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At All Times And In All Places
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At All Times And In All Places

By Massey H. Shepherd, Jr.

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are slightly bumped. The previous owners name is written on the title page and affixed on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned. "The six chapters of this book are sketches depicting typical scenes of the celebration of the Holy Communion in different periods of Christian history. Each period has impressed upon the rite its own special emphasis and meaning, its own taste in ceremonial and artistic adornment. Yet the service remains throughout the ages essentially the same as that which the apostles received from the Lord Jesus at the Last Supper. It is the unity of spirit amidst the diversity of gifts- "at all times and in all places" - that constitutes the theme of this book. For the reader who will take his place with sympathy and imagination among the worshippers in theses several services, it is hoped that he will find his own participation in our glorious heritage of Common Prayer enlarged and enriched in meaning, and his consciousness of his place in the communion of saints deepened and broadened in perspective. " - Preface from At All Times And In All Places

$26.25

Religious Communities in The Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Church in Canada

By The Poor Clares Of Reparation And Adoration

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear to the cover boards and some spots on the front cover board. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are unmarked but beginning to yellow and tan. The binding is tight and solid. "The Religious Life is not merely a devout life given to much churchgoing. It is that, but it is much more than that. The word religious is said to mean "under bond" or "under rule." Religious are men and women who have bound themselves by a vow to God to live their lives in a community under a rule according to three Evangelical Counsels. How can such a life be justly considered strange or eccentric or selfish? It is no more than an attempt to live the Christian life in its fullness and perfection." - Chapter 1. What Is It?, Religious Communities in the Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Church in Canada

$7.50

A Time For Christian Candor
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A Time For Christian Candor

By James A. Pike

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping on the corners of the cover boards. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed, but clear of any markings. "We are in the midst of a theological revolution. It is not that the present well-known attempts to rethink and restate the Christian faith are entirely original, either in approach or in content; a good deal of all this has long been in learned books and in seminary lectures. But now more than ever, the process is going on in public. A definitive point - both revealing as to the long course of private dialogue in this regard and causing more public expression - was the recent publication of Honest to God by John A.T. Robinson, Bishop of Woolwhich. Since its appearance, and innumerable responses in books, reviews, articles, and sermons (affirmative, negative or qualified), hundreds of thousands of people, inside and outside the Church, have been affected by learning about this long and grueling revolution in Christian thinking and by reading various attempts to check or suppress it....." - Preface and a Note on Method from A Time For Christian Candor

$5.00

Exploring the Heritage of John Calvin
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Exploring the Heritage of John Calvin

By David E. Holwerda (Editor)

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners are bumped on the cover boards. The pages are beginning to yellow and tan, but they are clear of any markings. "The following essays on the heritage of John Calvin were written by people who are, or who have been, members of the Department of Religion and Theology of Calvin College.Two of these are currently members of the faculty of Calvin Theological Seminary: Andrew J. Banstra, Professor of New Testament, a member of the Department of Religion from 1957-1963; and Theodore Minnema, Professor of Ethics and Apologetics, a member of the Department of Religion from 1962-1975. One present member of the Department, Mr. Henry Hooks, was regrettably unable to contribute an essay due to the pressure of completing a doctoral thesis...." - Preface from Exploring the Heritage of John Calvin

$1646.02

The Early Roman Liturgy
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The Early Roman Liturgy

By Josef A. Jungman, S.J.

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corner are bumped and there is a dent on the front cover board. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned. There are markings on some pages, but the book is still readable. "These lectures, which I gave at Notre Dame in the summer of 1949, were not originally intended for publication. But the editor of The University of Notre Dame Liturgical Series asked me to present them in book form in order to include in this series as introduction into the oldest and most important period in the history of the liturgy...." - Preface from The Early Roman Liturgy: To The Time Of Gregory The Great

$48.01

Confirmation
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Confirmation

By L.S. Thornton, C.R.

