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The Great Church In Captivity
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The Great Church In Captivity

By Steven Runciman

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the font, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is also some bumping, and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are white and clear of any markings. Of all the roads that a historian may tread none passes through more difficult country than that of religious history. To a believer religious truths are eternal. The doctrine that he preaches and accepts gives expression to their everlasting validity. To him the historian who seeks to discover and explain why the doctrine should have appeared at a particular moment of time seems guilty of unwarranted determinism. But Revealed Religion cannot escape from the bounds of time; for the Revelation must have occurred at a particular moment. The Christian religion, above all others, is concerned with the relations of time and eternity. Its central doctrine, the Incarnation, is not only an eternal truth but an event in history; it is a bridge between the temporal and the eternal. The institutions of Christianity, however divine their inspiration, have been ordered and governed by men and are affected by the temporal processes to which man is subject. The articles of faith, whatever their transcendental validity, have been spread around the world by the agency of man, their transmission has been affected by changes in worldly circumstances and outlook. It may be that man is continually refreshed by the messages from on high. It may be that there is a divine ordering of history. But the historian himself is mortal, restricted by the limitations of temporality; and he must have the modesty to know his limitations. His business is to tell the story and to make it, as best as he can,intelligible to humanity.

$28.12

Gnostics

By Tobias Churton

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the back cover board, and marking on the bottom pages.There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner's stamp is on the first in-side page after the cover board. There are no markings on the pages. " The world was still at war with itself when in the year AD 367 an instruction came to the monastic community at Tabinnisi. The head of the community, Theodore, was instructed to read the 39th Festal Letter of the Bishop of Alexandria, Athanasius. Perhaps the instruction had come from Alexandria. Such a thing would be expected from senior bishop who had already struck fear and hatred into the deviant hearts of the unorthodox, the heretics, on many occasions. Tabinnisi was some 500 miles down the Nile from Alexandria. It was remote from the full weight of authority and Big Trouble often starts in the remote places. It is unlikely that the instruction was for the ears of the community alone. It's pioneering founder, Pachomius, had within living memory set up a rule to unite disparate and solitary people within a community whose practice of strenuous labour involved a strict, almost military discipline. The Christian life was not to be for the elevation of the individual soul alone. The Church had found that the message of love for one's neighbour, promulgated by Christ himself, could blend with and yet further ennoble that civic responsibility and state-duty which was so dear and necessary to the Roman Imperium. Faraway places, even in upper Egypt were never too far away from the voice of authority...." - Chapter One from Gnostics

$31.93

Great Traditions In Ethics

By Ethel Albert, Theodore Denise, Sheldon Peterfreund

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner's name is written on the title page, and there are some markings and highlighting on the other pages. " 'The unexamined life is not worth living.' In these terms, Socrates---the first great moral philosopher of western civilization---stated the creed of reflective individuals and set the task of ethical theory. To seek, with the aid of reason, a consistent and correct ideal of life is the traditional goal of moral philosophers. Yet, to search for basic moral principles and to attempt to solve problems concerning the good and the bad, the right and the wrong, is not the exclusive province of philosophers. Writers, government leaders, historians, and ordinary citizens also conduct ethical inquiry, although they may not call it that. Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Shakespeare's Hamlet, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, as well as discussions at the bridge table and in college dormitories, exemplify at various levels the same questing spirit and desire for wisdom...." - Introduction from Great Traditions In Ethics

$31.93

Adlai Stevenson Of Illinois
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Adlai Stevenson Of Illinois

By John Bartlow Martin

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The front and back outside cover boards have some stains. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but there are no markings on the pages. "Adlai E. Stevenson was born February 5, 1900, on the threshold of the twentieth century. He lived through nearly two thirds of the century and died on July 14, 1965. He was a wanderer and happened to be born in California and to die in England, but his roots were in Bloomington, Illinois. On the next to last Christmas of his life, ambassador of the United States to the United Nations, he went home to Bloomington to visit his sister Buffie in the big old house on East Washington Street where they grew up. He had just come from the UN and he was tired and late in the afternoon lay down on the green velvet sofa in the bay window in the living room and went to sleep. Outside it got dark. His sister came in and quietly lit the lights on the Christmas tree, then stepped into the adjoining library and sat and watched him. The living room was Victorian, filled with Dresden lamps their mother had bought in Germany and an ornate table she had bought in New Orleans, a Japanese sword and a carved elephant tusk their father had bought in Japan. After a while Stevenson shook himself a little, raised his head, then said, Buffie....?" - Chapter One from Adlai Stevenson Of Illinois "

