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F. C. Baur Collection (5 vols.)
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Classical NT Criticism and Early Church History

F. C. Baur is credited with founding the movement known as the “Tübingen School” of New Testament criticism. At the time, his ideas were considered radical and the movement he started largely dissipated with his death, but the method of his biblical inquiry continues to influence New Testament criticism today and his works on early Christianity and his Pauline studies are still widely cited and referred to.

The F. C. Baur Collection contains his most influential works on the early church and his handbook on philology. Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ contains Baur’s in-depth examination of Paul’s life, work, and the doctrine contained in his epistles. In the two-volume Church History of the First Three Centuries, Baur further develops his theory of the two distinct representations of Christianity, the Jewish and the Pauline, by unfolding the history of the doctrine and dogma of the first three centuries of Christianity.

With the Logos Bible Software edition, all Scripture passages in the F. C. Baur Collection are tagged and appear on mouseover. This makes these resources more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study. With Logos’ advanced search features, you can perform split-second searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “grace” or “Romans 3:23.”

Key Features

  • Includes F. C. Baur’s most important and influential works
  • Contains Baur’s handbook on philology
  • Completely searchable, linked to your preferred Bible translation and the other books in your library

Individual Titles

Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ: His Life and Work, His Epistles, and His Doctrine, vol. 1

  • Author: F. C. Baur
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 365

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How does the historical value and character of the Acts of the Apostles stand in relation to the historical contents of the Pauline Epistles? In Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ, F. C. Baur begins his quest with that question in mind. This inquiry divides itself into three closely connected parts: the life and work of the Apostle, the historical position and meaning of his epistles, and the contents and connection of his doctrine. Volume one includes the following chapters:

  • First Part: The Life and Work of the Apostle Paul
    • The Church at Jerusalem before the Apostle’s Conversion
    • Stephen the Predecessor of the Apostle Paul
    • The Conversion of the Apostle Paul
    • The First Missionary Journey of the Apostle
    • The Transactions between the Apostle Paul and the Elder Apostles at Jerusalem
    • The Second Missionary Journey of the Apostle
    • The Apostle in Athens, Corinth, Ephesus—His Journey to Jerusalem by Miletus
    • The Arrest of the Apostle in Jerusalem
    • The Apostle in Rome—His Imprisonment and Martyrdom
  • Second Part: The Epistles of the Apostle Paul
    • The Epistle to the Galatians
    • The Two Epistles to the Corinthians
    • The Epistle to the Romans

Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ: His Life and Work, His Epistles, and His Doctrine, vol. 2

  • Author: F. C. Baur
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1875
  • Pages: 348

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How does the historical value and character of the Acts of the Apostles stand in relation to the historical contents of the Pauline Epistles? In Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ, F. C. Baur begins his quest with that question in mind. This inquiry divides itself into three closely connected parts: the life and work of the Apostle, the historical position and meaning of his epistles, and the contents and connection of his doctrine. Volume two includes the following chapters:

  • Second Part (Continued): The Epistles of the Apostle Paul
    • The The Epistles to the Ephesians and Colossians
    • The Epistle to the Philippians
    • The Epistle to Philemon
    • The Epistles to the Thessalonians
    • The Pastoral Epistles
    • General Observations on the Smaller Pauline Epistles
  • Third Part: The Doctrine of the Apostle
    • The Principle of the Christian Consciousness
    • The Doctrine of Justification: In Its Negative Aspect
    • The Doctrine of Justification: In Its Positive Aspect
    • Christ as Principle of the Society Founded by Him
    • The Relation of Christianity to Judaism and Heathenism
    • Christianity as a New Principle of the World’s Historical Development
    • Faith, Love, and Hope: The Three Factors of the Christian Consciousness
    • Special Discussion of Certain Minor Points of Doctrine
    • On Certain Features of the Apostle’s Character
  • Appendix
    • On the Literature of the Legend of Peter
    • Comparison of the Pauline Doctrine of Justification with That of the Epistle of James
    • The Two Epistles to the Thessalonians, Their Genuineness and Their Bearing on the Doctrine of the Parousia of Christ

The Church History of the First Three Centuries, vol. 1

  • Author: F. C. Baur
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1878
  • Pages: 256

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The history of the development of Christianity dates of course form the departure of Jesus from the world. But in Paul, this history has a new beginning; from this point we are able to trace it not only in its external features, but also in its inner connection. F. C. Baur traces the rise and development of Christianity through the first three centuries. Volume one includes the following chapters:

  • First Part: The Entrance of Christianity into the World: Primitive Christianity
    • The Universalism of the Roman Empire as a Preparation for Christianity
    • Christianity and the Old Religions
    • Greek Philosophy
    • Judaism
    • Primitive Christianity: The Gospels
    • The Original Christian Principle
    • The Kingdom of God
    • The Person of Jesus—The Messianic Idea
    • The Death and Resurrection of Jesus
  • Second Part: Christianity as a Universal Principle of Salvation: The Conflict between Paulinism and Judaism, and Its Adjustment in the Idea of the Catholic Church
    • The Conflict
    • The Reconciliation
    • Johannine Christianity
  • Third Part: Christianity as an Ideal Principle of the World
    • Gnosticism
    • Montanism
    • The Catholic Church as the Antithesis of Gnosticism and Montanism

The Church History of the First Three Centuries, vol. 2

  • Author: F. C. Baur
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 300

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The history of the development of Christianity dates of course form the departure of Jesus from the world. But in Paul, this history has a new beginning; from this point we are able to trace it not only in its external features, but also in its inner connection. F. C. Baur traces the rise and development of Christianity through the first three centuries. Volume two includes the following chapters:

  • Fourth Part: Christianity as Highest Principle of Revelation; and as Dogma
    • Transition to Dogma
    • Christology of the Synoptic Gospels and of Paul
    • The Johannine Logos-notion
    • The Apostolic Fathers and the Early Fathers
    • The Monarchians
    • The Further Development of Doctrine
    • Dogma in General
  • Fifth Part: Christianity as a Power Ruling the World: In Its Relation to the Heathen World and to the Roman State
    • The Relation of Christianity to the Heathen World and to the Roman State, on Its Inner Side
    • The Relation of Christianity to the Heathen World and to the Roman State, on Its Outer Side
  • Sixth Part: Christianity as a Moral Religious Principle in Its Absoluteness; and Its Limitation in Time
    • The Moral Religious Principle of Christianity
    • The Moral Attitude of the Christians on Its Bright Side
    • One-Sided and Narrow Elements of the Christian Morality
    • The Purer Moral Principles of Clement of Alexandria
    • Laxity of Moral Practice
    • The Christian Cultus

A Philological Introduction to Greek and Latin for Students

  • Author: F. C. Baur
  • Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 153

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In A Philological Introduction to Greek and Latin for Students, F. C. Baur combines literary studies, history, and linguistics to Greek and Latin texts to help those wishing to better understand the Bible in the original languages. He divides his study into three parts:

  • The Science of Sound—Glottology
  • Formation of Roots and Stems
  • Word-Formation or Inflexion

Product Details

  • Title: F. C. Baur Collection
  • Author: F. C. Baur
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 1,422

About F. C. Baur

Ferdinand Christian Baur (1792–1860) was educated at the University of Tübingen where he later taught as a professor of theology and is credited with founding the movement known as the “Tübingen School” of New Testament criticism. He applied Hegelian philosophy to Christian history in order to develop a new understanding about how Christianity developed.