Scriptural Expositions of Dr. Augustus Neander: III. The First Epistle of John, Practically Explained.
by Augustus Neander
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In this book, Augustus Neander carefully
explores practical and theoretical aspects of John's first epistle to
the first century churches of Asia Minor against corruption. Neander
begins by discussing the political and religious climate under which
John writes the epistle. It was John's task to remind the early
Christians that the person of Christ is central to a complete and full
understanding of Christianity. By exposing John's epistle, Neander aims
to awaken the Christian consciousness. He suggests that Christianity is
a way of life, not just a religion, and that the Christian church is the
family of God, rather than an institution of creeds and hierarchies.
Neander's careful illustration of the writings of John truly illuminates
their spiritual value. This book is part of a larger series containing
Neander's commentaries on the books of Philippians and
CCEL Staff Writer