$25.15

The Return Of The Native
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The Return Of The Native

By Thomas Hardy

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the book.There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing , but the pages are free of markings. "The date at which the following events are assumed to have occurred may be set down as between 1840 and 1850, when the old watering-place called 'Budmouth' still retained sufficient afterglow from its Georgian gaiety and prestige to lend it an absorbing attractiveness to the romantic and imaginative soul of a lonely dweller inland...." - Preface from The Return Of The Native "A Saturday afternoon in November was approaching the time of twilight, and the vast tract of unenclosed wild known as Egdon Heah embrowned itself moment by moment. Overhead the hollow stretch of whitish cloudS shutting out the sky was as a tent which had the whole heath for its floor...." - Chapter One from The Three Women, first book from The Return Of The Native

$7.68

Reality Therapy
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Reality Therapy

By William Glasser, M. D.

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is little bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has written his name and dated the inside of the front cover boards. The pages have slight yellowing, but no markings on the pages. Two of the back pages were folded down on the top edges. "This is an extraordinarily significant book. Readers will themselves discover that it is courageous, unconventional, and challenging. And future developments will, I predict, show that it is also scientifically and humanly sound...." - Foreword by O. Hobart Mowrer, Ph. D. "Reality Therapy is an effective psychiatric treatment different from that generally accepted today. Based on psychiatric theory which also differs greatly from conventional or traditional psychiatry, it is applicable to all people with psychiatric problems. This book will describe Reality Therapy, explain in detail how it differs from conventional psychiatry, and show its successful application to the treatment of juvenile delinquents, chronic mental hospital patients, private psychiatric patients, and disturbed children in the school classroom...." - Introduction from Reality Therapy

$24.58

Byzantine Empresses
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Byzantine Empresses

By Charles Diehl

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and the spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and no fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing, but there are no markings on the pages. "In the most secluded part of the Imperial Palace of Byzantium, far beyond the guardrooms and the apartments of state, in the midst of shadowy gardens and running waters, which, to quote a contemporary chronicler, made of it "a new Eden," "another Paradise," arose the private dwelling of the Greek Emperors of the Middle Ages...." - Chapter I from The Life Of A Byzantine Empress

$49.79

Liturgy And Society
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Liturgy And Society

By A. G. Herbert

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and the spine of the cover boards. There is some discoloration on the inside front and back cover boards. The previous owners have written, and dated the inside cover boards, and affixed an ownership stamp. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "This book is an essay on the Church and her message, particularly as embodied in the actual order of the Church and her liturgy, in relation to the problem of belief and a true social life in the confused world of today. It is addressed not only to those who are Christians, but also to those many others who look in from time to time through the church door, and wonder whether some day they will come in. That the Church, being such as she is, should inspire a certain repulsion is intelligible enough. But she also exercises an attraction; and here I feel sure that it is not least the sacred actions and words of Christian worship that make to very many a deep appeal, and one that is not only or even chiefly aesthetic: that even when sermons are tiresome and hymns banal, the drama of the eucharistic rite and the words of the Prayer Book speak to them of a real relation of man to the Eternal, and inspire a hope that amid the disintegration of modern life, the confusion of belief, and the falling in ruins of the towers of Babel that human idealism tries to build, they may yet come to find that this sacred symbolism is an expression of reality, of the things which cannot be shaken, of the City which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God...." - Preface from Liturgy And Society

$7.15

Trafalgar
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Trafalgar

By David Howarth

This book is in very good condition with little wear on the front, back, edges, and the spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards, and no markings on the inside cover boards. The horizontal edges of the pages are yellowing, but there are no markings on the pages. "At ten to six in the morning of the 21st of October 1805, off Cape Trafalgar in the south of Spain, Napoleon's French and Spanish fleet was sighted against the dawn sky, and men in the British fleet who were not on watch swarmed up on deck to look...." - from Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch

$10.05

The Forsyte Saga
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The Forsyte Saga

