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NEANDER, AUGUSTUS. The First Epistle of John, Practically Explained. By Dr. Augustus Neander. Translated from the German by Mrs. H.C. Conant. What Think Ye of Christ? New York: Published by Lewis Colby, 122 Nassau Street. 1852. (c1852). 12mo, 13.5 x 19.1cm.
Bound in publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, frayed & chipped spine ends & corners consolidated with flexible book adhesive, light foxing--heavier on first and last few pages. Rutgers College Library bookplate "Presented by Rev. J.B. Thompson D.D." Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright & printer, [iii]-vi, -319pp, (1) blank, (4) ads--large piece torn from last page of ads.
Johann August Wilhelm Neander, 1789-1850, church historian. "At first interested in speculative theology, he soon turned to Church history and taught this subject at Berlin from 1813 till his death... Unlike Mosheim, whose interest was in institutions, Neander paid most attention to person, and made it his aim to discover in Church history the interpenetration of human life by the Divine. A convinced Protestant, though eirenic in temper, he regarded outward ordinances, esp. the priesthood, as dangerous to Christian simplicity."--Cross: Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (1963), p.942. Neander was born David Mendel and of Jewish descent but upon his conversion to Christianity and baptism on Feb. 15, 1806 he took the name of Neander which means "New-man." "His personal influence upon his students was very great. He presents the figure of a man of simple and childlike spirit...full of love and gentleness toward others, and wholly and unreservedly devoted to the Lord... Among those who contributed to the revival of faith and theology in the first half of this century [19th] he has, beyond dispute, one of the most prominent places, perhaps the most prominent if practical results be considered."--New Schaff-Herzog Ency. of Religious Knowledge, VIII:96. Neander wrote commentaries on Philippians, James and I John.
We offer the first English translation of his commentary on I John.
Title: First Epistle of John, Practically Explained.
Publisher: Lewis Colby: 1852
Binding: Bound in publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth wit
Book Condition: frayed & chipped spine ends & corners consolidated with flexible book adhesive, light foxing--heavier on first and last few pages.
Size: 12mo, 13.5 x 19.1cm
Weight: 2.00 Item
Book Number: 17659
Keywords: First Epistle of John