Union with Christ: A Chapter of Systematic Theology

Union with Christ: A Chapter of Systematic Theology

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Union with Christ: A Chapter of Systematic Theology

Union with Christ: A Chapter of Systematic Theology

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I have been asked to reprint in compendious form the chapter of my Systematic Theology on Union with Christ, and in this way to make it accessible to a wider circle of readers. On account of its scholastic method of treatment, I have hesitated to offer it to the general public. But further solicitations have overcome my fears, and I now print the chapter, which occupies pages 793-809 of the larger work, with the hope that it may meet the needs of some who are not theological students.

Let me add a quotation from an earlier essay in my book "Philosophy and Religion," pages 220-225, a few sentences with regard to the effects upon the world which may be expected to follow the full recognition by the church of this doctrine of Union with Christ: "Humanity is a dead and shattered vine, plucked up from its roots in God, and fit only for the fires. But in Christ, God has planted a . . .

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