What is Man?
by T. Austin-Sparks
Originally published by Witness and Testimony Publishers in 1939. This version from Emmanuel Church, Tulsa, OK.
Chapter 1 - Man's High Prospect and Destiny
An All-Important Distinction—The Generally Accepted Position—The Position as in the Word of God, A Comparison—Man Unique in Creation
Chapter 2 - Man Now Another Species than God Created
Man as created and constituted—The function of the human spirit—The nature of Adam's temptation—Adam's probation—The creation formula (Gen 2:7).
Chapter 3 - Where Psychology Fails
What is it that is born again?—What is the place of the soul?
Chapter 4 - The Nature of Sanctification
The problem of Romans 7, and 1 John 1:8,9,10; 3:4,6,8,9—The place in experience of Romans 7: Is it the experience of the regenerate or unregenerate?—The effect of spiritual awakening—The place of Romans 6—Two possible evils in the Christian life, Romans 7, or Antinomianism—Two doctrines of sanctification based on Scripture: 1. Objective faith and progressiveness; 2. Eradication and perfection—The help of clearer translation of the text of Scripture—Sanctification is regeneration carried on—The real key is the distinction between soul and spirit—Phases of spiritual life—Spiritual education and sanctification go together—Sonship—Deliverance.
Chapter 5 - Where Christendom is Deceived
The attributes of the human spirit—God's special concern.
Chapter 6 - The Soul and Deception
Man by nature now a deceived creature—The organ of deception—Methods of deception—The peril of soulishness—A Divine safeguard against deception—Psychical movements in the name of Christ—The infallible test—Spiritual understanding.
Chapter 7 - World Domination or Dominion?
The phenomenon of dictators—The eternal background—The historic course—Man, Satan's medium—Antichrist; four things about him—Behold the Man—The peril of man in Divine things—The One New Man, the measure of Christ.
Chapter 8 - The Cross and the New Man
Diagram: The history of man from God's standpoint and his own.
Chapter 9 - The Resurrection or Spiritual Body
The believer's life spiritual in origin, sustenance and consummation—The psycho-physical body and the spiritual body—Satan hates resurrection.
Chapter 10 - The Soul, The Spirit and the Evil Spiritual Powers
Physical disorders and spiritual suffering—Demon domination and demon possession—The key to spiritism—The deepest reality of the child of God—Spiritual service or warfare.
Chapter 11 - "The Spirit Himself"
The supreme importance of the Holy Spirit—The Holy Spirit's supreme object in this dispensation.