II. Broad Means of Revelation
  A. Through nature

B. Through providence - God's action in history

C. Through miracles - the glory of God is generally considered to be the bundle' of His attributes and character

D. Through direct communications

E. Through Christ--his life, work, words, example, Spirit (John 14-17)

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
F. Through special manifestations, or theophanies (e.g. Burning Bush, Shekinah Glory)

G. Through the Bible--The Christian claims that the communication from the Other Side came principally through a collection of documents known as the Bible.

III. The Christian Revelation in History - How Close were our Expectations?
  A. The genesis - God's initiatives and responses in history

B. The recording of selected and paradigmatic cases, with the goal of our instruction/warning

C. The recognition of this 'origin' by the believing community - the question of the canon.... Was this communication sufficiently 'authenticated' by its characteristics, so that a large group of people RECOGNIZED it as a communication from God? were they aware of its "Other Worldly" origin?
 

D. Since they were understood to have been 'from God', the preservation and transmission of these documents and associated "understandings" was carried out carefully and successfully.

E. Translation of this deposit into other languages

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