The Criticism of the Fourth Gospel: Eight Lectures on the Morse Foundation, Delivered in Union Seminary, New York, in October and November, 1904

The Criticism of the Fourth Gospel: Eight Lectures on the Morse Foundation, Delivered in Union Seminary, New York, in October and November, 1904

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The Criticism of the Fourth Gospel: Eight Lectures on the Morse Foundation, Delivered in Union Seminary, New York, in October and November, 1904

The Criticism of the Fourth Gospel: Eight Lectures on the Morse Foundation, Delivered in Union Seminary, New York, in October and November, 1904

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These lectures were delivered in accordance with the terms of the Morse foundation in the Union Theological Seminary, New York, between October 12 and November 4, 1904; and they were afterwards repeated, with some changes, in Oxford. I have tried to improve their form both while they were being delivered and since. But I have been content to state the case for the most part broadly and constructively, and have not (as I had at one time intended) burdened the pages with notes and detailed discussions.

I am conscious of inadequate treatment throughout, but especially perhaps in Lecture VII. There has been a movement of thought going on ever since the lectures were begun; and, if I am not mistaken, the burning point of the whole controversy has come to rest more and more upon the question discussed in this lecture. But on neither side has the real issue been pressed home with any thoroughness. Critical writers are in the habit of assuming with very little proof that the theology of St. John is simply a development of that of St. Paul, and that the theology of St. Paul was from one end to the other the Apostle's own creation. I cannot think that this is a true representation of the facts; it seems to me to ignore far too much the Mother Church and that which gave its life to the Mother Church. At the . . .

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