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The Methodist Hymnal
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The Methodist Hymnal

By Board of Publication of the Methodist Church

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, there maybe some markings as well. " John Wesley's A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, published at Charlestown, South Carolina, in 1737, was one of the first hymnals in the English language prepared for use in public worship. Wesley's own concern for the publishing and singing of hymns continued until his death. American Methodists have perpetuated the Wesleyan concern by compiling new hymnals in each succeeding generation...." - Preface from The Methodist Hymnal: Official Hymnal Of The Methodist Church

$8.58

The Jewel in the Lotus
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The Jewel in the Lotus

By Allen Edwards

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 and the lettering and design on the front and spine of the cover boards is fading. There are two tears on the back cover board. 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. "It is amazing how little is known about the customs of the East by the peoples of the West; and this is particularly true of Western ignorance of the sexual attitudes and behavior of Orientals. In searching for authoritative articles on Asiatic sex practices for an Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior which I am now in the process of editing, I found it unusually difficult to track down accessible scholars who could accurately describe Eastern and Middle Eastern beliefs and acts, although I had no trouble whatever locating many authorities on American and European behavior...." - Introduction from The Jewel in the Lotus: A Historical Survey Of The Sexual Culture Of The East

$24.50

Byzantium: Its Triumphs And Tragedy
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Byzantium: Its Triumphs And Tragedy

By Rene Guerdan

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is slight bumping on the corners of the cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "The work which I have the pleasure of introducing is not merely a popularization. Certainly the personality of the Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, his campaigns and his government are fairly well known; Gustave Schlumberger's important work offers a picture of this glorious regime with perhaps, indeed, an excess of detail. But this large volume was intended for specialists and will hardly attract the general reader...." - Preface from Byzantium: Its Triumphs And Tragedy

$15.00

The Moffatt New Testament Commentary: The Gospel Of John
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The Moffatt New Testament Commentary: The Gospel Of John

By G.H.C. MacGregor

This book is in good condition. There is a considerable amount of wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is a small ink stain on the front cover board and the lettering is fading on the front and spine of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are bumped significantly. One of the previous owners name is affixed on the inside of the front cover board and the other previous owners name is written on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned and there are some markings and underlining. "Scholarship in this country for long clung to the traditional view of the Fourth Gospel, and we still lack in English a satisfactory commentary on the whole text written from the standpoint of the more moderate among recent continental commentators. That the present volume will at all adequately fill up a very obvious blank I can hardly hope; but it is offered as an attempt, however imperfect, to give the English reader in commentary form the results of the modern criticism of the Gospel so admirably set forth, e.g. in E.F. Scott's The Fourth Gospel, its Purpose and Theology...." - Preface from The Moffatt New Testament Commentary: The Gospel Of John

$651.00

Ethics
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Ethics

By Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Edited by Eberhard Bethge)

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners are not bumped on the cover boards. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are crisp, white and clean of any markings. "Only a short generation ago it was still customary for theological thinking to be carried out within the framework of avowedly philosophical concepts, and philosophical theology was a fairly well-defined genre within the whole field of theology. The great work of nineteenth-century theology was carried out for the most part by scholars who had undergone intensive training in the idealist movement in philosophy. It is no derogation of the achievement of that time to say that this simple conjunction of two disciplines is no longer possible today...." - General Introduction from Ethics

$7.50

The Republic
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The Republic

By Plato (Translated Into English By B. Jowett, M.A.)

This book is in good condition. There is significant wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the book are bumped, and there is a large ink stain on the back cover board. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and there are markings on the front end page and the title page. The pages are yellowed and tanned. "The Republic is undoubtedly one of Plato's masterworks and one of the most influential and widely read books in the history of philosophy. It is also devilishly difficult to truly understand. There are any number of reasons for this, but one of them is the sheer breadth of topics and issues that Plato introduces over the course of the dialogue. Readers must make sense not only of those issues in their own right but they must also understand them in relation to the larger themes and arguments of the work. This is, to be sure, a daunting task, particularly for readers who are approaching the dialogue for the first time. In his book, Gerasimos Santas aims to help the reader better understand The Republic by focusing on its central argument -- that we are better off just than unjust. He does this, though, through a particular methodological lens. In his preface, Santas states that The Republic is "a book that is always contemporary," and this sentiment carries through in the focus and method of his book. Santas divides his attention between offering a text-based exegesis of Plato's arguments regarding justice and critically engaging in the text in a way that is highly informed by the works of other, more contemporary, thinkers. The result is a book that gives its readers some grounding in the basic threads of argument in The Republic while also encouraging and empowering them to engage the text and see the arguments as making philosophical claims that are still relevant and worthy of our consideration today. Indeed it is this last thing -- Santas's critical engagement with the text and emphasis on getting the reader involved in its debates and arguments -- that is the real strength of this book...." - Understanding Plato's Republic Reviewed by Michelle Jenkins, Whitman College

$25.86

The Greek Orthodox Church
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The Greek Orthodox Church

