HALF HOURS
WITH
ST. JOHN'S EPISTLES

A Commentary on 1, 2, & 3 John

DSteele

BY

DANIEL STEELE, D.D.

Recent Professor in the School of Theology of Boston University

Author of "Love Enthroned," "Milestone Papers," "A Substitute for Holiness
or Antinomianism Revived," "Commentaries on Leviticus, Numbers and
Joshua," "Half-Hours with St. Paul," "Defense of Christian
Perfection," "Gospel of the Comforter," "Jesus Exultant,"
and Co-author of "People's Commentary," and
Reviser of "Binney's Theological
Compend Improved."


1901
CHRISTIAN WITNESS COMPANY

[This text is in the public domain. Text scanning and formatting by Craig L. Adams.]




Dedicatory

TO MY PUPILS, WHO ARE DEACONESSES OF THE
CHURCH WHICH IS AT BOSTON, THE
SUCCORERS OF MANY.



EDITOR'S NOTES: This book is not a book of essays or sermons, like so many of Steele's other books. It is actually a commentary on the Epistles of John. I corrected numerous printing errors in this book. I also updated some of the spelling. The Bible text used in this online edition is the Revised Version of 1880 — the text preferred by Dr. Steele. I have included the text right before the appropriate comments.

The book also contains some additional essays at the end — including an especially interesting one on the atonement.

The chapters of this book may be viewed online, either by using the hyperlink Table of Contents below or by using the navigation bar on the right.

— Craig L. Adams




CONTENTS






Preface


INTRODUCTION TO THE EPISTLES OF JOHN:

  • LIFE OF ST. JOHN IN OUTLINE.
  • THE OLD AGE OF JOHN THE APOSTLE
  • ST. JOHN'S LITERARY ACTIVITY
  • THE PLACE WHERE THIS EPISTLE WAS WRITTEN
  • THE RELATION OF THE EPISTLES TO THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN
  • PURPOSE AND HISTORICAL SETTING
  • OUTLINE OF THE EPISTLE
  • RHETORICAL STYLE
  • THEOLOGICAL AND ETHICAL VALUE

COMMENTARY:


ESSAYS: