoted, 158.

"All things to all men ": the secret of
working with adaptation to men's
needs, 464; the import of the phrase
as used by Paul, 464; docs not teach
Jesuitry, 461; does not allow Judaiz-
ing, 464; is not the language of a
spiritual chameleon or weather-
cock, 464; not inconsistent with be-

ing under law to Christ, 465; intends
one end—saving some, 465; employs
one means—the truth of Christ, 465:
this flexibility not in spite of, but
because of, service to Christ, 465;
requires a forgetting of one's prefer-
ences and comforts, 466; a feature
of the "finest gentleman that ever
lived," 466; exemplified by Christ,
466; requires the unimportant to be
subordinated to the important, 466;
teaches one to yield in small points
to win in large, 467; teaches not un-
duly to insist ou rights and dignities,
467; teaches not to make too much
of established methods, 467; teaches
a letting-down to the common peo-
ple, 468; gives directness to preach-
ing and adaptation to pastoral work,
468; opposes partiality in church or
community, 468: is the fundamental
principle of "institutional Chris-
tianity," 469; outlines a large and
grand calling, 469; requires the aid
of Christ, 469.
Altruism, its beginnings, how expli-
cable, 75.

Ambition: advice regarding, 480; a
true, 480, 481; Wolsey's advice to
Thomas Cromwell regarding, 480; a
young minister should cherish the
highest, 480; a false, defined and
warned against, 481; a true, recom-
mended, 481, 485; in striving for
masteries, lawful, 481: for rule over
many things, appealed to, 481: true,
seeks great things for Christ, 481;
true, is unselfish, 481; true, seeks to
be like God, 481; true, devotes Itself
to present service, 481: true, wel-
comes providences of self-sacrifice
and humiliation, 481; true, a recon-
ciler, 482; true, seeks power in Christ
and lor Christ, 482; true, regulated
by wisdom, 482; true, chooses God
instead of self, 482; true, chooses
best way of honoring God, 482, 483;
the wisdom which regulates a true,
given by God, 483, 484; for spiritual
results, recommended, 484; a true,
commendable in one's first pastor-
ate, 484; to leave the world better,
a true, 484; requires much of the
Spirit of God to regulate, 485.

"Ambitious to be quiet," 481.

America: Baptists hope to conquer it
to their faith, 247; a Baptist advan-
tage in, that they rest their doctrine
of the ordinances solely upon the
New Testament, 247-2S0; a Baptist
advantage in, rests on their practice
of making the relation of a man to
the church depend on his relation
to Christ, 250-252; a Baptist advan-
tage in, thei r consistent stand for the
absolute separation of Church and
State, 252-254; has been made a land
of liberty more largely by Baptists
than by any other body of Chris-
tians, 254; Baptists in, have made
unparalleled progress, 254-257: per-
secutions of Baptists in, 254, 255;
Baptists in, their progress at home
and abroad, 255, 256; Baptists in,
persistently orthodox in times of
prevailing heresy, 255; their history
in, demonstrates the inutility of
union of Church and State, and of
infant baptism, 257 ; progressof Bap-
tists in, due to uncompromising
faithfulness to their principles, 257:
a Baptist advantage in, due to the
polity of their church being analo-
gous to that of their country's gov-
ernment, 257-260; Baptists in, their
influence in shaping the government
of their country, 258; the restricted
communion of Baptist churches in,
parallel to the restricted citizenship
of their country, 259: Baptists in.
will progress with spread of repub-
lican principles, 259, 260; Baptists
in, are fitted to expand with the
country. 260-262: Baptists in, have

an advantage in their principle of
direct and entire obedience to Christ,
262, 263; Baptists in, the great edu-
cational revival among, 264; Bap-
tists in, the educational demands
upon, 264; Baptists in, must cherish
the spirit of denominational union,
265; Baptists in, must further evan-
gelization, 266.

Amurath, Sultan, his oath, 225.

Amusements, choice in, regulated by
love, 400, 401.

Anabaptists: resist the mixture of
Church and State, 228; insignificant
in numbers, 228; originating in
Switzerland, 228; connected with
Waldenses, 228; represent the true
Reformation movement, 228, 229;
several distinguished, 229; their
confession at Schleithcim, 229; were
the first martyrs of soul-liberty in
Europe, 229; were Baptists, 229;
found in the east of England, 231;
influenced Robert Browne, 231; in
Britain, their views of soul-liberty,
and of the relation of Church and
State, 231, 232; their views presented
in the Confession of John Smyth,
2S1, 232.

Angels, suggestions as to the " why"
of their non-salvabIlity, 82.

Animal nature, in man, a good thing,
77.

Animals, lower: manifest God, 76:
ordained by God, 77: have in them
a divine element, T7: their groans
an inarticulate expression of the
Spirit, 77: difference between old
and new theories regarding, 78: pre-
cursors of man, 167-170.

Annihilation: scriptural descriptions
of eternal misery exclude idea of.
429, 430; the phrase "eternal sin"
excludes idea of. 430: " state " of, de-
scribed, 430; inconsistent with scrip-
tural teaching as todegrees in future
punishment, 430; is the destiny of
neither righteous nor wicked, 430.

Ansclm: his " Proslogion " quoted on
the Divine Nature. 65,66; his theory
of the atonement, 460; a discoverer
in theology. 477.

Antinomianism, to be banished from

missions, 276.
Anxiety, lessons to be learned in times

of, 285.

"Apcrto vivere rofo," as a motto, 490.

Apollo Belvidere, found, 223.

Aquinas, Thomas, his title, 182.

Are, Joan of, the significance of her
appearance, 222.

Aristotle: saw no distinction between
man and nature, 185; his belief in
personality weak, 185: his views on
size of a republic, 217; an aphorism
of, 289; had no sense of humanity
as one, 289

Armada, destruction of, 222.

Arminins, his point of view in the-
ology, 1.

Arnold: Matthew, quoted, 191; Thom-
as, a saying of, 448.

Astigmatism, mental, corrected, 140.

Athanasins: a formulutor of the
church doctrine of the Trinity, 460;
a discoverer in theology, 477.

Athene, Renan's prayer to, 333.

Atomism: the term as used by the
author defined, 151; set aside by
recognition of Christ as head of
humanity, 151, 158; its extreme
form exhibited in New England
theology, 151: teaches the isolation
of each individual of the human
race, 151; teaches that " all sin con-
sists in sinning," 152; teaches that
each man must make his own atone-
ment, 152; is being undermined by
modern science and philosophy, 152;
views the tree of humanity from
above, 152; regards sea as a barrier.
189.

Atonement: ordained by Him who
ordained sin, 34, 35, 41, 95, 178, 179,
199, 200; not made only in Christ's
incarnation and passion, 34-37, 78-
80, 85, 95, 166, 173, 177, 178, 198, 200:
founded on a union with humanity,
34-37, 46, 78, 80, 84, 95, 98, 99. 143,154,
173, 178, 192, 200, 290, 291, 293; illus-
trated by self-ligatured finger, 34, 35,
172,173; is the visitation of sin with
penalty, 35, 37, 41, 80, 82, 85, 95, 99,
100, 173, 174, 177-180.198-202; Horace

Bushncll's views of Christ's suffer-
ings in, 35,81; Prof. D. W. Simon on,
35; Dale's view of, 35,36; is a mani-
festation of Christ's previous rela-
tion and action, 36, 37, 78-80, 85, 95,
177, 197; the process of, not arbi-
trary, 37, 38, 41, 46, 78-80, 82, 177, 178,
291; only an exhibition of an eter-
nal fact in the being of God, 36, 37,
78-80,85, 95,177,197; was in progress
and saving even in the times of the
Old Testament saints, 37. 81; was as
a present and progressive fact be-
hind the Mosaic ceremonial, 37; its
culmination in the conquest of sin
and death, 37; an eternal, 37, 38, 78,
79, 95, 177-179; the historical, 38, 41,
78-80. 85,177,197; an objectlvication
of the love of God,"38, 85, 198: the
advantages of, 38, 39, 41, 46, 78, 100,
154, 173, 179, 180, 200, 291, 293; is not
compulsory, 79, 80: is a perpetual
sacrifice, 80, 81, 100,172,173, 178, 200,
290; Beecher's view of, 81, 82; why
none for angels, 82; the doctrine of,
illuminated by the monistic view,
78-80; opposed by those who hold
abstract views of Deity, 87; involves
influite self-limitation, 94-100; its
rationality can be defended, 143;
a concrete statement of impressions
made by facts and utterances, 145;
teaching of New England theology
upon, 152, 198; the very wisdom of
God, 179: schemes of subjective. 196,
199; provided by love and made to
righteousness, 199-202; world cre-
ated for, 280.

Augustine: his view-pointof truth, 1;
his " Dei voluntas eel rerum nalura,"
188; not ignorant of an immanent
God, 189; his doctrine of sin, 460; a
theological discoverer, 477.

Author: a great day in his life, 78;
one of his earliest recollections, 136;
called to the ministry before his
conversion. 322: recounts a ministe-
rial experience, 329-331; helpful ad-
vice to the, 480.