By Panagiotis Bratsiotis

This book is in good condition. There is some wear and fading on the front, back, spine and edges of the cloth cover boards. 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 beginning to yellow and tan, but are clear of any markings. "The decree on Ecumenism of the Second Vatican Council has a section entitled, "The Spiritual Position of the Eastern Churches" which emphasizes their great importance: "All should realize that it is of supreme importance to understand, venerate, preserve, and foster the exceedingly rich liturgical and spiritual heritage of the Eastern Churches, in order faithfully to preserve the fullness of Christian tradition, and to bring about reconciliation between Eastern and Western Christians...." - Preface from The Greek Orthodox Church

$75.00

The Shape Of The Liturgy
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The Shape Of The Liturgy

By Dom Gregory Dix

This book is in good condition. There is substantial wear and stains 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 end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "The origin of this essay was a paper read at their request before the Cowley Fathers during their General Chapter in August 1941. I have ventured, therefore, in this different form to offer it again to the members of the oldest, the most respected and in more ways than one the greatest of our Anglican communities of priests...." - Introduction: The Purpose Of This Essay from The Shape Of The Liturgy

$32.78

The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church
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The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church

By Claire Cross

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corner have slight bumping. The previous owners names are written on the front end page. Another previous owners seal is also affixed on the front end page. The pages are white, crisp and clean of any markings. "The reader and the teacher of history might be forgiven for thinking that there are now too many series of historical documents in existence, all claiming to offer light on particular problems and all able to fulfil their claims. At any rate, the general editor of yet another series feels obliged to explain why he is helping one more collection of such volumes into existence...." - General Introduction from The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church

$6.13

The Books And The Parchments
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The Books And The Parchments

By F. F. Bruce, M.A.

This book is in good condition. There is significant wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners are also bumped. The gilding on the spine is rubbed and faded. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his seal is stamped on the first end page and the first title page. The pages are yellowed and tanned. There are some markings on the pages, but it still is definitely a good read. "This volume gathers together a number of articles written and papers read at various times on the transmission of the Bible. It is intended for non-specialists like those who have read them or heard them in their earlier forms, and who have frequently expressed a desire to have them in this form...." - Preface from The Books And The Parchments: Some Chapters On The Transmission Of The Bible

$25.07

Mrs. Seton
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Mrs. Seton

By Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M.

This book is in good condition. There is some wear to the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are bumped very badly. The previous owners name and motto is affixed to the inside of the front cover board.The pages are yellowed and tanned and there are some marking in the book. "Elizabeth Ann Seton was wholly American. She had the blood of French, English and Dutch Colonial pioneers in her veins and was, as Father Dirvin states in the first chapter of this biography, of "rooted American stock"; both of her parents and two of her grandparents were born here.When our great Republic was born, she became a charter American citizen...." - Foreword from Mrs. Seton: Foundress of the American Sisters of Charity

$11.50

The Broadman Hymnal
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The Broadman Hymnal

By B. B. McKinney (Editor)

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards have been bumped. The previous owners name is written on the front end page. The pages are starting to yellow and tan. There are markings through out the book. The last page is torn. "With something akin to a proper appreciation of the value of music in group and public worship, we have genuine happiness in presenting The Broadman Hymnal. If music is the universal language, and it is, hymns of confession, of praise, of petition, of hope, of comfort, of adoration, of consecration easily become the mediums through which all devout souls may join in giving expression to their deepest emotions...." - Foreword from The Broadman Hymnal

$26.10

History Of The Conquest Of Mexico
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History Of The Conquest Of Mexico

By William H. Prescott

The three books in this set are all in good condition. There is wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards of all three books. The corners are bumped on the cover boards on all three books. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board on all three books. The pages are tanned and yellowed in all three books, but they are all clear of any markings. "As the Conquest of Mexico has occupied the pens of Solis and of Robertson, two of the ablest historians of their respective nations, it might seem that little could remain at the present day to be gleaned by the historical inquirer. But Robertson's narrative is necessarily brief, forming only part of a more extended work; and neither the British, nor the Castilian author, was provided with the important materials for relating this event, which have been since assembled by the industry of Spanish scholars...." - Preface from Volume I of History Of The Conquest Of Mexico: With A Preliminary View Of The Ancient Mexican Civilization And The Life Of The Conqueror Hernando Cortes In Three Volumes

$75.00

The History Of England
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The History Of England

By Thomas Babington Macaulay

The books in this set are in good condition.There is significant wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards on all the books in this set. The corners of the cover boards are all bumped considerably in the set. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and on the first end page of all of the books in this set. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but there are only a few markings in this five set volume. "I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second down to a time which is within the memory of men still living. I shall recount the errors which, in a few months, alienated a loyal gentry and priesthood from the House of Stuart. I shall trace the course of that revolution which terminated the long struggle between our sovereigns and their parliaments, and bound up together the rights of the people and the title of the reigning dynasty...." - Chapter 1, Volume I from The History Of England: From The Accession Of James II in Five Volumes

