James Moffatt’s contribution to New Testament studies in the twentieth century was immense. His interest in the historical aspect of the New Testament and Jesus' theology guided and directed the conversations of theology during his time. The James Moffatt New Testament Studies Collection provides an important look at the development of theology and New Testament studies at the turn of the nineteenth century, as structuralism and formalism fell to the wayside and historical and textual criticism continued to rise in academic discussion.
James Moffatt also believed in the importance of effective and powerful preaching. Many of his works, especially the Literary Illustrations of the Bible series, and provide important illustrations on key Bible verses.
In Logos, the value of this collection gets bigger. Illustrations and quotations from Moffatt will appear in your Sermon Starter Guide, allowing you to quickly find what you need when you search by verse. And Logos lets you take New Testament studies where you go—every volume is accessible on your mobile device, tablet, or home computer.
James Moffatt (1870–1944) was educated at Glasgow University and went on to become a professor of Greek and New Testament Exegesis at Oxford in 1911. A short while later, Moffatt accepted the position of professor of church history at the United Free Church College. Moffatt’s utmost ambition was to provide an easily readable Bible. His contributions included paraphrased translations for coherent understanding. Moffatt is the author of International Critical Commentary (ICC) A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews.