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Introduction to the Early History of Christian Doctrine by J.F. Bethune-Baker

Today’s free book is J.F. Bethune-Baker’s extremely useful History fo Early Christian Doctrine, which entered the public domain this year. This title was digitised from the copy held in Spurgeon’s College library.

James Franklin Bethune-Baker [1861-1951], An Introduction To The Early History Of Christian Doctrine, 2nd edn. London: Methuen & Co., 1903. Hbk. pp.458. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  1. Introductory
  2. The Beginnings of Doctrines in the New Testament
  3. The Development of Doctrine
  4. The Sources of Doctrine: Oral Tradition—Holy Scripture
  5. Jewish Attempts at Interpretation, Ebionism
  6. Gentile Attempts at Interpretation. Gnosticism
  7. The Reaction Against Gnosticism. Monarchianism
  8. The Correspondence Between Dionysius of Rome and Dionysius of Alexandria
  9. The Logos Doctrine
  10. Tertullian’s Doctrine of the Godhead
  11. Origen’s Doctrine of the Godhead
  12. The Arian Controversy
  13. The Docterine of the Holy Spirit and the Trinity
  14. Apollinarianism
  15. Nesterianism
  16. Eutychianism
  17. The Doctrine of Man—Sin and Grace—Pelagianism
  18. The Doctrine of the Atonement
  19. The Church
  20. The Sacraments—Baptism
  21. The Sacraments—The Eucharist

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