By: Unknown (1844-1921)
|Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá|
|Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas|
|Tablets of the Divine Plan|
|The Will And Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá|
|`Abdu'l-Bahá's Tablet to Dr. Forel|
|The Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh|
|The Summons of the Lord of Hosts|
|Memoir of Old Elizabeth, A Coloured Woman|
|Memorials of the Faithful|
|Bahá'í World Faith|
|A Traveler's Narrative Written to Illustrate the Episode of the Báb|
|The A, B, C. With the Church of England Catechism|
|Foundations of World Unity|
|Amy Harrison or Heavenly Seed and Heavenly Dew|
The Didache is the common name of a brief early Christian treatise (dated by most scholars to the late first or early second century), containing instructions for Christian communities. The text, parts of which may have constituted the first written catechism, has three main sections dealing with Christian lessons, rituals such as baptism and eucharist, and Church organization. It was considered by some of the Church Fathers as part of the New Testament but rejected as spurious or non-canonical by others, eventually not accepted into the New Testament canon with the exception of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church “broader canon...
By: Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)
The Profits of Religion
The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation is a non-fiction book by the American novelist and muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair, first published in 1917. It is a snapshot of the religious movements in the U.S. before its entry into World War I. In this book, Sinclair attacks institutionalized religion as a "source of income to parasites, and the natural ally of every form of oppression and exploitation."
They Call Me Carpenter
The story takes place in the fictional city of Western City circa 1920. It begins with a man named Billy who is attacked by a mob of ex-servicemen outside a theater after watching a German film. Billy stumbles into a church to escape the mob and is visited by Carpenter, that is Jesus, who walks out of the stained glass window of the church. Carpenter is shocked and appalled by his observations of greed, selfishness, lust, sorrow, and the ultimate division between rich and poor. The story then roughly follows the ministry of Jesus.
Book of Life
Faith and reason, love and virtue, morality and mortality! In these two short volumes the famous novelist, essayist, and playwright, Upton Sinclair, confided his most prized worldly wisdom for generations to come. His kind and witty personal advice both provokes and enlightens page by page.
By: Valmiki (ca. 400 BC?)
The Ramayana, Book 1
The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti). The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being Mahabharata. It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.
The Ramayana Book 2
The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti). The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being Mahabharata. It is the story of Rama, who emabrks on an epic journey followed by the fight with Ravana, the demon king who abducted Rama's wife, Sita. The epic depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king. (Introduction by Om123)
Christmas Carol Collection
Though carols are traditionally associated with Christmas, this was not always the case. “Carol” comes from the French word 'carole' which means circle dance accompanied by singing. It was part of any festivity and gradually came to be associated with holidays like Christmas. In England, festivities were banned following the Civil War and Protestantism, but many song writers and Protestants wrote musical works to be sung at Christmas and these were referred to as “carols.” Today, Christmas anywhere in the world is incomplete without carol singers and songs...
Hymns of the Christian Church
A collection of classic Christian hymns spanning the centuries. Some of the hymns are read; others are sung.
An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better understand Buddhism. The selections in this anthology are primarily from the Theravada school of Buddhism.
A selection of twenty hymns sung in this recording.
Soren Kierkegaard, Various Readings
The writings listed here represent books about Soren Kierkegaard. A fragment of his work, On the Dedication to "That Single Individual", has made it to the public domain. Who was Soren Kierkegaard? He was a Danish philosopher and religious author; b. Copenhagen May 6, 1813; d. there Nov. 11, 1855. His father, Michael, a clothing merchant, once cursed God when he was young. This one incident caused him so much distress that it affected him with a deep melancholy, which he transferred to poor Soren...
Poems and Prose for the Departed
This is a collection of short poems and readings, both religious and secular, on death and bereavement.
Catholic and Anti-Catholic History
G.K. Chesterton and James Walsh join Hilaire Belloc in an energetic rollout of the means by which history becomes propaganda, to the damage, not only to truth, but to the human soul.
|Tiger and Tom and Other Stories for Boys|
|The American Missionary — Volume 54, No. 3, October, 1900|
|Correspondence Relating to Executions in Turkey for Apostacy from Islamism|
|The Baptist Magazine, Vol. 27, January, 1835|
By: Venerable María de Jesús de Ágreda (1602-1665)
Mystical City of God, Volume 1
The Mystical City of God is a book written in the 17th-century by the Franciscan nun, Venerable Mary of Jesus of Ágreda. According to María de Ágreda, the book was to a considerable extent dictated to her by the Blessed Virgin Mary and regarded the life of the Virgin Mary and the divine plan for creation and the salvation of souls. The work alternates between descriptions of the Trinity, the Virgin Mary's life, and the spiritual guidance she provides to the author, by whom her words were reproduced for the spiritual benefit and growth of the reader...
By: Vera C. (Vera Charlesworth) Barclay (1893-)
|Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light|
By: W. D. (William Dool) Killen (1806-1902)
|The Ancient Church Its History, Doctrine, Worship, and Constitution|
By: W. H. Griffith (William Henry Griffith) Thomas (1861-1924)
|The Prayers of St. Paul|
By: W. J. (William James) Dawson (1854-1928)
|The Empire of Love|
By: W. M. Flinders Petrie (1853-1942)
Religion of Ancient Egypt
William Matthew Flinders Petrie – the father of Egyptian Archaeology – developed and applied statistical analysis to pottery from prehistoric sites and by this established seriation as a relative dating method as a major contribution to Egyptian Archaeology. In this scientific paper he describes special varieties of the conception of the supernatural in ancient Egypt. The source text also includes a list of "principal works on Egyptian religion" and a list of works "on religions ancient and modern".
