Edited by Rev. John Adams, B.D.
Studies in the Thought of the Fourth Gospel
By W. B. Selbie, MA., D.D.
This little volume consists of eight short studies on subjects characteristic of the thought of the Fourth Gospel. They do not in any sense constitute an exposition of the teaching of the Gospel, nor do they raise the many critical questions connected with it. The present writer believes that the Gospel represents the witness of John the son of Zebedee to Jesus Christ as communicated to and set down by a disciple or disciples of His. It is thus at least two removes from the actual life and teaching of our Lord, but in spite of that it very frequently preserves the authentic note. Though the words are often those of the beloved disciple, or his reporter, the ideas are as often those of the Master. In its presentation of the work of Jesus Christ, and His relations both with God and men, it conveys a message that is as needed in these days as when it was fresh delivered. The aim of this book is to set forth some aspects of this message in modern terms.
W. B. SELBIE.
Oxford, August 1916.