Abraham: His Life and Times by William J. Deane

Caravaggio's Sacrifice of Isaac - public domain - Source: Wikipedia
Caravaggio’s Sacrifice of Isaac – public domain – Source: Wikipedia

William J. Deane [1853-1943] provides a detailed study of the life of Abraham and assumes that the biblical account is reliable and accurate. This title is in the public domain.

William J. Deane [1853-1943], Abraham: His Life and Times. London: James Nisbet & Co., n.d. Hbk. pp.179. [Click to visit the download page for this title]

Contents

  • Preface
    1. Abram’s Birthplace
    2. First Call
    3. Second Call
    4. The Promised Land
    5. Egypt
    6. Separation
    7. Chedorlaomer
    8. The Covenant
    9. Hagar – Circumcision
    10. Sodom
    11. Gerar and Beersheba
    12. Temptation
    13. Machpaleh
    14. Isaac’s Marriage
    15. Closing years – Death

Preface

The materials for the facts of the life of Abraham are found in Holy Scripture, in the Book of Genesis, and in some of the later writings. I have taken it for granted that these statements are authentic, and have not thought it necessary to follow Ewald and his school in distinguishing the various authors of them, assigning this to” the Book of origins,” and that to the First narrator, and that to the Second, and so on. Nor have 1 esteemed the details thus given as accretions that have grown up round a great central figure in the lapse of centuries, the outcome of hero-worship, the result of a natural desire to accumulate on a great forefather anything that would tend to elevate his personal character ·or exalt the favour with which he was regarded by God…

Canadian Journal of Theology

Canadian Journal of Theology
A full set of the Canadian Journal of Theology, courtesy of Canterbury Cathedral library

The Canadian Journal of Theology was published by the University of Toronto and ran for 16 volumes between 1955 and 1970. It is valuable resource of learned articles from an interesting range of theological perspectives. Canterbury Cathedral library have kindly provided me with a full set of this journal. However, as far as digitisation is concerned, it presents some unusual challenges. In Canada the copyright term is life of author + 50 years and so some of the articles are now in the public domain. The digital rights (which were not thought of when the journal was published) belong to the authors, the majority of whom are now, sadly, deceased. Tracing the estates of authors is always a difficult task and so far I have only been able to make contact with a few of them.

As I have corresponded with folks in Canada, however, it has become clear that they are very interested in seeing this journal placed on-line. Because of this positive feedback and the tremendous value to students of the journal itself,  I have decided to go ahead (cautiously) with this project straight away. While still attempting at every stage to find the copyright holder, I am going to begin making most of the articles available in the hope that the rights holders that I have been unable to trace, will contact me. I am making Volume 1 of the Journal available today.

It would be a great help if you could look through the table of contents and share this post with anyone whom you think might know one of the copyright holders.

Click here to visit the table of contents for the Canadian Journal of Theology

European Journal of Theology Volume 21 (2012) on-line

European Journal of Theology

The European Journal of Theology publishes bi-annually material in English, French and German. The majority of the articles from 2012 issues are now available on-line for free download.

My thanks to editor Dr Pieter Lalleman and to all the authors for their permissions. To subscribe to this journal  go here.

 

Vol. 21.1 (2012)

Pieter J. Lalleman, “Editorial,” 3.

Peter Walker, “Revisiting the Pastoral Epistles – Part 1,” 4-16.

Jacob Theissen, “Paulinische versus jüdische und hellenistische Anthropologie? Zur Frage nach dem Verständnis von Römer 7,7-25,” 17-34.

Zbigniew Wierzchowski, “Broken and Scattered. Polish Baptists during World War II,” 35-46.

Stephan Schweyer, “‘Sie hielten alle einmütig fest am Gebet’. Zum Stellenwert des gemeinsamen Gebets für den Gemeindeaufbau,” 47-59.

Pierre Berthoud, “Africa welcomes the universal Church. The Lausanne III Congress in Cape Town,” 60-68.

Vol. 21.2 (2012)

Christoph Stenschke, “Editorial The current financial crises of Europe, Paul’s collection for Jerusalem and good stewardship,” 97-99.

Boris Paschke, “Matthäus 5,13-16 als Antizipation des nachösterlichen Missionsbefehls? Narrativ-kritische Überlegungen,” 100-106.

Terry Wardlaw, “A Reappraisal of ‘From Faith to Faith’ (Romans 1:17),” 107-119.

Peter Walker, “Revisiting the Pastoral Epistles – Part II,” 120-132.

Christoph Stenschke, “David Bosch, Paulus und die Mission der Kirche,” 133-147.

Andrew Kloes, “Four calls for religious reforms in the 1780s: Urlsperger, Joseph II of Austria, Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia,” 148-155.

Pavel Vojtech Kohut, “The Offer of Catholic Spirituality,” 156-165.

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