Today I received permission from Dr Gordon Campbell to upload four of his articles from Irish Biblical Studies. Three of these are on the Book of Revelation. They are all now available below for free download in PDF.
Arthur S. Peake’s 1926 Collection of Lectures entitled “The Servant of Yahweh” is now available online in PDF. The short biography in the introduction by Henry Guppy is not yet in Public Domain, so that has been excluded. The portrait of A.S. Peake (above) which serves as the frontispiece looks very useful, so I have included images at various resolutions. You can visit the download page here.
Arthur S. Peake [1865-1929], The Servant of Yahweh Three Lectures Delivered at King’s College, London, During 1926. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1931. Hbk. pp.365. [This material is in the Public Domain]
Table of Contents
In Memoriam: A. S. Peake by Henry Guppy [Not in Public Domain, so not included]
The Servant of Yahweh
The Roots of Hebrew Prophecy and Jewish Apocalyptic
Elijah and Jezebel: The Conflict with the Tyrian Baal
Recent Developments in Old Testament Criticism
The Messiah and the Son of Man
The Quintessence of Paulinism
Paul the Apostle: His Personality and Achievement
Paul and the Jewish Christians
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.
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
The following public domain book is now available for free download in PDF:
William M. Ramsay, St Paul the Traveller and Roman Citizen. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1895. Hbk. pp.394.
The Acts of the Apostles
I. Trustworthiness. The aim of our work is to treat its subject as a department of history and of literature. Christianity was not merely a religion, but also a system of life and action; and its introduction by Paul amid the society of the Roman Empire produced changes of momentous consequence, which the historian must study. What does the student of Roman history find in the subject of our investigation? How would an observant, educated, and unprejudiced citizen of the Roman Empire have regarded that new social force, that new philosophical system, if he had studied it with the eyes and the temper of a nineteenth century investigator?
As a preliminary the historian of Rome must make up his mind about the trustworthiness of the authorities. Those which we shall use are: (1) a work of history commonly entitled the Acts of the Apostles (the title does not originate from the author), (2) certain Epistles purporting to be written by Paul. Of the latter we make only slight and incidental use; and probably even those who dispute their authenticity would admit that the facts we use are trustworthy, as being the settled belief of the Church at a very early period. It is, therefore, unnecessary to touch on the authenticity of the Epistles; but the question as to the date the composition, and the author of the Acts must be discussed. If the main position of this book is admitted, it will furnish a secure basis for the Epistles to rest on.
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The following article is now available on-line in PDF.
My thanks to Professor Lyall for his kind permission. The themes explored in this article are developed more fully in Francis Lyall, Slaves, Citizens, Sons. Legal Metaphors in the Epistles. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 0310451914. pp.288.