The Servant-Messiah: A Study of the Public Ministry of Jesus

The Servant-Messiah: A Study of the Public Ministry of Jesus

The Servant-Messiah: A Study of the Public Ministry of Jesus

The Servant-Messiah: A Study of the Public Ministry of Jesus

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This short book has a longish history. It began with an invitation to give the Shaffer Lectures for 1939 at Yale University Divinity School. The lectures were given in the spring of that year; and I wish to record my gratitude for the honour of being asked to give them and for much kindness, then and since, from the members of the Faculty and especially from the Dean, now Dean Emeritus, Dr L. A. Weigle.

The outbreak of the Second World War, and the new and heavy tasks which it brought, prevented me from publishing the lectures at that time; and the manuscript remained with other papers, receiving additions and modifications from time to time.

In the Michaelmas Term of 1951 I gave a short course of lectures in the University of Cambridge taking as my subject the Messianic Ministry, and using as a basis the material which I had originally prepared for the Shaffer Lectures, and later revised and expanded. It is this Cambridge revised version of the original Yale lectures that is printed in the pages that follow. I am grateful to the Divinity Board of the University of Cambridge for the invitation to lecture, and particularly to my old friend Professor R. D. Whitehorn of Westminster College for constant kindness and generous hospitality while the lecturing was in progress.

I have to thank my secretary, Miss K. M. Whiteley, for preparing the typescript, and the officials and craftsmen of the University Press for their skill and care in the printing.

T. W. M.

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER November 1952 . . .

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