B.W. Newton & Dr. S.P. Tregelles, Teachers of Faith and the Future

Samuel Prideaux Tregelles (30 January 1813 – 24 April 1875)Samuel Prideaux Tregelles (1813 – 1875) is best known today for his critical Greek text of the New Testament. This book provides a summary of his life and work and that of his colleague, B.W. Newton.

F.F. Bruce writes in the Foreword:

I am glad for several reasons to commend the memoir which Mr. Fromow has prepared of B. W. Newton and S. P. Tregelles. One reason is that, as Mr. Fromow has mentioned, some of the material has appeared in The Evangelical Quarterly during my editorship of that periodical.

Another reason is that the name of S. P. Tregelles is one that must always be held in grateful honour by Biblical students for the great work which he did last century on the text of the New Testament. His Greek New Testament is his legacy and monument, and there is no need to enlarge here upon its character and worth. But it is unlikely that Tregelles would ever have begun this work but for the influence which B. W. Newton exercised upon him in his early days; and when at a later date Tregelles was prevented by paralysis from continuing and completing his work, it was Newton who undertook the responsibility of seeing the concluding part through the press. Newton thus merits a share in the gratitude which the world of Biblical learning owes to Tregelles….

My thanks to The Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony for their kind permission to place this book on-line. This title may be downloaded and used for free educational purposes, but not sold for profit without written permission from the copyright holder.

George H. Fromow, ed., B.W. Newton and Dr. S.P. Tregelles. Teachers of the Faith and the Future. The Life and Works of B.W. Newton & Dr. S.P. Tregelles. Taunton: The Phoenix Press, n.d. Hbk. pp.174. [Click here to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

  1. B. W. Newton’s Call by Grace
  2. Newton’s Life and Career
  3. How He Learned Prophetic Truth
  4. Testimonies to His Character and Work
  5. Samuel Prideaux Tregelles, LL.D., Life and Letters
  6. Evangelists in Welsh
  7. Tregelles Greek New Testament
  8. Christians Influenced by their Writings
  9. A Page from Church History
  10. A Statement of Doctrinal Belief
  11. Propositions for Christian Consideration
  12. Extracts from the Teachings of Tregelles
  13. Dr. Tregelles as a Hymn Writer
  14. The Eternal Sonship and the Suretyship of Christ
  15. Principles for the Reading of Scripture
  16. Matthew’s Gospel is Characteristically Christian
  17. Thoughts on Romans Chapters 1 : 2 and 3
  18. The Church in the Epistle to the Ephesians
  19. Imputed Righteousness
  20. Christ, the Church and the Nations
  21. The Renewal of the Near East
  22. Newton’s Forecasts Up-To-Date
  23. Revelation Chapter 13 and the Pope
  24. Some Revised Translations
  25. The Goal of Godless Governments
  26. Daniel’s Visions Illustrated

Appendices

  • Mr. Newton’s Prayers
  • A Statement and Acknowledgment
  • A Humble Letter
  • Books
  • The Sovereign Grace Advent Testimony Manifesto
  • Indices

Call for Papers: Theological Education in the Majority World – A Pentecostal Perspective

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Editors: Dave Johnson (D.Miss.) and Rick Wadholm Jr. (Ph.D.)

A joint project between the APTS Press and The World Alliance for Pentecostal Theological Education

Purpose and Philosophy

To reflect on current trends and needs in Pentecostal Theological Education in the Majority World. This could be used as a textbook for training theological educators.

Scope

The current plan calls for a two volume work, the first dealing with the graduate level and the second the undergraduate and Bible Institute level. Articles should be approximately 20 pages each in length. A call for proposals for the second volume will be issued at a later date.

Target Audience

English-speaking Majority World educational leaders, theologians and pastors.

Authorship

Multi-author—Priority to Majority World Pentecostal Scholars and others with long experience in theological education in the Majority World.

Publication Dates

Proposed 2020.

Publishing procedure

Digital—E-book and print-on-demand worldwide

Deadlines

Abstract deadline December 1, 2018; submission deadline: July 1, 2019. Articles are subject to peer review.

Potential authors should submit CVs plus an abstract of approximately 300 words for approval to either Dave Johnson ([email protected]) or Rick Wadholm Jr. ([email protected]).

Potential topics: (any topic related to the overall theme is welcome for consideration)

  • The role of a theological institution in relationship to churches and communities.
  • Integration of theological education and ministries of social concern.
  • Balancing academics and practical ministry foci.
  • Training non-western missionaries in our theological institutions.
  • Leadership development models.
  • Developing Pentecostal theological educators.
  • The role of the Holy Spirit in theological education.
  • Resourcing a Majority World seminary.
  • Integrating Majority World supernatural worldviews into Western-oriented theological curricula.
  • The role of the theologian in the Majority World today.
  • An evaluation of Western theological concepts and curricula in the Majority World and a call for change.
  • A brief overview of the growth and development of Pentecostal theological education in the Majority World (specific contexts).
  • Building, maintaining and resourcing a research culture at our theological institutions.

Open Source Commentary Survey – October Update

Open Access Commentary SurveyThere are currently six volunteers working on the Open Source Commentary Survey – a big “thank you” to those who have agreed to take part so far. See here to see which books still need to be surveyed. Tyndale House library have very kindly supplied me with a copy of their commentary catalogue in XML format. This will enable me to work out which commentaries are in the the Public Domain with a fair degree of accuracy. In return I will be supplying them with a copy of my list.

A number of people have suggested that I download commentaries already digitised on-line and use them. I did some work this week to see if this would be possible. Below is a screenshot of C.F. Burney’s commentary on Judges.

To me this well below the standard that I would want to use. The page colour is uneven and makes the text difficult to read. I experimented extracting the images, which removes the shadows and the colour-cast, but the resulting text is very pale and, again, difficult to read.

Fortunately I have access to commentaries through Book Aid locally and can order what they don’t have elsewhere, provided that the cost is reasonable. I will consider crowd-funding this if the cost becomes too great.

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