This book is in good condition. There is minor wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. the corners of the cover boards are bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his seal is affixed to the front cover page. The pages are yellowed and tanned but clear of any markings. "This volume does not form part of the series entitled 'The form of the Servant', although I hope that it may be regarded as further illustrating the principles of biblical interpretation there adopted. In the course of the past century there has been amongst Anglicans a periodic discussion of matters connected with baptism and confirmation. During the second half of this period, however, a number of new factors have been contributing to the development of a fresh situation. Amongst these are the growing recognition that both Jewish and more ancient backgrounds are all-important and secondly the recovery of early liturgical texts amongst which The Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus stands out. My own interest was first aroused by F. Gavin's small, but learned, book on The Jewish antecedents of The Christian Sacraments (1928), which showed a close continuity between Jewish and Christian forms of initiation and which, in that respect, is still highly relevant. For example, it makes clear the strongly Jewish background of the Hippolytan rites, and even a substantial identity of rubrics....." - Foreword from Confirmation: It's Place In The Baptismal Mystery

$22.50

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

The Illustrated Life of Jesus Christ
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The Illustrated Life of Jesus Christ

By Joseph Rhymer

This book is in very good condition.There is little to no wear on the cover boards and no bumping. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "The four books of the New Testament called 'gospels' only make full sense if the many stories and incidents in them are related to the central theme: who Jesus was, what he achieved and how this affected everyday life. A modern reader does not have to accept the beliefs of the first Christians, but without some awareness of what they did believe about Jesus of Nazareth much of the gospel material will seem incomprehensible, or at best a mere collection of legends...." - Introduction from The Illustrated Life of Jesus Christ

$31.91

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

The Oxford Companion to the Bible
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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

By Bruce M. Metzger Michael David Coogan (Editors)

This book is in Very good condition. There is some minor wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There is also minor wear to the edges of the cover boards and the corners have been slightly bumped. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside front cover board. The pages are crisp, white and clear of any markings. "For nearly two millenia, the Bible has been the cardinal text for Judaism and Christianity. Its stories and characters are part of both the repertoire of Western literature and the vocabulary of educated women and men. It is, however, more than a collection of ancient tales. Even before a canonical list of books considered sacred scripture or holy writ was established, the writings we now call the Bible were considered normative: they laid down the essential principles of how human beings should deal with God and with each other. Te practice of quoting from, an alluding to, earlier texts as authoritative is found within the Bible itself and has continued unabated in subsequent Jewish and Christian writings. At the same time, the Bible has also been formative; subsequent generations of believers have seen themselves as descended from, and in continuity with, those to whom God had spoken and for whom he had acted definitively in the past, and the recital of those words and events has been instrumental in shaping the religious communities of succeeding generations. The Bible has thus had an immeasurable influence on Judaism and Christianity, on the cultures of which they have formed a part, and on all those traditions in some ways derived from them, such as Islam...." - Introduction from The Oxford Companion to the Bible

$30.26

The Church of the Lutheran Reformation
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The Church of the Lutheran Reformation

By Conrad Bergendoff

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal to wear on the front, back and spine and edges of the cover boards. There is slight bumping on the corners. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages inside are yellowed and tanned, but free from any markings. "Two misconceptions have distorted the story of the Church of the Lutheran Reformation for those within as well as those outside that church. One of these has regarded the Lutheran Church as a new communion dating from Luther's days. The reformers, however, were not innovators. Rather they sought to restore the church to its original foundations. This volume begins with the early church since the true purpose of the Reformation church can be understood only in the light of the preceding 1,5000 years...." - Preface from The Church of the Lutheran Reformation: A Historical Survey of Lutheranism

$44.48

Colonial Anglicanism in North America
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Colonial Anglicanism in North America

By John Frederick Woolverton

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear and staining on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There is little to no wear on the edges of the cover boards the corners are not bumped. The pages are crisp, white and clear of any markings. "Considering the remarkable sophistication of knowledge about colonial history at the present time in the United States, it is astonishing that no general study of Anglicanism in the long period between the settlement of Jamestown and the outbreak of the American Revolution has ever been written. This book attempts to fill that gap. It will also serve as a foundation for further studies of the denominations which emerged from the colonial Church of England, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States...." - Preface from Colonial Anglicanism in North America

$88.94

Authority in the Anglican Communion
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Authority in the Anglican Communion

By Stephen W. Sykes (Editor)

