The revelation of law in Scripture : considered with respect both to its own nature, and to its relative place in successive dispensations / by Patrick Fairbairn.
New York : Robert Carter and Bros., 1869.
[Buffalo, New York] : William S. Hein & Co., 
1 online resource (xii, 484 pages).
Cunningham lectures ; 3rd ser. World constitutions illustrated. Religion and the law. Legal classics library.
Formatted Contents Note
Lecture 1 : Introductory Prevailing views in respect to the ascendency of law (1) In the natural (2) In the moral and religious sphere And the relation in which they stand to the revelations of scripture on the subject lecture 2 : The relation of man at creation to moral law How far or in what respects the law in its principles was made know to him The grand test of his rectitude, and his failure under it lecture 3 : The revelation of law, strictly so called, viewed in respect to the time and occasion of its promulgation lecture 4 : The law in its form and substance Its more essential characteristics And the relation of one part of its contents to another lecture 5 : The position and calling of Israel as placed under the covenant of Law, what precisely involved in it False views on the subject exposed The moral results of the economy, according as the law was legitimately used or the reverse lecture 6 : The economical aspect of the law The defects adhering to it as such The relation of the Psalms and prophets to it Mistaken views of this relation The great problem with which the Old Testament closed And the views of different parties respecting its solution lecture 7 : The relaton of the law to the mission and work of Christ The symbolical and ritual finding in him its termination And the moral its formal appropriation and perfect fulfilment lecture 8 : The relation of the law to the constitution, the privileges, and the calling of the christian church lecture 9 : The re-introduction of Law into the church of the New Testament, in the sense in which Law was abolished by Christ and his apostles Supplementary dissertations. 1. The double form of the decalogue and the questions to which it has given rise 2. The historical element in God's revelations of truth and duty considered with an especial respect to their claim on men's responsibilities and obligations 3. Whether a spirit of revenge is countenanced in the writings of the Old Testament.
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