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THE DOCTRINE

OF

THE INCARNATION

OF
THE INCARNATION

BY

ROBERT LA OTTLEY, D.D.

CANON OF CHRIST CHURCII
HON. FELLOW OF PEMBROKE COLLEGE, OXFORD

FOURTH EDITION, REVISED

METHUEN & CO.

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PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION

THE demand for another edition of this book seems to

imply that the study of the history of Christian doctrine still has its peculiar attractions. At the same time, there must be very many who are primarily interested in the apologetic and philosophic aspects of the Church's faith,

and I am conscious that a work of this kind is not

calculated to meet their requirements. I must, however, accept the limitations imposed by my original plan ; and have therefore contented myself with adding here

and there references to recent works which deal with

the problems of thought and fact involved in the doctrine of the Incarnation, mainly from the apologetic standpoint. Since 1896 important additions have been made to the literature of New Testament theology, and much valuable work has been produced, bearing upon the relation of Christianity to philosophy. It is scarcely necessary to remind the reader what great services have been rendered to religion by the labours of such scholars

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