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The Christian Platonists of Alexandria; Eight Lectures Preached Before the University of Oxford in the Year 1886 on the Foundation of the Late REV. Jo download book

The Christian Platonists of Alexandria; Eight Lectures Preached Before the University of Oxford in the Year 1886 on the Foundation of the Late REV. Jo by Charles Bigg

The Christian Platonists of Alexandria; Eight Lectures Preached Before the University of Oxford in the Year 1886 on the Foundation of the Late REV. Jo
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Author: Charles Bigg
Page Count: 118 pages
Published Date: 12 Sep 2013
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
Publication Country: United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781230372952
File size: 10 Mb
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... it not an exaggeration to say, or to imply, or to dream, that because God is infinite all offences against His Holy Law are also infinite, or to think of Him as angry with sin, as losing by sin? The Alexandrines protested against such errors, but they regarded sin as spiritual death; as separating us from Him, who is the joy and glory and life of the soul; as needing, as doomed, to be eradicated by anguish sharper than a sword. They knew well 'the agony of seeing all past sins in the sight of Jesus V But they believed above all things in the Father's love. They did not understand how His Creation could for ever groan and travail, or how the Saviour could 'drink wine' in the sight of endless misery and wrong. Origen's view has been called a cruel view2, because aeonian probation implies aeonian change, and so eternal hope seems to issue in never-ending fear. Neither Clement nor Gregory admitted the possibility of a fall from grace in the future life. Even Origen held that there is a point, here or hereafter, at which love takes complete possession of the will, and the spirit is secure in the bosom of God. Space does not permit me to cast more than a flying glance upon the pathetic history of Quietism. The opinions which drew shame and ruin upon Molinos, F6nelon, Madame de Guyon, in a hypocritical court and 1 The phrase is from Dr. Pusey, What is of Faith, p. xi6. 'By Mr. H. N. Oxenham. In Rom. v. 10 (Lom. vi. 407 sqq.) Origen expressly denies the possibility of declension from grace in the future life, on the ground that'charity never faileth' and that 'nothing can separate us from the love of God' (Rom. viii. 35, 39; 1 Cor. xiii. 8). And I do not feel sure that the passages quoted above, p. 228, are sufficiently clear to demonstrate that...

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