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RUDIMENTS OF THEOLOGY

By the same Author.

A KEY TO THE NARRATIVE OF THE FOUR GOSPELS.

A KEY TO THE NARRATIVE OF THE ACTS OF THE
APOSTLES.
Forming Volumes of the Keys to Christian Knowledge.

Small 8vo, 2s. 6d. each.
MANUALS OF RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION. Edited by the
Same.

THE OLD TESTAMENT.
THE NEW TESTAMENT.
THE PRAYER BOOK.

Each Book in Five Parts. Small 8vo. 15. each Part.

Three Volumes. Small 8vo. 35. 6d. each.

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RUDIMENTS OF THEOLOGY

A

FIRST BOOK FOR STUDENTS

BY

JOHN PILKINGTON NORRIS, B.D.

CANON OF BRISTOL, AND
EXAMINING CHAPLAIN TO THE BISHOP OF MANCHESTER

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PREFACE.

In the following pages I have endeavoured to meet a request often made to me by Candidates for Ordination, that I would put into their hands a compendious manual that might serve as a first book in Theology.

In the First Part, the fundamental doctrines of the Creed are considered—the doctrine of God, of God the Son, of His Atonement, of God the Holy Ghost, of His sanctifying work by means of the Church and her Sacraments; and, relying mainly on the help I have myself derived from Hooker, Bull, Pearson, and (most of all) Waterland, I have tried to put the reader's thoughts into orderly shape on each of these subjects.

In the Second Part, by way of illustrating what may be called the method of theological induction, the doctrine of the Atonement is selected, and the Student is invited to make a rapid survey of Holy Scripture, with a view to gathering there

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