By: W. O. E. Oesterley (1866-1950)
Immortality and the Unseen World
The full title of this book is Immortality and the Unseen World - A Study in Old Testament Religion. Oesterley describes the beliefs that pre-Christian Hebrews and Semites held regarding the afterlife and the immortal nature of humans. The nature, form and evolution of these beliefs are derived from the Tanakh (Old Testament), comparisons with the beliefs and mythologies of neighboring cultures, and archeological finds. To develop a full study, additional beliefs of these people are also considered, including the beliefs of the constituent parts of humans; demonology, angelology, shades and the Satan; the home of the dead, ancestor worship, necromancy, and burial customs...
By: W. P. (William Pringle) Livingstone
|The White Queen of Okoyong A True Story of Adventure Heroism and Faith|
|Mary Slessor of Calabar: Pioneer Missionary|
By: W. S. (William Shuler) Harris (1865-)
|Mr. World and Miss Church-Member A twentieth century allegory|
By: W. T. (William Thomas) Stead (1849-1912)
|King of the Jews A story of Christ's last days on Earth|
By: W. Warde (William Warde) Fowler (1847-1921)
|The Religious Experience of the Roman People From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus|
By: Wade C. (Wade Cothran) Smith (1870?-1960)
|"Say Fellows—" Fifty Practical Talks with Boys on Life's Big Issues|
By: Walter Elliott (1842-1928)
|Life of Father Hecker|
By: Walter Pater (1839-1896)
Marius the Epicurean
Marius the Epicurean is a philosophical novel written by Walter Pater, published in 1885. In it Pater displays, with fullness and elaboration, his ideal of the aesthetic life, his cult of beauty as opposed to bare asceticism, and his theory of the stimulating effect of the pursuit of beauty as an ideal of its own. The principles of what would be known as the Aesthetic movement were partly traceable to this book; and its impact was particularly felt on one of the movement’s leading proponents, Oscar Wilde, a former student of Pater at Oxford.
By: Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918)
|The Social Principles of Jesus|
By: Warren Crocker Herrick (1898-)
|Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati|
By: Warren H. (Warren Hugh) Wilson (1867-1937)
|The Evolution of the Country Community A Study in Religious Sociology|
By: Washington Gladden (1836-1918)
|Who Wrote the Bible? : a Book for the People|
By: Westminster Assembly
Westminster Larger Catechism
The Westminster Larger Catechism, along with the Westminster Shorter Catechism, is a central catechism of Calvinists in the English tradition throughout the world. The Westminster Shorter Catechism was to be "easier to read and concise for beginners" and the Larger Catechism was to be "more exact and comprehensive". The Catechism was completed by the Westminster Assembly in 1647. It was then adopted by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1648 and (with modifications relating to the civil magistrate) by the Presbyterian Synod of New York and Philadelphia in 1788.
By: Westminster Divines (1646)
The Westminster Confession of Faith
The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith, in the Calvinist theological tradition. Although drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly, largely of the Church of England, it became and remains the 'subordinate standard' of doctrine in the Church of Scotland, and has been influential within Presbyterian churches worldwide.
By: Wilfred Scawen Blunt (1840-1922)
|The Future of Islam|
By: Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1865-1940)
|What the Church Means to Me A Frank Confession and a Friendly Estimate by an Insider|
By: William Alexander Linn (1846-1917)
|The Story of the Mormons, from the date of their origin to the year 1901|
By: William Alexander MacKay (1842-1905)
Zorra Boys at Home and Abroad, or, How to Succeed
By Zorra, in the following sketches, is meant a little district in Oxford county, Ontario, some ten miles square, composed of part of East and part of West Zorra, and containing a population of about fourteen hundred. It was settled about the year 1830, chiefly by Highlanders from Sutherlandshire, Scotland.Within the last forty years there have gone from this district over one hundred young men who have made their mark in the world. With most of these it has been the writer's good fortune to be personally and intimately acquainted; and companionship with some of them has been to him a pleasure and a benefit...
By: William Ambrose Spicer
OUR DAY, In the Light of ProphecyBy W.A. SPICERTHE BOOK THAT SPEAKS TO OUR DAY Man may write a true book, but only God, the source of life, can write a living book. The word of God ... liveth and abideth forever. 1 Peter 1:23. The Bible is the living word of God. We look at the volume; we hold it in our hands. It is like other books in form and printer's art. But the voice of God speaks from these pages, and the word spoken is alive. It is able to do in the heart that receives it what can be done only by divine power...
By: William Arnot (1808-1875)
|The Parables of Our Lord|
By: William Bernard Ullathorne (1806-1889)
The Groundwork of the Christian Virtues
William Bernard Ullathorne was a Benedictine monk and Roman Catholic priest who ministered in Australia from 1833 until 1840 and then returned to his native England, where he was ordained a bishop in 1847 and served as Bishop of Birmingham from 1850 until 1888. He is best known for his catechetical trilogy: The Endowments of Man, The Groundwork of the Christian Virtues, and Christian Patience, published in the 1880s. The Groundwork of the Christian Virtues is presented in sixteen lectures, wherein Bishop Ullathorne makes the case that the virtue of humility is the foundation of all virtues, especially of the three theological virtues and the four cardinal moral virtues...