By: John R. (John Ross) Macduff (1818-1895)
|The Faithful Promiser|
|The Mind of Jesus|
|Memories of Bethany|
By: John Ruskin (1819-1900)
|Saint Ursula Story of Ursula and Dream of Ursula|
By: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
Three Essays on Religion
The Three Essays on Religion were written at different times during Mill's life, and only published after his death. The first two, 'Nature' and 'The Utility of Religion' date from the 1850s - the period between the publication of 'The Principles of Political Economy' and 'On Liberty'. The third longer essay, 'Theism' was written between 1868 and 1870. The three essays were published posthumously in 1874.
Auguste Comte and Positivism
Part 1 lays out the framework for Positivism as originated in France by Auguste Comte in his Cours de Philosophie Positive. Mill examines the tenets of Comte's movement and alerts us to defects. Part 2 concerns all Comte's writings except the Cours de Philosophie Positive. During Comte's later years he gave up reading newspapers and periodicals to keep his mind pure for higher study. He also became enamored of a certain woman who changed his view of life. Comte turned his philosophy into a religion, with morality the supreme guide. Mill finds that Comte learned to despise science and the intellect, instead substituting his frantic need for the regulation of change.
By: John Toland (1670-1722)
Pantheisticon: or, the Form Of Celebrating the Socratic-Society. Divided into Three Parts. Which Contain, I. The Morals and Axioms of the Pantheists; or the Brotherhood. II. Their Deity and Philosophy. III. Their Liberty, and a Law, neither deceiving, nor to be deceived. To which is prefix’d a Discourse upon the Antient and Modern Societies of the Learned, as also upon the Infinite and Eternal Universe. And subjoined, a short dissertation upon a Two-fold Philosophy of the Pantheists, that is to be followed; together with an Idea of the best and most accomplished Man...
By: John Tulloch (1823-1886)
|Religion and Theology: A Sermon for the Times Preached in the Parish Church of Crathie, fifth September and in the College Church, St Andrews|
By: John Van Nest Talmage (1819-1892)
|History and Ecclesiastical Relations of the Churches of the Presbyterial Order at Amoy, China|
By: John Wesley (1703-1791)
Sermons on Several Occasions, First Series
John Wesley, along with his brother Charles, are credited with founding the Methodist denomination. "The following Sermons contain the substance of what I have been preaching for between eight and nine years last past. Every serious man who peruses these, will therefore see, in the clearest manner, what these doctrines are which I embrace and teach as the essentials of true religion." This first series contains sermons concerning the way to heaven.
Sermons on Several Occasions, Second Series
John Wesley, along with his brother Charles, are credited with founding the Methodist denomination. "The following Sermons contain the substance of what I have been preaching for between eight and nine years last past. Every serious man who peruses these, will therefore see, in the clearest manner, what these doctrines are which I embrace and teach as the essentials of true religion." This second series contains sermons concerning important Christian doctrines and practices.
Collection of Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord
A collection of poems reflecting on Christmas and the New Year, written by the founder of the Methodist denomination.
Sermons on Several Occasions, Third-Fifth Series
John Wesley, along with his brother Charles, are credited with founding the Methodist denomination. "The following Sermons contain the substance of what I have been preaching for between eight and nine years last past. Every serious man who peruses these, will therefore see, in the clearest manner, what these doctrines are which I embrace and teach as the essentials of true religion." The third through fifth series contain sermons on a wide variety of topics, from sermons preached at funerals, to natural disasters, to the roles of elders and deacons.
By: John William Burgon (1813-1888)
|The Last Twelve Verses of the Gospel According to S. Mark|
|The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels Being the Sequel to The Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels|
By: John William Draper (1811-1882)
|History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science|
By: John Wortabet
By: John Wycliffe (1328-1384)
Ecclesiastes (Wycliffe, 1395)
“… an alemaunde tre schal floure, a locuste schal be maad fat, and capparis schal be distried; for a man schal go in to the hous of his euerlastyngnesse…” – Eccl. xii, 5 (see Note below).Traditionally composed by Solomon sometime around 950-970 BCE but dated on linguistic evidence somewhere in the third century, this meditation on the futility of mankind’s striving can bring comfort to those of firm or fragile faith, or of no faith at all. The text used here is a revision of Wycliffe’s original translation, made by his follower John Purvey in the mid-1390s...
