Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Description: In 1913, George Edmundson gave the University of Oxford's Bampton Lectures, an annual (now biennial) lecture series that concentrates on Christian theological topics. This book contains the collection of Edmundson's lectures, all of which concern Christianity's first two hundred years. The majority of the book's content addresses the New Testament directly, while a couple of the later lectures concern later early church figures such as Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, and Tertul- lian. During his time, Edmundson's work was largely ignored, as he was a clergyman rather than a New Testament scholar. Not only this, but his conclusions differed vastly from the scholarly consensus of his contemporaries. Today, readers can approach Edmundson's work as one piece of the ongoing dialogue in literary/historical criticism of the Bible.
Kathleen O'Bannon CCEL Staff
History By period
Early and medieval
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THE CHURCH IN ROME IN THE FIRST CENTURY
The Church in Rome in the First Century
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39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON NEW YORK, BOMBAY AND CALCUTTA 1913
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CAROLO BULLER HEBERDEN D.C.L.
AUL. REG. ET COLL. AEN. NAS. PRINCIPALI ACAD. OXON. VICECANCELLARIO AMICITIAE PROBATAE
D. D. D.
OLIM PER DECENNIUM COLLEGA
FROM THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
OF THE LATE
REV. JOHN BAMPTON
CANON OF SALISBURY
‘. . . I give and bequeath my Lands and Estates to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Oxford for ever, to have and to hold all and singular the said Lands or Estates upon trust, and to the intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned; that is to say, I will and appoint that the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford for the time being shall take and receive all the rents, issues, and profits thereof, and (after all taxes, reparations, and necessary deductions made) that he pay all the remainder to the endowment of eight Divinity Lecture Sermons, to be established for ever in the said University and to be per- formed in the manner following:
‘I direct and appoint, that, upon the first Tuesday in Easter Term, a Lecturer be yearly chosen by the Heads of Colleges only, and by no others, in the room adjoining to the Printing-House, between the hours of ten in the morning and two in the afternoon, to preach eight Divinity Lecture Sermons, the year following, at St. Mary's in Oxford, between the commencement of the last month in Lent Term, and the end of the third week in Act Term. ‘Also I direct and appoint, that the eight Divinity Lecture Sermons shall be preached upon either of the following Subjects—to confirm and establish the Christian Faith, and to confute all heretics and schismatics—upon the divine authority of the holy Scriptures—upon the authority of the writings of the primitive Fathers, as to the faith and practice of the primitive Church—upon the Divinity of our Lord and Saviour testis Christ —upon the Di- vinity of the Holy Ghost—upon the Articles of the Christian Faith, as comprehended in the
Apostles' and Nicene Creeds.
‘Also I direct, that thirty copies of the eight Divinity Lecture Sermons shall be always printed, within two months after they are preached; and one copy shall be given to the Chancellor of the University, and one copy to the Head of every College, and one copy to the Mayor of the city of Oxford, and one copy to be put into the Bodleian Library; and the expense of printing them shall be paid out of the revenue of the Land or Estates given for establishing the Divinity Lecture Sermons; and the Preacher shall not be paid, nor be entitled to the revenue, before they are printed.
‘Also I direct and appoint, that no person shall be qualified to preach the Divinity Lecture Sermons, unless he hath taken the degree of Master of Arts at least, in one of the two Uni-
versities of Oxford or Cambridge; and that the same person shall never preach the Divinity Lecture Sermons twice.'