Called the “prince of expositors,” Alexander MacLaren was a renowned preacher of the 19th and 20th century. Expositions of Holy Scripture brings together many of the sermons over his fifty years in ministry. Although it discusses many different books and passages of the Bible, Expositions of Holy Scripture isn’t a commentary in the fullest sense–for example, MacLaren doesn’t comment on every verse. Rather, these volumes are MacLaren’s powerful sermons, arranged by the text of the sermons. Broadly evangelical in nature, MacLaren’s sermons are not historical–rarely referring to the current events of his day–allowing them to retain their interest and power since he first gave them. Expositions of Holy Scriptures is thus highly practical and lively. It makes a wonderful companion to more textually oriented commentaries. To read Expositions of Holy Scripture is to be in the presence of one of the greatest preachers of the last few centuries.
CCEL Staff Writer
Texts are formatted from CCEL’s plain text files to include:
10/12/11 – Headings to match CCEL’s Table of Contents structure
10/12/11 – added reference tags to facilitate commentary use in L4
10/12/11 – Removal of unnecessary line breaks
10/12/11 – linked footnotes
10/12/11 – Added File for Deu-2Kings
10/13/11 – added File for Gen-Num
10/13/11 – (10am) Updated previous files to correct improper milestones. These files compile correctly with the latest L4 Beta. Some milestones may be incorrect under current stable version.
10/19/11 – Uploaded 14 files containing Gen-1 Tim, including revised editions of Gen-Num and Deu-2Kings. These files are intended to be combined as a set into one PB. Milestones should work in the current stable edition (contrary to previous comments…I found a way to do it quickly) so please let me know if they dont. I have attempted to make as few changes to CCEL’s files as possible, restricting myself mostly to milestone, formatting, and obvious reference corrections. Thus Psalms will seem out of place canonically. Also, I do not have a copy of 2 Tim-Rev. If you download these files I encourage you to check back in a month and see if any have been updated. These are among my first attempts at converting CCEL resources to PBs and I anticipate corrections.