By: John [Translator] Brownlie
|Hymns from the Morningland Being Translations, Centos and Suggestions from the Service Books of the Holy Eastern Church|
By: Johnannes Jorgensen (1866-1956)
Saint Francis of Assisi: A Biography
Born to a prosperous cloth merchant of Assisi, Francis (1182-1226) lived the typically high-spirited life of a wealthy young man of his day, which included fighting as a soldier. In 1205, while away at war, he experienced a vision that beckoned him return to Assisi, where he soon lost his taste for the worldly life and began to live a life of evangelical poverty in imitation of Jesus Christ. He embarked upon a pilgrimage to Rome, where he begged for alms alongside the poor at St. Peter's Basilica...
By: Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
Select Sermons of Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards “is widely acknowledged to be America’s most important and original philosophical theologian.” His work is very broad in scope, but he is often associated with his defense of Calvinist theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. His famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” emphasized the just wrath of God against sin and contrasted it with the provision of God for salvation; the intensity of his preaching sometimes resulted in members of the audience fainting, swooning, and other more obtrusive reactions...
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was a pre-revolutionary American pastor and academic in Massachusetts, and is also widely considered to be both the last of the great Puritans, and a founder of modern evangelicalism. In 1732, his church and many churches in the surrounding region experienced “The Great Awakening”, a massive religious revival. The Great Awakening saw many people having heightened “affections”, or emotions, in response to their increased spirituality – this included excessive weeping, joyous outbursts, and many other manifestations that concerned more conservative people around them...
By: Joseph Augustus Seiss (1823-1904)
|Luther and the Reformation: The Life-Springs of Our Liberties|
By: Joseph Barber Lightfoot (1828-1889)
|Essays on the work entitled "Supernatural Religion"|
By: Joseph Barker (1806-1875)
|Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again A Life Story|
By: Joseph Bates (1792-1872)
|The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign 1847 edition|
|The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign, from the Beginning to the Entering into the Gates of the Holy City, According to the Commandment|
|A Vindication of the Seventh-Day Sabbath and the Commandments of God With a Further History of God's Peculiar People from 1847-1848|
By: Joseph Butler (1692-1752)
|Some Remains (hitherto unpublished) of Joseph Butler, LL.D.|
By: Joseph Cullen Ayer (1866-1944)
|A Source Book for Ancient Church History|
By: Joseph Edmund Hutton (1868-)
|A History of the Moravian Church|
By: Joseph Lewis (1889-1968)
|An Atheist Manifesto|
By: Joseph Morris
|Favourite Welsh Hymns Translated into English|
By: Joseph Pohle (1852-1922)
|Grace, Actual and Habitual A Dogmatic Treatise|
By: Joseph Smith (1805-1844)
|The Wentworth Letter|
By: Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805-1844)
Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible, used by Latter Day Saints. It is a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas.The book was written by ancient prophets through the spirit of prophecy and revelation. It gives an account of two great civilizations. One came from Jerusalem in 600 B.C., and afterward separated into two nations, known as the Nephites and the Lamanites. The other came much earlier when the Lord confounded the tongues at the Tower of Babel...
By: Joseph Warschauer (1869-)
|Problems of Immanence: studies critical and constructive|
By: Josephine Pollard (1834-1892)
Young Folks' Bible
The Sweet Stories of God's Word in the Language of Childhood.
By: Josiah Priest (1788-1851)
Bible Defence of Slavery
The full title of this book is Bible Defense of Slavery; and Origin, Fortunes, and History of the Negro Race, by Rev. Josiah Priest, A. M. 5th edition. This is a compilation of pro-slavery literature and propaganda that went through numerous editions in the Southern United States before the Civil War. It contains the highly influential book, Slavery, as it Relates to the Negro, or African Race, by Rev Josiah Priest, which was originally published in 1843. This compilation also includes many essays and favorable reviews of Rev Priest’s book from contemporary magazines and newspapers, and written endorsements from national politicians...
By: Julia M. Grundy (b. 1874)
Ten Days in the Light of Acca
This work is the story of a pilgrimage made over a hundred years ago by a group of American pilgrims. They were not headed for Canterbury, Rome or Jerusalem. Rather, they were headed for an historical but remote prison-city in a far corner of the Ottoman Empire. ‘Akká (Akko), now a city in Israel which attracts thousands of Bahá’í pilgrims each year, was but little thought of in that early period. It was originally the final place of exile and imprisonment for Bahá’u’lláh, a Persian nobleman who proclaimed that He was the Promised One of all religions and Messenger of God for this day and age...
