Commentary of St John’s First Epistle by J.J. Lias

John James Lias [1834-1923], The First Epistle of St. John with Exposition and Homiletical Treatment

John James Lias [1834-1923] contributed a number of commentaries in the Cambridge Bible for Schools series. By way of contrast this is a more detailed treatment of First John with the preacher in mind.

My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

John James Lias [1834-1923], The First Epistle of St. John with Exposition and Homiletical Treatment. London: James Nisbet & Co., 1887. Hbk. pp.424. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Contents

  • Preface
  1. Introduction
  2. The Word of Life
  3. The Message
  4. The Forgiveness of Sins, and its Results
  5. Darkness and Light
  6. The Appeal to the Christian
  7. The Object of the Appeal—Love’s Not the World
  8. The Work of the Antichrist
  9. The Effects of Belief in the Truth
  10. Rejection and acceptance of God’s Revelation
  11. The Blessing of Abiding in the Truth
  12. The Righteousness of Christ to be Manifested in Us
  13. The Privileges of the Christian
  14. The Future of the Children of God
  15. Purity by Abiding in Christ
  16. True Holiness
  17. Love the Sign of the Believer
  18. Passing From Death Unto Life
  19. Christian Assurance
  20. Spiritual Influence
  21. Love a Divine Gift
  22. Teaching of Christian Experience
  23. Character of Christian Experience
  24. Source of the Life of Love
  25. Union with Christ
  26. The Three Witnesses
  27. Conclusion of the Epistle

Westminster Commentary on Colossians and Philemon by Lewis B. Radford

Lewis Bostock Radford [1869-1937], The Epistle to the Colossians and the Epistle to Philemon. Westminister Commentaries

Lewis B. Radford, who was Bishop of Goulburn in New South Wales, was the author of the Westminster Commentary on Paul’s letters to the Colossians and Philemon. This public domain volume was scanned from a the copy in Spurgeon’s College Library.

Lewis Bostock Radford [1869-1937], The Epistle to the Colossians and the Epistle to Philemon. Westminister Commentaries. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1931. Hbk. pp.382. [Click to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

The Epsitle to the Colossians

  • Prefatory Note by the General Editor
  • Preface
  • Introduction
    1. The authenticity and integrity of the Epistle
    2. The historical setting of the Epistle
    3. The relation of Colossians to contemporary epistles
    4. Christianity in Phrygia
    5. The Colossian Heresy
    6. Analysis of the Epistle
    7. Angelology and angelolatry
    8. The value of the epistle for modern thought
    9. Theosophy and Christianity
    10. Friends and fellow-workers of St. Paul
  • Text and Commentary
  • Additional Notes
    • The Christology of St. Paul in Col. i. 15-17
    • Christ the Head of the Body
    • The Pleroma
    • Reconciliation and the angels
    • Presentation to God
    • The afflictions of Christ
    • The Christian meaning of mystery
    • The passing of human distinctions
    • Divine election
    • Christian perfection
    • Poetry in Christian worship
    • Married life in St. Paul and St. Peter
    • St. Paul references to his imprisonment
    • The symbolism of salt
    • The Kingdom of God
    • The house-congregation

Epistle to Philemon

  • Introduction
    1. The background and contents of the Epistle
    2. Ancient parallels to the Epistle
    3. Criticism of the Epistle
    4. Christianity and slavery
  • Text and Commentary
  • Bibliography and Abbreviations
  • Index

Westminster Commentary on St. Luke by Lonsdale Ragg

Lonsdale Ragg [1866-1945], St. Luke with Introduction and Notes. Westminster Commentaries

Today’s addition to the Westminster Commentary set is The Gospel of Luke by Lonsdale Ragg. This public domain title was digitised using the copy of the book in Spurgeon’s College Library.

Lonsdale Ragg [1866-1945], St. Luke with Introduction and Notes. Westminster Commentaries. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1922. Hbk. pp.334. [Click to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    1. The Author: Saint Luke
    2. Date and Circumstances of Writing of the Gospel
    3. Sources of the Gospel: Its relation to the other Gospels
    4. Language and Style; The Gospels in Art
    5. Characteristic Features of the Third Gospel
    6. The Text
    7. St. Luke’s Outline of the Ministry
  • Running Analysis
  • Text and Notes
  • Index