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William Mitchell Ramsay Collection Upgrade (7 vols.)
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Overview

William Mitchell Ramsay is perhaps one of the most fascinating biblical scholars from the turn of the twentieth century, and his writings are full of knowledge and insight that can only come from one who has extensively experienced first-hand the archaeology and people of Asia Minor. For decades, Ramsay immersed himself in the culture of what is now Greece and Turkey, as he set out first to disprove the Bible as factual and then, to his amazement, to show how the New Testament has proved itself to be historically infallible based on his findings. The seven volumes that make up William Mitchell Ramsay Collection Upgrade provide a unique look at the studies of this intriguing archaeologist.

The volumes in this collection are an excellent resource for pastors, theologians, historians, students, and laity. And in the Logos edition, these resources are more accessible than ever. Easily searchable and referenced, these digital volumes are highly convenient, saving you hours of thumbing through pages of print. In addition, Scripture references are instantly viewable with a mouse-over.

Looking for more from William Mitchell Ramsay? Check out the William Mitchell Ramsay Collection, which includes 16 of his other works!

Key Features

  • Contains Pictures of the Apostolic Church, a short study of the early church for each week of the year
  • Includes an anthology of essays culled from leading academic and religious journals of the day
  • Provides historical documentation of William Mitchell Ramsay’s journeys in Asia Minor
  • Includes commentaries on the Epistles to the Corinthians and the Pastoral Epistles

Individual Titles

Pictures of the Apostolic Church: Its Life and Thought

  • Author: William Mitchell Ramsay
  • Publisher: The Sunday School Times Company
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 420

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Pictures of the Apostolic Church contains 52 word pictures of the life, teaching, and development of the early church. The growth of the church was determined by the Holy Spirit’s progressive revelation to the earliest Christians. With Pictures of the Apostolic Church, readers have a short study of this progression for each week of the year. The pictures cover a large part of the book of Acts and some scattered sections of various epistles.

A lucid, orderly survey of the life, teaching, and development of the early church, helpful alike to the teacher and the Bible student.

A. L. A. Booklist

. . . his essays furnish an excellent account of the progressive religious life of the primitive church.

The Athenaeum

He is always a delightful and picturesque writer. . . Sir William Ramsay's attitude towards faith is as inspiring as it is striking.

Book Review Digest

Pauline and Other Studies in Early Christian History

  • Author: William Mitchell Ramsay
  • Publisher: A. C. Armstrong and Son
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 415

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Pauline and Other Studies in Early Christian History anthologizes 15 of William Mitchell Ramsay’s best essays. These essays were culled from such prestigious journals as the Contemporary Review, Quarterly Review, Homiletical Review, and Expositor. The collection also contains 40 illustrations and two in-depth indexes. Essays included:

  • “Shall We Hear Evidence or Not?”
  • “The Charm of Paul”
  • “The Statesmanship of Paul”
  • “Pagan Revivalism and the Persecution of the Early Church”
  • “The Worship of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus”
  • “The Permanence of Religion at Holy Places in Western Asia”
  • “The Acts of the Apostles”
  • “The Lawful Assembly”
  • “The Olive-Tree and the Wild-Olive”
  • “Questions: With a Memory of Dr. Hort”
  • “St. Paul’s Road from Cicilia to Iconium”
  • “The Authorship of the Acts”
  • “A Study of St. Paul by Mr. Baring-Gould”
  • “The Pauline Chronology”
  • “Life in the Days of St. Basil the Great”
The book exhibits all those qualities which we are accustomed to look for in Professor Ramsay’s writings: freshness of standpoint, flashes of insight only possible to a scholar of rich and varied learning, unflagging zest in the handling of his subject—a zest which communicates itself to the reader—and that lucid and forcible style which has done so much to popularize the results of his investigations.

American Journal of Theology

Not only does Professor Ramsay bring fresh and valuable instruction from the field of his special study, but he renders good service as a judicious moderator of the schools of critics.

Outlook

The Making of a University: What We Have to Learn From Educational Ideals in America

  • Author: William Mitchell Ramsay
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 46

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In The Making of a University, William Mitchell Ramsay tells the story of Dr. Isaac Conrad Ketler, cofounder and first president of Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Examining Ketler’s building of a successful Presbyterian college, Ramsay argues that Europe’s educational system should be remodeled in the same fashion. As he states in the introduction, “it can be done only by changing the heart of the people and training the teachers of the future.”

The Intermixture of Races in Asia Minor

  • Author: William Mitchell Ramsay
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 64

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In The Intermixture of Races in Asia Minor, William Mitchell Ramsay discusses the complexity of the population in twentieth-century Asia Minor as compared to that of ancient times. He compares his own notes from extensive travels through Asia Minor with the works of Eusebius, Basil, and more.

The Imperial Peace: An Ideal in European History

  • Author: William Mitchell Ramsay
  • Publisher: Claredon Press
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 28

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The Imperial Peace: An Ideal in European History is a lecture William Mitchell Ramsay delivered at the University of Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre in 1913. It was part of the Romanes lecture series for the year—a series in which the speakers are free to speak on any subject save politics or religion. Ramsay chose Dante’s Latin treatise on monarchy and the nature of peace, stating “Peace is not the mere absence of war: it is the power that maintains order and makes moral law effective. It is the administrative force of Justice, and it is the necessary condition of freedom.”

Historical Commentary on the Epistles to the Corinthians

  • Author: William Mitchell Ramsay
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1900–1901
  • Pages: 168

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Historical Commentary on the Epistles to the Corinthians was first serialized in three issues of The Expositor from 1900 to 1901. Ramsay begins the commentary by noting the differences between the epistles to the Corinthians and the epistle to Galatians. He then provides a thorough examination of the Corinthian epistles, giving historical context for Paul's instructions.

Historical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles

  • Author: William Mitchell Ramsay
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1909–1911
  • Pages: 185

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Historical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles was first serialized in four issues of The Expositor from 1909 to 1911. The bulk of the commentary focuses on 1 Timothy and places Paul's instructions in the proper historical context.

Product Details

  • Title: William Mitchell Ramsay Collection Upgrade
  • Author: William Mitchell Ramsay
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 1,326

About William Mitchell Ramsay

William Mitchell Ramsay was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1851. His education took place at Oxford, the University of Aberdeen, and Gottingen, and he later went on to become Professor of Humanity at University of Aberdeen, as well as the first ever Professor of Classical Archaeology at Oxford. Perhaps most well-known for his archaeological endeavors, he traveled extensively throughout Asia Minor, studying the missionary journeys of Paul and conducting archaeological research, writing numerous books on the findings and adventures of his studies, including St. Paul the Traveller and Roman Citizen. His original intent in his studies was to disprove Christianity through archaeology, but through his research he realized that the Bible was accurate and converted to Christianity. Ramsay died in 1939.