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CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

 

by

 

Henry Orton Wiley

 

Henry Orton Wiley was born on November15, 1877 to John and Alice Wiley in the Marquette area of Nebraska . Wiley attended school at the Pine Knot School in Marquette , grammar school in Red Bluff CA, and high school in Medford Or where he graduated in 1895.  In 1898, Wiley graduated from Oregon State Normal School and later was certified by the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy. Wiley continued his education, earning a three year course at Pacific Theological Seminary (1908); a B.A from the University of the Pacific (1910),  a B.S.T. from Pacific Theological Seminary (1910), M.S.T. from Berkeley (1917), doctor of Divinity from Pasadena College (1925), and the doctor of sacred theology from Pacific School of Religion (1929).

 At the age of five, Wiley was converted in a school-house revival meeting being lead by his grandfather.  In 1902, The Berkeley Church of the Nazarene held a revival with Rev. C. W. Ruth.  It was during this revival that Wiley was sanctified wholly.  For three years, Wiley served as a circuit rider for the Gridley and Esparto circuits with the United Brethren Church.  From 19051909, after changing his membership to the Nazarene Church , Wiley pastured the Berkeley Church of the Nazarene.  At the 1906 Los Angeles District Assembly, Wiley was ordained by Dr. P.F. Bresee.

Wiley moved from serving the church as a pastor to working in higher education.  Deets Pacific Bible College, currently Point Loma Nazarene University, employed Wiley  as dean under Dr. P. F. Bresee, vice-president under Dr. E. P. Ellyson and then as president from 1913-1916.  From 19161926, Wiley led Northwest Nazarene College as president.  Returning to Pasadena , Wiley served two additional terms as president (19261928 and 19331948).  From 19281940 Wiley served as Executive Secretary of the Board of Education.  For eight years, Wiley edited the Herald of Holiness (19281936).

 

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INDEX

 

 

Dedication, Preface and Introduction

 

PART I. INTRODUCTION: THE PROVINCE OF THEOLOGY CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY 

1 The Idea and Relations of Theology
2 The Sources of Theology  
3 Systems and Methods
4 Theology in the Church  
5 The Christian Religion
6 The Christian Revelation
7 The Inspiration of the Scriptures
8 The Canon  

 

PART II. THE DOCTRINE OF THE FATHER
9 The Existence and Nature of God
10 The Divine Names and Predicates
11 God as Absolute Reality  
12 God as Infinite Efficiency
13 God as Perfect Personality
14 The Attributes of God
15 The Trinity
16 Cosmology
17 Anthropology
18 Hamartiology
19 Original Sin or Inherited Depravity

 

PART III. THE DOCTRINE OF THE SON
20 Christology
21 The Person of Christ  
22 The Estates and Offices of Christ  
23 The Atonement: Its Biblical Basis and History
24 The Atonement: Its Nature and Extent  

 

PART IV. THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
25 The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
26 The Preliminary States of Grace
27 Christian Righteousness
28 Christian Sonship
29 Christian Perfection or Entire Sanctification
30 Christian Ethics or the Life of Holiness

 

PART V. THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH
31 The Church: Its Organization and Ministry  
32 The Church: Its Worship and Sacraments  

 

PART VI. THE DOCTRINE OF LAST THINGS
33 Eschatology or the Doctrine of Last Things
34 The Second Advent
35 The Resurrection and the Judgment
36 The Final Consummation
General Bibliography