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Biblical Criticism of the Present

1904.]

God

but

God

and under him the creature

alone,

in so far as

Day.

considered only

is

knowledge of

either instrumentally reveals the

it

411

or for his glory takes this knowledge up into

man

anthropology,

centrum, and the Almighty

the:

is

In

itself. is

con-

sidered only as the interpretation of the religious sense; but in

God

theology is

justified,

himself

the centrum,

is

except in so far as

God

other sciences

man

Again, in

all

own

sake.

him

for his

observes and thoughtfully

and subjects

ology the object

is

active;

man

uses

investigates the object, itself

and no mention of

it

to himself, but in the-

does not stand open, but

it

gives itself to be seen; does not allow itself to be investigated,

but reveals

itself;

and employs thinking man as instrument

Hence

only to cause the knowledge of his Being to radiate. the confession of God, the

Holy

speaks of him also as

Spirit,

'O #60X0709, Ecclcsicc Doctor; " the things of God knoweth no

man, but the things.

Spirit of

God,"

Yea, the deep things of

real theology is essentially

ages and

among

all

" for

God

the Spirit searcheth " (1 Cor.

ii.

10)

;

and

one beautiful building which,

all all

in all

nations, has been reared, according to a

fixed plan, by that Spiritus Architectonicus

whom

we,

who

are called theologians, merely assist as upper servants.

And,

finally,

theology

the motive of need or

is

not born, like other sciences, from

from the impulse

from the impulsion of the Holy

God his

has a purpose to

Being

by us

shall be received

into the furrows of our

as well as

vance it is

;

It is therefore,

end are not

and in

its

first

origin,

it

giving us a theology,

wills that the; ;

minds and

and, having germinated, that of his name.

Spirit. In

He

fulfill.

after knowledge, but

and

that,

hearts,

it

knowledge of

having been cast shall

germinate

shall bear fruit to the

honor

a positive science in which object

to be found, but are posited in ad-

power of development, and

determined by one and the self-same principle,

direction

—the Self-

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