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The Dual Truth: Studies on Nineteenth-Century Modern Religious Thought and Its Influence on Twentieth-Century Jewish Philosophy, [Two Volume Set]

By Chamiel, Ephraim

Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2019. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good - Fine. Octavo. Volume I. pp xv, 1-254, translator's note, foreword to the English Edition, introduction, Chapters I-VIII. Volume II. pp. 255-573, Chapters 9-14, bibliography, index of subjects, index of names. Translated by Avi Kallenbach. First Edition, 2019. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. Faintly bumped bottom fore-edge rear panel tips of both volumes, and very faint foxing to boards, else, Pristine, no wear. No markings, tight binding, pages clean and white. 6.5" x 9.5". Pictorial paper-covered boards with black lettering to front board and spine. "This book explores three schools of fascinating, talented, and gifted scholars whose philosophies assimilated the Jewish and secular cultures of their respective homelands: they include halakhists from Rabbi Ettlinger to Rabbi Eliezer Berkowitz; Jewish philosophers from Isaac Bernays to Yeshayau Leibowitz; and biblical commentators such as Samuel David Luzzatto and Rabbi Umberto Cassuto. Running like a thread through their philosophies is the attempt to reconcile the Jewish belief in revelation with Western culture, Western philosophy, and the conclusions of scientific research. Among these attempts is Luzzatto's dual truth approach.

$75.00

Ageless Qur'an Timeless Text: A Visual Study of Sura 17 Across 14 Countries& 19 Manuscripts

By Muhammad Mustafa Al-Azami

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Azami Publishing House, 2017. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Oblong Quarto. viii, 44 + (2) 146 + (3) 51 (6) pp. Azami Publishing House: First Edition, 2017. Not Price Clipped. On the very faintest wear to dj, else, Pristine no wear. No markings, tight binding, pages clean and white. 11.75" x 9.25". Brown cloth boards with dark brown cloth spine, gilt lettering to boards, gilt top text block edges, and copper-colored satin ribbon. DJ in removable acetate protector. English Text: preface, introduction, I. The Framework; II. Text and Transmission; III. How Language Evolves; IV. Results and Discussion; V. Conclusion. The 146 Plates of Sura Isra'; The Arabic Text. "This study gathers Qur'anic manuscripts spanning the fifteen centuries of Islam, then "peels" off the text word-by-word and sets it all in a way that is easily graspable yet visually unique. The focus here is not to champion or refute an idea through an essay, or preaching, or speculating, or confounding, or even by reference to bygone works and their authors theories and thoughts. The aim is to collect Qur'anic manuscripts of established pedigrees and, using Surah 17 as a case study, to set the reality of the written words of the Qur'an plainly before all.

$60.00

The Reconstruction of the English Church [Two Volume Set]

By Usher, Roland G.

New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1910. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Large Octavo. Volume I. ix (iii), 423 pp, preface, list of maps, Book I. Preparation for Reconstruction; Book II. Reconstruction. Volume II. vi, 426 pp, Book II. (continued); Book III. Vindication of Reconstruction; appendices: I-VI, bibliography, index. First Edition, June 1910. Owner's ex libris plate on front pastedown. Light wear to boards with faded black cloth of spines, and age-toning to bottom and fore- text block edge. No markings, tight binding, pages clean, white and bright. 6" x 9". Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and gilt top text block edge. "The reconstruction of the English Church was the final step in the transformation of the pre-reformation Church into the present Establishment. Like all great institutional changes, it was a slow growth produced by those natural forces, religious, political, economic, and social, which had lain behind the Reformation itself. It was, moreover, a national movement for the reshaping of the national church into a form better suited than had been the earlier institution to the peculiar needs of the English nation." from the Preface.

$65.00

Encyclopedia of the Early Church [Two Volume Set]

By Di Berardino, Angelo (ed.)

New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket as issued. Quarto. 4to. Volume I. A-M, xxv (iii), pp. 1-578 pp, foreword to the English Translation, note on bibliographic amendments, list of contributors, biblical abbreviations, bibliographical abbreviations, Entries A-M. Volume II. N-Z pp. 579-1130, Entries N-Z; synoptic table, maps illustrations, index. Translated from the Italian by Adrian Walford with a foreword and bibliographic amendments by W.H.C. Frend. Produced by the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum: First English Language Edition: 1992. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. Pristine no wear. No markings, tight binding, pages clean and bright. 8.5" x 12." Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "The Encyclopedia of the Early Church is a two-volume reference work providing concise and precise information on all topics concerning the first eight centuries of Christianity. Valuable to historians, archaeologists, philosophers, and philologists as well as theologians, this work extends the knowledge of how Christianity evolved to become the most important influence in the history of Western civilization.

