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Kirsopp Lake New Testament Backgrounds Collection (5 vols.)


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One of the most influential Bible scholars of the twentieth century, Kirsopp Lake’s works provide an invaluable contribution to textual criticism of the New Testament. Lake is best known for his work on the Apostolic Fathers, used by generations of students of the New Testament and the history of Christianity. In this 5-volume set, the reader is introduced to the theory of textual criticism and then given ample exposition on New Testament books. Lake’s works are distinguished by careful attention to detail and a thorough knowledge of Biblical studies and theories. Known for his work in patristic studies and early Christian history, Lake examines the texts closely to discover the original meaning and intentions of the author.

The Kirsopp Lake New Testament Backgrounds Collection (5 Vols.) is essential for students and anyone interested in Biblical textual criticism and learning more about the origins of the New Testament. This collection also includes a history of early monasticism and an essay on perceptions of the nature of the human soul. With the Logos edition of these volumes, you will be able to study and search the New Testament with ease, side by side with your other resources.

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Key Features

  • Introduction to textual criticism
  • Includes criticism, history, and essays
  • Each volume has detailed table of contents and appendices

Product Details

  • Title: Kirsopp Lake New Testament Backgrounds Collection
  • Author: Kirsopp Lake
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 766

Individual Titles

The Text of the New Testament

  • Publisher: Rivingtons
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 110

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This is a landmark work in textual criticism of the New Testament. Lake gives an introduction to the method and history of textual criticism, then applies the principles to the books of the New Testament as a whole. He goes over the different copie and the papyri, providing transliterations of various texts. Lake also supplies a substantial appendix documenting the works of other prominent Biblical scholars of the New Testament, including Tischendorf and Wolfram von Soden.

The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

  • Publisher: Williams & Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 291

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this work, Lake compiles historical proof concerning the Resurrection. He examines each of the four Gospels, as well as the Apocryphal books. While acknowledging the necessity of faith in believing the Resurrection, Lake asserts that an apologetic line of thinking is essential as well. Using purely historical method, Lake considers each book in turn and presents a critical examination of his findings.

The Early Days of Monasticism on Mount Athos

  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 127

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Mount Athos has been significant for a range of people and religions since ancient times. In this account, Lake discusses the most important religious figures to be associated with Mount Athos since the Byzantine age. He begins with a summary of the life of Peter the Athonite and ends with the coming of Athanasius of Athonite in 958 A.D. Lake recounts the life of each monk and supplements his findings with evidence from historical documents. He includes the Greek texts at the end of each chapter, providing valuable confirmation for the reader.

Immortality and the Modern Mind

  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 71

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this lecture, Lake provides a condensed history of how humanity has regarded the condition of the soul. He discusses ideas of eternal life, mysticism, individuality, reality, pleasure, and hope for resurrection. Lake references the religions of ancient Greece and Rome, as well as Buddhism and Hinduism. Most of his exposition focuses on nineteenth-century views. He covers the material vs. the spiritual and the good of the individual vs. the good of society. Includes a historical appendix.

Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity

  • Publisher: MacMillan
  • Publication Date: 1920
  • Pages: 167

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Based on a series of lectures, this volume covers the beginning events of Christianity, using related cities such as Jerusalem and Antioch as chapter headings. Lake gives great detail on history of other religions as well, providing valuable context for understanding the origins of Christianity. He provides valuable insight on the traditions and social climate of the time. Lake also includes a detailed table of contents and an appendix.

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About Kirsopp Lake

Kirsopp Lake was born in 1872 in England. He was a Biblical scholar, curate, and archeologist. He taught early Christian literature at the University of Leiden and Harvard University. He died in 1946 in California.


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