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Baring-Gould, S.

A Study of St. Paul, His Character and Opinions

A Study of St. Paul, His Character and Opinions

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London: Isbister and Company Ltd. London ; Edinburgh: Ballantyne, Hanson & Co, 1897. First Edition. Quarto in dark green polished cloth with gilt titles to spine; xi, [13]-468 pages 1 illustration, maps 23 cm; bibliographical references and index. Very good to very good(+) overall. Minor spotting to front boards; lower outer board corners gently bumped; front hinge a wee bit weakened and superficially cracked; else a tight, clean and very sturdy copy. Contemporary owner signature and date of 1902 to front free endpaper; fore-edge a wee bit foxed or spotted. An altogether desirable copy. Hardcover.

Contents: Preface -- Chronological introduction -- 1. The Twelve -- 2. Tarsus -- 3. The death of Stephen -- 4. The conversion -- 5. Arabia and Jerusalem -- 6. Antioch -- 7. Cyprus -- 8. Galatia -- 9. The Council of Jerusalem -- 10. The second journey: Galatia -- 11. The second journey: Macedonia -- 12. The second journey: Athens -- 13. The second journey: Corinth -- 14. The Law and the Gospel -- 15. The Gospel and the natural law -- 16. The third journey: Ephesus -- 17. The period of conflict -- 18. St. Paul's mode of argument -- 19. The riot at Ephesus -- 20. The Epistle to the Romans -- 21. The voyage to Jerusalem -- 22. The riot at Jerusalem -- 23. Cæsarea -- 24. Rome -- 25. The last years -- Addenda -- The apostolate -- Religious ecstasy -- Anatolian polyandry -- The Greeks -- "Mulieres subintroductæ -- Circumcision among the Copts -- The "Robur" -- The unknown god -- Prophecies and unknown tongues -- Pauline anomia.

"Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924) was an English Anglican priest, hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist, and eclectic scholar. He is perhaps best known for writing the hymn "Onward, Christian Soldiers," but his literary output was prodigious and varied, ranging from theological works to collections of folk songs. Baring-Gould was a polymath who wrote on subjects as diverse as folklore, mythology, and history. His book "The Lives of the Saints" remains a significant contribution to hagiography, and his novel "Mehalah: A Story of the Salt Marshes" is still read for its vivid storytelling and sense of place. Baring-Gould was a man of contradictions: a clergyman with a keen interest in the supernatural and the macabre, and a scholar who could write both popular and academic works with equal facility. His interests in folklore and mythology also led him to pen "The Book of Were-Wolves," one of the earliest works on lycanthropy. His life and works offer a fascinating glimpse into the intellectual currents of 19th-century England, reflecting a blend of Victorian skepticism and Romantic fascination with the unknown."—Bing

Paul, the Apostle, Saint. Paul, the Apostle, Saint.Baring-Gould, S. 1834-1924. (Sabine), Corp Author: Ballantyne, Hanson and Co; W. Isbister & Co.

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