$65.00

Three French Treatises

By Jean Calvin - Francis M. Higman (ed)

London: University of London / Athlone Press, 1970. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. 8vo. iv, 171 pp, acknowledgments, introduction, bibliography, Traite des reliques; Traite de la Cene; Excuse aux Nicodemites; notes glossary. Text om French (Introduction and endnotes in English). Athlone Renaissance Library series, First Edition, 1970. Not Price Clipped. Minor wear to top and bottom edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. 5.5X8. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. DJ in removal mylar protector.

$27.50

on Nature and Grace: Selections from the Summa Theologica

By Acquinas, Thomas / Fairweather, A.W. - Editor & Translator

Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1954. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good - Very Good. Octavo. Dust Jacket Condition: Good-Very Good . 386 pp, editor's preface, general introduction; Part I. Questions: Art. 1-4; 20-23; Of Sin, Prima Secundae, Questions 82, 85; Treatise on Grace, Prima Secundae, Questions 109-114; Treatise on the Theological Virtues: On Faith, Secunda Secundae, Questions 1-7; II. On Hope, Secuda Secundae, Questions 17-21; III. On Charity, Secunda Secundae, Questions 23, 27; bibliography, index of biblical references, index of references to other authors and sources. Translated and edited by A. M. Fairweather: First Edition, 1954. Price clipped. 1"x3/4" chip to top edge near spine dj with a minute chip to bottom edge spine, and minor edge wear to top and bottome edge spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering and gilt decoration to spine.

$17.50

Mirage and Truth

By D'Arcy, M.C.

London: The Canterbury Press, 1935. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 204 (1) pp, introduction, I. Competing Ideals; II. The Grandiur of Theism; III. The Idea of God: The Minimum; IV. The Christian Ideal; V. Per Crucem ad Lucem. First Edition, 1935. "In this thoughtful and moving book the author compares the strength and beauty of Christianity with some of the popular secular gospels of the day. In the turmoil of modern life there is a longing to attain to some region of peace, some state of invulnerability, some Utopia. The author shows that these dreams are too fragile; that they neglect the stern conditons imposed on all human desires for self-perfection and the happiness of others. It is not Divine Love which makes men suffer; it is Man himself who has forced love to be painful. Yet out of man's own choice and human evil God works the wonder of hope and a sublime happiness. Nor is there any other way. The short cut of so many modern idealists and reformers are merely blind alleys, leading to disappointment and despair." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Some 1/2" chipping along top edge front panel and spine dj with a few very small closed tears, light foxing to panels, and lightly age-toned spine of same. Only the slightest external wear, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and maroon top text block edge.

$17.50

Sacro-Sanctum, Occumenicum Concillium Tridentinum

By Joannis Gallemart

Martiti (Madrid): Editio Novissima, 1773. Hard Cover. Very Good -. 4to. Complete Title: Sacro-sanctum Oecumenicum Concilium Tridentinum additis declarationibus cardenalium ejusdem Concilii Interpretum, ex ultima recognitione Joannis Gallemart; nec non remissionibus Augustini Barbosa, et Annotationibus practicis Cardinalis de Luca, cum variis Rotæ Romanæ Decisionibus. 677 pp. Descriptio Tridentinae civitatis; Capitula concilii tridentini: justa seriem alphabeti; Ordo legendi decreta reformationis per concilium tridentinum facta distinctus per titulos, & capita.; Canones, et decreta; sacrosancti, oecumenici, et generalis concilii tridentini: justa ordinem titulorum decrct. per A. Barbosam; Bulla indictionis concilii tridentini: sacri oecumenici, et generalis sub Paullo III. Pontifice Maximo; Sessionum, et decretorum, concilii tridentini: Sessio I-XXV; Index rerum & verborum. Editio, Novissima, Martiti (Madrid), Typographia Regia, vulgo de la Gazeta. Text in Latin. Ties lacking. Age-toned and foxing and some wear to vellum boards with faded lettering to spine; and loosening to boards at hinges at inside junctions but does not affect binding. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Original vellum.

