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It has fallen to the lot of a son to see these volumes through the press. On February 7th of the present year the hand and brain so long active were suddenly stilled in death, and the author passed from his labors in the Church on earth to the rest and joy of the Church above. It so happened that he was engaged with the subject of Eschatology when the summons came, and that while his mind was thus intent on the things that lie behind the veil, he fell asleep to awaken into the personal experiences of the everlasting life. The point he had reached in the discussion is indicated in the text. It will be found under the topic, “The Resurrection of the Dead.”
It is the natural desire of an author not only to complete his work, but to issue it under his personal direction and supervision. He covets the opportunity of giving the text a final revision, of further elaborating it at various points, and, perhaps, of introducing additional matter where he may feel that a fuller discussion would be helpful. The manuscript of this work bears evidence, in the form of many marginal notes, that such was the desire of the author. This privilege, however, was denied him. Nor was it deemed advisable that another hand should undertake to carry out the suggestions of these marginal insertions. They looked to no change or modification of the teachings herein set forth, but only to amplifications. The work is issued, therefore, as it came from the author's pen,
with only such minor changes and corrections as are
These volumes are the outgrowth and expansion of
He is no longer here to voice any general acknowledg-
If these volumes shall magnify the glorious Gospel of
M. H. VALENTINE.
The Term and its Scope,.
Relation of Reason to Theology,
Relation of Science and Philosophy to Theology,...... 32-41
CHAPTER III.—THE NATURE AND MODES OF REVELA-
Revelation in the Biblical Sense,
The Two Factors in Revelation,.
The Modes of Revelation,.
Revelation Progressive, ...
CHAPTER IV.-EVIDENCES OF REVELATION,
A Revelation Possible,
A Revelation Probable,..
Positive Evidences of Revelation,
Harmony of Scriptures,..
Supernatural Character of Christ,.......
Supernatural Truths and Doctrines of the Bible, 146-151