While John Alexander Smith never published his Gifford Lectures, W.J. Mander has suggested that "a sense of his position may be gained from his contribution to the second series of Muirhead's Contemporary British Philosophy, where he characterizes his idealism in three theses; that reality is something essentially in process or historical (unlike the stationary or immobile Absolute of Bradley or Bosanquet), that history is something essentially spiritual, and that spirit is something which most freely and fully manifests itself in self-consciousness." W.J. Mander, British Idealism: A History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), 532. For Smith's contribution, see J.H. Muirhead, ed., Contemporary British Philosophy: Personal Statements, vol. 2 (London and New York: Routledge, 1925), 229–44. For those interested in the lectures themselves, please contact Robin Darwall-Smith (Archivist, Magdalen College, Oxford) for access to the unpublished manuscript, referenced as "MCA Smith, ref: II/27," in Adrian Paylor, "J.A. Smith, Human Imperfection and the Strange Afterlife of British Idealism," History of European Ideas 41.6 (2015), 771–87.