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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