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The Story Of Jesus

The Story Of Jesus – Ellen Gould White ‘The Story Of Jesus’ is Ellen Gould White’s adaptation of her own work ‘Christ Our Saviour’ for a children’s audience. This beautiful narrative of Jesus’ life on earth was prepared by the author’s son while he was working with mostly illiterate slaves in the South of the United States. It is wonderful to read and tell, even for persons with a limited vocabulary. Format: Paperback. The Story Of Jesus. ISBN: 9783849671686. Available at amazon.com and other venues.   Biography of Ellen Gould White (from wikipedia.com) Ellen Gould White (née Harmon; November 26, 1827 – July 16, 1915) was a prolific author and an American Christian pioneer. Along with other Sabbatarian Adventist leaders… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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The Book Of Ceremonial Magic

The Book Of Ceremonial Magic – Arthur Edward Waite This book is the second edition of a work which in its first edition was titled, more provocatively, The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. This book is an attempt to synthesize the procedures of all of the famous Grimoires. It draws on the Key of Solomon, the Grimorium Verum, the apocryphal Fourth Book of Cornelius Agrippa, and many others, including the famous Black Pullet, or Poulet Noir. While Waite is careful in his analysis of the various Grimoires, he treats the subject matter skeptically. The result is an unparalleled look at the details of ceremonial magic. Format: Paperback. The Book Of Ceremonial Magic. ISBN: 9783849672218. Available at amazon.com and… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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The Book Of Jeremiah

The Book Of Jeremiah – James Hastings Here is a gold mine for the preacher, the teacher and the father and mother in the home who have it in mind to inculcate sound teaching, based upon the Word of God, so that the boys and girls of the congregations, Sunday-Schools and households may be thoroughly rooted and grounded in the essentials of the Christian faith. There are many volumes in this series of short addresses and they cover the entire range of the Holy Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation. The material gathered here is fresh and varied and there is just enough of it to furnish the groundwork of the preacher’s sermon, the Sunday school teacher’s talk and the parent’s… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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Crystal Gazing

Crystal Gazing – Northcote W. Thomas In this useful little book some interesting details are given as to the method and history of crystal gazing. The author thinks the injunctions to be found in the Laws of Manu and elsewhere, not to look into deep water, are meant to suggest its dangers. He has collected a large amount of material from many different countries, and from ancient, mediaeval and modern times—material which might be made extremely useful if some person of genius could be found to pursue the task of organization and explanation. The subject is surrounded with difficulties, and perhaps it is just as well that we do not understand the meaning and object of some of the incantations… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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Angelic Wisdom Concerning The Divine Love And The Divine Wisdom

Angelic Wisdom Concerning The Divine Love And The Divine Wisdom – Emanuel Swedenborg This work, originally published in 1763, treats of the operation of Divine love and Divine wisdom in the creation of the universe, including man as the chief end of creation. It explains the trinal distinction that exists in all created things, from the trinity in God, and shows how this is manifested in man, who is the image of the Divine. It unfolds the doctrine of Degrees, and explains the three discrete degrees of the human mind, showing how these are opened, and what is effected thereby. It also explains the origin of evil uses, and the origin, design, and tendency of good uses. It sets forth… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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True Christian Religion

True Christian Religion – Emanuel Swedenborg This is the last volume published by Swedenborg, and contains the crowning resume of all he had previously been expounding. It is here condensed into a “universal theology.” But it is not mere repetition. Its style is more comprehensive; its argument is a new combination of philosophy and doctrine; its form and its illustrations are to a large extent new. In addition to this, it contains a last section upon the previous Churches, or Dispensations, that have hitherto governed on this earth, and the New Church or New Dispensation which was then being established, the doctrines of which it was Swedenborg’s mission to teach. The Lord, the Word, Creation, Redemption, the Christian Life, the… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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Chinese Buddhism

Chinese Buddhism – Joseph Edkins This is a book of remarkable interest, describing the entrance, progress, and characteristics of Buddhism in China, and containing a Life of Buddha. Dr. Edkins’ long residence in China and his thorough study of all the historical features of religion in China, render him peculiarly competent to discuss Chiuese Buddhism. Format: Paperback. Chinese Buddhism. ISBN: 9783849672065. Available at amazon.com and other venues.   Biography of Joseph Edkins (from wikipedia.com) Born at Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, he graduated from the University of London in 1843. He was ordained on 8 December 1847. Sent by the London Missionary Society, he arrived in China on 22 July 1848 at Hong Kong, and reached Shanghai on 2 September. First he worked… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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The Sacred Writings of Athenagoras

The Sacred Writings of Athenagoras – Athenagoras A Christian apologist of the second half of the second century of whom no more is known than that he was an Athenian philosopher and a convert to Christianity. Of his writings there have been preserved but two genuine pieces—his “Apology” or “Embassy for the Christians” and a “Treatise on the Resurrection”. Both treatises are included here. The Sacred Writings of Athenagoras The Sacred Writings of AthenagorasFormat: Paperback. The Sacred Writings of Athenagoras. ISBN: 9783849672058. Available at amazon.com and other venues.   Work and writings of St. Athenagoras (from wikipedia) Although his work appears to have been well-known and influential, mention of him by other early Christian apologists, notably in the extensive writings of Eusebius, is strangely absent.… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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The Moral Treatises

The Moral Treatises – St. Augustine of Hippo The moral treatises contain much that will instruct and interest the reader; while some views will appear strange to those who fail to distinguish between different ages and different types of virtue and piety. Augustine shared with the Greek and Latin fathers the ascetic preference for voluntary celibacy and poverty. He accepted the distinction which dates from the second century, between two kinds of morality: a lower morality of the common people, which consists in keeping the ten commandments; and a higher sanctity of the elect few, which observes, in addition, the evangelical counsels, so called, or the monastic virtues. He practiced this doctrine after his conversion. He ought to have married… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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The Homilies On The Epistle To The Hebrews

The Homilies On The Epistle To The Hebrews – St. John Chrysostrom John — whose surname “Chrysostom” occurs for the first time in the “Constitution” of Pope Vigilius (cf. P.L., LX, 217) in the year 553 — is generally considered the most prominent doctor of the Greek Church and the greatest preacher ever heard in a Christian pulpit. His natural gifts, as well as exterior circumstances, helped him to become what he was. This edition contains the 34 homilies on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Format: Paperback. The Homilies On The Epistle To The Hebrews. ISBN: 9783849672034. Available at amazon.com and other venues.   Biography of St. John Chrysostom (from wikipedia.com) John Chrysostom ( c. 349 – 407), Archbishop of… Read more.../Mehr lesen ...
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