By: Julian of Norwich (c. November 8, 1342 - c. 1416)
Revelations of Divine Love
Julian of Norwich (c. November 8, 1342 – c. 1416) is considered to be one of the greatest English mystics. Little is known of her life aside from her writings. Even her name is uncertain, the name “Julian” coming from the Church of St Julian in Norwich, where she occupied a cell adjoining the church as an anchoress. At the age of thirty, suffering from a severe illness and believing she was on her deathbed, Julian had a series of intense visions. (They ended by the time she overcame her illness on May 13, 1373)...
By: Justus Hecker (1795-1850)
The Dancing Mania
Numerous theories have been proposed for the causes of dancing mania, and it remains unclear whether it was a real illness or a social phenomenon. One of the most prominent theories is that victims suffered from ergot poisoning, which was known as St Anthony’s Fire in the Middle Ages. During floods and damp periods, ergots were able to grow and affect rye and other crops. Ergotism can cause hallucinations, but cannot account for the other strange behaviour most commonly identified with dancing mania...
By: Kaiten Nukariya
|The Religion of the Samurai A Study of Zen Philosophy and Discipline in China and Japan|
By: Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Old Peabody Pew: A Christmas Romance of a Country Church
A sweet, old fashioned Christmas romance set in an old New England meeting house.
By: Katharine Berry Judson (1866-1929)
Myths And Legends Of British North America
[The Native American] story tellers of the camp related, with dramatic gestures, stories of the Days of the Grandfathers, in the beginning of the Newness of Things. Nothing was too large or too small to come within the bounds of their beliefs, or within the play of their fancy. Only authentic myths and legends have been used in the compilation of this volume. The leading authorities are the publications of the United States Bureau of Ethnology, of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, of the Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, as well as the ethnological publications of the Canadian Bureau of Mines...
By: Kirsopp Lake (1872-1946)
|Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity|
By: L. P. (Lawrence Pearsall) Jacks (1860-1955)
By: L. Roy Terwilliger (?-?)
Cuban Folk Lore
The author gives a first-hand look at unusual and arguably primitive customs on the island of Cuba. He uncovers a strange and unique blend of superstitious ritual, possibly brought from Africa by slaves, and Catholic religious ceremony, introduced by missionaries.
By: L. T. Meade (1854-1914)
|Sue, A Little Heroine|
|A World of Girls The Story of a School|
By: L. V. (Lucy Violet) Hodgkin (1869-1954)
|A Book of Quaker Saints|
By: L. W. (Louis William) Rogers (1859-1953)
|Self-Development and the Way to Power|
By: L. W. Rogers (1859-1953)
This book provides the basics of Theosophy and perhaps the beginning of a life long journey. Theosophy comes from the ancient wisdom that man and nature are as inseparable from the universe as the universe is inseparable from man and nature. It is a science and a philosophy, not a religion which depends on (dogma) faith. Knowledge gained through the study of Theosophy comes from the understanding of natural laws and harmony of the universe. Rogers shows us why we cannot separate ourselves from God (universe); the evolution of the soul; rebirth after physical death; why we don’t remember past lives and much more...
By: Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)
Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation
Greece-born Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904) spent decades of his life in Japan, even marrying a Japanese woman, thus becoming a Japanese citizen by the name of Koizumi Yakumo (小泉 八雲). He wrote many books on Japan, especially about its folklore. In this posthumously published book, he takes a closer look at Japan's religious history: How it developed from ancient beliefs into Shintoism, resisted suppression attempts by both Buddhism and Christianity and how – despite efforts to westernise Japan during the era known as Meiji Restoration – it remained the basis for Japanese society...
The Tao Teh King, or the Tao and its Characteristics
Written in classical Chinese some time during the sixth century BC, The Tao Teh King or The Tao and its Characteristics is a classical Chinese text that is one of the important keystones in understanding the thought systems of Asia. Though no clear records exist, it is traditionally thought to have been the work of the sage Lao Tzu, the founder of classical Taoism. He is reputed to have been a contemporary of Confucius, though this is also shrouded in mystery. However, many succeeding emperors and dynasties have claimed that he lived in their eras...
By: Legh Richmond (1772-1827)
|The Dairyman's Daughter|
|The Annals of the Poor|
By: Leicester A. (Leicester Ambrose) Sawyer (1807-1898)
|The New Testament Translated From the Original Greek, With Chronological Arrangement of the Sacred Books, and Improved Divisions of Chapters and Verses.|
By: Leighton Pullan (1865-1940)
|The Books of the New Testament|
By: Leo The Great
Sermons of Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome
Leo the Great was unanimously elected Bishop of Rome on September 29, 440 a.d. At the Council of Chalcedon, his famous "Tome" was a decisive contribution to the Christological controversies of the fifth century. But the Tome did not stand alone. It was written in the context of over two decades of pastoral sensitivity. This collection of sermons is the best way to let Leo himself unpack the nuances and power of Chalcedonian Christology according to one of its most influential proponents. (Introduction by Jonathan Lange)
By: Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
The Kingdom of God is within you
The title of the book comes from Luke 17:21. It is a non-fiction work of the famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy. He wrote it after many years of reflexion on Christianity and Jesus. Many subjects are present such as wars, non-violence, misunderstanding by believers of the faith, etc.