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards and on the edges. There is no bumping of the corners. The pages are white, crisp and clean of all markings. "Anglicans," Comments Stephen Sykes in his introduction to these essays "have been seriously exercised about their claim to authority for at least some forty years." An archbishop of Canterbury is better placed than most to appreciate the degree to which this issue is confronting us today. It lies at the heart of so many discussions between churches, as well as of some of the most controversial and sensitive matters which face us all. The nature and exercise odf authority will be a vital issue at the 1988 Lambeth Conference...." - Foreword from Authority in the Anglican Communion: Essays Presented to Bishop John Howe

$33.87

The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics
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The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics

By Jean Doresse

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There are also some stains on the cover boards. The edges of the cover boards show wear and the corners have been bumped.The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board.The pages are yellowed and tanned but free from any markings. "Am I perhaps a little inclined to understate the interest of those much-admired manuscripts discovered near the Dead Sea? By this I do not mean that I grudge them any of the importance that all the most competent specialists agree in ascribing to them. But neither do I go so far as to think that the discovery was the most extraordinary that could have possibly been made of the vanished world in which the Christian religion was born and bred. For this I have a personal but sufficient reason - I know of some other writings, a little less ancient (by some centuries) than the texts of Qumran; but richer, and they illuminate with the greatest abundance of detail one of the most obscure movements in the earliest centuries of our era. It is of these Coptic manuscripts found in Upper Egypt, and of the circumstances in which they were brought to light, that I propose to give a general account in this first book...." - Introduction from The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics: An Introduction to the Gnostic Coptic manuscripts discovered at Chenoboskion

$54.02

Documents of Witness
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Documents of Witness

By Don A. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back and spine of the coverboards. There is no wear on the edges and the corners are not bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his stamp is affixed to the front end page. The pages are crisp, clean and white. There are no markings. "This volume is a documentary history of the Episcopal Church from 1782 to 1985. It begins with 1782 because that is when the Church of England in the American colonies began to think and plan seriously for its formation and organization as a church in the United States...." - Preface from Documents of Witness: A History of the Episcopal Church: 1782-1985

$70.62

The Methodist Hymnal
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The Methodist Hymnal

This book is in good condition. There is wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards and the edges are worn as well. The corners are bumped as well. The previous owners names are affixed and written on the inside of the front and back cover boards.There is staining on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but free of markings. "For each worshiping generation "the people called Methodists" have provided a revised edition of the HYMNAL. In every revision, however urgent the need for different devotional expression, the constraining motive has accorded with the counsel of the apostle:"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord...." - Preface from The Methodist Hymnal

$243.36

Healing Miracles
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Healing Miracles

By M. A. H. Melinsky

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There is also some staining on the cover boards. The edges of the cover boards show minimal wear as well as the corners. The pages are just beginning to yellow and tan, but are free from markings. The binding is starting to loosen but still solid and tight. "The substance of this book was first given as five Lent Lectures in Norwich Cathedral in 1967. I should like to record my appreciation to the Dean and Chapter for the honour of this invitation, and also to my audience for their discussion afterwards. The original content of these lectures is here considerably revised and expanded...." - Preface from Healing Miracles: An Examination from History and Experience of the Place of Miracle in Christian Thought and Medical Practice

$37.64

The Common Life In The Body Of Christ
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The Common Life In The Body Of Christ

By L. S. Thornton, C. R.

This book is in good condition. The front, back and spine of the cover boards have little to know wear. There is minimal wear to the edges but there is considerable bumping. The previous owners mark is affixed to the inside of the front cover board and another owners name is written on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned but free of all markings. "The manuscript of the present work was in all essentials completed in July 1939. Some steps towards publication were then taken; but the war brought inevitable delays. During the interval which followed some of the additional notes were rewritten and others were added. In all else the book practically unchanged. In The Incarnate Lord (1928) an attempt was made to relate the revelation of God in Christ to current philosophy. But now another problem presented itself. What if the Gospel becomes obscured by our presuppositions and preoccupations, so that we neither see the scope of its application nor suffer it to speak for itself. The conviction grew that this danger was present in the theological situation of today. In particular it became clear that certain aspects of the New Testament were not receiving the attention which was due to due to them...." - Preface from The Common Life In The Body Of Christ

$25.00

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

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