Category Archives: A.A. Hodge

Reason and Religion- According to Hodge

1st. Reason is the primary revelation God has made to man, necessarily presupposed in every subsequent revelation of whatever kind. Originally posted 2011-12-03 16:44:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Teleological Argument from A.A. Hodge

7. State the Teleological Argument. Teleology from telov, end, and logov [greek], discourse, is the science of final causes, or of purposes or design as exhibited in the adjustments of parts to wholes, of means to ends, of organs to uses … Continue reading

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What is Rationalism? [Hodge]

A “Naturalist” is one who holds that Nature is a complete self–contained, self–supported sphere in itself; and hence denies either the reality of the supernatural, or that it can be an object of human knowledge; and hence denies the necessity, or possibility, … Continue reading

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Against the Inner Light: Hodge & Chesterton

“Of all conceivable forms of enlightenment the worst is what these people call the Inner Light. Of all horrible religions the most horrible is the worship of the god within. Any one who knows any body knows how it would … Continue reading

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The Cosmological Argument from A.A. Hodge

The Cosmological Argument:  It may be stated in the form of a syllogism, thus— Major Premise—Every new existence or change in anything previously existing must have had a cause pre–existing and adequate. Originally posted 2011-12-24 19:27:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Principal Anti–Theistic Theories from A.A. Hodge

13. What is Atheism? Atheism, according to its etymology, signifies a denial of the being of God. It was applied by the ancient Greeks to Socrates and other philosophers, to indicate that they failed to conform to the popular religion. In the … Continue reading

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The Apostles Creed [Hodge’s Outlines in Theology]

What were the Creeds of the ancient Church which remain the common inheritance of all branches of the modern Church? I. THE APOSTLE’S CREED, so called. This Creed gradually grew out of the comparison and assimilation of the Baptismal Creeds of the … Continue reading

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How is Philosophy Related to Theology?- According to Hodge

Philosophy, in its wide sense, embraces all human knowledge acquired through the use of man’s natural faculties, and consists of that knowledge interpreted and systematized by the reason. Science is more specific, relating to some special department of knowledge thoroughly … Continue reading

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The Moral Argument from A.A. Hodge

[…] the Moral Argument, or the Evidence afforded by the Moral Consciousness and History of mankind. The Cosmological argument led us to an eternal self–existent First Cause. The argument from the order and adaptation discovered in the processes of the universe revealed this … Continue reading

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The Inspiration of the Bible [Hodge]

To understand the doctrine of biblical inspiration one needs to explicate these fundamental ideas: The Necessary Presuppositions [are as follows] 1. What are the necessary presuppositions, as to principles, and matters of fact, which must be admitted before the possibility of … Continue reading

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