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Studies in the Apostolic Church
     

Studies in the Apostolic Church

by S. Earl Taylor, Thomas Eddy Taylor, Charles Herbert Morgan
 
A thoroughly practical handbook for Bible classes and a good guide for the study of Apostolic history based on the English Version. The authors are well versed in the recent English and American literature of the subject to which reference is made in a wisely selected bibliography in the Introduction and throughout the discussion. The conclusions reached on disputed

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A thoroughly practical handbook for Bible classes and a good guide for the study of Apostolic history based on the English Version. The authors are well versed in the recent English and American literature of the subject to which reference is made in a wisely selected bibliography in the Introduction and throughout the discussion. The conclusions reached on disputed points are generally satisfactory and will commend themselves for their sanity. In the narrative of Paul's life and work the authors follow very closely the results of Ramsay and Bartlet, but usually desert them when they can no longer be followed with safety, rejecting, for example, the attempt of Bartlet to insert the pastoral epistles in the period of Paul's life previous to his release from his first Roman imprisonment (p. 167). In regard to the Galatian question the authors have adopted Ramsay's theory, but do not attempt to adduce any new evidence in its favor. In placing the controversy of Paul with Peter at Antioch before the Apostolic Council the order in Galatians Is departed from, a view which seems to me tenable only on the theory that Gal. ii. 1-10 does not refer to the Council (Acts xv). The epistle of James is dated early and Galatians is still classed among the major Epistles. After the Pauline Epistles, which fall into the usual four groups, the Catholic Epistles of Peter and Jude are discussed; then. Hebrews and the Synoptic Gospels and Acts; lastly, the writings of the Apostle John. The book is well printed and contains two maps.

-The Princeton Theological Review, Volume 1 [1903]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781506141428
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/07/2015
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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" An account of the course which the critic i sm of the New Testament, and the consequent constructions of the history of the Apostolic Age have taken In modern times, would show that there has been a steady return on the part of most Investigators towards the acceptance, In the main, of the dates to which tradition has assigned the origin of the books out of which apostolic history must be ascertained." George T. Pukvks. "Luke had In view the great object to trace the gradual expansion of the Church from its first beginnings as a seeming phase of Judaism to its full development as a catholic communion. In which there was to be no distinction between Jew and Gentile, and where the law, on which the former prided himself so greatly, was to be superseded by the grace of God freely offered In the gospel." J. A. Mcclymont. " Great historians are the rarest of writers. By general consent the typical example of the highest class of historians Is Thucydldes, and it Is doubtful whether any other writer would be, by general consent, ranked along with him. . . . While recognizing the risk, and the probable condemnation that awaits the rash attempt, I will venture to add to the number of the critics by stating In the following chapters reasons for placing the author of Acts among the historians of the first rank. ... I shall argue that the book was composed by a personal friend and disciple of Paul, and If this be once established there will be no hesitation In accepting the primitive tradition that Luke was the author." William M. Ramsay. " It haa been said of St. Paul that he Is ' the man who has exerted the greatest Influence on the history of the world;' a living point of connectionbetween the three principal spheres of the tlme,.-Jewlsh legality, Hellenic culture, and Roman...

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