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Introduction To The Devout Life
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Introduction To The Devout Life

By Michael Day (Translator)

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There is also wear on the edges of the cover boards and bumping on the corners.The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but free from anymore markings. "St. Francis De Sale was bishop of Geneva from 1602 until his death twenty years later. In 1607, a certain Madame de Charmoisy, whose husband was an ambassador of the Duke of Savoy and a relative of St. Francis, visited Annecy to attend a lawsuit, and while there placed herself under his spiritual direction. When she returned to court he gave her a series of written spiritual instructions, which he had begun to compile as early as 1602, for the guidance of persons seeking to live a devout life in the world. These instructions were shown to Pere Jean Fourier of the Society of Jesus, who considered them 'a treasure of devotion', and so valuable that he strongly urged St. Francis to have them printed, with the result that the first edition, edited by St. Francis, was issued in 1609 under the title Introduction a la Vie Devote...." Translator's Note from Introduction To The Devout Life

$46.78

Days And Customs Of All Faiths
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Days And Customs Of All Faiths

By The Reverend Howard V. Harper, D.D.

This book is in good condition. There is some minor wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards and the edges. The corners are bumped. The previous owners name is pasted on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are just yellowing, but clear of any markings. "In these days of high tension, both international and personal, the need for better understanding among people of all countries, all races, and all creeds is greater than ever before in the history of the world. An increased spirit of brotherhood, predicated on a clearer concept of the religious beliefs of others could well result in a new appreciation of their tenets, thereby creating an attitude of respect which is frequently lacking today both in business and in political contacts...." - Foreword from Days And Customs Of All Faiths

$125.00

The Call of the Cloister
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The Call of the Cloister

By Peter F. Anson

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There is also some minor wear on the edges and the corner are slightly bumped. There are also some stains on the cover boards as well. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. ""When answering my letters, requesting information about their communities, several Superiors have asked why, as a Roman Catholic, I should be sufficiently interested in Anglican religious orders to think it worth while to write a book about them! Very much the same surprise has been expressed by some of my co-religionists when I mentioned the work on which I was engaged. So I explained that the subject is one which has attracted me for nearly half a century, ever since I was a youth of fifteen and chanced to pick up a copy of The Life of Father Ignatius, O.S.B., The Monk of Llanthony by the Baroness de Bertouch (London, 1940) - a strange introduction to the monastic life! Since then this interest has grown, rather than decreased. It was revived definitely about fifteen years ago when I added a long introductory chapter, dealing with religious communities in the Church of England, to The Benedictines of Caldey (London, 1940). Then one day it struck me that it was high time that somebody wrote an up-to-date history of Anglican religious communities...." - Foreword from The Call of the Cloister: Religious Communities And Kindred Bodies In The Anglican Communion

$29.00

Handbook of Denominations in the United States
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Handbook of Denominations in the United States

By Frank S. Mead

This book is in good condition. The is minimal wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal wear on the edges of the cover boards, and there is no bumping. There are some stains on the front cover board. the pages are just turning yellow and tanned.The pages are clear of any markings. "Obtaining information about America's religious groups can be difficult, providing it to others is a king-sized undertaking. For one thing, there are so many. For another, finding a way to make contact with them to gather facts and figures, especially from the smaller, less highly organized ones, can be a mystery. And then there is the question of which ones to include in a reference book of this kind. Finally, classifying them - that is, under which heading, if any, to place them and how to list them by title - sometimes requires a judgement call or even a bold venture...." - Preface to the Eighth Edition from Handbook of Denominations in the United States

$53.42

Handbook of Denominations in the United States
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Handbook of Denominations in the United States

By Frank Spencer Mead

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the cover boards. The corners are not bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are white, crisp and clean of all markings. "Obtaining information about America's religious groups can be difficult, providing it to others is a king-sized undertaking. For one thing, there are so many. For another, finding a way to make contact with them to gather facts and figures, especially from the smaller, less highly organized ones, can be a mystery. And then there is the question of which ones to include in a reference book of this kind. Finally, classifying them - that is, under which heading, if any, to place them and how to list them by title - sometimes requires a judgement call or even a bold venture...." - Preface to the Eighth Edition from Handbook of Denominations in the United States

$58.96

The Holy Bible
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The Holy Bible

By Various Authors

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. The edges of the cover boards have no wear and the corners are not bumped.The previous owners name is stamped on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but free from any markings. "To The Most High And Mighty Prince James By The Grace Of God King Of Great Britain, France, And Ireland Defender Of The Faith, Etc. The translators Of The Bible Wish Grace, Mercy, And Peace, Through Jesus Christ Our Lord Great and manifold were the blessings, most dread Sovereign, which Almighty God, the Father of all Mercies, bestowed upon us the people of England, when first he sent Your Majesty's Royal Person to rule and reign over us. For whereas it was the expectation of many, who wished not well unto our Scion That upon the setting of that bright Occidental Star, Queen Elizabeth of most happy memory, some thick and palpable clouds of darkness would so have overshadowed this Land, that men should have been in doubt which way they were to walk; and that it should hardly be known, who was to direct the unsettled State; the appearance of Your Majesty, as of the Sun in his strength, instantly dispelled those supposed and surmised mists, and gave unto all that were well affected exceeding cause of comfort; especially when we beheld the Government established in Your Highness, and Your hopeful Seed, by an undoubted Title, and this also accompanied with peace and tranquillity at home and abroad...." - The Holy Bible: Containing The Old And The New Testaments And The Apocrypha Translated Out Of The Original Tongues: And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised By His Majesty's Special Command

