Ramsay’s Cities of St Paul on-line

The Cities of St. Paul by William M. Ramsay
The Cities of St Paul by William M. Ramsay

While I was at Bible College (a long time ago now, or so it seems) I wrote at article about missionary principles in the Book of Acts. As I studied the various Bible Encyclopedia articles on the cities of Acts I was surprised to find how many of them where based on William M. Ramsay’s 1907 work on the subject, which at the that time, had not been superseded. For that reason I am very pleased to be able to make it available free of charge.

William M. Ramsay [1851-1939], The Cities of St Paul. Their Influence on His Life and Thought. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1907. Hbk. pp.452. This title is in the Public Domain

Table of Contents

Part I – Paulinism in the Graeco-Roman World

§ I. Introduction
§ II. The Pauline Philosophy of History
§ III. The Pauline Contrasted with the Method .
§ IV. St Paul and Hellenism
§ V. Hellenism and Hebraism
§ VI. The Empire as the World’s Hope
§ VII. Paulinism in the Roman Empire
§ VIII. Conclusion

PART II – Tarsus

§ I. Introduction
§ II. The Situation of Tarsus
§ III. Tarsus and the Plain of Cilicia
§ IV. Tarsus, the River and the Sea
§ V. Tarsus and the Cilician Gates
§ VI. The Ionians in Early Tarsus
§ VII. Tarsus as an Oriental Town
§ VIII. Legends of Early Tarsus
§ IX. The Religion of Tarsus
§ X. The Revival of Greek Influence
§ XI. Tarsus as the Greek Colony Antiocheia
§ XII. The Greeks in Tarsus-Antiocheia
§ XIII. The Jews in Tarsus 169
§ XIV. The Jews settled in Tarsus in l 7 l B.C.
§ XV. Tarsus the Hellenistic City
§ XVI. Tarsus as Capital of · the Roman Province Cilicia
§ XVII. The Oriental Spirit ‘in Tarsus
§ XVIII. Romans otherwise Tarsians
§ XIX. The Tarsian Democracy
§·XX. Athenodorus of Tarsus
§ XXI. The Reform of the Tarsian Constitution by Athenodorus
§ XXII. The University of Tarsus
§ XXIII. Tarsus under the Empire

Part III – Antioch

§ I. The City and its Foundation
§ II. The Jews in Pisidian Antioch
§ III. The Greek Colonists in Early Antioch
§ IV. The Phrygians of Antioch
§ V. Antioch a City of Galatia
§ VI. Character of the Original Hellenic City
§ VII. The Roman Colony of Pisidian Antioch
§ VIII. Hellenism in Pisidian Antioch
§ IX. The Religion of Antioch
§ X. First Appearance of Paul and Barnabas in the Antiochian Synagogue
§ XL Paul’s First Address to a Galatian Audience
§ XII. The Approach to the Gentiles
§ XIII. The Door of the Gentiles

Part IV – Iconium

§ I. Natural and National Character
§ II. The Religion of Iconium
§III. The Territory of Iconium
§IV. Iconium a City of Galatia
§ V. The Constitution of the Hellenic City Iconium
§VII. Iconium as a Roman City
§VIII. The Roman Colony of Iconium
§IX. St Paul at Iconium
§ x. The Christian Cults of Iconium

Part V – Derbe

Part VI – Lystra

§I. Situation and Character
§II. Character of the Five Cities

Part VII – St Paul in the Roman World

Notes

William M Ramsay’s Pauline Studies online

The complete public domain text of William M Ramsay’s collection of essays – Pauline and Other Studies in Other Studies in Early Christian History – is now available on-line for free download in PDF.

William M Ramsay [1851-1939], Pauline and Other Studies in Early Christian History. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906. Hbk. pp.415.
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There are helpful articles on various aspects of Paul and his personality, on the book of Acts, Ephesus, Early Christian Persecutions and even one on Basil of Caesarea. There us also an excellent map, which I am making available in both 300 dpi and 600 dpi resolutions.

William M Ramsay's Map of the Pauline World

Table of Contents

I. Shall We Hear Evidence or Not?

II. The Charm of Paul

Ill. The Statesmanship of Paul

IV. Pagan Revivalism and the Persecutions of the Early Churchrmat

V. The Worship of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus

VI. The Permanence of Religion at Holy Places in Western Asia

VII.The Acts of the Apostles

VIII. The Lawful Assembly

IX. The Olive-Tree and the Wild-Olive

X. Questions: With a Memory of Dr. Hort

XI. St. Paul’s Road From Cilicia to Iconium

XII. The Authorship of the Acts

XIII. A Study of St. Paul by Mr. Baring-Gould

XIV. The Pauline Chronology

XV. Life In The Days of St. Basil the Great

Alfred Plummer on the Pastoral Epistles

The Pastoral Epistles by Alfred PlummerThe commentary on the Pastoral Epistles by Alfred Plummer in the Expositor’s Bible Series is now available for free download in PDF.

