A scene from the Leben der heiligen Altväter (1482)

Discourses: Chiefly on the Lordship of the Incarnate RedeemerDelivered in the Chapel of the Wesleyan Theological Institution, Didsbury. Third and Enlarged Edition.

London: Wesleyan Conference Office, 1880

23 chapters, 408 pages. Although it has a different title, this is actually the third edition, enlarged, of 1869’s Discourses on the Kingdom and Reign of Christ. The changes are noted below in red.

  1. The Prophecies at the Incarnation (Luke 1:32)
  2. The Temptation in the Wilderness (Matt 4:1)
  3. The First Promise (John 1:50-51)
  4. The Transfiguration (Matt 17:5)
  5. The Sign of the Feetwashing (John 13:13-15)
  6. The Hour of Redemption (John 12:23)
  7. The Perfect Life (Luke 2:49, John 4:34, 9:4, 17:4) (1869: The Perfect Obedience)
  8. The Lord of the Dead and the Living (Rom 14:7-9)
  9. The Resurrection-Testimony (Acts 13:32-34)
  10. The Mountain in Galilee (Matt 28:16-18) (1869: The Assumption)
  11. The Witness of the Word and of the Spirit (Acts 5:32)
  12. Christ Not Ashamed of His Brethren (Heb 2:2)
  13. Not Unto the World (John 14:22,23, 14)
  14. The Mediator in His Church (Matt 18:20)
  15. Glorying in the Lord (I Cor 1:29, 30, 31)
  16. The Great Confession (Matt 16:15-18)
  17. The Service of Friendship (John 15:15)
  18. The Lord’s Supper (I Cor 11:26)
  19. All Things Are Yours (I Cor 3:21-23)
  20. The Last Question and Command (John 21:16, 22) -New chapter
  21. The Last Days (Isa 2; Heb 1:1; I Pet 1; Acts 2:17) -New chapter
  22. The Dawn of the Great Day (Rom 13:11-12)
  23. The New Song (Rev 5:9)

It would be interesting to know the reasons for Pope changing the volume title from 1869’s On the Kingdom and Reign of Christ to 1880’s Chiefly on the Lordship of the Incarnate Redeemer, but he did not provide a foreword or any indication of his thoughts in bringing out a third, enlarged edition under a new title.

I haven’t found a professionally scanned version of this volume anywhere. Until one appears, I have made my own scans of the two new chapters.