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Joseph Agar Beet Commentary Collection (17 vols.)
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Overview

After J. Agar Beet's commentary on Romans was published, his name was added to the list of great Bible expositors of his generation. His subsequent commentaries on the epistles to the Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, and Galatians only added to his reputation as a solid exegete. Over 100 years later, these commentaries have stood the test of time, with preachers, teachers, and laity referring to them time and again.

Logos is proud to introduce twelve other titles that helped make Joseph Agar Beet one of England's top theologians writing in the Methodist and Wesleyan tradition. Included is The Last Things, Beet's controversial work on the nature of "lost souls," and his masterwork A Manual of Theology.

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Key Features

  • Detailed table of contents for each volume
  • Detailed indexes
  • A clear, thorough study of Paul's Epistles

Individual Titles

A Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Thomas Whittaker
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 386

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Contents

  • Introduction
  • All Are Guilty
  • Justification and its Results
  • The New Life in Christ
  • Harmony of the Old and New
  • Practical Lessons
  • Conclusion of the Epistle
  • Dissertations
In Dr. Agar Beet the Wesleyans have now a theologian who takes his place among the best of living expositors. . . . It is no small achievement to have carried into its ninth edition a book on so well worked a theme as the Epistle to the Romans. This success is the reward of solid and sober work. The writer has the great merit of knowing his own mind and of expressing his meaning with lucidity; and his literary skill enables him to give his readers most of the results attained by scholarship without distracting the unlearned by a parade of Greek. But he is more than a commentator; he applies the lessons of the Epistle with impressive earnestness and unfailing good taste.

The Saturday Review

This is one of the greatest extant commentaries on Romans; and it is more, for it is also a compendium of theology, as must needs be the case with a work on the Epistle that deals at all adequately with its subject. Again and again as we turn over the pages we are delighted with some happy rendering, the skilful unraveling of some knotty phrase, the keen cut of thought into the heart of some tough sentence.

The Christian World

Painstaking, reverent, and useful.

Guardian

A Commentary on St. Paul's Epistles to the Corinthians

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1882
  • Pages: 544

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Contents

  • Exposition of the First Epistle
    • Introduction
    • About the Church Parties
    • About the Misconduct of some Church Members
    • About Marriage
    • About the Idol-Sacrifices
    • About the Abuses in Church-Meetings
    • About the Spiritual Gifts
    • About the Resurrection of the Dead
    • Personal Matters
  • Exposition of the Second Epistle
    • Introduction
    • Review of Recent Events
    • The Collection for the Poor at Jerusalem
    • Paul's Reply to His Opponents
    • Dissertations

A Commentary on St. Paul's Epistles to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and to Philemon

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1902
  • Pages: 440

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Contents

  • Exposition of the Epistle to the Philippians
  • Exposition of the Epistle to the Colossians
    • Praise and Prayer
    • The Truth Concerning Christ
    • Warning Against Errors
    • Practical Application
    • Personal Matters
  • Exposition of the Epistle to the Philemon
  • Exposition of the Epistle to the Ephesians
    • Doctrine
    • Moral Teaching
  • Dissertations

A Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 272

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Contents

  • Paul's Contrary Conduct and Principles
  • Justification is by Faith, Apart from Law, and Therefore from Circumcision
  • Christian Morals
  • Conclusion of the Epistle
  • Dissertations

A Theologian's Workshop, Tools, and Methods

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 228

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In this volume, Joseph Beet takes the reader behind the scenes into his "workshop" to show the reader how he put together the content for A Manual of Theology, hoping that others can use it as a guide for their own sermons and writings. Like any science, he emphasizes that theology requires heavy research, but unlike "natural science," theology also requires deep introspection. Chapters include:

  • The Necessity and Aim of Theology
  • The Universe, Man, and God
  • Many Religions: One Supreme Teacher
  • The Christian Documents
  • Preliminary Analysis of Documents
  • The Words of the Bible
  • Inflections and Particles
  • The Line of Thought, Argument, Quotations
  • Metaphor, Parable, Prophecy
  • Constructive Theology
  • The Eternal Realities
  • The Christian Tradition
  • Review and Suggestions

The Immortality of the Soul: A Protest

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 136

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This volume consists of the collected articles Joseph Agar Beet wrote on the doctrine of the immortality of the soul published in The Expositor over a period of six months.

The Last Things

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Eaton & Mains
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 272

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This book explores the second coming of Christ, and the future punishment of sin. The second section of the book examines four theories for the future punishment of sin: endless torment of the lost, universal salvation for all men, total annihilation, and probation after death.