By John Galsworthy

This book is in fairly good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards, as well as spots on the outside back cover board. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, with some vertical fraying and warping, but the pages are clear of markings. A few of the pages are dog-eared and edges torn. "The Forsyte Saga was the title originally destined for that part of it which is called 'The Man of Propery; and to adopt it for the collected chronicles of the Forsyte family has indulged the Forsytean tenacity that is in all of us. The word Saga might be objected to on the ground that it connotes the heroic and that there is little of heroism in these pages. But it is used with a suitable irony; and, after all, this long tale, though it may deal with folk in frock coats, furbelows, and a gilt-edged period, is not devoid of the essential heat of conflict. Discounting for the gigantic stature and blood-thirstiness of old days, as they have come down to us in fairy-tale and legend, the folk of the old Sagas were Forsytes, assuredly, in their possessive instincts, and as little proof against the inroads of beauty and passion as Swithin, Soames, or even Young Jolyon. And if heroic figures, in days that never were, seem to startle out from their surroundings in fashion unbecoming to a Forsyte of the Victorian era, we may be sure that tribal instinct was even then the prime force, and that 'family' and the sense of home and property counted as they do to this day, for all the recent efforts to 'talk them out...." - Author's Preface from The Forsyte Saga

$68.99

Daughter Of Eve
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Daughter Of Eve

By Noel B. Gerson

This book is in good condition. There seems to be little or no wear on the front, back, edges and the spin e of the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. The vertical edges are not smooth. "In the opinion of the late Queen Elizabeth, Captain John Smith was the most accomplished and versatile liar in England. Nostalgic partisans of the old regime had created the myth that her judgments of men had been infallible, and her appraisal of Smith was still widely accepted three years after her death in 1603. Sir Walter Raleigh, the most distinguished prisoner currently being held in the Tower of London, had more time and better reason than most to recall the reign of Gloriana, and he certainly remembered her estimate of the young man...." - from Daughter Of Eve, A novel about Pocahontas

$9.68

Theology Of Hope
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Theology Of Hope

By Jurgen Moltmann

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, and edges, but some wear on the spine of the cover boards. The previous owner has signed and dated the inside of the front cover board. There seems to be no bumping or fraying of the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are free of markings. "The following efforts bear the title Theology of Hope, not because they set out once again to present eschatology as a separate doctrine and to compete with the well known textbooks. Rather, their aim is to show how theology can set out from hope and begin to consider its theme in an eschatological light. For this reason they enquire into the ground of the hope of Christian faith and into the responsible exercise of this hope in thought and action in the world today. The various critical discussions should not be understood as rejections and condemnations. They are necessary conversations on a common subject which is so rich that it demands continual new approaches. Hence, I hope they may make it clear that even critical questions can be a sign of theological partnership. I have thus to thank all who have stimulated, and all who have opposed me...." - Preface from Theology Of Hope Theology Of Hope

$8.35

The Diaconate Now
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The Diaconate Now

By Richard T. Nolan (Editor)

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping, or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, with some fraying on the vertical edges, but the pages are clear of any markings. "In 1963 a bishop of the Episcopal Church laid hands on my head and said, "Take thou authority to execute the Office of a Deacon in the Church of God committed unto thee; In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Ghost, Amen." Three days later began my month's supply ministry in a parish whose rector was on vacation. Except for a Sunday supply priest, I was quite on my own for all practical purposes. As a matter of curiosity, I took up the Book of Common Prayer to see again what specific functions I had as a deacon; academic theory and ordination promises had suddenly acquired a jolting dimension of existential reality! Finding listed some tasks I felt unprepared for, and some that perhaps were not to be done, I ministered as I could for the four weeks...." - Preface from The Diaconate Now

$14.38

Festivals of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Celebrations, Customs, Events and Holidays
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Festivals of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Celebrations, Customs, Events and Holidays

By Elizabeth Breuilly, Joanne O’Brien, Martin Palmer

This book is in very good condition.

$12.34

The Lopsided Ape
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The Lopsided Ape

By Michael C. Corballis

This book is as new. There is little to no wear on the front, back, and spine of the cover. There is some bumping on the corners and some dog-earring of the pages. The pages are crisp, white, and clear of any markings. "In the 1950's, when I was an undergraduate, basic psychology seemed to be built very largely on work with animals. We spent a good deal of time discussing whether rats in mazes learned which turns to make or which places to go to, or discussing how the rates at which they pressed bars depended on the pattern of rewards they received. The dominant figure of the time was the behaviorist B. F. Skinner. I remember also the excitement of the ideas proposed by D. O. Hebb, in may ways the founder of modern neuroscience as it pertains to psychology. In all of this, it seemed to be taken for granted that the same principles of behavior applied to humans as to other animals, an idea that seemed at the time to have a vaguely subversive quality to those of us with conventional upbringings. Indeed, I am afraid it was probably the whiff of heresy that attracted me away from mathematics and to psychology...." - Preface from The Lopsided Ape: Evolution of The Generative Mind