Authority: as vested in the centurion
of the Gospels, 113; needed to en-
large our knowledge. 113; derivu-
tion of word, 113; definition of, 113;
required by our ignorance and im-
maturity, 113; child needs, 114; of
parents, 114, 116, 117, 11*; civil, in
relation to the immigrant, 114; God
the original source of all just, 113-
115, 120; human reason bound to
submit to, 114; human conscience
bound to submit to God's, 114; ra-
tional that man should at present
recognize, 114; a God-appointed way
to truth, 115; affords data for reason
to build on, 115; ill consequences
of rejecting, 115; half of life con-
sists in following, 115; physical life
largely based on, 115; religion de-
mands that we employ it in affairs
of the world, 115; the choice of, a
moral test, 115, 116; will be always
required, 116: the great question of
our present probation connected
with, 116; Divine, likely to be re-
jected by unconverted, 116; God
delegates, 116; of magistrates, 117;
human, source of its dignity, 117;
those to whom it has been delegated
should recognize the responsibility
thereof, 117; the ill effects of Ignor-
ing its Divine source, 117; a princi-
ple that should guide in the exercise
of delegated, 117,118; parental, how
it should be exercised, 117, 118;
magisterial, how it should be exer-
cised, 117, 118; the aim in its exer-
cise, 118; a subordinate, but suf-
ficient and binding, granted to
conscience, 118, 119; in the church,
its nature and lawful weight, 120;
intended to lead to God, 120; when
valid and invalid, 120, 121; Christ,
its ultimate source, 123; grounded
on what Christ says in nature, mind,
and providence, 123; of Scripture
founded in its subject-matter. Christ.
126, 134, 136; of Scripture, Divine,
but delegated and limited, 123; in-
variably attached to truth. 123, 124;
did it exist in patriarchal days? 123;
did it exist in the thirty years im-
mediately after Christ's resurrec-
tion? 124; may be vested in tra-
dition. 124; docs not rest on inspi-

ration exclusively, 124; doubt as to
the inerrancy of even the original
documents of Scripture need not
hurt its, 126-128; doubt as to the
canonicityof books or parts of books
of Scripture need not hurt its, 128;
of Sir Joshua Reynolds as an in-
structor in painting not affected by
his mistakes in science and history,
128, 129; of Scripture in its main
purport consistent with presence of
inaccuracies in subordinate details,
should such be proved, 129, 130; of
secular history not dependent on
perfect accuracy of details, 129, 130;
and errancy often combined in legal
documents, 130; not necessarily
granted to obiter dicta of judges, 130;
of Scripture as rule of faith and
practice, the formal principle of the
Reformation, 135; of a hierarchy,
135.

Autographs of Scripture, original: au-
thor does not recognize error in, 127,
129; Christian faith not to be staked
on the accuracy of, 127, 129; may be
regarded as errant in detail without
danger of heresy, 129.

"Back to Christ": the watchword of
modern theology, 141; the signifi-
cance of the phrase, 141; can be in-
terpreted so as to contain a truth.
141,142; the author would go. aided
by interpretation, 142: expert testi-
mony on, 142.143 : information guid-
ing in going, 143-146: as the life of
nature from deism, 147-151: as the
life of humanity from atomism, 151-
154: as the life of the church from
externalism, 154-158: as a good to
be desired, 158,159; as the secret of
power, 161; as the foundation of
hope, 162.

Baltimore, Lord (George Calvert): not
the first to establish by law liberty
in matters of faith. 240; worked for
his co-religionists, 210; his toleration
limited. 240; his views made law in
the " Act concerning religion," 240,
241; his charter not so tolerant as
himself, 241.

GENERAL INDEX

Bancroft, George (History of United
States): on Roger Williams, 240, 253;
on Lord Baltimore's charter, 210,
241.

Baptism: of Christ, 98; testimonies
of non-Baptists concerning, 248-250:
why it must retain its form. 249; its
ceremonial relation to the Christian,
250; infant, its deleterious influence
on church-membership, 251.

'' Baptist Advantage in America,
Our." (Sec America.)

Baptists: first to announce, advocate,
and establish the principle of relig-
ious liberty, 241,212; Vedder upon
a Confession of the English, 241,
242; persecuted in America, 242;
in America, oppose national church
endowments and religious tests, 242;
Jefferson and the form of church
government among, 242, 258; their
influence on the Federal and State
Constitutions of the United States,
242,243,258; their present opposition
to the appropriation of public mon-
eys, 243: their purpose in America,
267; their chief authority in faith
and practice, 247; their estimate of
the fathers, 247; their campaign
document, 248 ; their vindication by
men of other faiths, 248-250; regard
baptism as unchangeable in form,
249 ; their view of relation of the be-
liever to the church. 250; dare not
baptize those who give no sign of
regeneration, 251; their coherence
and orthodoxy, 251, 252 ; advocates
of complete separation of Church
and State. 231, 252; have always
taught absolute liberty of con-
science, 252.253: persecutions of, 212.
253: their abhorrence of persecuting.
253; issue in Switzerland the first
confessional manifesto of religious
freedom, 241. 253; antedate even
the Brownists, 231: establish abso-
lute freedom for all beliefs and
practices, 241,253; John Locke upon,
253; George Bancroft upon, 253;
Leonard Bacon upon, 254; their un-
exampled multiplication, 254-257;
their steadfastness in the Unitarian

defection, 255; like the Methodists
in popular evangelism, 256; their
success in missions, 256, 257; have a
church polity analogous to that of
United States, 257; their restricted
communion paralleled in United
States citizenship, 258, 259; late Dr.
John Hall on, 2.VJ; the most con-
gregational of Congregational ists.
260; hold individual freedom of
interpretation and opinion, 260; are
fit for unlimited expansion. 261 ; are
open to a progressive theology, 261;
their advantage in the denomina-
tional torch-race, 261, 262; insist on
direct and entire obedience to
Christ, 262; their special doctrines
will have an important place, 263;
"greater matters than the world is
aware of," to be achieved by, 264;
three things required at the hands
of, 264; faith in the future of, 267;
must defend the liberty of all men
to freely form and utter their relig-
ious opinions, 462; will not bend to
ecclesiastical caste, 492.

Barnabas, his special gift, 440.

Bates, an allusion to his death, 475.

Baur, and the ideal Christ, 191.

Baxter, Richard, his designation of
toleration, 231.

Beasts. (See Animals, the lower.)

Beecher. on ground of Christ's suffer-
ings, 81, 82.

Bees, a simile from, 273.

Beidermann: on the ideal Christ, 191;
on faith and science, 194.

Being, The Divine. (See Cod.)

Bell. A. G., upon wireless telegraphy,
59.

Benevolence, in God, consistent with

eternal punishment, 436.
Berdoe, and Browning, 160, 161.
Berkeley, Bishop: his philosophy

criticized, 28; on nature as "God's

conversation," 187.
Bible: authority of, defined, 123;

courts examination, 125; what, 132,

133.136.

Bigotry, according to Holmes, 476.
Biology, more fundamental than
physical science, 148.

Birds, their reptilian origin, 170.

Bismarck, a saying of, 495.

Body: shares in God's salvation, 414;
of the believer loved by God, 415;
the vehicle and expression of the
soul, 418; is subservient in life to
come, 419; Is spiritual, 419.

Boehme, Jacob, a monist, 19.

"Bonum communicativum «wi," an ex-
cellent definition of love, 487.

Bosworth Field, 218.

Boucher, Joan, 231.

Bowne, on "crystallized mathemat-
ics," 10.

Brahma, 88.

Brooks, Phillips, a saying of, 488.

"Brother and Sister," Kenan's, 340.

Browne, Robert: his Congregational-
ism, 231; and soul-liberty, 231; his
Confession, 231, 253.

Browning, Robert: on "that one
face," 14; a monist, 17; his " Hohen-
stlel-Schwangau" quoted, 18; big
"The Ring and the Book " quoted,

18. 97; his philosophy, 18; his
"Death in the Desert" quoted, 18,

19, 105: believes in freedom, sin,
and guilt, 19; his 'Christmas Eve"
quoted, 19; his " Legend of Pornic"
quoted, 19; an Ethical Monist, 19;
does not explain nexus between
monism and morals, 30; his influ-
ence on Berdoe, 160: his insistence
that love is the central secret of
the universe, 161; his phrase "All's
love, but all's law " interpreted, 164;
his"Clivc"and " Fra LippoLippi"
referred to, 204; inscription of, in his
wife'sTestament,411; his testimony
"to the power and love of God," 411.

Browning, Mrs., her " Aurora Leigh"
quoted, 147.

Bunyan, John: misrepresenting the
world, 196; his " Pilgrim's Progress"
and the " Book of Jonah," 204: made
his last day his company-keeper. 448:
thought of Christ as distant, 479.

Burn ham, Director, and the Colum-
bian Exposition, 295.

Bushnell, Horace: on Christ's suffer-
ings as merely sympathetic, 35;
rightly held that Christ's suffering

was due to his relation to sinuiug
race, 81, 82; failed to see in Christ's
sufferings an expression of God's
holiness, 82; in his theology moral
government becomes moral influ-
ence, 383.

Butler, Bishop, his " Analogy " quoted
on the " Divine Goodness," 199.

Cabot, Sebastian, guided by Provi-
dence, 221.

