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|