Christianity and Liberalism

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CHRISTIANITY AND LIBERALISM


BY

J. GRESHAM MACHEN, D.D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT LITERATURE AND EXEGESIS IN PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY


New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
1923

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PREFACE

On November 3, 1921, the author of the present book delivered before the Ruling Elders’ Association of Chester Presbytery an address which was subsequently published in The Princeton Theological Review, vol. xx, 1922, pp. 93-117, under the title “Liberalism or Christianity.” The interest with which the published address was received has encouraged the author to undertake a more extensive presentation of the same subject. By courtesy of The Princeton Theological Review, free use has been made of the address, which may be regarded as the nucleus of the present book. Grateful acknowledgment is also due to the editor of The Presbyterian for kind permission to use various brief articles which were published in that journal. The principal divisions of the subject were originally suggested to the author by a conversation which he held in 1921 with the Rev. Paul Martin of Princeton, who has not, however, been consulted as to the method of treatment.

CONTENTS


CHAPTER PAGE
I Introduction 1
II Doctrine 17
III God and Man 54
IV The Bible 69
V Christ 80
VI Salvation 117
VII The Church 157
Index 181


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