My hard copy of this really wonderful little book came today. (I don't like to read books online but, of course, one cannot complain about the wide availability of such scarce volumes.)
The authors were neither fools nor rubes: they were eminent scholars aware of the "higher criticism" and they did yeomen service in collecting more than 600 lessons. Unfortunately, I don't know if this effort was ever put into practice anywhere.
So looking through a few pericopes from the Advent season, first noted below, it is really refreshing to see what an argument (in this case, for selection) looks like and to learn a few things, as well. Here are just three excerpts.