[Note 11, Introduction in print version]

Although Newman does not apply typology to biological evolution, he, like the Evangelical Fairbairn, believes that

The whole Bible. not its prophetical portions only, is written on the principle of development. . . . Revelation is ... a process of development: the earlier prophecies are pregnant texts out of which the succeeding announcements grow; they are types. It. is not that first one truth is told, then another; but the whole truth or large portions of it are told at once, yet only in their rudiments, or in miniature, and they arc expanded and finished in their parts, as the course of revelation proceeds . The Seed of the woman was to bruise the serpent's head" (An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, London, 1845, pp. 103, 1-3)


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