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Select Cambridge and Oxford Sermons (5 vols.)

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Featuring sermons from distinguished biblical scholars such as S.R. Driver, Edwin Abbott, William Bright, and H.P. Liddon, Select Cambridge and Oxford Sermons combines penetrating scholarship with a strong dedication to the church. Providing volumes focused on a single topic—such as Genesis 1—others cover a variety of theological topics including, Christology, ethics, Christian life, righteousness, and more. Given at Oxford and Cambridge, these sermons represent the finest work these scholars had to offer and were given to audiences filled with the world’s foremost nineteenth century biblical authorities.

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Key Features

  • Provides biblical reflections from leading nineteenth century biblical scholars
  • Engages a variety of topics in theological inquiry including biblical studies, philosophical theology, and more
  • Presents sermons given at England’s two most prestigious universities

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Sermons on Subjects Connected with the Old Testament

  • Author: S.R. Driver
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 232

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S.R. Driver—one of the most distinguished biblical scholars of the nineteenth century and outstanding historical-critical exegete—here provides 12 sermons on the Old Testament. Given at Cambridge and Oxford, these sermons provide profound and thought provoking reflections on key the Old Testament themes. Sermons include:

  • “Evolution Compatible with Faith”
  • “Isaiah’s Vision”
  • “The Ideals of the prophets”
  • “Growth of Belief in a Future State”
  • “The Hebrew Prophets”
  • “The Voice of God in the Old Testament”
  • “Inspiration”
  • “The First Chapter of Genesis”
  • “The Warrior from Edom”
  • “The Sixty-Eighth Psalm”
  • “The Lord our Righteousness”
  • “Mercy, and Not Sacrifice”

S.R. Driver was an Old Testament and Semitic languages scholar. He was educated at Winchester School and Oxford University, where he became a fellow of New College in 1870 and from 1875 was also a tutor. He was awarded the Pusey and Ellerton Scholarship in 1866, the Kennicott Scholarship in 1870 (both Hebrew), and the Houghton Syriac Prize in 1872. In 1883 he succeeded E.B. Pusey in the Regius Chair of Hebrew at Oxford, which he occupied for the rest of his life.

Driver was a member of the Old Testament Revision Committee of the Revised Version (1876-1884). He authored An Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament, Notes on the Hebrew Text and the Topography of the Books of Samuel, and the volumes Job and Deuteronomy in the International Critical Commentary Series (ICC) (61 vols.). Most notably, he coauthored the Enhanced Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon of the OT (Unabridged).

Christianity and Other Religions: Three Short Sermons

  • Authors: S.R. Driver and W. Sanday
  • Publisher: Longmans Green And Company
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 45

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In these three short sermons, S.R. Driver and William Sanday wrestle with three key passages of Scripture. With practical living the main focus, each sermon elucidates how Christians can live faithfully in the modern world. Passages covered include:

  • Acts 17:26–28
  • John 1:1–4
  • Malachi 1:11

William Sanday was a British academic theologian and bible scholar who became Dean Ireland’s Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture at Oxford between 1883 and 1895, and the Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity and Canon of Christ Church between 1895 and 1919. He was also a Fellow of the British Academy.

S.R. Driver was an Old Testament and Semitic languages scholar. He was educated at Winchester School and Oxford University, where he became a fellow of New College in 1870 and from 1875 was also a tutor. He was awarded the Pusey and Ellerton Scholarship in 1866, the Kennicott Scholarship in 1870 (both Hebrew), and the Houghton Syriac Prize in 1872. In 1883 he succeeded E.B. Pusey in the Regius Chair of Hebrew at Oxford, which he occupied for the rest of his life.

Driver was a member of the Old Testament Revision Committee of the Revised Version (1876-1884). He authored An Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament, Notes on the Hebrew Text and the Topography of the Books of Samuel, and the volumes Job and Deuteronomy in the International Critical Commentary Series (ICC) (61 vols.). Most notably, he coauthored the Enhanced Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon of the OT (Unabridged).

