By: Daniel Garrison Brinton (1837-1899)
|American Hero-Myths A Study in the Native Religions of the Western Continent|
|Nagualism A Study in Native American Folk-lore and History|
|The Religious Sentiment Its Source and Aim: A Contribution to the Science and Philosophy of Religion|
By: David Friedrich Strauss (1808-1874)
The Life of Jesus Critically Examined
Strauss was an early pioneer in the ongoing 'Quest of the Historical Jesus' held amongst New Testament scholars, and his Life of Jesus is one of the few landmarks in the field. The first edition of Strauss' book was published in Germany in 1835 when he was only 27 years old, and which by 1840 had gone through four editions. He focused his attention on battling two theological fronts which were current at the time - the traditional Orthodox who believed the miracles in the Gospels were to be taken as literal, yet supernatural, history; and the Rationalists, who believed that the Gospel miracles were all true but could be explained by natural and purely physical causes...
By: David Hume (1711-1776)
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
In Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, philosopher David Hume examines whether belief in God can be rational. The work takes the form of a debate between three characters: Cleanthes, who argues that the existence and nature of God can be empirically verified; Demea, who argues that God is completely beyond human knowledge; and Philo, a philosophical skeptic widely thought to represent Hume’s own beliefs. Much of the debate centers around Cleanthes’ presentation of the analogical argument from design...
By: David James Burrell (1844-1926)
|The Centurion's Story|
By: David Marshall Brooks (1902-1994)
The Necessity of Atheism
Plain speaking is necessary in any discussion of religion, for if the freethinker attacks the religious dogmas with hesitation, the orthodox believer assumes that it is with regret that the freethinker would remove the crutch that supports the orthodox. And all religious beliefs are "crutches" hindering the free locomotive efforts of an advancing humanity. There are no problems related to human progress and happiness in this age which any theology can solve, and which the teachings of freethought cannot do better and without the aid of encumbrances.
By: David Wright
|Is The Young Man Absalom Safe? A Sermon Preached in The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Stoke Bishop, on Sunday, July 19th, 1885|
By: Desiderius Erasmus (1466/69-1536)
The Praise of Folly
The Praise of Folly (Greek title: Morias Enkomion (Μωρίας Εγκώμιον), Latin: Stultitiae Laus, sometimes translated as In Praise of Folly, Dutch title: Lof der Zotheid) is a satirical essay written in 1509 by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466/69-1536). It is considered one of the most influential works of literature in Western civilization and one of the catalysts of the Protestant Reformation.It starts off with a satirical learned encomium after the manner of the Greek satirist...
By: Donald Alexander Mackenzie (1873-1936)
Myths and Legends: Myths of Babylonia and Assyria
Donald Alexander Mackenzie was a Scottish journalist and prolific writer on religion, mythology and anthropology in the early 20th century. His works included Indian Myth and Legend, Celtic Folklore and Myths of China and Japan.As well as writing books, articles and poems, he often gave lectures, and also broadcast talks on Celtic mythology.This volume deals with the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria, and as these reflect the civilization in which they developed, a historical narrative has been provided, beginning with the early Sumerian Age and concluding with the periods of the Persian and Grecian Empires...
By: Douay-Rheims Version
The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version (DV) - Judith
The Douay-Rheims Bible (abbreviated as DV) is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English made by members of the English College, Douai, in the service of the Catholic Church. The New Testament portion was published in Reims, France, in 1582, in one volume with extensive commentary and notes. The Old Testament portion was published in two volumes thirty years later by the University of Douai. The first volume, covering Genesis through Job, was published in 1609; the second, covering Psalms to 2 Machabees plus the apocrypha of the Clementine Vulgate...
By: Dougan Clark
|The Theology of Holiness|
By: Dr. Darius Shahrokh (1931-2005)
Windows to the Past
In 1992, Dr. Darius Shahrokh, a retired physician-surgeon, recorded some deepening talks upon the insistence of friends in his Bahá’í Community. Each program in this series is the result of months of study of resources in both English and Persian. Some consider Windows to the Past to be stories, but it should be remembered that the stories are not intended to be entertainment, but to inform, elucidate, and inspire the listener. The programs have relevant stories purposefully placed to lighten the concentration or emphasize a point...
By: Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899)
|Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations Related in his Revival Work by the Great Evangilist|
|Men of the Bible|
|Sovereign Grace Its Source, Its Nature and Its Effects|
|Sowing and Reaping|
|That Gospel Sermon on the Blessed Hope|
|The Way to God and How to Find It|
By: E. (Edward) Anwyl (1866-1914)
|Celtic Religion in Pre-Christian Times|
By: E. (Elphège) Vacandard (1849-1927)
|The Inquisition A Critical and Historical Study of the Coercive Power of the Church|
By: E. E. Boyd
|'Our Guy' or, The elder brother|
By: E. H. (Edwin Hubbell) Chapin (1814-1880)
|The Crown of Thorns : a token for the sorrowing|
|Humanity in the City|
By: E. J. (Edith J.) May
|Louis' School Days A Story for Boys|
By: E. M. (Ethel Mary) Wilmot-Buxton
|Told by the Northmen: Stories from the Eddas and Sagas|
By: E. P. (Elijah Porter) Barrows (1807-1888)
|Companion to the Bible|
By: E.M. Berens
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
Silver footed, fair haired Thetis, Ares the God of War, Nike the Goddess of Victory, The Furies and The Muses, Zeus the presiding deity of the Universe and the magical, mysterious Olympus, are some of the amazing, mythical Greek and Roman deities you'll encounter in this book. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format....
By: Edith Ferguson Black (1857-1936)
|A Princess in Calico|
By: Edmund Venables (1819-1895)
|The Life of John Bunyan|
By: Edward Burbidge
|The Kingdom of Heaven; What is it?|
By: Edward Carpenter (1844-1929)
|Pagan and Christian creeds: their origin and meaning|