$300.01

Carlos
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Carlos

By John Langdon-Davies

This book is in good condition.There is a large amount of wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. There are stains and markings on the front, back, and spine of the cover boards. There are red markings on the inside of the front cover board and the front end page. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the rest of the pages are clear of markings. "On November 6th 1661, a Sunday, as she sat down to her midday meal, the Queen of Spain, Dona Mariana, felt certain symptoms which she had been expecting for two anxious days. She left the table and hurried to the Tower Chamber, which had been prepared for the event. The royal collection of sacred relics occupied every corner, the three thorns from Christ's crown, one of the nails from His Cross, a fragment of the Cross itself, a piece of Our Lady's mantel, and dozens of treasures only less rare. To these had been added other very special ones, known to be helpful on such occasions. Father Juan de Ojalvo had hurried to Madrid with the walking-stick of Santo Domingo, Abbot of Silos; and from San Juan de Ortega's convent, his miraculous belt had been brought by the Prior himself...." - Chapter One from Carlos:The King Who Would Not Die

$30.20

The Western Fathers
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The Western Fathers

By Sulpicus Severus, Paulinus The Deacon, Possidus, Bishop Of Calma, Hilary, Bishop Of Arles, Constantinus Of Lyons (Translated and Edited by F. R. Hoare)

This book is in good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine and edges. The corners have some bumping. The pages are slightly yellowed, but clear of any markings. "The biographical writings in this volume are the primary sources for the Lives of the five Western Fathers with whom they deal. If the purpose of this series were to convert the contemporary pictures of the makers of Christendom into biographies of the modern type, each of them would have to be pulled to pieces, supplemented from other sources, interpreted in the light of later knowledge and reconstructed on quite a different plan. Since in actual fact the purpose of the series is largely to enable the twentieth-century reader to see these makers of Christendom as far as possible as their contemporaries saw them, it would seem that the task of the translator is to preserve as far as possible the feeling and manner of the original, and that the task of the editor is far as possible to put the twentieth-century reader in possession of the knowledge of the setting of the Lives which the contemporary readers had and which the writers took for granted...." - Preface from The Western Fathers: Being The Lives of Martin of Tours, Ambrose, Augustine of Hippo, Hororatus of Aries

$17.40

The Last Crusade
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The Last Crusade

By Albert Marrin

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The previous owner's name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are clear of any markings. The pages are white and crisp. "On August 4, 1914, Kaiser William II concluded his speech from the throne with a phrase which, with slight modification, might have commended itself to the leaders of any of the warring states: "From this day on, I recognize no parties but only Germans. " The Great War, which cost him and other of his fellow monarchs their thrones, and in one case life itself, was the supreme instance of the power of nationalism to overwhelm everything binding men in different nations together. Neither a common intellectual heritage, nor the mutual interests of the workers of the world, proved a barrier to violence when the integrity of life of the nation was at stake. By the same token, the clergy of all the major denominations of the West threw their support, material no less than moral, behind the war efforts of their respective countries, while Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish laymen slew their fellow nonbelievers...." - Preface from The Last Crusade: The Church of England in the First World War

$45.20

Young Bess
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Young Bess

By Margaret Irwin

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and the spine of the cover boards. There is severe bumping and fraying on the cover boards.The previous owner's stamp is affixed to the inside of the front cover board . The pages are yellowing and tanning , but the pages are clear of any markings. Some of the pages are dog-eared. " She had been allowed to come out to the royal flagship, and had been eating cherries and strawberries dipped in wine. All round her the sea was a flaming white glitter, the air was hot high summer, the wind in a mad mood; she was twelve years old, and Tom Seymour, who was Admiral of the Fleet and her favourite step-uncle, was talking to her as though she were rather more; he was joking and chaffing her, but then he did that with all women, even with the Queen...." - Chapter One from Young Bess

$30.47

Early Christian Thought And The Classical Tradition
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Early Christian Thought And The Classical Tradition

By Henry Chadwick

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges and spine of the cover boards. The corners are slightly bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are crisp, white and clean of all markings. "This book is based mainly on the Hewett Lectures on Early Alexandrian Christianity, delivered in 1962 at Union Theological Seminary, New York, and at Andover Newton Theological School, and at the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The substratum of the book consists of the words then spoken in the lecture room., though with revisions and enlargements. To this spoken discourse I have ventured to append annotations which in a few instances may seem to go ill with a text addressed to a more general audience, but may nevertheless, I hope, be found to contain something of interest for those readers for whom the stuff of a book consists in the notes and marginalia...." - Preface from Early Christian Thought And The Classical Tradition: Studies in Justin Clement, and Origen

$34.25

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