Commentary on First Corinthians by Thomas Charles Edwards

Principal Thomas Charles Edwards (1837-1900) - author of Commentary n First Corinthians

Thomas Charles Edwards was born in Bala, North Wales and served as the first Principal of the University of Aberyswyth and later of Bala Theological College, which had been founded by his father. Edwards was moderator of the Presbyterian Church in 1887 and was renowned for his preaching. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of his public domain title available for digitisation.

Thomas Charles Edwards [1837-1900], A Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians. London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1885. Hbk. pp.491. [Click to visit the First Corinthians page for the download for this link book and for other resources on the letter]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Summary
  • Commentary
  • Index


Several years ago I entered on a solitary and prolonged study of the Apostle Paul, from a desire to find out for myself, if possible, his real meaning and central principle. This principle seemed to me to spring first to the front in the Epistles to the Corinthian Church. But in the effort to understand it and the Apostle’s application of it to the difficulties and faults 0£ his readers, I found the truth 0£ Wycliffe’s remark “that Paulis wordis passen othere writingis in two thingis,-thei ben pure, sutil, and plentenous to preche the puple.” As I proceeded, I was ever more convinced of the vitality and power of his doctrine of Christ, its sufficiency, its peculiar fitness, to rekindle our dying faith. To me its power was the evidence of its truth. It seemed, not merely to answer the anxious questions of the age, but also to raise the entire spiritual life into a higher sphere, in which doubt is put away with the things of the child and faith in the supernatural made human becomes a promise of strength .and a pledge of victory.

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J.B. Lightfoot’s Unfinished Commentaries on Paul’s Letters

Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Bishop J.B. Lightfoot died before completing his commentaries on Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians and 1 & 2 Thessalonians. His notes on these books were gathered together and published in this volume. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

Joseph Barber Lightfoot [1828-1889], Notes on the Epistles of Paul from Unpublished Commentaries. London & New York: MacMillan & Co., 1895. Hbk. pp.336. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

  • Introductory Note
  1. The First Epistle to the Thessalonians
  2. The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians
  3. The First Epistle to the Corinthians
  4. The Epistle to the Romans
  5. The Epistle to the Ephesians
  • Indices

Introductory Note

The present work represents the fulfilment of the undertaking announced in the preface to ‘Biblical Essays’ a year and a half ago. As that volume consisted of introductory essays upon New Testament subjects, so this comprises such of Dr Lightfoot’s notes on the text as in the opinion of the Trustees of the Lightfoot Fund are sufficiently complete to justify publication. However, unlike ‘Biblical Essays,’ of which a considerable part had already been given to the world, this volume, as its title-page indicates, consists entirely of unpublished matter. It aims at reproducing, wherever possible, the courses of lectures delivered at Cambridge by Dr Lightfoot upon those Pauline Epistles which he did not live to edit in the form of complete commentaries. His method of trusting to his memory in framing sentences in the lecture room has been alluded to already in the preface to the previous volume…

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Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology Vol. 15 (2016) on-line

This year’s issue of the Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology is now available on-line for free download in PDF. It has articles on the small horn or Daniel chapter 7 & 8, a rhetorical reading of 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 and theologies of both servanthood and the environment, plus several book reviews.

Please visit the journal’s home page to download.