Caillard, Emma Marie, her " Man in
the Light of Evolution " quoted. 154.

Call to the Ministry, The: essential,
321, 322, 324; more than impulse,
321, 322; comes in many ways, 322;
must not be unheeded, 322; may
precede conversion, 322; has hin-
dered decision for Christ, 322; us-
ually comes as a corollary, 323;
comes sometimes from men, 323:
comes sometimes from church, 323;
as the result of deliberation, 323:
needs no vision or voice, 323; comes
through conscience and Providence,
323; the impulse to, must not be con-
travened by defects, 324; prerequi-
site to ordination, 324.

Calvary: the outward manifestation
of a sacrifice, 95; the paying of a
debt, 99.

Calvin: his point of view in theol-
ogy, 1; the "constitutional lawyer
of the Reformation," 228; connives
at burning of Servetus, 228; bis
spirit tinges the English Reforma-
tion, 230; his "Quoutque," 281; his
view of nature and history, 479.
, Calvinism: its geographical course,
230; hyper, to be avoided, 276.

Candidates for the ministry: defect-
ive statement of, 326; and a trial
sermon, 328.

Canossa, and Henry IV. of Germany,
213.

Cardinals, College of, election of the
pope entrusted to, 213.

Carey, William: establishes the Eng-
lish Baptist Missionary Society, 256;
the centenary of his effort, 269, 286.

Carlyle, Thomas, on a pebble shaking
the universe, 67.

Catechism, no authorized, among Bap-
tists, 261.

Caxton, William, erects his first print-
ing press in London, 223.

Centurion of the Gospels, the, on au-
thority, 113.

Chambcrlin, Dr. Thomas C.: state-
ment of, regarding monistic ten-
dency, 16; on a Supreme Being less
than supreme, 16; on a universe
somewhat less than a universe, 16;
on the Supreme Being as the uni-
versal being, 16; teaches a monism
without transcendence, 16; is not a
pantheist, 17; claims for man free-
dom of choice, 17; a supplemental
suggestion to the statement of, 17.

Character: wicked, eternalized, 82,
83: the noblest individual, and the
Sun of Righteousness, 85; perfection
of, in God, 89; right, essential to
right knowing, 138; the ultimate,
of the human race and Christ,
154; transmission of, asserted and
denied, 171; moral, can be thus
transmitted, 171, 172; Holy Spirit
establishes holy character, 306-310;
defective, makes defective appre-
hension, 346-355, 362; no salva-
tion without change of, 424; ex-
pressed by volitions, 427; only
changed by divine grace, 427; not
changed by death, 427; not open to
new views of Christ, 427, 428; suffer-
ings cannot change, 428; spiritual,
its power, 471, 472; Christian, comes
from union with Christ, 494; the
great force with men, 496; comes by
persistency, 499. 500; of pastor re-
flected in church, 500.

Chicago, origin of its fire, taken as a
figure, 309.

Chicago, University of: euloglum
upon, 137; position of theology in,
137; the property of, 261.

Child: harshness to, 433; self-revela-
tory, 487; "nature's priest," 487;
and heart of God, 487.

Children; dying in infancy, how
saved, 38, 46: and the sins of their
fathers, 152.

Christ: (unction of in theGodhead, 2.

3: his relation to the universe, 2, 3:
his creatorship and idealism, 3, 4; is
the power of God, 3,4; is the will and
reason of God, 4; and self-conscious-
ness and self-determination in God,
4 ; and pantheism, 4, 5 : and the iden-
tification of God with nature, 5:
and the confusion of divine and
created consciousness and will, 5,6:
and the physical universe, 6,7,29;
and the world thought, 7, 29: ex-
plains interaction between indi-
viduals, 8, 9: is the solution of the
problem of knowledge, 9,10; is the
principle of induction, 10, 20; the
mathematician, 10; is the principle
of evolution, 10,11, 20; gives moral
unity to the system of things, 12; is
God in nature, 14; unites monism
and morals, 30; and our natural
and spiritual Divine sonship, 30, 46;
is the all-including consciousness,
31; manifesting thought and pur-
pose, 32; is in humanity, 32: union
of, with humanity, 35; suffers in the
self-perversions of humanity, 35;
is the divine reason in expression,
36: how responsible for sin of hu-
manity, 37; suffered since the fall,
37; his work and the race, 38; the
communicator of all truth, 40, 166;
is God and the universe for us,
41; and humanity's penalty, 41, 46;
cannot be escaped from, 43; the re-
jection of, 44; is the principle of
union, 50; is the Light who lighteth
every man, 59, 104. 122, 167, 174 , 273;
and God according to the New Tes-
tament, 69; in him humanity as-
sumes its Divine form, 75; the moral
purpose of the universe summed up
in, 77; suffers in and with his suf-
fering creation, 81: since the fall the
only moral and spiritual Son of God,
83; is the ideal man, 83; how he be-
comes the saving power of God, 80;
is the only source of salvation, 86;
one of the griefs of, 93; universe
"consists" in, 95; his humiliation
two-fold, 96; his person self-limited.
96-98; was self-limited in his work,
98, 99; example of, in self-limita-
tion, 100; the truth of God, 103; is
the revealerot truth, im ; teachings
of, not limited, 101; nnd the witness
to truth, 10i">-lCK: trinmph of, in
truth's progress, 108, 109; a large
view of, prevents illiberality, 109;
is "the door," 120; what the word
means, KM ; is Deity revealed, 121:
and revelation, how related, 122 ; his
appearance the key to human his-
tory, 122: the source of authority,
12!; his relation to the Bible, 123: the
facts of his life greater than their re-
cord, 125: his supremacy the citadel
of our faith, 126; worship due to.
135, 136; "Back to" (see " Back to
Christ"); more than an ethical
teac her. 142, 143: of modern theol-
ogy, 143; as depicted in the critical
residuum of Gospels and Epistles.
143-147: ceases to bo apart fnim the
dogmatic and supernatural, 147: the
life of nature, 148-151; the life of
humanity, 151-154; the life of the
church. 155-158; must not rest with
the incomplete representatives of,
158, 159; the, alone original source
of truth. 159, 160; not limited for
expression to the Scriptures, 160; as
himself the Truth, 160, 161; gives
hope of the final victory of truth.
161,162; the prc-incarnate, 166: the
conception of the larger, revivify-
ing theology, 166, 167: his original
and natural relation to the race,
172: as natural life of race suffers
atoningly in its sin, 173; all giwKl
impulse, endeavor, and achieve-
ment from him, 173. 174; spiritual
life of the race summed up in the
historical. 171; his sufferings penal,
179; his purity enabled him to suffer
penalty, 179: makes philosophy of
history possible, 184. 1*5: gave the
sense of his own unity to man, ls/f;
gave the idea of divine unity toman,
185, 186; gives the idea of unity in
nature, 186; gave scientific impulse
toward unity, 186: is the Immanent
God. 190-192; "the larger," 190;
Is "the frankness of God," 190; in
the philosophy of Pfleiderer, 191;

in tbo philosophy of Ritschl, 101; in
English and American theology,
192; works by evolution, 193. 1»4;
his original grace counteracts orig-
inal sin, 196; ethical meaning of
universe summed up in the histori-
cal. 196-199; the animating spirit and
crown of evolution, 197; set forth iu
the Epistle to the Hebrews, 197, 199;
set forth in the Epistle to the Rom-
ans. 199: and last half-century of
theology, 208; led Israel "out and
in," 210; leads in every healthful
advance in the world, 210; and the
foundation of the church. 211: as de-
clared by Anabaptists. 231. 232; bap-
tism teaches of, 249: Baptists and re-
lation of, to church, 250-252; Baptist
doctrine of believer's sole respon-
sibility to, 258; the Baptist doctrine
of direct and entire obedience to.
262. 263; faithfulness to, what it re-
quires of Baptists. 264-267: purpose
of God as to, and the world, 270;
revelation of divine purposes in,
272; in nature, 272, 27:1. 303; in his-
tory, 273. 274, 303; in redemption.
274; welds humanity into image of
himself, 275: his self-limitations to
church, 276; the love of. the great
motive to missions, 2S6; his love for
souls in as the motive to missions.
2S7; his organic relation to human-
ity, 287 : is Head of the church, 2S7:
natural Head of humanity, 288; in
him all tilings created, 288: how he
bears sins of world, 290: his love in
terms of modern theology, 291; in
his true development. 292; organic
union with, what it involves. 293;
love of, in us. how it influences sin-
ners. 291; his identification with
believers, 294. 295; how he edu-
cated his disciples to his invisible
presence, 302: can be omnipresent.
31)2; not "imitation of," but appro-
priation of, 321; present in the
preacher, the secret of comfort and
power, 329-331: Renan and, 355-359:
Finney's preaching and, 385; his
resurrection a pledge of his people's,
415; rejecters of. their fate. 425. 429:

new views of, impossible to the hos-
tile mind, 427; his service flexible,
465; his service of wide sympathy,
465; his bondman is a freeman, 465:
his intervals of seclusion, 470, 471;
larger than our conceptions. 477,
478; his comprehensiveness, 478:
must be believed in as pre-incar-
nate, 478; must be believed in as in
creation, 478; what he is, 479; must
be accepted as the eternal Word,
479; union with, 494, 495.
"Christian Church, The," by Kenan.
343.