What Men Live By and Other Tales
Although Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a wealthy landowner, in his later life he had what was considered a “religious awakening.” This experience went on to inform his writing and his lifestyle in profound ways. His views transcended the specifics of religion, as known in his day – so much so he came to be a helpful guide both to Mohandas Gandhi and to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The four stories in this collection ask profound questions and gently supply helpful, non-dogmatic hints to their...
What I Believe
"The inner working of my soul, which I wish to speak of here, was not the result of a methodical investigation of doctrinal theology, or of the actual texts of the gospel; it was a sudden removal of all that hid the true meaning of the Christian doctrine – a momentary flash of light, which made everything clear to me. It was something like that which might happen to a man who, after vainly attempting, by a false plan, to build up a statue out of a confused heap of small pieces of marble, suddenly...
As Russia goes to war against Japan, Tolstoy urges those at all levels of society, from the Tsar down to the common soldier, to consider their actions in the light of Christ's teaching. "However strange this may appear, the most effective and certain deliverance of men from all the calamities which they inflict upon themselves and from the most dreadful of all—war—is attainable, not by any external general measures, but merely by that simple appeal to the consciousness of each separate man which, nineteen hundred years ago, was proposed by Jesus—that every man bethink himself, and ask himself, who is he, why he lives, and what he should and should not do...
Gospel In Brief
In this book, Tolstoy seeks to condense the four Gospels of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, into one, by looking along the lines of the teachings of Jesus Christ found in each book. In doing so, he discovers that the Lord's Prayer is the best summation of all that Christ taught in the Gospels.
By: Leonard W. King (1869-1919)
|Legends of Babylon and Egypt in relation to Hebrew tradition|
By: Lew Wallace (1827-1905)
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Ben-Hur is a story of two very different heroes. Judah Ben-Hur, a prince of Jerusalem, is involved in an accident to the Roman procurator which is taken to be intentional. He is seized and sent to the fleet as a galley-slave, while his family is imprisoned and the family goods confiscated. When Ben-Hur saves the fleet captain from drowning after his ship is sunk in a fight with pirates, that officer adopts him as son and heir. With Roman training, Ben-Hur distinguishes himself in the arena and the palistrae and appears to be on the way to high military command...
By: Lewis Hodus (1872-1949)
Buddhism and Buddhists in China
Buddhism and Buddhists in China is an anthropological text describing Buddhism as practiced in China at the beginning of the 20th Century. Interestingly, it also compares and contrasts Buddhism with Christianity with respect to or in response to missionary work.
By: Lilian Staveley (1878?-1928)
|The Golden Fountain or, The Soul's Love for God. Being some Thoughts and Confessions of One of His Lovers|
|The Romance of the Soul|
|The Prodigal Returns|
By: Lillian Nicholson Shearon
|The Little Mixer|
By: Lionel D. (Lionel David) Barnett (1871-1960)
|Hindu Gods And Heroes Studies in the History of the Religion of India|
By: Logan Marshall
Myths and Legends of All Nations
This excellent book contains many great stories from the various mythologies of man throughout the ages.
Wonder Book of Bible Stories
It is with the desire of aiding parents and teachers in telling these stories, and aiding children to understand them, also in the hope that they may be read in many schools, that a few among the many interesting stories in the Bible have been chosen, brought together and as far as necessary simplified to meet the minds of the young. - Introduction by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut inside the book itself.
