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September 10, 2005

Theological Outlines

Once upon a time, Anglo-Catholic seminarians imbibed their theological training in libraries graced by the presence of Francis Hall’s Dogmatic Theology series, a ten-volume systematic theology. Although in the long run we’d love to publish that one online, this summer we’ve conscripted a couple of hard-working Seabury students, Debra Bullock and Ryan Whitley, to scan and format Hall’s programmatic Theological Outlines. The first two of the volumes appear here in their second edition; the third volume appears in the first edition, the second edition being unavailable to us at the time. A third edition — for which the Rev. Frank Hudson Hallock consolidated the separate volumes and revised the content — was published in 1933; we had a copy of that, but (sadly) present copyright law precluded our using that edition.

Each of the quaestiones appears on a separate page, with footnotes in the “Extended” area of the page format. As many readers may want to dispute, defend, or nuance Hall’s representation of pertinent topics, we have left comments open on the pages.

Readers will appreciate Hall’s work to varying extents, but its presence here demonstrates the possibility and value of online publishing (with commenting and CSS-based layout) via a system such as Moveable Type.

Posted by AKMA at September 10, 2005 03:52 PM


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