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Classic Studies on the Life of Jesus (9 vols.)
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Overview

This collection of enduring scholarship focuses on the life of Jesus in the Gospels. Celebrated authors nineteenth-century authors—including Lyman Abbot, Henry J. Coleridge, and August Neander—guide the reader through a biographical study of Jesus’ life, his actions, and his teachings. Each work contributes to a cogent and illustrative retelling of the Incarnation that allows modern day readers to glean insights from noted scholars of the past.

Pastors and teachers will benefit from this multifaceted journey into classic scholarship, and students will benefit from the ability to reference valuable historical documents alongside other contemporary resources. This carefully curated collection will prove valuable for ministry, study, personal devotion.

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For more classic work on the life of Christ, don’t miss Ernest Renan’s Life of Jesus.

Key Features

  • Presents enduring insights from noted scholars of the past
  • Includes English translations of classic German scholarship
  • Studies Jesus’ life from a variety of perspectives and approaches

Product Details

Individual Titles

The Life of Jesus Christ

  • Author: Heinrich Ewald
  • Translator: Octavius Glover
  • Publisher: Deighton, Bell, and Company
  • Publication Date: 1865
  • Pages: 364

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This book contains a detailed discussion of the source material for gospel accounts. The narrative is divided into several stages of Christ’ ministry, beginning with his close relationship to John the Baptist, continuing with his public ministry, temptation, and discipling of his followers. Ewald systematizes the string of events so the reader gains a clearer understanding.

Heinrich Ewald was an influential Protestant theologian who lived and ministered in Germany during the 19th century.

A Chronological and Geographical Introduction to the Life of Christ

  • Author: Charles E. Caspari
  • Translator: Maurice J. Evans
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 370

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Charles E. Caspari structures his examination of Christ’s life by exploring the time units of Jesus’ day, such as the Jewish week and the yearly feast schedule. In addition to recounting the biblical narrative, he delves into the geography of Judea, allowing the reader to gain a locational understanding of the setting in which these events took place.

Charles E. Caspari was a nineteenth-century biblical scholar.

The Life and Words of Christ

  • Author: Cunningham Geikie
  • Publisher: John Alden
  • Publication Date: 1886
  • Pages: 812

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Cunningham Geikie fills this work with helpful details about the locations, personalities, and events of the Gospels, primarily focusing on the ministry of Christ. Geikie skillfully narrates the scriptural accounts sequentially, drawing together and harmonizing the records found within the four accounts of Jesus’ life.

A work of gigantic industry, noble in outward form, in the highest rank in its contents and what is the chief point, it breathes the spirit of true faith in Christ.

Appletons’ Journal

Cunningham Geikie was a minister and author who worked in Toronto and later in Connecticut. Charles Spurgeon praised Geikie as “one of the best religious writers of the age,” and his work enjyoed a wide readership in the nineteenth-century.

Life of Jesus: A Manual for Academic Study

  • Author: Karl August von Hase
  • Translator: James Freeman Clarke
  • Publisher: Walker, Wise, and Company
  • Publication Date: 1860
  • Pages: 265

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Focusing on Jesus’ life from an academic perspective, this study provides an even-handed biography of Christ. Karl August von Hase’s strong analytical view of Jesus’ life focuses on the supernatural workings of Christ. Hase defends the historicity of Jesus’ miracles, using the continued existence of the Church itself as evidence for a literal interpretation of the events recorded in the Gospels.

Karl August von Hase was a German theologian in the late nineteenth century and critic of rationalism. He was the great grandfather of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

The Life of Jesus Christ in Its Historical Connexion and Historical Development

  • Author: August Neander
  • Translators: John McClintock and Charles E. Blumenthal
  • Publisher: Henry G. Bohn
  • Publication Date: 1852
  • Pages: 497

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August Neander takes on the task of assessing Christ’s life and divinity in a historical context noted for liberal criticism. Neander focuses on the mode of teaching Jesus uses to answer critics and win disciples. He also examines the prominent events in Jesus’ life, honing in on specific events and personalities.

Johann August Wilhelm Neander was a nineteenth-century church historian and theologian. Born to a Jewish family, Neander converted to Christianity at an early age. He studied divinity at the University of Halle, where he was influenced by Friedrich Schleiermacher. He is the author of The Epistle of James, History of the Planting and Training of the Christian Church by the Apostles, and The First Epistle of John, Practically Explained.

The Last Days of Jesus Christ

  • Author: Lyman Abbott
  • Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Company
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 100

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In this devotional work, filled with prayers and practical anecdotes, Lyman Abbot translates the significance of Jesus death in its Ancient Near Eastern context to Abbot’s own early-twentieth-century context. Abbot writes in his typical conversational style, providing vibrant and emotionally evocative descriptions of Christ’s last days.

Lyman Abbott ministered in the early twentieth century in both Indiana and New York City. Originally a lawyer, he became a congregationalist minister and author. He is the author of The Life and Letters of Paul the Apostle, The Acts of the Apostles with Notes, Comments, Maps, and Illustrations, and An Illustrated Commentary on the Gosepl according to St. John.

Lessons on the Life of Jesus

  • Author: William Scrymgeour
  • Editors: Marcus Dods and Alexander Whyte
  • Series: Handbooks for Bible Classes
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 232

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This formal collection of Bible study lessons is suitable for Sunday School curriculum or small group Bible study. The authors center teaching around a biblical text or texts, provide commentary, and include several discussion questions for each lesson. Covering Jesus’ birth to his death, this is an all encompassing study that leads the student through the entirety of the life of Christ on Earth.

William Scrymgeour was late nineteenth-century British minister.

The Life of Our Life, vol. 1

  • Author: Henry J. Coleridge
  • Publisher: Burns and Oates
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 360

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Based upon a Latin harmony of the Gospels, this work in two volumes is a devotional tool designed to assist worshippers in encountering Christ in a more intimate way. Henry J. Coleridge approaches each gospel with a critical eye for the text’s structure and focus. Coleridge grounds the study in the larger biblical narrative, taking great care to draw out application from each portion of Jesus’ time on earth.

Henry J. Coleridge (1822–1893) was a professor of Scripture at the Theological College of St. Bueno’s, North Wales. He served as editor for both The Month and The Messenger, for which he also wrote numerous articles and essays. His works include The Preparation of the Incarnation, The Lives and Letters of the Counter-Reformation, and The Sermon on the Mount.

The Life of Our Life, vol. 2

  • Author: Henry J. Coleridge
  • Publisher: Burns and Oates
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 449

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Based upon a Latin harmony of the Gospels, this work in two volumes is a devotional tool designed to assist worshippers in encountering Christ in a more intimate way. Henry J. Coleridge approaches each gospel with a critical eye for the text’s structure and focus. Coleridge grounds the study in the larger biblical narrative, taking great care to draw out application from each portion of Jesus’ time on earth.

Henry J. Coleridge (1822–1893) was a professor of Scripture at the Theological College of St. Bueno’s, North Wales. He served as editor for both The Month and The Messenger, for which he also wrote numerous articles and essays. His works include The Preparation of the Incarnation, The Lives and Letters of the Counter-Reformation, and The Sermon on the Mount.