Today’s free book is William Sanday’s Bampton Lectures on the Inspiration of Scripture. Sanday was Dean Ireland’s Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture and the Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford. The lectures trace the process of canonisation of both the Old and New Testaments.
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William Sanday [1843-1920], Inspiration. Eight Lectures on the Early History and Origin of the Doctrine of Biblical Inspiration. Being the Bampton Lectures for 1893, 3rd edn. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1903. Hbk. pp.477. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]
Table of Contents
- Extract from the Last Will and Testament of the Late Rev. John Bampton, Canon of Salisbury
- Preface to the Third Edition
- Preface to the First Edition
- Synopsis of Contents
- Lecture I. The Historic Canon. Estimate of the New Testament by the Early Church
- Lecture II. The Historic Canon. Estimate of the Old Testament in the First Century of the Christian Era
- The Genesis of the Old Testament. The Prophetic and Historical Books
- The Genesis of the Old Testament. The Law and the Hagiographa
- The Growth of the Old Testament as a Collection of Sacred Books
- The Genesis of the New Testament. The Gospels and Acts.
- The Genesis of the New Testament. The Epistles and Apocalypse
- Retrospect and Results
- Appendix I. Sermon Preached Before the University of Oxford (Oct. 21, 1894)
- Appendix II. Chronological Table of Data for the History of the Canon