Christianity: as distinguished from
heathenism, 100; how it may be
combined with culture, 106; not
hindered by prominence of science,
sociology, philosophy, 108; without
a supernatural and dogmatic Christ,
what? 147; the whole revelation of
God in Christ, 166: its date, 166;
modern science in debt to, 184,185:
its influence on the affections, 390;
a life-work, and a life-school, 403,
404; not imitation, but appropria-
tion, 321, 494.

"Christianity, The Origins of," by
Rcnan, 343.

Christians: to set forth Christ's rela-
tions to the universe, 105; to be the
best teachers in all departments,
10"..

Christocentric theology, its excel-
lence, 1.

Chrysostom, on men who fled the
church's summons to service, 323.

Church, The: desires to have the in-
tegral reason at work, 107; is the
great friend of education, 107; ought
to establish universities, 107, 108;
should not conduct lower educa-
tion, 111; should control the higher.
Ill; how related to conscience. 118:
not humanity, 155; how related to
Christ, 251; whom it should con-
tain, 251; an unregenerate, should
disintegrate, 265; what it ought to
fear, 278; is a new incarnation of
Christ, 29-5; as a channel of self-
revelation, 488.

Circe, alluded to, 356.

Circumcision, Christ's, its significa-
tion, 98.

Citrzen, The, his true education, lis.

Civil and religious liberty, Baptist
view of, 252.

Clough, Arthur Hugh, quoted, 500.

Coburg, Luther's letter from, 189.

Coleridge: quoted, 88; on supplica-
tion, 388.

Colet, 223.

Columbian Exposition: referred to,
295, 296; a picture at, 410.

Columbian University: a tribute of
respect to, 102, 112; why placed at
Washington, 112.

Columbus, 210, 220, 221.

Comfort: its administration apart of
Christian ministry, 4l0,441; an in-
cidental part of ministry, 441; the
gospel method of, 441, 442; how best
administered by pastor, 413. 444.

Communion, restricted : United States
citizenship as an illustration of, 259;
Dr. John Hall upon, 25'J; in connec-
tion with Christian love, 400.

Conception, The Miraculous: must be
believed in, 17fi; paralleled by
man's own advent, 176: a culmina-
tion of age-long processes, 176; not
inconsistent with science, 177.

"Congregationalize, To," its import
according to Dr. Dexter, 259.

Conscience: man's duty in relation
to. 114: defined, 118; like a watch,
119; how related to religion, 119;
echo of God's voice, 119; has au-
thority, 119; an evil, its power, 431;
an evil. Its pain, 432; its pains, no
arbitrary infliction, 434.

Consciousnesses, subordinate, and
"split off." an illuminating hint
furnished by, 62.

Constantine: takes the church under
his patronage, 212; the deterioration
of the church in his time, 227, 251.

Constantinople: its capture by the
Turks, 222: its scattered scholars
and the revival of learning, 222,
223.

Continuity, 164.

"Cosmos noelos" of Philo, 3.

Cranmer, 234.

Creamcueese, Reverend Mr., 468.
Creation: how to be interpreted, 6, 7;

Is from within, 71; not to be denied,

72; its true conception, 72; divine

limitation in, 9a
Creationism, a teaching of atomism,

151, 152.

Criticism, The higher, its advantage il
rightly employed, 133.

Cromwell, Oliver: retained lay patron-
age, and compulsory .tithes, 231; his
revolution broke down tyranny of
civil power, 233; gave order and
freedom and power to England, 235;
inscription by, on an old Bible,
499.

Crookes, Sir William, on power and
potency of matter in life, 188.

Cross, The: the focus of God's love,
37; its principle seen in the whole
creation, 75; how related to the age-
long sufferings of the Son of God,
177; indicates God's estimate of sin,
4iC>; hiding behind, what it means,
489; hiding behind, what it should
not mean, 489.

Crusaders, a hymn of, quoted, 7.

Crusades, their influence, 214.

Dale, on Christ's responsibility for
man's sin, 35.

Damien, Father, his saying, 98.

Dante: on Immortality of love, 411;
his preparation for flight into
heaven, 444, 445.

Darwin: failed to explain the upward
movement of development, 11; and
the Duke of Argyll, 11; his flower
supplants Paley's watch, 187: can-
not guarantee a development to-
ward morality or benevolence, 292.

Darwinism, its later modifications
consistent with Scripture, 171.

Death: physical, what, 9!). 415: spir-
itual, what, 99; to be destroyed,
415.

Decree to create, a divine self-limita-
tion, 90.

"Decree of God, The, the Great En-
couragement to Missions," 268-281.
"Decree, To declare the," what, 272.
Decree: of the world's salvation, not

yet declared by christians, 278; of
God, gives value to life, 280; of God
concerning world, encourages w ait-
ing, 281.

Decree of Satan, A, 277.

Decrees of God: exist, 270, 271: not
self-executing, 277; require decrees
of his people, 277.

"Deep calleth unto deep," 94.

Defects: natural, how to be regarded
by the possessor, 446; removable,
how to be regarded by possessor,
446.

Deism: its teachings regarding the
universe, 148; has influenced Chris-
tian thought and teaching, 148, 1S7;
reaction against, 187.

Dennis and his aphasia, 314.

Denominations, Christian, thcirefforts
compared to a torch-race, 261.

Dcpotentiallon (Kenosis), of the Lo-
gos, 28, 29.

Development: the law of, 163; theory
of, how falsely held, 168.

Dexter: on Jefferson's statement con-
cerning Baptistchurch government,
242; on "Congregatlonalizing," 259.

Discrepancy: not inconsistent with
general accuracy of documents. 130;
seeming, often removed by more
knowledge, 131.

Discussion, advantageous. 111.

Dispensation, New. what, 122.

Dissipation of energy, an inference
from, 148.

Divinity, as infinite humanity, 81.

Doctrine: Its statement should im-
prove. 183; overstatement in, per-
nicious. 301.

Dore. Oustave, his illustrations of the
"Wandering Jew,'' 41.

Dorner, on unity of essence in God
and man, 20.

"Dramatis Persona1," of Browning,
quoted, 14.

Drummond, Professor: his teaching
in the "Ascent of Man," 75; on an
evolutionary preparation for love.
195.

Dualism : of matter and mind consid-
ered. 53-57; two sorts of, 53, 54;
psychological, what. 54: how con-
sistent with Monism, 54, 55: of man
and God, 58; is not the whole truth,
58; essential to religion, 61.

GENERAL INDEX

Duncan, Dr. John, anecdote of, 91.

Dupanloup, M.: and Talleyrand, 337;
and Renan, 337.

Duty done, its reward, 497.

Earth, a theatre for the d rama of moral
apostasy and recovery, 76.

Education: of finite beings, 93; and
spirituality, 106; higher and lower,
111; a revival of, 264; among Bap-
tists in New York City, 264; duty of
Baptists toward. 265.

Edwards, Jonathan: on end of the
world, 281; on government, 383; on
God's supreme end, 393; his illustra-
tive use of material images, 423.

Electric lights, the power system of,
employed as an Illustration, 103,104,
162.

Elijah, his life, 470.

Enthymeme, 407.

"Eternal Sin, An." (See Sin.)

Eternal Punishment: rests on man's
freedom, 427; rests on man's char-
acter, 427; hatred of divine things,
a factor in, 427, 428; rests on the in-
ability of suffering to reform, 428;
its meaning determined, 429; the
desert of all sin, 435; founded on
God's as well as man's nature. 435;
not inconsistent with God's justice,
435; preacher's duty in relation to,
438.

Eunoe, waters of, 445.

Evangelization, Baptists should en-
gage in, 266, 267.

Evans, Christmas, 317.

Evil: physical and moral, man re-
sponsible for, 76; moral, must be
punished or atoned for, 95.

Evolution: a half-truth, 5: truths
which must be held in connection
with, 5: its principle in Christ, 10,
11; injured by some of its advocates,
11; a method of divine manifesta-
tion, 70,168: creation from within,
71, 72; its value to the theologian,
74; reveals the method of Christ's
working, 74; explains the imper-

fections of the natural world, 74, 75;
reveals a previous involution, 142;
what, 150; opposed to atomism, 152;
a Christian conception of, 163; not
a cause hut a method, 163; as con-
ceived by Lotze, 163; arises from
idea of continuity, 164: its two fac-
tors, 165; not inconsistent with cre-
ation and miracle. 165: not incom-
patible with doctrine of the fall,
169; may become degradation, 172;
of humanity since first sin, 177; in
relation to Christ, 479.

Exaggeration, of the past, in relation
to the present, 140.

Exhortation, Christian: is intelligent,
443; has personality, 443.

"Eyes of the heart," 139.

Fairbaim, Principal, on a competent

pulpit, 328.
Faith: its citadel, 126: what, 139.
"Fall, The, and the Redemption of

Man in the Light of Evolution,"

163-180.

Fall: not incompatible with evolu-
tion, 169; what, 171; its influence,
17h 172.

Faunce, on conscience, 118.

Fear as a motive, 439.

Finger, The self-ligatured, as an illus-
tration, 33, 172.