$350.00

Tortures and Torments of the Christian Martyrs: From the "De SS. Martyrum Cruciatibus" of The Rev. Father Antonio Gallonio

By Allinson, A. R. (Translated and Adapted by)

Paris: The Fortune Press, 1903. Limited/Numbered Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine/No Jacket. 4to. xvi, 242 (1) pp, publisher's note, list of b&w illustrations, 12 chapters, conclusion, index. Illustrated with the forty-six original plates and containing a note on the origin and scope of the book: Limited to 1200 Numbered Copies, of which this is No. 578. "Now a word as to the origin of the book. This most curious work, may be roughly characterised as a sort of Catholic and Continental Foxe's Book of Martyrs, and which, like the latter collection of horrors, enjoyed an enormous vogue in the 17th and the earlier part of the 18th centuries, appeared originally at Rome in 1591. Father Gallonio's work was intended for the edification of the Faithful, and was issued with the full authority and approbation of the Church." from the Publisher's Note. Owner's info stamped on top edge front pastedown. Minor external wear with faintly foxed top text block edge, else, Pristine Interiior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$125.00

Evolution, the Stone Book, and the Mosaic Record of Creation

By Cooper, Thomas

Cincinnati/New York: Cranston and Curts/Hunt and Eaton, 1893. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo. viii, 188 (4) pp, preface, Introduction; I. De Maillet and His Theory; II. 'Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation' and the Theory of Development; III. Darwin, and 'Origin of Species by Natural Selection'; IV. Mr. Herbert Spencer and 'Evolution' --- The Synthetic Philosophy --- Mr. Darwin's Rejection of 'Final Causes' --- The Germabn Philosophers; V. Truth of the Evolution Theory Challenged; and Its Absurdities Exhibited; VI. Mr. Darwin's Theory of 'Sexual Selection --- Its Irreverence Towards the Great Maker --- Very Different Thinkings of Other Intellectual Men; VII. 'The Reign of Law' --- A Word About 'Useless Organs' --- Mr. Darwin's Forgetfulness of the Foresight Evident in God's Creation; VIII. Haeckel and the Plastidulic Soul --- Pessimism in Germany ---Necessitarian Teaching of Professor Tyndal, and Its Ruinous Tendency. Stamped and Inked names of front endpapers. Light external wear, else, Pristine Interor. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey decorative-cloth with orange lettering to front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

Religious Thought in the Eighteenth Century: Illustrated from Writers of the Period

By Creed, John Martin and John Sandwith Boys Smith

Oxford, UK: Cambridge at the University Press, 1934. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xl, 301 pp, preface, introduction, I. Natural Religion and Revelation; II. The Credentials of Revelation; III. The Grounds and Sufficiency of Natural Religion Considered; IV. The Passing of the Age of Reason; V. The Study of the Bible; VI. The Church in Its Relation to the State; index. First Edition,1934. The purpose of this book is to illustrate the developments in the religious thought during the 18th century, which form the starting point of theological problems in their modern form. The method has been to select passages from representative writers and to arrange them in sections, so as to give a view of the main problems which arise. Biographical and explanatory introductions are prefixed to the extracts." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Inked name on ffep. Minor edge wera to bottom edge spine dj with age toned to spine of same. Only the slightest foxing to top and fore- text block edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark-blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$44.00

Living in the Tenth Century: Mentalities and Social Orders
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Living in the Tenth Century: Mentalities and Social Orders

By Fichtenau, Heinrich / Geary, Patrick J. - Translator

Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 1991. First Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Octavo. xxii + 471 pp, translator's foreword, intrroduction, six Parts : I- ORDO (3 chapters), II-FAMILIA (chapters 4-6); III-NOBILITAS (chapters 7-10); IV-RELIGIO (chapters 11-13); V-VULGUS (chapters 14-16); VI-CONFUSIO (chapters 17-19); Epilogue, bibliography, index. Binding tight, pages clean & unmarked, wraps very slight wear at the top & bottom foreedge, but still near fine. 6.1" x 9.1" blue illustrated wraps.

