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ABSOLUTE RELIGION.

 

A VIEW OF THE ABSOLUTE RELIGION, BASED ON PHILOSOPHICAL PRINCIPLES AND THE DOCTRINES OF THE BIBLE.

 

BY

 

THOMAS C. UPHAM, D.D., LL.D.

 

CONTENTS

 

                                                  To the Reader

1

The Absolute Religion considered in connection with the Doctrines of the Bible, especially the Teachings of Christ

18

View of the Doctrine of Sacrifices

2

The Personality of God

19

Growth of the Idea of God

3

God as Life

20

Of the Satisfaction of Divine Justice

4

Identity of Life and Love

21

The Doctrine of a Judgment affirmed by Absolute Religion

5

God as Unity and Duality

22

The Doctrine of Heaven and Hell

6

The Son of God

23

Of the Sin against the Holy Ghost, or the Sin which cannot be forgiven

7

Necessity and Possibility of a Divine Manifestation

24

Prayer in its Relation to the Absolute Religion

8

Christ as the Fulfilment of the Law

25

Relation of Faith to Salvation

9

The Second or New Birth

26

Divine Influences

10

Relation of the First to the Second Birth

27

Explanation of Existing Practical Methods of Teaching

11

Relation of Moral Evil to Freedom, and its Remedy

28

Contrasted Views of the Selfish and Essential Life

12

The Divine Purposes

29

Mediatorialism as a Universal and Practical Principle

13

Universality of Religious Thought

30

Explanation of Terms Regarding the Essential Life

14

Harmony of Religious Opinions

31

Evidences of the Existence of the Essential Life

15

Optimism

32

The Essential Life Reaches to all Existences

16

The Objective and Subjective in Religion

33

The Power of the Essential Life

17

Unities and Diversities

34

Locality of God and the Moment—Personal Experience