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Expository Topics Bible Interpretation Hermeneutics Context Methodology
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Author:
James Sanford Lamar

e-Sword Version:
9.x - 10.x

This book was published in 1860, describing, defining, and defending the Inductive Method as the proper method of Biblical Interpretation.


The following was written about J.S. Lamar

  In 1859, he published a work entitled "The Organon of Scripture; or, the Inductive Method of Biblical Interpretation." This work is written in an easy and graceful style, and is a very creditable production for one so young to write. If, however, he had spent several more years in perfecting it, the work would, doubtless, have been of much greater value. As it is, it is worthy of careful study, and certainly encourages us to hope that the author will not let his pen remain idle.

  Brother Lamar has a beautiful mind. He is incapable of any thing uncouth or vulgar. His thoughts are chaste and fresh, and always expressed in a polished, forcible style. He is a hard student, but reads a very select library. He seeks for perfection in every thing, and, consequently, his literary labors are always carefully performed.

  As a speaker, he is clear, pointed, earnest, and impressive. He is very choice in his selection of words, and generally says the right thing in the right way.

CONTENTS

BOOK  FIRST:  OF  THE  METHODS  HITHERTO  PURSUED.
PART I. PRELIMINARY.
Chapter I. Characteristics of Current Skepticism.
Chapter II. The Present State of Hermeneutical Science.
Chapter III. The Dependence of Rules upon Method.

PART II. OF THE MYSTIC METHOD.
Chapter I. Origin of the Mystic Theology.
Chapter II. Sketch of the Mystic Theology.
Chapter III. Mysticism among Protestants.
Chapter IV. Of the Literal Parts of Scripture.
Chapter V. Of the Figurative Parts of Scripture.

PART III. OF THE DOGMATIC METHOD.
Chapter I. Of Scholasticism.
Chapter II. The Theory and the Practice of Protestantism.
Chapter III. The Effects of Protestant Inconsistency.
Chapter IV. Of Protestant Creeds.

BOOK II. THE ORGANON.
PART I. THE INDUCTIVE METHOD.
Chapter I. Definition of Terms.
Chapter II. Of the Practicability of Interpreting the Scriptures According to the Inductive Method.
Chapter III. Of Bacon's Idola.
Chapter IV. Of the Collection of Materials.
Chapter V. General Classification.
Chapter VI. Of Special Classification.
Chapter VII. Canons of the Inductive Method.
Chapter VIII. The Inverse or Deductive Process.

PART II. OF THE SIGNIFICATION OF WORDS.
Chapter I. Preliminary Observations.
Chapter II. Of the General Meaning of Words.
Chapter III. Of the Secondary Sense of Words.



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