$20.00

The Twelve Prophets (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Old Testament, Volume XIV)

By Ferreiro, Alberto (ed.)

Downers Grove, IL: IVP. 2003. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. xxv, 366 pp, general introduction, a guide to using this commentary, abbreviations, Introductions to The Twelve Prophets; The Commentaries; Appendix: early Christian writers and the documents cited, biographical sketches, timeline of writers of the Patristic Period, bibliography of works in original languages, bibliography of works in English translation, author/writings index, subject index, scripture index. Edited by Dean O. Wenthe: First Edition, 2003. "The church fathers mined the Old Testament throughout for prophetic utterances regarding the Messiah, but few books yielded as much messianic ore as the Twelve Prophets, sometimes known as the Minor Prophets, not because of their relative importance but because of the relative brevity of their writings." Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$24.00

Sack of Rome, 1527

By Hook, Judith

London: Macmillan, 1972. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Large 8vo. 343 pp, list of b&w illustrations, a note on Italy, introduction, 19 chapters, glossary, notes, bibliography, index. First Edition, 1972. "The sack of Rome shocked the Christian world. Following the battle of Pavia, Pope Clement VII joined the French-led League of Cognac to resist the threatened Habsburg domination of Europe. Emperor Charles V appealed to the German diet for support and raised an army, which entered Italy in 1527 and joined the imperial forces from Milan, commanded by the duke of Bourbon. This army marched on Rome, hoping to detach the pope from the league. The many Lutherans in its ranks boasted that they came with hemp halters to hang the cardinals and a silk one for the pope. Rome fell on 6 May 1527, Bourbon being killed in the first assault. Discipline collapsed, and the city was savagely pillaged for a week before some control was restored." Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine with map on endpapers.

$48.00

Interpreting John Calvin
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Interpreting John Calvin

By Ford Lewis Battles

Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 1996. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 377 pp, b&w frontis, list of tables, foreword by Richard C. Gamble, editor's perface, acknowledgments, Introductory Essays by I. John Hesselink and Donald K. McKim, abbeviations, Part 1. The Origin and Structure of Calvin's Theology: 1. Calvin's Humanistic Education; 2. The Sources of Calvin's Seneca Commentary; 3. The First Edition of the Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536); 4. God was Accommodating Himself to Human Capacity; 5. Calculus Fidei: Some Ruminations on the Structure of the Theology of John Calvin. Part 2. Calvin's Poetry Piety, and Morality: 6. The Theologian as Poet: Some Remarks about the "Found" Poetry of John Calvin; 7. True Piety According to Calvin; 8. Notes of John Calvin, Justitia, and the Old Testament Law; 9. Against Luxury and License in Geneva: A Forgotten Fragment of Calvin (1546-47); Appendixes: 1. The Chief Lineaments of Calvin's Religious Experience; 2. The Antithetical Structure of Calvin's Institutes; 3. Chief Mofifs in Calvin's Institutes; 4. Tabulation of Biblical Citations in the Institutes; Ford Lewis Battles bibliography, contributors, index. Edited by Robert Benedetto: First Edition, 1996. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear.. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Under His Very Windows: The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy
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Under His Very Windows: The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy

By Zuccotti, Susan

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 2000. F Second Edition. H Hard Cover. As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. xii, 408 pp, acknowledgments, introduction, 20 chapters, conclusion, abbreviations, notes, index with b&w illustrations. Second Edition, 2000. "This meticulously researched and balanced book examines exactly what the pope and his assistants at the Vatican Secretariat of State did to help Jews in Italy, the country where they were in a position to be most helpful. It finds that they did very little." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no highlighting or marginalia. Black half-cloth with yellow paper-covered boards, and gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

A Harmony of the Four Gospels in Greek, Newly Arranged, with Explanatory Notes.