By: London Missionary Society [Editor]
|Fruits of Toil in the London Missionary Society|
By: Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
Beauties of Tennyson
A collection of Tennyson's poetry : 1 The Brook - 00:16 2 Song from "Maud" - 1:20 3 A Farewell - 2:34 4 Song from “Maud” - 3:26 5 Break, Break, Break - 4:53 6 From “Locksley Hall”- 5:43 7 Song from “Maud” - 6:43 8 Song from “The Princess” - 7:43 9 Lillian - 8:37 10 Ring out, Wild Bells - 9:52 11 From “The Princess” - 11:27 12 Song From “The Princess” - 12:43 13 From “Enoch Arden” - 13:58 14 From “Enoch Arden” - 15:36 15 The Charge of the Light Brigade- 16:56 16 From “The May Queen” - 18:51 17 Song from “The Princess” - 19:36 18 From “Harold” - 20:14 19 From “The Revenge” - 21:28 (From Sam Stinsson)
By: Louis Bertrand (1866-1941)
By: Louis Ginzberg (1873-1953)
Legends of the Jews
Rabbi Louis Ginzberg was one of the outstanding Talmudists of the twentieth century. He was born on November 28, 1873, in Kovno, Lithuania; he died on November 11, 1953, in New York City. Ginzberg taught at the Jewish Theological seminary from 1903 to 1953. For 50 years, he trained two generations of Conservative Rabbis.The Legends of the Jews is an epic 7-volume compilation of traditional Jewish stories loosely related to the Bible. Volumes 1-4 contain the stories, while volumes 5-7 contain Ginzberg’s notes and commentary...
By: Louis Laravoire Morrow (1892-1987)
My Bible History: Old Testament
A short, simple Old Testament Bible History for children, but which can also be enjoyed by adults alike. Starting with Creation, the sections cover Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, etc. up to the promise of a Redeemer. The same format continues in the volume that follows - My Bible History: New Testament - by the same author.
My Bible History: New Testament
A short, simple New Testament Bible History for children, but which can also be enjoyed by adults alike. Starting with St. John the Baptist, and running through the beginning years of the Church, the sections cover Our Lord's birth, public life, miracles, death, resurrection and more. This is the companion volume to My Bible History: New Testament - by the same author.
By: Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872)
The Essence of Christianity
Taking issue with Hegel’s sense that God, as Logos, is somehow central to all that is, Feuerbach explores his own notion that Christianity, as religion, grew quite naturally from ordinary human observation. Only upon deeper, systematic reflection did people postulate a divine source–God. Religious teaching which loses sight of its own essential rootedness in human experience runs the risk becoming overly abstract, disconnected even, from realities which shape humanity and which impart meaning and dignity to life...
By: M. (Meletios) Golden
|Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker|
By: M. B. Manwell
|The Captain's Bunk A Story for Boys|
By: M. F. (Michael Ferrebee) Sadler (1819-1895)
|The Lost Gospel and Its Contents Or, The Author of "Supernatural Religion" Refuted by Himself|
By: M. H. (Mary Hall) Adams (1816-1860)
|Small Means and Great Ends|
By: M. M. Mangasarian (1859-1943)
The Truth About Jesus. Is He a Myth?
The following work offers in book form the series of studies on the question of the historicity of Jesus, presented from time to time before the Independent Religious Society in Orchestra Hall, Chicago, 1909. No effort has been made to change the manner of the spoken, into the more regular form of the written, word.
By: Mabel Collins (1851-1927)
|Light On The Path and Through the Gates of Gold|
Light on the Path
When Light on the Path was first published in 1885, it became an important work for Theosophists and has remained so ever since. It offers advice for those who wish to follow a spiritual way of living, set out point by point in short sections for the reader. This edition also includes a chapter on karma to provide further guidance for the student of esoteric knowledge.
By: Mabel Williamson
|Have We No Rights? A frank discussion of the "rights" of missionaries|
By: Madeline Leslie (1815-1893)
|The Lost Kitty|
By: Marcus Dods (1834-1909)
|How to become like Christ|
By: Margaret Elizabeth Munson Sangster (1838-1912)
|Five Happy Weeks|
By: Margaret M. (Margaret Murray) Robertson (1821-1897)
|Janet's Love and Service|
|Christie Redfern's Troubles|
|The Orphans of Glen Elder|
By: Margaret S. Comrie (1851-?)
Key to the Riddle
Young Azerole Montoux and her brother Leon find themselves separated from their family by the religious persecutions of 1686. Threatened by the authorities and forced to depend on strangers, they must decide whether they can trust God to make sense out of the riddle of their lives.
By: Margaret Wade Campbell Deland (1857-1945)
By: Maria Louise Greene
|The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut|
By: Maria W. Stewart (1803-1879)
Meditations from the Pen
Maria W. Stewart was America's first black woman political writer. Between 1831 and 1833, she gave four speeches on the topics of slavery and women's rights. Meditations From The Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart—published in 1879 shortly before her death—is a collection of those speeches as well as her memoir, some meditations and prayers. They are political, poetical and sermon all at the same time; but in the mileu in which she lectured, they were a critically important part of the abolitionist movement years before the contributions of others such as Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth...