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ITS POLITY AND ORDINANCES.
H. HARVEY, D.D.,
PROFESSOR IN HAMILTON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.
1420 CHESTNUT STREET.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1879, by the
AMERICAN BAPTIST PUBLICATION SOCIETY, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
WESTCOTT & THOMSON,
Recar 4.8.49 ADET
This volume contains the substance of lectures delivered, through a series of years, to the classes in the Hamilton Theological Seminary. The object of the writer was to place before his pupils the best results of investigation which recent scholarship and thought have reached on these subjects; and for this purpose, in addition to original researches, he has gathered materials from all available sources. In the departments of philology and archæology especially, the progress, as bearing upon the subjects here treated, has of late been marked and important, and of itself justifies a rediscussion of them. Many of the works consulted will be found indicated either in the text or in the foot-notes.
In the discussion of controverted subjects the writer has intended to state with candor and respect the views of Christian brethren who may differ from him; if, in any instance, he has failed in this, it will be to him a matter of sincere regret.
Trusting that the work may aid in elucidating God's word, especially in its teachings relating to the outward institutions of Christianity, it is now sent forth on its mission.
THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, HAMILTON, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1879.
THE EXTERNAL INSTITUTIONS OF CHRISTIANITY DIVINELY CON-
tion and form of the church and the ordinances. Opposing theories
stated and examined :
Scripture of defect in apostles' organization of the church; 2. Diverse
tutions unchangeable by man; 2. The vital influence of external
RELATION OF THE CHURCH TO THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST........ 21
I. Kingdom of Christ future in Old Testament period, but established at
deemed soul; (3.) Over each individual church.
racter and life; (2.) By vow of allegiance in baptism.
ization for its establishment.