By Robinson, Edward

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1893. Revised Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. xxvi, 273 (5) pp, Introductory Statement by the M. B. Riddle; Preface; List of Harmonies; Contents and Synopsis of the Harmony; Table for Finding Any Passage in the Harmony; Contents of the Notes; Explanation of Critical Notes; Designation of Authorities and Editors; I. The Greek Text of Tischendorf: Part I. Events Connected with the Birth and Childhood of Our Lord; Part II. Announcement and Introduction ou our Lord's Public Ministry; Part III. Our Lord's First Passover, and The Subsequent Transactions until the Second; Part IV. Our Lord's Second Passover, and the Subsequent Transactions until the Third; Part V. From Our Lord's Third Passover until His First Departure from Galilee at the Festival of Tabernacles; Part VI. The Festival of Tabernacles and the Subsequent Transactions until Our Lord's Arrival at Bethany Six Days Before the Fourth Passover; Part VII. Our Lord's Public Entry into Jerusalem and the Subseequent Transactions before the Fourth Passover; Part V. The Fourth Passover; Our Lord's Passion; and the Accompanying Events until the End of the Jewish Sabbath; Part IX. Our Lord's Ressurection, His Subsequent Appearances and His Ascension with critical notes below the text of Tregelles and of Westcott and Hort as representing the best results of textual study in England. II. Notes (In English) on the Harmony of the Four Gospels. Complete Citation: Giving the Text of Tischendorf, and Various Readings Accepted by Tregelles, Westcott and Hort, and in the Revised English Version of 1881, with Additional Notes by M. B. Riddle. Revised, 1893. Owner's ex libris plate on front pastedown. Frayed top and bottom spine edge and fore-edge corners with lightly age toned text block edges, and very brief ink underlining or notations xiv, 24, 42, 46, 76, 88 with a sentence-long notation in bottom margin of page 139, else, tight and strong binding. Original olive binding with beveled boards, and gilt lettering to spine.

$37.50

Gospel According to St Mark: The Greek Text with Introduction Notes and Indices

By Swete, Henry Barclay

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1920. Third Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good + +. cx, 434 (2) pp, preface to the Third Edition, preface to the First Edition, Introduction: I. Personal History of St Mark; II. History of the Gospel in the Early Church; III. Place and Time of Writing, Origianl Language; IV. Vocabulary, Grammar, Style; V. Contents, Plan, and Sources; VI. Comparison of St Mark with the Other Synoptists; VII. Use of the Old Testament by St Mark; VIII. External Conditions of the Life of Christ as Depicted by St Mark; IX. St Mark's Conception of the Person and Office of Our Lord; X. Authorities for the Text; XI. Alternative Endings of the Gospel; XII. Commentaries; Text and Notes; Index of the Greek Words Used in the Gospel; Index of the Introduction and Notes; Facsimile of Edschmiatzin Ms., facing p. cxi; Fold-Out Maps of Northern Palestine and the Sea of Galilee facing p. 408. Third Edition, Reprinted with slight changes, 1920. Inked name on ffep. Minor edge wear with lightly age-toned text block edges, and brief ink underlined note p. 388, else, Pristine Interior. Clean tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark brown cloth with blind-stamped borders, and gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Saint Paul's Epistle to the Philippians. A Revised Text with Introduction, Notes, and Dissertations.

By Lightfoot, J. B

London and New York: Macmillan and Co. Ltd.. 1894. Reprint. H Hard Cover. Very Good +. xvi, 350 (2) pp, preface to First Edition, preface to the Sixth Edition, preface to the Twelfth Edition, Introductionj: I. St Paul in Rome; II. Order of the Epistles of the Captivity; III. The Church of Philippi; IV. Character and Contents of the Epistle and The Genuineness of the Epistle. Text and Notes. Dissertations: I. The Christian Ministry; II. St Paul and Seneca and The Letters of Paul and Seneca; index. Reprinted, 1894. Light edge wear with age-toned text block edges. Three brief markings: underlining foot note p. 3, short line in margin of p. 6, and line in margin of foot note p. 81, else, Pristine Interior. Clean tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark brown cloth with blind-stamped borders, and gilt lettering to spine.

$22.50

Lovesong: Becoming a Jew [Signed by the Author]

By Lester, Julius

Henry Holt & Company, 1988. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. 248 pp, 28 chapters, glossary with b&w illustrations. First Edition, 1931. First Edition, 1988. Inscribed by the Author on ffep. "The author chronicles his earliest encounters with faith in the figure of his father, a black Methodist minister, his earliest recollections of the lure of Judaism, the South before the Civil Rights movement, and his conversion to Judaism." Not Price Clipped. Inked name half-title. Only the faintest wear to fore-edge corner tips dj. Lightly Frayed fore-edge corner tips, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$60.00

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