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Natural Religion and the Incarnation. Two interests traceable in
all religion ; (1) metaphysical ; (2) moral or spiritual: oc-
The Catholic interpretation of the Incarnation. The idea of
Incarnation not easy nor self-evident. Hence the necessity of
The Incarnation and the doctrine of God. Trinitarianism is closely
allied to Monotheism-as held in Judæa. The connexion of
the doctrine of the Word and Wisdom of God with it. A priori
objection that we cannot have such knowledge of God as this
doctrine implies, met by representing it as the expanded state-
ment of the Incarnation. Evidence of the New Testament;
Tritheism and Sabellianism. Explanation of the Catholic
doctrine. I. The Unity of God. Unity has two senses-generic
and organic ; neither quite adequate to God. II. Personality.
In man always known mediately, and requiring completion
from without. The Divine Trinity, the archetype of the
human. (The Twofold Procession.) III. Meaning of the
word Person pplied to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
History of the word. The special functions of the Divine
Persons. Trinitarianism alone satisfies the conception of God
as moral and as personal. Its philosophical bearing. In
what sense revealed
Creation and the Fall. Two central notions involved in Creation.
1. God is the agent. Objections considered from the point of
and Pessimism. Evil and the Omnipotence of God. Freedom.
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