These essays, by one of the pre-eminent New Testament scholars of the nineteenth century, demonstrate Lightfoot's wide range as a historian, theologian, and thoughtful Christian. Four of these five essays began as lectures, delivered in the 1870s. The last essay was written shortly before Lightfoot's death.
1. Christian Life in the Second and Third Centuries 2. Comparative Progress of Ancient and Modern Missions 3. England During the Latter Half of the Thirteenth Century 4. The Chapel of St. Peter and the Manor-House of Auckland 5. Donne, the Poet-Preacher
Joseph B. Lightfoot
J. B. Lightfoot (1828-89) was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and during the last ten years of his life he was Bishop of Durham. He served as Canon in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, and was Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University. Lightfoot is best known for his remarkable scholarship in readable style, evidenced in his commentaries on Galatians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon.