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Pauls Letters History Expository Topics
Ramsay, William Mitchell

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Teaching of Paul

This series of lectures provides a detailed account of Paul's life, education, and journeys. This work also analyzes Paul's thought process, literary style, and the doctrine proclaimed in his New Testament epistles.

Ramsay examines the chronology of Paul's letters, along with the historical accuracy. This book was originally delivered as a series of lectures in November, 1910, to students at New York University.

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About Sir William Mitchell Ramsay
Sir William Mitchell Ramsay (15 March 1851 - 20 April 1939) was a British archaeologist and New Testament scholar. Educated at Oxford, he held several prestigious professorships, including "First Professor of Classical Archaeology" and "Lincoln and Merton Professorship of Classical Archaeology and Art" at Oxford, and "Regius Professor of Humanity" at the University of Aberdeen. He received gold medals from Pope Leo XII, the University of Pennsylvania, the Royal Geographical Society, and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and was knighted in 1906.

Mitchell was raised as an atheist and as an archaeologist was convinced that the Bible was fraudulent. "He had spent years deliberately preparing himself for the announced task of heading an exploration expedition into Asia Minor and Palestine where he would [find] the evidence that the book was the product of ambitious monks, and not the book from heaven it claimed to be. He regarded the weakest spot in the whole New Testament to be the story of Paul's travels. These had never been thoroughly investigated by one on the spot. Equipped as no other man had been, he went to the home of the Bible. Here he spent fifteen years digging. Then in 1896 he published a large volume, Saint Paul, the Traveler and the Roman Citizen."

Ramsay was struck by the accuracy of the book of Acts. In his quest to refute the Bible, he discovered many facts which confirmed its accuracy. He concluded that Luke’s account of the events and setting recorded in the narrative were exact even in the smallest detail. Of Luke, he wrote: Luke is a historian of the first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy...this author should be placed along with the very greatest historians.

"The book caused a furor of dismay among the skeptics of the world. Its attitude was utterly unexpected because it was contrary to the announced intention of the author years before. For twenty years more, book after book from the same author came from the press, each filled with additional evidence of the exact, minute truthfulness of the whole New Testament as tested by the spade on the spot. And these books have stood the test of time, not one having been refuted, nor have I found even any attempt to refute them."

Ramsay shook the contemporary intellectual world by declaring that he had converted to Christianity, having found himself accepting the Bible as God’s Word because of the evidence of his explorations and discoveries.

His numerous publications include: The Historical Geography of Asia Minor (1890); The Church in the Roman Empire (1893); The Cities and Bishoprics of Phrygia (2 vols., 1895, 1897); St Paul the Traveller and the Roman Citizen (1895; Germ. trans., 1898); Impressions of Turkey (1897); Was Christ born at Bethlehem? (1898); Historical Commentary on Galatians (1899); The Education of Christ (1902); The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia (1905); Pauline and other Studies in Early Christian History (1906); Studies in the History and Art of the Eastern Provinces of the Roman Empire (1906); The Cities of St Paul (1907); Lucan and Pauline Studies (1908); The Thousand and One Churches (with Miss Gertrude L. Bell, 1909); and articles in learned periodicals and the 9th, 10th and 11th editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Lady Ramsay, granddaughter of Dr Andrew Marshall of Kirkintilloch, accompanied him in many of his journeys and is the author of Everyday Life in Turkey (1897) and The Romance of Elisavet (1899).

Part I. Preparatory Questions
-----I. Had Paul a Philosophy?
-----II. Method and Plan
-----III. Is Paul’s Philosophy Convincing?
-----IV. Did Paul See Jesus?
-----V. The Hellenism of Paul
-----VI. The Childhood and Youth of Paul
-----VII. St. Paul and St. John
-----VIII. The Confident Faith of Paul and John
Part II. The Thought of Paul
-----IX. The Basis of Paul’s Thought— (1) God Is
-----X. The Basis of Paul’s Thought— (2) God Is Good
-----XI. This Principle Is Seen, but Cannot Be Proved
-----XII. The Contact with Greek Thought
-----XIII. Comparison with the Confession of Islam
-----XIV. The Promise the Free Gift of God, yet Earned by Man
-----XV. The Purpose of God
-----XVI. The New Birth
-----XVII. Life Is Growth
-----XVIII. Christ a Power in Man?
-----XIX. The Alternative: Impersonal Power or Personal God
-----XX. The Righteousness of God
-----XXI. Is There a Limit to Salvation?
-----XXII. The Idea of Growth and Development in the Teaching of Paul
-----XXIII. Righteousness and Sin
-----XXIV. The Pagan World of the Roman Empire
-----XXV. The Wrath of God
-----XXVI. Sin as a Force and Power over Man
-----XXVII. The First Adam and the Second Adam
-----XXVIII. The Saint as King
-----XXIX. Faith as a Power
-----XXX. A Motive Power to Salvation
-----XXXI. The Measure and Estimate of Faith
-----XXXII. Faith unto Salvation
-----XXXIII. The Gift of Christ
-----XXXIV. Metaphor and Truth
-----XXXV. The Beginning of Sin in the World
-----XXXVI. Influence of Contemporary Custom on Paul
-----XXXVII. The Happy Lot of Man
-----XXXVIII. The Mystery of God
-----XXXIX. The Suffering of God
-----XL. The Knowledge of God
-----XLI. Knowledge and Love
-----XLII. Partial and Complete Knowledge
-----XLIII. The Rights of Man
-----XLIV. Did Paul Teach a Selfish End?
-----XLV. The Family in the Teaching of Paul
-----XLVI. Conclusion
Part III. Subsidiary Questions
-----XLVII. The Relation of St. Paul to the Greek Mysteries
-----XLVIII. The Theory that Paul Was an Epileptic
-----XLIX. The Hymn of Heavenly Love (1 Corinthians 13)
-----L. The Imprisonment and Supposed Trial of Paul in Rome (Acts 28)
-----LI. The Date of the Galatian Letter
-----LII. The Use of the Word “Mystery” in the Letters
-----LIII. Dr. Deissmann on the Letters of Paul as Literature
-----LIV. Belief and Baptism

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