Finney, Reminiscences of Charles G.:
the place and circumstances of his
birth, 364; his work at Rochester,
N. Y., 364, 365: his characteristics,
365, 366; his preaching. 366. 367: his
mighty conscience, 367; his uncon-
ventionally, 368, 369; his loving
nature. 370; his openness, 371, 372;
his simplicity, 372: his prayers, 372,
373: his prayers for rain, 374-376;
his family prayers. 376, 377; hisaver-
sion to debt. 377: his views on "en-
tire sanctilicatlon," 377-379; the
legal character of his preaching,
379-381; on the " sinner'sinability,"
381-383; his defective conceptions of
law, 383.384 ; and Spurgeon, 384,385;
his influence with an audience, 385;
a practical theologian, 385: preached
sin and salvation, 386: influence of,
on the church, 386, 387; another,

needed, 387.
Fire, emblem of Holy Spirit. 309.
Kisher, Prof. George P., on baptism,

218.

Fiske, John: on Roger Williams, 253,
254; on "an indwelling principle"
in the universe, 293.

Force, implies will, 148.

Forces, on what their regularity and
co-ordination depend, 9.

Fox, George, his last words, 499.

Freedom : and spirituality connected,
259; man's, the awful possibilities
within, 425, 426; its actual result*,
426.

Free-will, man's priceless heritage,289.
"Friend of God," meaning of epithet,
407.

Future Life: its many mysteries can
be trusted to love, 417 ; all of it that
Is necessary to human probation,
known, 421.

Genesee River, the, as a symbol, 418.
Genins, what, 487.
Geology, founded on authority, 115.
Germ interpreted by what comes out

of It, 142.
Gcthsemane, what, 99.
Gladden, Washington, on pliancy of

powers of nature, 345.
Gladstone, nn Kenan, 362.
Gnosticism may produce agnosticism,

140.

God: a new argument for existence
of, 12, 13; how "the Saviour of all
men," 39; his habitual actions, 70;
his unique and exceptional actions,
70; his transcendency defined, 72;
is an infinitely complex being, 77;
his relation to nature, 78; false
views of the being of. 87: his per-
fection involves limitation, 88; his
trlunity a sort of limitation. 89; his
righteousness involves self-limita-
tion, 89; any revelation of himself
involves self-limitation, 80-91; his
decree and act of creation involve
self-limitation, 90; his preservation
of things involves self-limitation.
90; his self-repression is self-limi-

tation, 92; as a teacher he is self-
limited^; redemption involves hi*
self-limitation, 94; laws of nature
are his self-limitations, 95; "emp-
ties himself." 96: when," Is litest
God," 97; w hat, gave up in incarna-
tion, 98; reveals his heart in sacii-
flce, 100; submits to the limitation*
of reincarnation in every believer,
100; his freedom must be main-
tained, 113; his unity, a teaching of
Christianity, 185; his immanence.
187-190, 291 ; his plan, 270: his tran-
scendence, what, 291; his free-will
in nature, :VI">; " I am thy," its mean-
lug. 408: thoughts of, can and can-
not be banished, 434: his self-limi-
tation w ithin the Trinity, 486.

Goethe: Kenan and, compared, 333:
bis apotheosis of Helen, 333; "Ho/a-
heit unrf BicMm9," alluded to. 333.
a suggested expositor of Christ's last
prayer, 361 : his " Faust," quoted. 37.5.

Good, recognized by modern theology
in all systems, 182.

Gordon, Dr. A. J., referred to, 298.

"Gospel, The fifth," 342 .

"Gospel, My ": why Paul so calls it,
459; what is, 463.

Gothard, The St., tunnel, referred to,
150,151.

Government: paternal, its aim, 118:
civil, 118.

Grace: organic, 40; in the Divine pro-
cedure, 70.
Grant, an illustration from his life, 86.
Gravitation is will. 187.
Grotins, his view of government, 383.

Habit, how we become creatures of.
491.

Hall, Dr. John, on restricted commun-
ion. 259.

Hall, Robert: influenced by the death
of his father, 410: on Evans' one
eye, 317.

Hamilton, Sir William: his discarded
use of "substance," 64, 158; on Fin-
ney, 365, 366.

Hardouin, Pere, a saying of, 338.

Harnack, Professor, of Berlin, on
"Baptize," 248.

Hegel: his mistake, 31; influences
Pflelderer, 191; big philosophy an
insoluble problem, 88.

"Helbeck of Bannlsdale," of Mrs.
Ward, referred to, 361.

Helen of Troy, her apotheosis by
Goethe, 333.

Hell: is it a place? 432: a lake not an
ocean, 437.

Hercules, his time of seclusion, 471.

Herder's aphorism, 93.

Heredity: renders comprehensible
original sin, 74; renders palatable
the visitation of parents' sin on off-
spring, 152.

Herschell on gravitation, 187.

Hill, President, his "Genetic Philos-
ophy " commented on, 25.

History : what, 94 ; its key, 122; Christ
in, 273.

Hodge, Dr. A. A., on communion, 259.
Hodge, Dr. Charles: helps Finney,

379; on proportion of the lost to the

saved, 437.
Holiness, on what it rests, 12, 436.
Holmes, 0. VV., quoted, 156, 476.
Holmes, Obadiah, whipped in Boston,

255.

Holy Spirit, represented under phys-
ical images, 307-309.

Honor: due to parents, 117; due to
magistrates, 117.

Hope in missionary endeavor, its foun-
dation, 270.

House building, used as a figure, 164,
165.

Hovey, Dr.: observations on his fifty
years' connection with Newton
Seminary. 181; his character, and
that of his work, 181. 182; his open-
mindedness emphasized, 182.

Humanity: shares "image of God"
in Christ. 40; assumes its divine
form in Christ, 75: finite divinity,
84; a tree, 152; Christ its principle
of unification, 153; its union with
God, mediated by Christ, 153; inter-
related because related to Christ,
153; is not the church, 155; Is not
Christ, 155; originated in a single
ancestor, 174, 175; in God, 188, 189;
a moral organism, 289.

Humboldt: re incarnation of his soul
supposed, 98; his teachings in "Cos-
mos," 186.

Humiliation of Christ: a type of
thinkers who oppose, 87; its fea-
tures, 96; involved submission to
spirit, 96: a limitation as to his per-
son, 96-98; involves union to guilty
humanity, 98; a limitation as to his
work, 98-100.

Hutter, anecdote concerning, 182,

Huxley, as to the direction of progress,
292.

Idealism: subjective, its lacking ele-
ments supplied by doctrine of Christ,
3, 4; exploded by evolution, 28; a
partial truth, 55; mutter according
to, 5."i; ns it was fifty years ago, 186;
contemns body, 413.

Identity, in what it consists, 418.

Illumination, defined, 125.

Illustrations, encyclopedias of, 491.

Immanence: of God, pantheistic, 4;
a scriptural, 4; alone, imprisons
Christ, 150: of God in the soul, 188:
forgotten by theology till recently,
189.

Impulse, war to be maintained
against, 397.

Incarnation: of God only in Christ,
76; opposed on certain abstract con-
ceptionsof deity, 87; analogies illus-
trative of, 97, 98; and resurrection,
may yet be brought under some
higher law. 143.

Inclusion, method of, applied to inter-
pretation of Christ, 142.

Inconvertibility of matter and mind,
does not antagonize monism, 56.

Individual, The, a manifestation of a
greater whole, 153.

Individualism: its influence in the
race, 177, 178: its error, 179.

Induction, possible only in Christ, 10.

Inductive demonstration, explained,
29.

Infant baptism, its influence, 251.
Infant salvation, its true doctrine, 38.
Infinite, The, a false view of, 87, 88.
Infinite Being, may admit co-existing
flnites, 88.

Inspiration: what, 94; Christianity
not dependent on any theory of,
124; defined, 123, 132: not incon-
sistent with methods of honest liter-
ature, 11 ,

Interaction, how best explained, 9, 60.

Intermediate State, the, 414.

Intermittency, may be a method of
immanency, 72.

Is, the legendary bells of, 362, 363.

Islands, employed as au illustration,
186, 190.

Jefferson, Thomas, on Baptist polity,

242, 258.
Jesus. (See Christ.)
Job's trust, 271.

John: his Gospel, 146; the Baptist,
470.

Jones, Professor, on Browning, 18.
Joy and sorrow, nut incompatible, 81.
Judus, 432.
Judson, 286.

"Judgment, in all," phrase explained,

397, 39f'..

Justice: restrained by love, 95; de-
fined, 435; when God's, would be
impugned, 435.

Kant, Immanuel : on faith of reason
resting on moral temper, 138: his
sole dependence on the individual
will criticised by Pfleiderer, 155:
on the liberty of the turnspit, 193:
his definition of an organism, '290.

Kcllar. Helen, her " wild air," 308.

Kempis, Thomas a: a saying of, 320;
his "Imitation of Christ" super-
seded, 321. 494.

Kidd.on social evolution working up-
ward in spite of individual will, 196.

Klngsiey, Charles, on ancient and
modern tragedy, 480.

Knowing, what, 91.

Knowledge: not transferable, 9: Its
communication possible only in
Christ, 9; external, can be con-
verted into an inward principle,
398.

Knox, John, threatens Anabaptists
who taught complete liberty of con-
science, 231, 253.

