William Wrede’s Paul online

One of the classics on Paul is now available in full online:

W. Wrede, Paul (translated by E. W. Lummis; London: Philip Green, 1907)

I have added a link to the Paul: Books and Articles page. On the same page, I have also corrected the URL for the following:

Dale B. Martin, “Arsenokoites and Malakos: Meanings and Consequences”, in Brawley, Robert L (ed.), Biblical Ethics & Homosexuality: Listening to Scripture (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996), 117-36.

Update (Friday, 10.41): With thanks to several commenters, it seems that the book is not available in toto everywhere, e.g. it is not available in the UK. It is not yet on archive.org, though the German original, Paulus, is. If anyone fancies uploading the PDF to archive.org, that would be great. Please let me know if you do.

Update (Friday, 10.56): Further comments over on the NT Blog, with a link to atemporary PDF upload of the book in my web space.


  1. Peter says:

    I only seem to get to a “snippet view” with this link…?

    • Oh, that’s a shame. Not showing “Read the book” or anything like that? I imagine it could be a region thing, but the book is over a 100 years old?

      • Holger Szesnat says:

        In my experience, most google books that are available in full view in the U.S.A. are not accessible outside of that country. I don’t even get ‘snippet’ view of the ET of Wrede’s book. The publication date seems to make no difference. Particularly galling when, as I once noticed, a scan had been made at the Bodleian library in Oxford, but UK web visitors would be prevented from accessing the google book scan. Even worse when you live on the other side of the globe, with absolute no way of reading that book.

        One thing that U.S.-based people can do though is this: download the google books PDF, and then upload it to archive.org – from where it is accessible to anyone. So much for google’s supposed copyright concern behind all this, incidentally. The German original is available on that site already: http://www.archive.org/details/pauluswred00wred

        The rest of us (i.e. those who do not live in google-land) can use proxy servers like hotspot shield to get around the problem – as long as you are prepared to put up with slow speed and annoying advertisements.

  2. Yes, as it turns out, it is an overseas IP issue!

    I downloaded a newer version of HotSpot Shield (as mine had already long expired), and the ‘read this book’ button is now available for me here in Brazil.

    I appreciate Dr. Goodacre’s kind gesture of posting the PDF file on his website, but this information might relieve him of feeling the need to keep hosting it (and robbing his website of space).

    As Mr. Szesnat mentioned, re-routing your IP address overseas does slow connection speed. However, I have really been annoyed by this for live streaming of videos or large downloads only. Wrede’s book downloaded as quickly as it did directly from the NTGateway!

    There is another alternative for IP bypass: http://www.easy-hide-ip.com/ It is much faster, much more secure, and it hardly feels you’ve re-routed your internet connection at all. The catch is that it requires a subscription, whereas the former is a ad-based freeware. There is, however, a three-day free trial period that might help anyone interested test it out.

    Although I admit some degree of irritation over such policies, I understand Google’s position. Publishing copyrights vary immensely between countries and are, most often than not, quite convoluted in their idiosyncrasies. For instance, while in the U.S. “death of the author + 75 years” is a rule-of-thumb, here in Brazil it all depends on the (not always publicly evident) legal applications by the estate holders.

    This is why I am always so grateful for people and website such as this forum, who help democratize information and education!

  3. Peter says:

    Google’s control of books is potentially more troubling than regional IP issues- please see Robert Darnton’s article: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/feb/12/google-the-future-of-books/

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