$46.55

The New American Bible
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The New American Bible

By Catholic Biblical Association of America

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards and little to no wear on the edges of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping on the corners. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his stamp is affixed to the title page and the contents page. The pages are white crisp and clean with no visible signs of marking of any kind. " His Holiness Pope Pius XII issued his now famous encyclical on Scripture Studies, Divino afflante Spiritu on September 30, 1943. He wrote: "We ought to explain the original text which was written by the inspired author himself and has more authority himself and has more authority and greater weight than any, even the very best, translation whether ancient or modern. This can be done all the more easily and fruitfully if to the knowledgeof languages be jopined a real skill in literary criticism of the same text...." - Preface from The New American Bible: Translated from the Original Languages with Critical Use of All the Ancient Sources

$21.95

The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany
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The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany

By C. H. Talbot

This book is in good condition. There is some wear to the front, back and spine of the cover boards and also some staining. The edges of the cover boards are worn and the corners are bumped.The pages are yellowed and tanned but free of any markings. "The texts gathered together in the present volume provide a cross-section of the religious life of the eighth century difficult to parallel elsewhere. Two biographies of the archbishops who initiated the missionary enterprise on the Continent show how their labours transformed the face of Europe within the space of a single generation, whilst the life of one of their disciples illustrates how their work was continued. The correspondence of St. Boniface bring into closer focus the kind of difficulties they encountered and introduces us into the homely atmosphere of their friends, relatives, and well-wishers. Two further biographies, one of the abbot of the first monastery to be founded in Germany, the other of the abbess Leoba, give an illuminating picture of the beginnings of monastic life amidst barbarian surroundings and throw light on the characters and attainments of the men and women who embarked on this hazardous adventure. Finally, the description of Willibald's travels through Italy, the Greek archipelago and the Holy Land show the devotion, allied to a spirit of adventure, which animated these early pilgrims and missionaries. Bishops, priests, monks, nuns and simple clerics flit through these pages and tell us their unvarnished tale, which, slight though it may be in certain cases, deeply impresses by contrast with the grim background against which it unfold...." - General Introduction from The Anglo-Saxon Missionaries in Germany

$107.65

The New English Bible With The Apocrypha
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The New English Bible With The Apocrypha

By Various Authors

This book is in fair condition. There is considerable wear and stains on the front, back and spine of the cover boards and the edges are also very worn. The corners of the cover boards are bumped.The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanned, but free of any markings. "In May 1946 the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland received an overture from the Presbytery of Stirling and Dunblane, where it had been initiated by the Reverend G.S. Hendry, recommending that a translation of the Bible be made in the language of the present day, inasmuch as the language of the Authorized Version, already archaic when it was made, had now become even more definitely archaic and less generally understood. The General Assembly resolved to make an approach to other Churches, and, as a result, delegates of the Church of England, the Church of Scotland, and the Methodist, Baptist, and Congregational Churches me t in conference in October. They recommended that the work should be undertaken; that a completely new translation should be made, rather than a revision, such as had earlier been contemplated by the University Presses of Oxford and Cambridge; and that the translators should be free to employ a contemporary idiom rather than reproduce the traditional 'biblical' English...." - Preface To The New English Bible

$32.90

Anglican Devotion
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Anglican Devotion

By C.J. Stranks

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, and spine of the cover boards and no wear on the edges. There is no bumping on the corners. The previous owners name is written on the front end page. The rest of the pages are clean of any markings. "The Church of England has a rich devotional literature in which the various need of the soul are met by teachers with different experience and different emphasis but who are, none the less, unite by a common tradition. Its value for the present is beyond question; for the past, it not only indicates the kind of spiritual training which underlay the outward observances of religion, but provides if not a history of those ideas which determined the day to day conduct of each man with his neighbor. the obvious purpose of those who wrote these books was to escalate and direct the deepest thoughts and feelings of all whom they could persuade to accept their guidance. It was their aim to make the conscience swift to discern between right and wrong and to make the will obedient to the conscience. It is to the conscience in the lat resort that all great movements of history appeal. Changes in social attitudes reflect changes which have already taken place in the moral standards of the people. And so the study of the classical works of English devotion may be of value not only to those who are interested strictly in religious affairs, but to all those who would understand the wide and deep currents of the nation's life...." - Preface from Anglican Devotion: Studies in the Spiritual Life of the Church of England between the Reformation and the Oxford Movement

$22.62

Glory & Praise
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Glory & Praise

This book is in very good condition.There is almost no wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There is one mark on the back cover board. The edges are as new, and the corners are not bumped. The pages are crisp, white and clear of all markings. "Introductory Rites: The ministerial function of the Introductory Rites is to call together the assembly of a community to listen to God's Word and to celebrate the Eucharist. The Entrance Procession and Entrance Song enables the assembly to enter into the spirit of the celebration, that is, to meet Jesus Christ...." - Order Of Mass from Glory & Praise

$103.00