Hodge, Charles – Systematic Theology – Volume 1 of 3

Systematic Theology – Volume I By Charles Hodge

In this 19 chapter work, Hodge (Presbyterian) presents use with chapters on the Method of theology, Theology, Rationalism. Mysticism, the Roman Catholic Rule of Faith, Protestant Rule of Faith, Theology Proper, Origin of the idea of God, Theism, Anti-Theistic Theories, the Knowledge of God, the Nature and Attributes of God, the Trinity, the Divinity of Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Decrees of God, Creation, Providence, miracles, and Angels.

Table of Contents

About This Book. p ii

Title p 1

Prefatory p 2

Introduction p 20

 

Chapter I. On Method p 20

1. Theology a Science p 20

2. Theological Method p 21

3. The Speculative Method p 22

4. The Mystical Method p 24

5. The Inductive Method p 26

6. The Scriptures contain all the Facts of Theology p 30

 

Chapter II. Theology p 31

1. Its Nature p 31

2. The Facts of Nature Reveal God p 34

3. Insufficiency of Natural Theology p 37

4. Christian Theology p 41

 

Chapter III. Rationalism p 42

1. Meaning and Usage of the Word p 42

3. Deistical Rationalism p 43

3. The Second Form of Rationalism p 47

4. Dogmatism, or the Third Form of Rationalism p 50

5. Proper Office of Reason in Matters of Religion p 54

6. Relation of Philosophy and Revelation p 58

7. Office of the Senses in Matters of Faith

 

Chapter IV. Mysticism p 62

1. Meaning of the Words Enthusiasm and Mysticism p 62

2. Mysticism in the Early Church p 68

3. Mysticism during the Middle Ages .p. 71

4. Mysticism at, and after the Reformation p 75

5. Quietism p 79

6. The Quakers or Friends p 81

7. Objections to the Mystical Theory p 88

 

Chapter V. Roman Catholic Doctrine Concerning the Rule of Faith p 93

1. Statement of the Doctrine p 93

2. Roman Catholic Doctrine concerning the Scriptures p 93

3. Tradition p 96

4. The Office of the Church as Teacher p 98

5. Examination of the Romish Doctrine p 100

6. Examination of the Doctrine of the Church of Rome on Tradition p 100

7. Office of the Church as a Teacher p 112

 

Chapter VI. Roman Catholic Doctrine Concerning the Rule of Faith p 127

1. Statement of the Doctrine p 127

2. The Scriptures are Infallible, i. e., given by Inspiration of God p 129

3. Adverse Theories p 142

4. The Completeness of the Scriptures p 150

5. Prespicuity of the Scriptures.

6. Rules of interpretation p 153

 

Part I. Theology Proper p 155

 

Chapter I. Origin of the Idea of God p 155

1. The Knowledge of God is Innate p 155

2. The Knowledge of God is not due to a Process of Reasoning p 161

3. Knowledge of God not due exclusively to Tradition p 162

4. Can the Existence of God be proved? p 163

 

Chapter II. Theism p 164

1. The Ontological Argument p 164

2. The Cosmological Argument

3. The TEleological Argument

4. Objections to the Argument from Design.

5. The Moral, or Anthropological Argument p 185

 

Chapter III. Anti-Theistic Theories p 190

1. What is meant by Anti-Theism p 190

2. Polytheism .p. 192

3. Hylozoism p 193

4A-B-C. Materialism p 194

5A-B. Pantheism p 233

 

Chapter IV. The Knowledge of God p 258

1. God can be known p 259

2. God cannot be fully known p 266

3. Hamilton’s Doctrine p 269

 

Chapter V. Nature and Attributes of God p 281

1. Definitions of God p 281

2. Divine Attributes p 283

3. Classification of the Divine Attributes p 287

4. Spirituality of God p 289

5. Infinity p 292

6. Eternity p 295

7. Immutability p 298

8. Knowledge .p. 301

9. The Will of God p 307

10. The Power of God .p. 311

11. Holiness of God .p. 315

12. Justice p 317

13. The Goodness of God p 325

14. The Truth of God p 332

15. Sovereignty p 335

 

Chapter VI. The Trinity p 336

1. Preliminary Remarks p 336

2. Biblical Form of the Doctrine p 337

3. The Transition Period

4. Doctrine as Presented by Council of Nice

5. Points decided by these Councils

6. Examination of the Nicene Doctrine.

7. Philosophical Form of the Doctrine of the Trinity p 362

 

Chapter VII. The Divinity of Christ . p 365

1. Testimony of the Old Testament p 365

2. General Characteristics of the New Testament Teaching concerning Christ p 373

3. articular Passages which Teach the Divinity of Christ p 380

 

Chapter VIII. The Holy Spirit p 391

1. His Nature p 391

2. The Office of the Holy Spirit p 396

3. History of the Doctrine concerning the Holy Spirit. p 399

 

Chapter IX. The Decrees pf God p 400

1. The Nature of the Decrees p 400

2. Objections to the Doctrine of Divine Decrees p 407

 

Chapter X. Creation p 410

1. Different Theories concerning the Origin of the Universe p 410

2. Mediate and Immediate Creation p 415

3. Proof of the Doctrine p 416

4. Objections to the Doctrine p 419

5. Design of the Creation p 422

6. The Mosaic Account of the Creation p 424

 

Chapter XI. Providence p 428

1. Preservation p 428

2. Government p 433

3. Different Theories of the Divine Government p 439

4. Principles involved in the Scriptural Doctrine of Providence p 450

 

Chapter XII. Miracles p 458

1. Their Nature. Meaning and Usage of the Word p 458

2. The Possibility of Miracles p 465

3. Can a Miracle be known as such? p 466

4. The Value of Miracles as a Proof of a Divine Revelation p 471

 

Chapter XIII. Angels p 472

1. Their Nature p 472

2. Their State p 473

3. Their Employments p 474

4. Evil Angels p 476

 

Indexes p 481

Index of Scripture References p 481

Greek Words and Phrases p 484

Hebrew Words and Phrases p 489

Latin Words and Phrases p 490

German Words and Phrases p 507

French Words and Phrases p 509

Index of Pages of the Print Edition p 509

 

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