Cambridge Sermons: Preached before the University in St. Mary’s Church

  • Editor: C.H. Prior
  • Publisher: Methuen and Company
  • Publication Date: 1893
  • Pages: 244

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Curated and edited by the chaplain of Pembroke College at Cambridge, these sermons represent stellar achievements in both scholarship and homiletics. Lucid, informative, and edifying each sermons digs deep into Scripture’s background and illuminates the text with skill and precision. Sermons include:

  • “The Spirit of the University” by B.F. Westcott
  • The Gospel of the Sons of God” by J.M. Wilson
  • “‘Whatsoever Things are Wonderful” by F.W. Farrar
  • “True Knowledge by Spiritual Insight” by G.F. Browne
  • “Devotion in Self-Control” by C.E. Searle
  • “The Divine Purpose, Sure and Eternal” by A.W. Robinson
  • “The Kingdom of Our Lord” by E.T. Leeke
  • “Love’s All-Embracing Activity” by Archbishop of Canterbury
  • “The Consummation of Love and Peace” by H.C.G. Moule
  • “Our Living Creed” by H.B. Swete
  • “Church Principles and Christian Character” by A.J. Worrledge
  • “The Old Testament in the Christian Church” by A.F. Kirkpatrick
  • “The Voice of the Spirit on Truth” by H.E. Ryle
  • “The Example of the Church of Antioch” by G.F. Maclear

C.H. Prior was fellow and tutor of Pembroke Cambridge and examining chaplain to the bishop of Winchester.

Oxford Sermons: Preached before the University

  • Author: Edwin A. Abbott
  • Publisher: MacMillan and Company
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 171

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Explore some of the key themes in Christian life and practice with distinguished scholar and novelist Edwin Abbott. Given at Oxford, these sermons explores the implications of nineteenth-century theology for Christians living in the modern world. Sermons include:

  • “The Law of Retribution”
  • “Criticism and Worship”
  • “The Word Not Yet Made Flesh”
  • “The Word Made Flesh”
  • “Hope for the Living”
  • “Hope for the Dead”
  • “‘What Manner of Man is This’”

Edwin A. Abbott (1838–1926) was educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge, in classics, mathematics, and theology. He was appointed headmaster of the City of London School, where he served until retirement. He authored the classic novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, as well as a large list of theological studies including The Corrections of Mark Adopted by Matthew and Luke, The Common Tradition of the Synoptic Gospels in the Text of the Revised Version, and Johannine Grammar. He also wrote the entry on the Gospels in the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Sermons: Preached before the University of Oxford

  • Author: Henry P. Liddon
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Publisher: Rivingtons
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 350

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This eclectic collection of sermons displays the homiletical skill and deep theological knowledge of Henry P. Liddon. Focused on specific passages of Scripture, each sermon unpacks the meaning of Scripture in detail and draws sound conclusions for Christian living. Sermons include:

  • “God and the Soul” (Psalm 63:1)
  • “The Law of Progress” (Philippians 3:13, 14)
  • “The Honour of Humanity” (1 Peter 2:17)
  • “The Freedom of the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:17)
  • “Immortality” (Psalm 73)
  • “Humility and Action” (Proverbs 3:6)
  • “The Conflict of Faith with Undue Exaltation of Intellect” (2 Corinthians 10:5)
  • “Lesson on the Holy Manger” (Luke 2:12)
  • “The Divine Victim” (Galatians 2:20)
  • “The Risen life” (Colossians 3:1)
  • “Our Lord’s Ascension the Church’s Gain” (John 16:7)
  • “Faith in a Holy Ghost” (Acts 19:1–2)
  • “The Divine Indwelling: A Motive to Holiness” (1 Corinthians 3:16)

Henry P. Liddon (1829–1890) was one of the nineteenth century’s most influential theologians. He studied at King’s College and Oxford, then became canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, where thousands listened to him preach every Sunday. Accepting the position of professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at Oxford, he taught there until retirement, at which time he traveled extensively, on occasion with his good friend Lewis Carroll.