Ladd, Prof. George T., on the monis-
tic, as subverting the dualistic phi-
losophy, 21, 22, 56. 57.

Lamb, Charles and Mary, 311.

Law: as divine as miracle, 71; "rebjii
of," 152; a name for method, 168;
becoming liberty, 398.

Lethe, 445.

Lewes, 142.

Life: eternal, in what it consists, 40;

ruleof success in, 100; originated in

a single germ, 171; what gives value

to human, 280.
'' Life of Jesus," by Kenan. (See Re

nan.)

Llghtfoot, Bishop, on baptism, 249. iTO.

Lincoln, President, a saying of, 279.

Lines, au illustration from, 435.

Lipsius, on the ideal Christ, 191.

Livingstone, his birthday prayer, and
attitude at death, 312, 313.

Locke, on Baptists as udvocates of re-
ligious liberty, 253.

Logos: originating and animatiin,*
principle in nature, 36; related u>
humanity, 40,121, 122; who, 121.

Longfellow, quoted, 285, 280. 47">.

Looking forward: from what, 445,4IA:
the spirit of. the purchase and the
gift of Christ, 447: to what, 447, 448.

LoUe: monfst and objective idealist.
21; his influence, Hi!: his view of
the universe, pa. 161.

Love: on what it rests, 12: is sclf-sac-
rifictng,91. 287, 409; "of Christ," in-
terpreted, 2S7; as gravitation, 290;
that constrains to missions, what.
291; immanent. :"abounding in
knowledge." 3SS-UV>; not independ-
ent of other faculties. 389; is the
foundation of right obedience, 389:
has in itself every other grace, 390:
acquires value from its object, 390;
to be controlled by reason, 390. 391-
396; how religion consists in. 390.
392: not fundamental in divine
character. 392. 393; not supreme in
theology, 393: over-indulgent, self-
ish, and criminal, 395; how it may
be fostered or checked, 396: should
be educated to "judgment,"'398:
1 secures obedience toChrist'spositive

commands, 400; regulates our rela-
tions, 400, 401; disciplined by God's
revelation, 401; means provided for
Its life-long progress, 402; mortal,
compared with divine, 408; human,
when trustworthy, 408; God's, never
lets go its own, 409, 412; "and
Death," picture of, by Watts, 410;
instances of its influence, 410, 411;
Whitticr upon, 411; Henry More
upon, 412; of God embraces both
soul and body, 413; resurrection, a
logical implication of God's, 415,
416; for our friends, a pledge, 420;
both divine and Christian shall be
satisfied, 420, 421.

Luther: on unseen support, 189; on
baptism, 219; on end of world, 281;
influence of his conversion, 306; a
discoverer. 477; a maxim of, 499.

Lyttleton, on Paul asagentleman,466.

'' Macbeth," Banquo's ghost in, 431.

Mammoth Cave, fishes of, 171.

Man; what is he? 157; pre-existing
forms entered into his creation, 168;
his creation due to divine energy,
168; psychical, 176; a two-fold crea-
tion, 413.

Mark, Gospel of, its character, 144.

Martineau, James; on the relations of
God to nature, 69: on divine self-
abnegation in revelation, 90: on pre-
sent conception of matter, 188.

Materialism, modern, its services to
truth, 413, 414.

Materialistic explanation of universe
entirely unphllosophical, 68.

Matter: its action on mind, 55; an an-
tiquated conception of, 55; what,
69; is not impersonal and dead, 168;
present conception of, 188.

Meyer, Rev F. B., on " Appropriation
of Christ," 321.

Michelet, his influence on Renan, 338.

Milo, Venus of, 361.

Milton: a monist, 17; quoted. 186, 432.

Mind: its action on matter, how ex-
plicable, 55; as a manifestation of
God, 56.

Minister, The: properly qualified,
rare, 315: should have natural gifts,

316; should be a natural propagand-
ist, 317, 318; should have culture,
318; requires a continuous experi-
ence, 320; must have a divine call,
321; should have a teacher, 326;
should have Spirit power, 327, 328;
should be a "son of exhortation,"
440; should be a "son of consola-
tion," 440, 441; how he will best
comfort, 441-443; motives to be em-
ployed by, 443: personality of, in
exhortation, 443; should proclaim a
positive gospel, 444: in what sense
should the, forget, 415. 446; ceasing
from the past, 446: converting un-
removable defects, 446; as a Chris-
tian finds no place for self-accusing,
446: looks forward to work with
Christ, 447; looks forward to suffer
with Christ, 447; looking forward,
448; leaves reviewing work for
heaven. 448; works now, 448; a sense
in which he ought to strive, 449, 450;
matters in which he may not strive,

450, 451; his position in the church,

451, 467; finds his model in Jesus,
451, 452; discards sensationalism,
453; is prayerful, 454; speaks as
"oracles of God," 456: speaks the
matter of Scripture. 456; uses the
manner of Scripture, 456; has as-
sistance of the Spirit, 457: utters
God's message, 458; ought to have
an original conception of Christian-
ity, 459, 460; attitude of, toward di-
vergent views, 461, 462; "all things
to all men," 464-466; should subor-
dinate things, 466; should not un-
duly insist on rights, 467: should
avoid reputation of ruling, 467; and
salary, 467; should not be too con-
servative of methods, 467.468; should
not favor classes, 468. 469; needs
Christ's help for his life-work, 469;
helped by seclusion, 470, 471; his
nonconformity to world, 471: un-
worldliness teaches him the " hiding
of power." 472: giving his preaching
a wholesome air of mystery, 472;
foregoing many things. 473; and the
world which he gives up, 473, 474;
should cultivate a judicious open-
nessof mind, 475,476,479; should not
be prejudiced against the new, 476:
and anti-Christian times, 476; should
believe in an incarnate Christ and a
pre-incarnate Logos, 478—180; should
cherish the highest ambition, 480;
should avoid false and selfish ambi-
tion, 4N1; seeks a power for Christ
and in Christ, 482; chooses Clod and
the best way of honoring God, 482,
4Ki: may have too much or too little
worldly wis<lom, 483: to be ambi-
tious for spiritual results, 48-1; ought
to seek to be used by the Spirit, 483;
has the privilege of self-ooramuni-
cation more largely than other Chris-
tians, 4ss; makes himself an object-
lesson to others. 489, 490; is no mere
repeater, 491, 492; danger of, from
routine, 491; indangerof officialism,
491: ambition of, and officialism,
: effects accruing from ambition
of, 492, 19:1; and cure of ambition,
493, 491: finding in preaching a true
eloquence, 491; ought to be the
truth, 494, 495; should seek vital
union with Christ, 491; must meet
with realities a reality-loving age,
49>; should be persistent, 497; should
make preaching the study of a life-
time, 497; must persist in pastoral
work, 49S; must avoid shortening a
first pastorate, 498; should do his
work, and expect God's vindication
therein, 498, 199; should be persist-
ent in care of his own soul, 499: in-
fluences his church, f>00; sources of
persistence open to him, 501.

Miracle, The ; unique in divine action,
70; and law, 71: and divine energy,
72; as regarded by Kenan, 343: ac-
cording to Hume, 313; Whately up-
on, nil: Lyman Abbott upon, 344;
what it is not, 345.

Misapprehension, arising from vary-
ing definition, 6l. 65.

Misery, eternal. (See Eternal punish-
ment.)

Missionary, his attitude to false re-
ligions, 478.

Missionary Union, American Baptist:
the presidency of, 268; its first ses-

sion in mountain Suites, 268: cen-
teuuial fund of, 269,270; its vicissi-
tudes during 1893-91, 281: some
verses of Longfellow applied to,
285, 286; origin of, 286.

Missions: end of rtrst century of, 269:
a permaueut ground of hope for,
270-279; autinomiauism to be cast
out of, 276; offer in one aspect an
increasingly appalliug task, 277, 278:
a condition of victory in. 278; ac-
tivity and patience in, 279; duration
of English and American, 286; the
great motive to, 286; the foundation
of, 288-291; doctrine of immanent
love applied lo, 291-294: why chiefly
important, 291, 295; the only power
in, 298, 311; Holy Spirit equal to
work of, 310; success of, dependent
on the Spirit, 311; the spirit of, that
of consecration, 313; the spirit of,
to be received, 313.

Modern thought, iLs tendency, 16, 22.

Modern times, their greatness, 479.