$86.98

The Brownings
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The Brownings

By Robert Browning and Elisabeth Barrett Browning

This book is in fair condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards, except for the crack along the seams between the front cover board and the spine and the back cover board and the spine.There is little bumping on the corners of the cover boards.The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "Genius And Talent, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. And is it simply the nature of human beings that genius should be strange, secretive, and even frightening, whereas talent is lucid, accessible and likeable? The face of Robert Browning gives nothing away - handsome and polished, it offers no hold to those who would pry into the soul behind.Its metallic mirror gives us back ourselves. But the face of Elizabeth Barrett Browning speaks openly of her sufferings - of ill health, of an iron father, of miscarriages - yet speaking in the accents of courage and good sense. Any woman of sensitivity and talent can imagine herself as Elizabeth, in the hope that she might get as much as did did Elizabeth out of a life which sometimes seemed to offer so little...." - Introduction from The Brownings: Letters And Poetry

$20.50

The Crusades
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The Crusades

By Harold Lamb

This book is in fair condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned but clear of any markings.The binding is cracking on the seam between the the front cover board and the spine. "AT THE END of the night of the Dark Ages a multitude of our ancestors left their homes. They started out on what they called the voyage of God...." - Foreword from The Crusades: Iron Men And Saints

$132.18

Crime and Punishment
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Crime and Punishment

By Fyodor Dostoevsky

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is no bumping on the corners of the cover boards. The previous owners name and motto is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but the pages are clear of all markings. "Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the tsars, is determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will. When he commits an act of murder and theft, he sets into motion a story that, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its depth of characterization and vision is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world. The best known of Dostoevsky's masterpieces, Crime and Punishment can bear any amount of rereading without losing a drop of its power over our imaginations. Dostoevsky's drama of sin, guilt, and redemption transforms the sordid story of an old woman's murder into the nineteenth century's profoundest and most compelling philosophical novel...." - Anonymous

$23.23

The Robe
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The Robe

By Lloyd C. Douglas

This book is in good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners have not been bumped. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings "The book explores the aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus. Through the experiences of the Roman tribune, Marcellus Gallio and his Greek slave Demetrius. Prince Gaius, in an effort to rid Rome of Marcellus, banishes Marcellus to the command of the Roman garrison at Minoa, a port city in southern Palestine. In Jerusalem during Passover, Marcellus ends up carrying out the crucifixion of Jesus but is troubled since he believes Jesus is innocent of any crime.Marcellus and some other soldiers throw dice to see who will take Jesus' seamless robe. Marcellus wins and asks Demetrius to take care of the robe. Following the crucifixion, Marcellus takes part in a banquet attended by Pontius Pilate. During the banquet, a drunken centurion insists that Marcellus wear Jesus' robe. Reluctantly wearing the garment, Marcellus apparently suffers a nervous breakdown and returns to Rome. Sent to Athens to recuperate, Marcellus finally gives in to Demetrius' urging and touches the robe, and his mind is subsequently restored. Marcellus, now believing the robe has some sort of innate power, returns to Judea, follows the path Jesus took, and meets many people whose lives Jesus had affected. Based upon their experiences first Demetrius and then Marcellus becomes a follower of Jesus. Marcellus then returns to Rome, where he must report his experiences to the emperor, Tiberius Marcellus frees Demetrius, who escapes. However, later on, because of his uncompromising stance regarding his Christian faith, both Marcellus and his new wife Diana are executed by the new emperor, Caligula...." - Anonymous

$46.15

A Stillness At Appomattox
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A Stillness At Appomattox

By Bruce Catton

This book is in good condition. There is little to wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There is a crack along the seam of the front cover board and the spine. The edges on the cover board are clean and there is no bumping on the corners. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "When first published in 1953, Bruce Catton, our foremost Civil War historian was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction. This final volume of The Army of the Potomac trilogy relates the final year of the Civil War. "Mr. Catton has combined historical accuracy with poetic insight to present the story of the Army of the Potomac in the final year of the Civil War. Writing from the point of view of the citizens who found themselves soldiers he has reaffirmed the great American tradition of a peace-loving people who, faced with necessity, can also produce greatness in war...." - National Book Award For Nonfiction, 1954

$46.15

Northwest Passage
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Northwest Passage

By Kenneth Roberts

This book is in fair condition. There is minor wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover boards. The binding is cracking along the seam joining the front cover board and the spine. The book is still intact. The corners are not bumped. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "Northwest Passage is a historical novel by Kenneth Roberts, published in 1937. Told through the eyes of primary character Langdon Towne, much of the novel follows the exploits and character of Robert Rogers, the leader of Rogers' Rangers, who were a colonial force fighting with the British during the French and Indian War. Structurally, Northwest Passage is divided into halves. The first half is a carefully researched, day-by-day recreation of the raid by Rogers' Rangers on the Indian village at Saint-Francois-du-Lac, Quebec (or Saint Francis, to the Americans troops), a settlement of the Abenakis, an American Indian tribe. The second half of the novel covers Rogers' later life in London, England, and Fort Michilimackinac, Michigan. Roberts' decision to cover the novel's material in two distinct halves followed the actual trajectory of Rogers' life...."

$12.92

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