Through Christ to God: A Study in Scientific Theology

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 408

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This volume contains thirty-nine lectures Beet provided to his students on the historical basis for Christian faith and hope. He has grouped them into four main sections:

  • Justification through Faith
  • The Death of Christ
  • The Son of God
  • The Resurrection of Christ

The New Life in Christ: A Study in Personal Religion

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 347

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The sequel to Through Christ to God, The New Life in Christ contains thirty-seven lectures on living the Christian life. Beet has grouped them into five main sections:

  • The Ruin
  • The Restoration
  • The Way of Holiness
  • The Divine and Human in the Christian Life
  • The Revelation of God in the New Life in Christ

A Key to Unlock the Bible

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1903
  • Pages: 168

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A wonderful book for those new to Christianity or for those reading the Bible for the very first time. Beet provides historical background for the Old and New Testaments along with practical tips on how to get more out of your Bible study.

Professor Beet, whose place among the best exegetical writers of the day is assured, gives us here an excellent summary of Biblical knowledge.

The Spectator

The Credentials of the Gospel

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Wesleyan Methodist Book-Room
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 216

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"The firmest faith is strengthened by examination of the solid foundation on which it rests," writes Beet in the introduction. "And whatever strengthens our faith enriches our spiritual life." This examination of the Gospel of Christ is divided into the following nine sections:

  • Introduction
  • The Evidence Within
  • The Evidence in the Material World
  • Christianity Compared with Other Religions
  • Christ and the Christian Documents
  • The Historical Argument
  • Objections
  • The Result
  • Notes

Holiness Symbolic and Real: A Bible Study

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Robert Culley
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 200

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In this volume, Beet examines the essence of biblical holiness, the principles of its teachings, and its practical bearing on everyday life.

A Treatise on Christian Baptism

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1888
  • Pages: 86

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First printed as a series in the British Weekly, this concise book examines baptism in all its forms and argues in favor of infant baptism.

The New Testament: Its Authorship, Date, and Worth

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Robert Culley
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 152

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This survey of the New Testament offers great introductory material for those new to reading the Bible. Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • The Four Great Epistles
  • Other Letters of Paul
  • The Synoptic Gospels, and the Book of Acts
  • The Writings of John
  • The Other Epistles
  • Are Our Copies Correct?
  • The Abiding Worth of the New Testament

The Church, the Churches, and the Sacraments

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 164

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This concise volume is Joseph Agar Beet's exploration of the role of the Church, its historical role, and the future he wishes the Church to tend towards: "Only through the One Spirit can the Churches grow into One Body." Chapters include:

  • The Great Announcement
  • Earlier Preparations
  • The Divine Ideal
  • The Apostolic Churches
  • Early Christian Writers
  • Modern Churches
  • The Lord's Supper
  • Baptism
  • Summary of Results

A Manual of Theology

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 568

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A Manual of Theology is the culmination of Joseph Agar Beet's thirty years as a theologian, containing all his major ideas and teachings. Beet's progressive questions on the nature "lost souls," first explored in The Last Things, and further expounded in this volume, sparked new lines of inquiry among Christian thinkers, but also led to heresy charges from university colleagues and theologians across the world. This volume solidified Beet as one of the major voices in the Methodist and Wesleyan tradition.

For a work such as this, it would be difficult to suggest one better fitted both by the scholarship and spiritual insight than Dr. Beet. His previous works have set him in the foremost rank of British theologians. . . .

Scotsman

This book, at once so brave, so outspoken, and so courteous, will equip any young mind with an armament for the faith, and convince every Christian man how large is the agreement of believers in the fundamental articles of the creed.

Scottish Review

The discussions on Christ's person—and especially on His moral teaching, atonement, and resurrection—the sections on the Lord's Supper, on modern Churches and kindred points, are first-rate; and indicate that, high as the author's reputation may be, it is not less high as a theologian.

Glasgow Herald

It bears the stamp of ripe scholarship, careful exposition, thorough acquaintance with Church history, independent thinking, and fearless and forceful writing.

Sunday School Chronicle

A masterpiece of strong thinking and clear exposition.

Wesleyan Methodist Magazine

Old Testament: It’s Contents, Truth, and Worth

  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: C. H. Kelly
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 206

Old Testament: It’s Contents, Truth, and Worth covers a variety of topics, such as Christ and the Old Testament, the prophets, the lesser prophets, the historicity of the Old Testament, the religious and moral teachings of the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, and more.

Product Details

  • Title: Joseph Agar Beet Commentary Collection (17 vols.)
  • Author: Joseph Agar Beet
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, Thomas Whittaker
  • Volumes: 17
  • Pages: 4,793

About Joseph Agar Beet

Joseph Agar Beet was an English Wesleyan pastor from 1864 to 1885, and professor of systematic theology in Wesleyan College, Richmond, 1885–1905. He was also a member of the faculty of theology in the University of London in 1901–05.