Monism: a tendency of modern
thought, 16: in physics, lfi: Tyudall
an advocate of, 16; Dr. T. C. Cham-
berlin upon, 16; animadversions
upon Chamberlin's remarks upon,
16, 17; John Milton a believer in,
17: Robert Browning a believer in,
17-19; Browning believes in Ethical
Monism, 19; ethical, what, 19.21, 25,
27; Jacob Boehme, a believer in,
19: Dorner a believer in, 20; Lotze
teaches ethical, 21; its place in our
universities, 21: Professor Ladd, of
New Haven, on, 21, 22: importance
to the Christian of right views upon.
22: the philosophy of the future. 22;
the wise attitude toward, 22, 23:
hurtful forms of, 23; a criticism of
Sehnrman's statements on, 23. 24;
Hill's "Genetic Philosophy" as to,
criticized, 25-27: not deterministic.
27,46. 58: not idealistic or materialis-
tic, 27-29: the proof it offers, 29: ex-
plains the interactions of the uni-
verse, 30; subserves man's ethical
interests, 30; Christ, the conscious-
ness at basis of. 32. 33: explains the
factof sin, 33,34: explains nece^sity

GENERAL INDEX

of atoning suffering, 34-37; throws
light on "substitution," 37, 38; ex-
plains application of atonement, 38-
40, 78-S5; exalts Christ, 41, 83; con-
ilrms the articles of the Christian
faith, 41-43; explains the gravity of
rejecting Christ, 44; the doctrines
of, summed up, 45; is not panthe-
ism, 45, 46, 00-66; meets a want of
our time, 47; lies at the base of much
that Emerson, Wordsworth, and
Tennyson wrote, 48, 49; acknowl-
edges the truths taught by Darwin
and Huxley, 49; the present em-
phasis upon, 50; the immeasurable
importance of the discovery of, 50.
Monism, Ethical: the title explained
and defended, 51-53 ; isdualistic, 53-
58; is consistent with psychological
dualism, 51-58; Ladd on, 56,57; sim-
ile of the tongs and, 57; acknowl-
edges the dualism of man and God,
58; insists on more than dualism,
58-60; furnishes the only logical
ground for believing in a universe
or a God, 67, 68; finds First Cause of
universe in Christ, 73; a misconcep-
tion regarding, 75, 76; and respon-
sibility for moral and physical evil,
76-78.

Moral reason, as.a standard in judg-
ing, 119.

More, Henry, quoted, 412.

Mosaics, manufactory of, at Rome,
275.

Moses: his disputed authorship, 133;

the shining of the face of, 472.
Mystery, the greatest in Christianity,

97.

Napoleon Bonaparte: "Historic
Doubts Relative to," Whately's, 344:
his intellect developed in spite of
his wicked ambition. 430.

Nature: in what sense the garment of
the Deity, 5; uniformity of, a mani-
festation of omnipresent mind and
will, 10, 419: reveals Christ, 14, 15:
as a manifestation of God, 55, 56; its
laws, what, 70; its laws, habits of
God, 76; consists of God's regular vo-
litions, 77: dualism in, 77; laws of,

5'9

and divine limitations, 95: its laws,
habitsof God, and methods of Christ,
105; more a voice than a. book, 187;
now interpreted dynamically, 187;
Christ in, 272, 273, 479.
Nero, the prey of an evil conscience,
431.

Newman, J. H., a saying of, 324.
Newton, Sir Isaac, on attraction, 8.
"No striving," 449-154.

Obedience, though half-hearted, has
value, 400.

Oberlin, 368, 379, 387.

Officialism. (See Minister.)

"Openness of Mind." (See Min-
ister.)

"Oraclesof God." (See Minister.)
Ordinances, where Baptists rest doc-
trine of, 217-250.
Original grace, 155,173.
Original sin, 155.

Originality: what, 459, 460; helpful,
460.

Paley, his watch supplanted, 187.

Pantheism: its error, 4, 5; Christ the
antidote of, 4-6 ; its relation to mon-
ism, 61; how it regards God as re-
lated to the universe, 63; inconsist-
ent with facts, 68; its God, what, 89;
is practical atheism. 89.

"Papahood " of God, 387.

Pamkletie: a function of the Chris-
tian ministry, 440: its idea. 442.

Parent, how he should rule. 118.

Pastorate, The first. (Sec Minister.)

Paul: his four great Epistles earlier
than Mark, 145; doctrine of his four
admitted Epistles, 145, 146: and John,
as witnesses for Jesus, 147: his con-
version, 306; not physically perfect.
317: his prayers. 388; his relations
to the Philippians. 388; "all things
to all men." how? 46), 465; Lyttle-
ton upon, 466; no egotist, 489.

Pelagianism, a false independence,
153.

Pentecost: after Passover, 304; not the
limit of the Spirit's operation, 310.

Perfection: the ruling idea of God.
88; individual, when reached, 294.

Persistence. (See Minister.)
Personalities, multitudinous finite,

within God's being, 190.
Personality: superficial to central

organic unity, 190; feeling of, due

to Christianity, 18.'>.
Pessimism: tendency toward, 108; its

cure, 162.

Pfleiderer; quoted, 155, 137; his ideal
Christ, 191.

Philosophy, its present attitude, 4'j5.

Plan: of universe, continuous, 164;
of God, exists, 270.

Plato: a saying of, 10; defects in his
teaching, 185.

Platouizing philosophy, its helpful-
ness, 146.

Plutarch, A saying of, 279.

Power: working in humanity, its
character, 157; "hiding of," ex-
plained, 472; of Christ as a motive
in the temptation, 482; absolute,
cannot be entrusted to any man,
492.

Preaching. (See Minister.)
"Preaching as self-revelation," 486.
Preservation, divine, a self-limitation,
90.

Priestley, his views of miracles, and
inspiration, 124.

Private judgment, its importance. 133.

Progress requires a new force, 164.

Propagation, multiform, 177.

Psychology, more fundamental than
physics, 149.

"Punishment. Scripture Doctrine of,
Eternal," 422-439.

Punishment, eternal: source of many
objections to, 422, 423; not a posi-
tive infliction of God. 423, 424; is
not reformatory, 428; its existence
proved by language of Scripture,
429-431; its controlling element an
inward one, 432. 433; conscience a
pledge of, 433; intensified. 433, 434;
is God's vindication of his law,
434, 435; consistent with divine jus-
tice, 435, 436: not inconsistent with
God's benevolence. 436: is vindi-
catory of God's holiness, 436, 437;
will not be the doom of the major-
ity of the race, 437; cannot be ig-

nored in preaching, 438; fear of, a
proper motive, 439.
Purpose of God: is the great en-
couragement to missions, 268-283;
exists, 270; is revealed in second
l*salin, 271; executed in nature, 272,
273; executed in history, 273, 274:
executed in redemption, 274, 275:
how executed, 276-278; its certainty,
279, 280; gives greatness to human
life, 280, 281; induces patience, 2M.
282.

"yualiflcatlons for the Ministry," 314-
331.

Rain: in Palestine, 306; prayed for,
374-376.

Rationalist, defective in vision, 139.
Reason : defined, 107; its large sense,

138; and faith working to one end,

150; unassisted cannot discover

truth, 402.
Realism, and Imputation, 152.
"Recollections of my Youth." (See

Renan.)

Redemption: involves divine self-
limitation, 91; Christ executor in,
274,275; in terms of modem thought,
290; of race, how effected, 294.

Reformation: its formal and material
principle, 133; a defect in, 251.

Regeneration : a spiritual work, 306;
its greatness, 307 ; restores self-mani-
festation, 4K8.

Religion: is a new direction of love,
390; connected with knowledge,
391,392.

Renan, Ernest: his birthplace, 332;
his childhood, 332; characteristics
of, 332, 333; his "Recollections,"
833; his school and college days,
334; designed for priesthood, 331.
335; portrays himself, 335, 336;
enters St. Nicholas' Seminary at
Paris, 337-310; his relations with his
Bister, 340-342 ; gives up the priest-
hood, 340, 312; devotes himself to
Semitic studies, 342; gets an ap-
pointment in Syria, 342; becomes
professor of Hebrew, 342: list of his
works, 343; the scientific character

of his writings discussed, 343-346;
his ethical equipment examined,
346-331; becomes a playwright, 351;
approximates the sin against the
Holy Spirit, 851, 352; discusses hell
and purgatory. 352,553 ; his religious
instincts vaguely express them-
selves, 353-355; his " Life of Jesus"
interpreted by his own, 355-858;
Bome concessions made by, 3-58, 359;
his attribution of "innocent arti-
fice" to Jesus, discussed, 360, 361;
lessons from his life, 361-363.
Resurrection, Jesus' argument for the:
has puzzled saints and amused
skeptics, 406; is an enthymeme, 407;
rests on the fact that there are men
on whom God has set a peculiar
love, 407-400; implies the truth that
God's love never leus go its own, 409-
412: involves the truth that God's
love embraces both the body and
the soul, and will reunite them, 413-
415; is mathematically conclusive,
416; says nothing about method of
resurrection, 418, 419; permits a
comfortable inference as to proba-
bility of recognizing friends in
heaven, 420. 421.

Revelation: involves divine self-lim-
itation, S9, 90: special, its functions,
101: how related to Christ, 122: not
necessarily written, 123; denned,
125; a discipline, 401-103.

Revelation. Book of, its scope, 272.

Reversion (to type) recognized by sci-
ence, 171.

Reynolds, Sir Joshua, his "Lectures
on Painting," referred to, 128.

Rhode Island, and civil and religious
liberty, 253.

Righteousness in God. considered, 89.

Ritschl, and Christ. 191.

"River of God,'' its force as a figure,
308.

Robinson, Dr. E. G., sayings of, 170,
491.

Robinson, John, a famous saying of,
261, 461.

Romanes, George John, on design in

the whole, 73.
Raskin, quoted, 149,150.

Sacrifice, of Christ, eternal, 95.
Saints of Old Testament, how saved,
37.

Salvation, universal, why problem-
atical, 427.

