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opinions and those of the early catholic Christians, p. 245.

Views of the author of the Clementine Homilies, pp. 245 - 247. — Modes by which the catholic Christians solved the difficulties which they felt in the Old Testament, pp. 247 - 272. — They applied to the Logos those representations of God in the Old Testament which they thought unworthy of God, pp. 247 - 253. Tertullian's notion, that it was characteristic of the dispensations of God to use means ignoble and foolish in

of men, pp. 253 – 255. — The fathers generally solved the difficulties of the Old Testament by the allegorical mode of interpretation, pp. 255 - 272. — This mode of interpretation rejected by the Marcionites, and not thus applied to the Old Testament by the theosophic Gnostics, pp. 272, 273. — The proper Christian Gnostics regarded it as impossible, that the God of the Old Tes. tament and the God of Christians should be the same being, pp. 273-275. The extraordinary character of the fact, that the catholic Christians adopted the notions of the Jews respecting the Old Testament, pp. 275 – 277. - The fundamental difference between them and the Gnostics consisted in their different opinions concerning Judaism and the author of the Jewish dispensation, pp. 277, 278. — Reference to Additional Note D for a discussion of the manner in which the Jewish dispensation and the books of the Old Testament should be regarded, p. 272.

ADDITIONAL NOTES.

NOTE Α.
ON THE STATUE WHICH IS SAID BY Justin MARTYR,
AND OTHERS, TO HAVE BEEN ERECTED AT ROME TO
SIMON MAGUS

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PART III.

ON THE EVIDENCE FOR THE GENUINENESS OF THE GOSPELS

AFFORDED BY THE EARLY HERETICS.

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