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: Dom Bede Camm (1864-1942)
Voyage of the Pax
An amazing allegorical story about the journey to Heaven, using the image of a journey across the water in a ship named The Pax. St. Benedict's Rule helps to keep the travelers faithful to their goal. They encounter storms, monsters, and enticing islands along the way... if you were in the ship, would you stay the course through all the temptations?
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 (DRV)
Bible Passages Collection 001
Bible Passages Collection 001: a collection of passages, verses, and chapters from multiple public domain editions of the Holy Bible. - Summary by Kangaroo692
Bible (DRV) Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: 1 & 2 Maccabees
These books are so called, because they contain the history of the people of God under the command of Judas Machabeus and his brethren: and he, as some will have it, was surnamed Machabeus, from carrying in his ensigns, or standards, those words of Exodus 15.11, Who is like to thee among the strong, O Lord: in which the initial letters, in the Hebrew, are M. C. B. E. I. It is not known who is the author of these books. But as to their authority, though they are not received by the Jews, saith St...
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 L. Moody (1837-1899)
Prevailing Prayer: What Hinders It?
The two first and essential means of grace are the Word of God and Prayer. These two means of grace must be used in their right proportion. If we read the Word and do not pray, we may become puffed up with knowledge, without the love that buildeth up. If we pray without reading the Word, we shall be ignorant of the mind and will of God, and become mystical and fanatical, and liable to be blown about by every wind of doctrine.These Addresses are not to be regarded as exhaustive, but suggestive. This...
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
|That Gospel Sermon on the Blessed Hope
|The Way to God and How to Find It
By: Dyson Hague (1857-1935)
Fundamentals Volume 1
The Fundamentals: A Testimony To The Truth is a set of ninety essays published between 1910 and 1915 by the Testimony Publishing Company of Chicago. According to its foreword, the publication was designed to be "a new statement of the fundamentals of Christianity." However, its contents reflect a concern with certain theological innovations related to liberal Christianity, especially biblical higher criticism. It is widely considered to be the foundation of modern Christian fundamentalism. The essays were written by sixty-four different authors, representing most of the major Protestant Christian denominations...
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. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934)
Book of the Dead
The Egyptian Book of the Dead, or the Book of Coming Forth by Day, is an Ancient Egyptian funerary text consisting of spells to protect the soul on its journey to Duat, or Afterlife.
Coptic Homilies in the Dialect of Upper Egypt
The present work contains the Coptic versions of ten Greek Homilies on fasting, repentance, the end of the world, the Incarnation, etc., which are attributed to John the Faster, Athanasius of Alexandria, Proclus of Cyzicus, Eusebius and Basil of Caesarea, and Archbishop Theophilus. The texts, written in the dialect of Upper Egypt.Linguistically the texts are of great importance, and they form a mass of material which is of the highest value to Egyptologists generally. From the theological point of...
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?