Schaff, Dr., on baptism, 248.

Schools: parochial, not desirable. 110:
the public, not godless, 110.

Schopcnhaur, his philosophy of his-
tory, 184.

gcburaan, his monistic views criti-
cised, 23, 24.

Scripture: its relation to Christ, 121-
126, 132; not essential to knowledge
of truth, 123; self-evidencing, 126;
possible concessions to literary,
scientific, and historical criticism
regarding, 127-134; inerrancy of
even its autographs, 127: fallibil-
ity of, 129; imperfections in, their
advantages, 132, 135; its teaching
as a whole sufficiently plain, 132;
the rank of its authority, 135, 455,
456; symbols of, 135, 136; not to be
worshiped. 135: not the only expres-
sion of Christ, 160; a rectifying test
for all knowledge. 160: how re-
garded by Baptists, 247, 248; re-
quires a teacher, 326; important in
college curriculum, 326; in general
may be called "oracles of God,"
455; itsdlvinity, 455; unlike heathen
"oracles," 455; furnishes matter and
manner of preaching. 456; one's own
judgment to be employed upon, 460.
462; ardor makes discoveries in, 461.

Second causes, what, 66. 70.

Selection: natural, has no help for
weak or bad, 292; cannot guarantee
a wholesome progress. 292; is de-
terministic, 292,293; artificial, Fiske
upon, 293; divine, what may be re-
garded as a sort of, 293.

Self-limitation. (See God.)

Self-sacrifice, early in history of life,
75.

Shakespeare, quoted, 288.
Shedd, quoted. 34, 251.
Siberian milk, 328.

Simon, Prof. D. W. , quoted. 35. 39.169.
Sin: according to Ethical Monism. 32;
divinely permitted, 34, 95: uncon-
sclous, how provided .for, 38; its
nature, 155; pervertlve, 160; not ex-
plained by "survival " theory, 169;
requires moral freedom, 170,425,427:
to explain, is to deny, 170; "an
eternal," 422. 423, 426, 428, 429; our
mental and moral being reacts
against, 421, 431, 432; how it is eter-
nal, 425; as eternal, involves eternal
misery, 429, 4;ll; need not weaken
intellect, 430; its anguish beyond
physical pain, 432; the seed of fur-
ther sin, 433,434; its eternal punish-
ment taught in Scripture and to be
preached, 4:18, 439; is concealment,
487; produces shyness of truth, 493.

Smith, Hezeklah, 255.

Smyth. John, 261, 461.

Soul: an instance of its growth, 403,
404; Its value, 405; its connection
with the body, 414, 415.

Spencer, Herbert, 91.

Spinoza, 31.

Spirit, The Holy: Christ's submission
U>, %; who. 298, 303,301; his connec-
tion with us, 299; relation to Christ.
299-302, SOI; "not yet given," ex-
plained, 300; in creation, 304; his
agency outside of conversion, 301:
mingles with our spirits. 307; is God
in the heart, 310; is God in missions.
810; must be honored if missions
arc to be successful. 311: conditions
of his operations, 311: Christian's
responsibility as partner with, 313:
to be actively received. 313; renews
heart, 428: his operations after
death. 428; "Helper," 442: not to
be sought selfishly, 485.

Spiritualism, described, 393, 394.

Stanley, Dean, on Baptism, 249.

Stcreoptic effect referred to, 139.

Stoic doctrine, 354.

Strauss. 191.

Striving. (See Minister.)

Substance: the term as u.<ed by Ham-
ilton. W; as used by Lotzc, 64; is
the eternal Spirit of God. 65; avoided
by the author, 158; its place taken
by " life," 158.

Substitution. (See Christ and Mon-
ism.)

Suffering, not of itself reformatory,
428.

Tacitus, quoted, 288, 289.

Taylor, N. W. , his "Moral Govern-
ment," 383.

Telepathy, a suggested physical ex-
planation of, 60.

Tendencies, modern, in theological
thought: the point of view from
which author considers them, 138-
117; a movement back from deism
to Christ, the Life of Nature. 148-
151: a movement from atomism to
Christ, the Life of Humanity, 151-
151; a movement from extcroalism
to Christ, the Life of the Church,
154-158; have discarded substance
for Life, 158; have placed Christ be-
fore creed, conscience, and Scrip-
ture, 159-161.

Tennyson, quoted, 159, 391.

Terwoort, on persecuting, 254.

Theology: why progressive, 1, 47T;
Christocentric, 1; trend of modem
thought advantageous to, 51; rec-
ognized by the great universities,
137; claims to be a science, 138. 139.
183; the unfolding of. spiral. 1W.
140; what, 150: character of that of
New England, 151; its relations to
philosophy and Scripture, 159: a
progressive summing of all in Christ ,
184; of fifty years ago infected by
deism. 187: modern, a rediscovery,
187; interprets nature dynamically,
187; scientific spirit and temjier fa-
vorable to, 188; recognizes God's
immanency in soul and nature. 189,
190; of fifty years ago ignored hu-
man solidarity, 189; has rediscov-
ered that the Immanent God is
Christ. 190-192; has been helped by
"new theology," 191; of our half-
century has recognized evolution as
a method of Christ, 193.194 : modern,
recognizes evolution as ethical, 195,
196; modern, teaches that ethical
meaning of the universe is summed
up in the historical Christ. 196-199:
modern, bas shown the supremacy
of righteousness in the character of

God, 199-203; modern, has applied
the principle of development to
Holy Scripture, 203-206; has become
a science of reconciliation, 207, 20S,
477; new discoveries in, what, 477;
outgrowing legal fictions, 495.

Tongs, the witticism of the, accepted
and improved upon, 57.

Tradition, authoritative, 124.

Traducianism, 152.

Transcendence, Divine: rejected by
pantheism, 4, 60, 6l. 63: is not spa-
tial outsideness, 17, 45, 72: is inez-
haustibleness of resource, 72; alone,
is Christ banished, 150; basis of un-
usual operations, 163,164.

Tree, time occupied in its actual
growth, 72.

Trinity: defined, 2; persons in, 2, 3;
relation of, to creation, 2, 3; is the
organization of faculty in God, 3;
what it means to God, 89.

Truth: a person, 103; as a part of God
can only be understood in him, 103;
should be followed hy man. 115;
"The Truth," 122; our present con-
ception of, not to be confounded
with itself, 476; how to be searched
for, 493.

Turner, anecdotes of, 139, 184.

Tyndall, John, 16,188.

Unbelief, one of the causes of present
day, 159.

Union: its postulate, 149; among Bap-
tists, 265,266: among Christians, 449.

Unitarian defection, what would have
prevented, 84.

Unitary Being, his importance in phi-
losophic thought, 8, 50, 60.

Unity, scientific feeling of, due to
Christianity, 184,185.

Universalism : old form exploded. 424;
Its inconsistency as to freedom of
will, 426.

Universe: constituted by the will of
Christ, 3, 73, 162, 272; in modern
scientific thought, 16: not neces-
sary, but free, 32; a manifestation
of God, but not God, 64: its mean-
ing. 66, 67; partial knowledge of,
66, 67; vital relationship of, 67, 68;

unity of, not explicable, 6s; dignity
and significance of, 76, 150; postu-
lates an omnipresent reason and
will, 149; Lotze's view of, 163, 164;
constituted by God's plan, 270, 271.

University: an outgrowth of the
church, 107; sometimes forgets its
origin, 107; church must not let go
Its hold upon, 107, 111; church must
not be ungenerously critical toward,
110, 111; its meaning, 137.

Upton: alluded to, 56; quoted, 65.

Vedder, quoted, 255.
Vine and branches, similitude ex-
plained, 39.

Wallace, on transmission of acquired
characteristics, 171.

Washington, a peculiar portrait of, 13.

Water, as symbol of Spirit, 308.

Watson, William, quoted, 273.

Watts, his picture of "Love and
Death," 410.

Weismann, on transmission of ac-
quired character, 171.

Wellington, The Duke of, uncertain
as to time of Waterloo, 129,130.

Wesley, 1, 320, 477.

Whately, Archbishop, his "Historic

Doubts" referred to, 344.
White, Blanco, 428.
White, Edward, his theory of " Life in

Christ," 39.
Whitcfield, 460.

Whitman, President B. L., D. D., 102.
Whittier, quoted, 411.
"Wild air," 308.
Williams, Roger, 239, 210.
Williams, W. R., his call to the min-
istry, 323.

Will: two methods of its exercise, 70;

of God apparently automatic, 168.
Wills, many, may have common

ground of being in God, 61.
"Windows of Heaven," illustrated,

309.

Wisdom, what, 482.
Withrow, Dr. J. L., on Baptist sound-
ness, 232.

Wolsey, his address to Cromwell, 4X0.
"Wonder-worker, Gospel of the," 144.
Woulsey, rrcsident, anecdote of, iri.
Wordsworth, quoted, 183, 341, WO,
4S7.

World: the physical, its intention, 7;
is {-hanged into church biologically,
27.'>; cannot continue partially Chris-
tian and pagan, 280.

Wundt, Prof., of Leipsic, quoted, 31.

Zceharlah, his vision of the olive

trees, 321, 495.
Zoology, now method of classification

in, 477.
Zwingll, 2.VJ.

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