Table of Contents

Introductory

Chapter I – The Character and the Genuineness of the Pastoral Epistles

I Timothy

Chapter II – Timothy the Beloved Disciple of S. Paul – His Life and Character

Chapter III – The Doctrine Condemned in the Pastoral Epistles A Jewish Form of Gnosticism – The Gnostic’s Problem

Chapter IV – The Moral Teaching of the Gnostics.-Its Modern Counterpart

Chapter V – The Lord’s Compassion in Enabling a Blasphemer and a Persecutor to Become a Servant of Christ Jesus and a Preacher of the Gospel

Chapter VI – The Prophecies on Timothy. – The Prophets of the New Testament an Exceptional Instrument of Edification

Chapter VII – The Punishment of Hymenaeus and Alexander – Delivering to Satan an Exceptional Instrument of Purification – The Personality of Satan

Chapter VIII – Elements of Christian Worship: Intercessory Prayer and Thanksgiving – The Solidarity of Christendom and of the Human Race

Chapter IX – Behaviour in Christian Worship: Men’s Attitude of Body and Mind: Women’s Attire and Ornament

Chapter X – The Origin of the Christian Ministry: Various Certainties and Probabilities Distinguished

Chapter XI – The Apostle’s Rule Respecting Second Marriages: Its Meaning and Present Obligation

Chapter. XII – The Relation of Human Conduct to the Mystery of Godliness

Chapter XIII – The Comparative Value of Bodily Exercise and of Godliness

Chapter XIV – The Pastor’s Behaviour Towards Women – The Church Widow

Chapter XV – The Pastor’s Responsibilities in Ordaining and Judging Presbyters – The Works that Go Before and that Follow Us

Chapter XVI – The Nature of Roman Slavery and the Apostle’s Attitude Towards It – A Modern Parallel

Chapter XVII – The Gain of a Love of Godliness and the Ungodliness of a Love of Gain

Titus

Chapter XVIII – The Epistle to Titus – His Life and Character

Chapter XIX – The Church in Crete and its Organization – The Apostle’s Directions for Appointing Elders

Chapter XX – Christianity and Unchristian Literature

Chapter XXI – The Meaning and Value of Sobermindedness – The Use and Abuse of Religious Emotion

Chapter XXII – The Moral Condition of Slaves – Their Adornment of the Doctrine of God

Chapter XXIII – Hope as a Motive Power – The Present Hopes of Christians

Chapter XXIV – The Duty of Obedience to Authority with its Limits. – The Duty of Courtesy Without Limits

Chapter XXV – The Co-Operation of the Divine Persons in Effecting the New Birth – The Laver of Regeneration

Chapter XXVI – The Meaning of Heresy in the New Testament and the Apostle’s Directions Respecting Heretical Persons

2 Timothy

Chapter XXVII – The Character and Contents of the Last Epistle of S. Paul – The Nemesis of Neglected Gifts

Chapter XXVIII – The Heartlessness of Phygelus and Hermogenes – The Devotion of Onesiphorus – Prayers for the Dead

Chapter XXIX – The Need of Machinery for the Preservation and Transmission of the Faith – The Machinery of the Primitive Church

Chapter XXX – The Christian’s Life as Military Service; as an Athletic Contest; as Husbandry

Chapter XXXI – The Power of a Belief in the Resurrection and the Incarnation – The Gospel of S. Paul

Chapter XXXII – The Need of a Solemn Charge Against a Controversial Spirit, of a Diligence Free From Shame, and of a Hatred of the Profanity which Wraps Up Error in the Language of Truth

Chapter XXXIII – The Last Days – The Bearing of the Mention of Jannes and Jambres on the Question of Inspiration and the Errors Current in Ephesus

Chapter XXXIV – The Perils of Rationalism and the Responsibilities of a Lifelong Contact with Truth – The Properties of Inspired Writings

Chapter XXXV – The Paradoxical Exultation of the Apostle – His Apparent Failure and the Apparent Failure of the Church – The Great Test of Sincerity

Chapter XXXVI – The Personal Details a Guarantee of Genuineness

Chapter XXXVII – The Apostle Forsaken by Men but Strengthened by the Lord – The Mission to the Gentiles Completed – The Sure Hope, and the Final Hymn of Praise