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Abstract

Table of Contents

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Appendixes



 

 

ABSTRACT

      The thesis of this book is that each of the historical facts which lies behind the Creeds of our Faith is essential to the whole Plan of Redemption.
      Yet the book is neither a mere re-statement of the Great Fundamentals of the Faith, nor simply a defence of them. Its theme is the connecting links between them.
      The Christian Faith is not merely a series of Articles: it has an essential organic unity that is destroyed and made entirely irrational, and logically indefensible, if any part of the whole is surrendered.

          No element of the Faith CAN be surrendered if our theology is to remain truly Christian.
        No element of the Faith NEED be surrendered if we rightly understand the significance of today's advanced knowledge.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Introduction

PART I: THE INTRUSION OF DEATH

Chap.  1   'Natural' Death: Medical Fact or Legal Fiction?
           2   Death: Event or Process?
           3   Modern Methuselahs
           4   Longevity in Antiquity
           5   Longevity in Genesis
           6   The Original Immortals
           7   Human Death: A Process of Tragedy
           8   Death for Animals: Programmed Limitation
           9   The Trial of Man: and the Price of Failure
         10   Towards the Identity of the Forbidden Fruit: (1) According to Tradition
         11   Towards the Identity of the Forbidden Fruit: (2) Alcohol as a Paradigm
         12   Towards the Identity of the Forbidden Fruit: (3) Some Biblical Intimations
         13   The Theological Implications of Death

PART II: THE SEED OF THE WOMAN

Chap 14   Setting the Stage for the Incarnation
         15   Male and Female Created He Them
         16   And He Called Their Name Adam
         17   God Hath Made All of One
         18   The Seed of the Woman and the Seed of the Man
         19   The Life History of the Seed of the Woman

PART III: WHEN THE WORD BECAME FLESH

Chap 20   Embodiment: Essential to Humanness
         21   "A Body Hast Thou Prepared for Me"
         22   Why Mary?
         23   "When He Bringeth the First Begotten into the World"
         24   "In the Volume of the Book it is Written of Me"
         25   "What is Man, and the Son of Man, That Thou Visitest Him?

PART IV: TRIUMPH OVER DEATH

Summary Introduction
Chap. 26   Lamb of God and Lion of Judah
          27   Manhood Perfected
          28   The Sinless One Becomes a Sin-offering
          29   Why the Demand for Crucifixion?
          30   The Great Day of Atonement
          31   An Eternity: In Three Hours of Darkness
          32   Death by an Act of Will
          33   Resurrection Without Corruption
          34   The Presentation of the Blood

Summing Up

APPENDIXES

   I.  Tabulation of Supercentenarians
  II.  The Two Values of the Saros
 III.  Criticisms of the Shorter Value of the Saros
 IV.  Weld-Blundell Prism
  V.  Genesis 5: Names Viewed as Dynasties
 VI.  The Combined Genealogies of Matthew and Luke
VII.  Heart Rupture: A Possible Cause of the Lord's Death?

 

LIST OF TABLES

   I.    List of Supercentenarians
   II.   Time to Maturity
  III.   King List of Berossus
  IV.   Ages of Fathers at Birth of Firstborn
   V.   Illustrations of Gaps in Biblical Genealogy
  VI.   Illustration of Gaps in a Biblical Genealogy
VII.   Data for Rank Order Correlation
VIII.  Correlation Values for Three Versions of O.T.
  IX.  King List of Berossus
   X.  Modified Table of Berossus
 XI.  Weld-Blundell Prism King List

 

LIST OF FIGURES

  1.  Longevity from Adam to Noah
  2.  Dramatic Decline in Longevity After the Flood
  3.  Declining Longevity of Post-Flood Patriarchs
  4.  The Seal of Adam and Eve and the Serpent
  5.  Tepe Gawra "Adam and Eve" Seal
  6.  Development of Sign for RIB
  7.  Seed Gives Rise to Seed
  8.  Seed Gives Rise to Seed, and Body (Weismann)
  9.  Two Views of the Fate of the Seed (Michie)
10.  Germ Seed Gives Rise to Seed, and Body (Hardy)
11.  Continuity of the Seed (Fischberg and Blackler)
12.  Continuity of the Seed (Kabn)
13.  Details of the Spermatozoon
14.  From Ovum to Morula
15.  Housing of Germ Cells
16.  Completion of the Cycle of Seed Reproduction
17.  The Unbroken Thread from the First to the Last Adam
18.  Type Styles Used for Lord and God
19.  The Order of Terminal Events
20.  Graphic Illustration of Terminal Events
21.  Basic Layout of the Temple Site

INDEXES: Biblical and Names (not yet online)

 

ISBN 0-919857-00-0
Copyright © by Arthur C. Custance, 1980.   

DOORWAY PUBLICATIONS, Brockville, Ontario

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1980  DOORWAY PUBLICATIONS
1996  Arthur Custance Online Library (HTML)
2001  2nd Online Edition (design revisions, text corrections)

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