Gospels as Historical Documents – V.H. Stanton

Vincent Henry Stanton [1846-1924], The Gospels as Historical Documents

The fact that Vincent Henry Stanton’s series of books on the Gospels as Historical Documents is still being cited in recent works on the Gospels is a good indication of their enduring value to scholars.

My thanks to Book Aid for making copies of this public domain set available for digitisation.

Vincent Henry Stanton [1846-1924], The Gospels as Historical Documents. Part I. The Early Use of the Gospels. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1903. Hbk. pp.288.

Vincent Henry Stanton [1846-1924], The Gospels as Historical Documents. Part II. The Synoptic Gospels. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1909. Hbk. pp.376.

Vincent Henry Stanton [1846-1924], The Gospels as Historical Documents. Part III. The Fourth Gospel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1920. Hbk. pp.293. [Click here to visit the download page for these 3 volumes]

First Christian Century by Sir William Ramsay

William M. Ramsay [1851-1939], The First Christian Century. Notes on Dr. Moffatt's Introduction to the Literature of the New Testament.

In this series of ad hoc articles Sir William Ramsay defends the historicity of the New Testament against the arguments put forward by Dr James Moffatt. Ramsay was not the first to respond to Moffatt’s attacks on historicity, see Daniel in the Critic’s Den, for another example. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

William M. Ramsay [1851-1939], The First Christian Century. Notes on Dr. Moffatt’s Introduction to the Literature of the New Testament. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1911. Hbk. pp.195. [Click to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  1. General
  2. Literary Illustrations in Dr. Moffatt’s Book
  3. Literature and History: A Difference in Method
  4. The First and Late Second Century
  5. The Personality of Papias and Polycarp
  6. Papias as Authority for the Early Deathg of John the Apostle
  7. The Supposed Early Death of John
  8. The Fascination of the Second Century
  9. The Argument from Accuracy of Local Details
  10. Exsamples of the “Imaginative Reconstruction” of the Past in Literature
  11. The Lawfulness of False Attribution in Literature
  12. The Growth of a Miracle
  13. The “Growing Consciousness of the Church”
  14. The Unity of the New Testament
  15. Order and Unifying Principle in the New Testament
  16. St. Paul as the Beginning of the New Testament
  17. St. Paul and St. John
  18. Incident and Teaching
  19. The Fourth Gospel and Its Author
  20. The “Semi-Pseudonymity” of First Peter
  21. The Study of Opinions
  22. Analogies from Classical Non-Christian Literature
  23. The South Galatian Question
  24. The Phygian Region of the Province of Galatia
  25. The Phrygian Language at Iconium
  26. Antioch a Galatian City
  27. The Political and Religious Importance of Pisidian Antioch
  28. A Greek Linguistic Argument
  29. Conclusion

Commentary on St. Luke by Frank Marshall

Frank Marshall [1848-1906], The School and College St Luke

This commentary on Luke’s Gospel by Frank Marshall is a further volume in this series originally written for schoolchildren preparing for this Oxford and Cambridge examinations. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this public domain title for digitisation.

Frank Marshall [1848-1906], The School and College St Luke. London: George Gull & Sons, Ltd., [1898]. Hbk. pp.211. [Click here to visit the download page]

Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction to the Gospel
    1. Title
    2. The Author
    3. Life of St. Luke
    4. Purpose of the Writer
    5. For What Readers
    6. Date, Place and Language
    7. Characterstics of the Gospel
    8. Miracles and Parables Recorded by St. Luke
    9. Peculiarities of St. Luke’s Gospel –
      • Miracles and Parables
      • Other Points Peculiar to St. Luke
      • Effect of Miracles and other Events
      • Circumstances calling forth Parables
    10. Appewarance of Angels
    11. Our Lord’s Conformity to the Law of Moses
    12. Errors of Judgement on the Part of the Apostles
    13. Kings and Governors
    14. Biographical Notes
    15. Apostles
    16. Geographical Notes
    17. The Synagogue
    18. The Sanhedrin
    19. The Temple
    20. The Officers of the Temple
    21. The Jewish Festivals
    22. Sects and Orders of Men
    23. The Nazarite Vow
    24. Names of our Lord
  • The Gospel according to St. Luke, with Marginal Notes and Foot Notes
  • Important Changes in the Revised Version, with Comments
  • Glossary of Terms and Phrases
  • Our Lord’s Teaching
  • Quotations from the Old Testament
  • Illustrations from the Old Testament
  • Titles Given to our Lord
  • Maps