Excerpt from The Atonement: Viewed in the Light of Certain Modern Difficulties, Being the Hulsean Lectures for 1883, 1884 The sale of a first edition of these Lectures seems to indicate that the want they were designed to supply has been felt. And in truth there is great need just w for a more widespread acquaintance with the true attitude of Christian theology in all ages toward the principle of Atonement. Every assault upon the Christian faith in these days involves an attack upon what is described in these pages as the Substitution theory. And this theory is t regarded in any sense as a theological outpost. It is represented in all sincerity - for myriads of Christian Divines have so represented it - as the fundamental principle of the Christian faith. It is thus attacked in Mr. Cotter Morison's Service of Man, a book which appeared after these Lectures were delivered. The eternity of hell torments, he says is a doctrine discarded by a number of divines, who yet cling to the doctrines of the Incarnation and the Atonement. There is thing to assure us that, in a hundred years' time, these also will t be discovered to be unscriptural. He admits, however, that the Christian theology was evolved during the decline and fall of the Roman empire. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.