BOOK XIII



Index

CONSPECTUS

CHAPTER I. HE CALLS UPON GOD, AND PROPOSES TO HIMSELF TO WORSHIP HIM.

CHAPTER II. ALL CREATURES SUBSIST FROM THE! PLENITUDE OF DIVINE GOODNESS.

CHAPTER III. GENESIS I. 3, OF "LIGHT," HE UNDERSTANDS AS IT IS SEEN IN THE SPIRITUAL CREATURE.

CHAPTER V. HE RECOGNISES THE TRINITY IN THE FIRST TWO VERSES OF GENESIS.

CHAPTER VI. WHY THE HOLY GHOST SHOULD HAVE BEEN MENTIONED AFTER THE MENTION OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.

CHAPTER VII. THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT BRINGS US TO GOD.

CHAPTER VIII. THAT NOTHING WHATEVER, SHORT OF GOD, CAN YIELD TO THE RATIONAL CREATURE A HAPPY REST.

CHAPTER IX. WHY THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS ONLY "BORNE OVER" THE WATERS.

CHAPTER X. THAT NOTHING AROSE SAVE BY THE GIFT OF GOD.

CHAPTER XI. THAT THE SYMBOLS OF THE TRINITY IN MAN, TO BE, TO KNOW, AND TO WILL, ARE NEVER THOROUGHLY EXAMINED.

CHAPTER XII. ALLEGORICAL EXPLANATION OF GENESIS, CHAPTER I., CONCERNING THE ORIGIN OF THE CHURCH AND ITS WORSHIP.

CHAPTER XIII. THAT THE RENEWAL OF MAN IS NOT COMPLETED IN THIS WORLD.

CHAPTER XIV. THAT OUT OF THE CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT AND OF THE DARKNESS, CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT AND OF THE DAY ARE MADE.

CHAPTER XV. ALLEGORICAL EXPLANATION OF THE FIRMAMENT AND UPPER WORKS, VER. 6.

CHAPTER XVI. THAT NO ONE BUT THE UNCHANGEABLE LIGHT KNOWS HIMSELF.

CHAPTER XVII. ALLEGORICAL EXPLANATION OF THE SEA AND THE FRUIT-BEARING EARTH VERSES 10 AND 11.

CHAPTER XVIII. OF THE LIGHTS AND STARS OF HEAVEN OF DAY AND NIGHT, VER. 14.

CHAPTER XIX. ALL MEN SHOULD BECOME LIGHTS IN THE FIRMAMENT OF HEAVEN.

CHAPTER XX. CONCERNING REPTILES AND FLYING CREATURES (VER. 20), THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM BEING REGARDED.

CHAPTER XXI. CONCERNING THE LIVING SOUL, BIRDS, AND FISHES (VER. 24) THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST BEING REGARDED.

CHAPTER XXII. HE EXPLAINS THE DIVINE IMAGE (VER. 26) OF THE RENEWAL OF THE MIND.

CHAPTER XXIII. THAT TO HAVE POWER OVER ALL THINGS (VER. 26) IS TO JUDGE SPIRITUALLY OF ALL.

CHAPTER XXIV. WHY GOD HAS BLESSED MEN, FISHES, FLYING CREATURES, AND NOT HERBS AND THE OTHER ANIMALS (VER. 28).

CHAPTER XXV. HE EXPLAINS THE FRUITS OF THE EARTH (VER. 29) OF WORKS OF MERCY.

CHAPTER XXVI. IN THE CONFESSING OF BENEFITS, COMPUTATION IS MADE NOT AS TO THE GIFT," BUT AS TO THE FRUIT," THAT IS, THE GOOD AND RIGHT WILL OF THE GIVER.

CHAPTER XXVII. MANY ARE IGNORANT AS TO THIS, AND ASK FOR MIRACLES, WHICH ARE SIGNIFIED UNDER THE NAMES OF "FISHES" AND "WHALES."

CHAPTER XXVIII. HE PROCEEDS TO THE LAST VERSE, ALL THINGS ARE VERY GOOD," THAT IS, THE WORK BEING ALTOGETHER GOOD.

CHAPTER XXIX. ALTHOUGH IT IS SAID EIGHT TIMES THAT GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD," YET TIME HAS NO RELATION TO GOD AND HIS WORD.

CHAPTER XXX. HE REFUTES THE OPINIONS OF THE MANICHAEANS AND THE GNOSTICS CONCERNING THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD.

CHAPTER XXXI. WE DO NOT SEE THAT IT WAS GOOD" BUT THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF GOD WHICH IS IN US.

CHAPTER XXXII. OF THE PARTICULAR WORKS OF GOD, MORE ESPECIALLY OF MAN.

CHAPTER XXXIII. THE WORLD WAS CREATED BY GOD OUT OF NOTHING.

CHAPTER XXXIV. HE BRIEFLY REPEATS THE ALLEGORICAL INTERPRETATION OF GENESIS (CH. I.), AND CONFESSES THAT WE SEE IT BY THE DIVINE SPIRIT.

CHAPTER XXXV. HE PRAYS GOD FOR THAT PEACE OF REST WHICH HATH NO EVENING.

CHAPTER XXXVI. THE SEVENTH DAY, WITHOUT EVENING AND SETTING, THE IMAGE OF ETERNAL LIFE AND REST IN GOD.

CHAPTER XXXVII. OF REST IN GOD WHO EVER WORKETH, AND YET IS EVER AT REST.

CHAPTER XXXVIII. OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND OF MEN, AND OF THE REPOSE WHICH IS TO BE SOUGHT FROM GOD ONLY.