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involve new states of feeling, it is a fair question whether the opinions themselves do not differ more as forms of thought than as expressions of sentiment; and whether beneath the apparent diversity there may not often be a substantial harmony. A discussion of the subject should elicit whatever truth lies in this direction.

In the inquiry for the true one of the three opinions, that which lies intermediate between the others,— which asserts neither the eternal happiness nor the eternal misery of those who may be worthy of neither,-claims its share of consideration. Can it be a just mean between two extremes? Is it apparently supported by manifold passages of Scripture? Can it reconcile apparently conflicting texts; or can it vindicate the peculiar doctrines of Christianity against opposite objections ? Has it a respectable place in the history of Christian doctrine? Can it have been both held and lost by the Church? And if so, how is the grand error involved in its loss to be accounted for without impairing all confidence not only in man but in Providence itself?

It is easy to suggest such considerations respecting the view offered in the following pages. Whether such as make in its favor have had undue influence with the writer, he leaves for others to decide. Ile will only plead in behalf of certain features of his book, that his experience persuades him a treatise on the subject should be even more than it is argumentative - one of suggestions and helps to the reader's own thinking and investigation.

To various friends he is under many obligations for the suggestion of facts and thoughts, for aid in the prosecution of his inquiries, in securing a favorable publication of the book, and in revising the sheets for the press. lle is sure that any resulting development of Christian truth will be to them, as it should be to himself, the best reward.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

TIE DIGNITY OF HUMAN NATURE.
61. The Rationalist Theory. — 2. The Christian Theory. -3. Influence

of the two Theories. — 4. Combination of the two Theories. 5. Effects of

cf the Combination. — 6. The Dignity of Wickedness.. .Page 1

TII E TI EODICIES.

CHAPTER V.

THE SCRIPTURAL ARGUMENT.

$ 1. Is the Immortality of the Soul assumed in the Bible ? — 2. Is the

Immortality of the Soul implied in the Language of the Scriptures ?.

3. The General Tenor of Scriptural Language respecting Man's Destiny.
-4. Passages supposed to prove the Immortality of the Lost. — 5. Cir-
cumstantial Evidence..

100

XV. 7

12

GENESIS

i. 2.

208

26, 27..

166
ii. 7... 169, 250, 252
17. .167-171, 306-311,

387

iii. 15..

215

22

170, 242
vi. 6.

77, 427
xvii. 14..

179
DEUTERONOMY.
Xxx. 15, 19.. 167, 172, 452

JOSHUA.
xxxiv. 18. 19. 417, 458

1. SAMUEL.
IX. 3........

166

JOB.

X. 21, 22

209

xxii. 4,5

....... 76, 400

Xxxv. 6.

76, 400

PSALMS.

i. 5..

287

viii. 4, 5.

6

ix. 17.

206

cxi. 10....

203

PROVERBS.

xxiv. 14, 20. ..... 180, 209

ECCLESIASTES.
ix. 5, 6, 10..

262
ISALAH.
xiv. 9-20.

193, 215
XXX. 33.

45, 199

Xxiii. 14.

201

xl. 7..

53

ly. 9..

70
lxv. 6..

193
Ixvi. 24..... 186, 198, 317

DANIEL.
vii. 11, 12

216

xii. 2

186, 289

3...

209

AMOS.
iii. 6...

57
MATTHEW.

iii. 12.

197, 303

211

viii. 12.

209

22

177, 231

29

361

x. 28 146, 182, 211, 252

xiii. 3-23.

42,50..

209

Xviii. 8..

201

xxiv. 51.

210

xxv, 41.

201

187-194

MARK.

JAMES.

iii. 29..

194 iii. 6..

211

ix. 43, 45. 197, 211

II. PETER.

44, 46, 48.. 198

49...

i 4...

200, 201

231

ii 12.

231

LUKE

208

iii. 17..

197

1. JOUX

iv. 34.

361

v. 16...

xii. 5..

197

252

183

20 174, 242, 304, 306

xvi. 19-21... 210, 253-200

JUDE.

xx. 35, 36. . 161, 176, 254

6..

210

xxiii. 43.,

257, 258

201

179, 235

JOIN

13.

203

i. 11-13..

297

19.

230

iii. 36..

206

V. 29.

203

REVELATION.

vi. 63

173

ii. 11...

175

viii. 21..

177

ix. 6..

212

xvii. 3. . 173, 242, 304, 306

xiv. 11..

211

xviii. 39...

58, 279, 376

xix. 3...

211

XX. 6, 14..

178

ROMANS,

10..

213

ii. 7

236

15..

146

iv. 25.

403 xxi. 8..

178

7.7..

457 xxii. 11.

117, 207

12-21

339, 390

15...

210

vi. 7....

178
8-11.

176 APOCRYPHAL BOOKS.
23 335, 418-420, 424

WISDOM.
viii. 6..

174

ix. 17-19..

58

ii. 23...

166

25..

130, 428

214
iii. 1-4..

191

I. CORINTHIANS.

xi. 5, 6.

190

i. 24..

463 xiv. 8-10.

190

V. 5..

183

vii. 14.

ECCLESIASTICUS.

390

xv. 17.

176

vii. 19...

199

22.

176

xix. 3..

13

247, 248 xxi. 10, 11..

113

180, 181

JUDITH.
II. CORINTHIANS.

xvi. 17...........219, 220
v. 8..

2336

ENOCH.

11......... 405, 410

x. 6-9, 17

210

EPHESIANS.

15..

195

i. 11....

58

XV. 4, 6

218

il. 1..

175

xix. 2..

195

iii. 16-19..

468

xxii. 12, 14

217

xxiv. 9...

195

PHILIPPIANS.

xxxix. 2

217

i. 21-23...... 256, 257 xlvi. 4..

217

COLOSSIANS.

lvi. 3..

218

Ix. 7.

218

ii. 13....... 175 lxxxix. 35..

215

II. THESSALOXLANS.

xc. 11, 13, 17... 195, 218

i. 9.......

187

xci. 3..

209

xcii. 16...

195

HEBREWS.

ciji. 5..

217

ii. 6, 7

6

213

vi. 2.

194

27

217

22........

xvi. 22.......

V. 22

239

46..

ст. 21,

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