By: James Frazer (1854-1941)
Golden Bough: The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings, Volume 2
The second volume in Frazer's seminal 12 volume set on anthropology and traditional systems of belief. The superstition and magical purpose of kings is further discussed alongside the worship of trees, vegetation, fire, and the sacred marriages, and the mystical bond between people and trees. - Summary by Leon Harvey
Golden Bough. A Study in Magic and Religion. Part 4. Adonis Attis Osiris. Volume 2
The sixth volume in the Golden Bough. Frazer continues into the second part of the compilation of analogies dealing with the recurring theme of the dying god. the worship of the dead, and dead kings. Extensive evidence is presented from the history of Egypt and what had been learned from archaeology in North Africa and the Mediterranean. The Egyptian calendar and festivals, the identify and personality of Osiris, and the relationship of the mother goddess, are discussed in length. - Summary by Leon Harvey
Golden Bough: The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings, Volume 1
The first volume in Frazer's seminal 12 volume set on anthropology and traditional systems of belief. Topics covered include extensive discussion on the belief in sympathetic and contagious magic, magical influence on the environment, magicians and kings, magicians as priests, the origin of incarnate living gods, and a lengthy essay on the origin on the king of the wood at the lake of Nemi.
Golden Bough. A Study in Magic and Religion. Part 2. Taboo and the Perils of the Soul
The third volume of The Golden Bough. The term Taboo is one of the very few words which the English language has borrowed from the speech of savages. This volume examines the underlying moral code of many societies, both primitive and medieval, and with modern analogies. The reader is encouraged to contemplate the contradictions, inconsistencies, and absurdities, not merely between different people of different countries and ages, but also between similar people within the same countries. Frazer presents extensive evidence that the laws of morality slowly, but subtly, are in an ever changing state. - Summary by Leon Harvey
By: James Orr (1844-1913)
Bible Under Trial
The papers composing this volume were prepared in response to urgent request as a popular apologetic series in defence of the Bible from the attacks made on it from different quarters. They are now published in the hope that they may do something to steady the minds of those who are in perplexity owing to the multitude and confusion of the opinions that prevail in these times regarding the Sacred Book. - Summary by Preface
By: Jean-Joseph Gaume (1802-1879)
Sign of the Cross in the Nineteenth Century
A book that examines the sign of the Cross made by Christians since the primitive church up until the 19th century. It looks at stories of miracles and the writings of the father to impress upon the reader the need to make the sign of the cross reverently and frequently.
By: Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762-1814)
Destination Of Man
Johanne Fichte published The Destination of Man in 1799. It was translated into English in 1846 by Jane Sinnett and then again in 1848 by William Smith. Fichte says his book is designed to "raise [the reader] from the sensuous world, to that which is above sense." Francis Bacon said, in The Advancement of Learning, "the two ways of contemplation are not unlike the two ways of action commonly spoken of by the ancients; the one plain and smooth in the beginning, and in the end impassable; the other rough and troublesome in the entrance, but after a while fair and even...
By: John Bunyan (1628-1688)
Pilgrim's Progress in Words of One Syllable
The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan and published in February, 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. The author says in the preface " I have endeavored as far as possible to avoid hard and technical expressions, and I cannot but think that the mere fact of the brevity of the words must be a great attraction to beginners of all ages.
Pilgrim's Progress (version 2)
The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan and originally published in February, 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print.
By: John Locke (1632-1704)
Essay Concerning Human Understanding Book II
John Locke wrote four essays on human understanding. Here are a few quotes from the book: "I see no reason to believe, that the soul thinks before the senses have furnished it with ideas to think on. The dreams of sleeping men are, as I take it, all made up of the waking man's ideas, though for the most part oddly put together. Can the soul think, and not the man, or a man think, and not be conscious of it? Suppose the soul of Castor separated, during his sleep, from his body, to think apart. Let us suppose too, that it chooses for its scene of thinking the body of another man, v...
By: John Owen (1616-1683)
Cases of Conscience Resolved
Questions and answers delivered at church meetings on various subjects, particularly relating to personal holiness, grace and sin, belonging to the genre of Purtian casuistry.
By: John Woolman (1720-1772)
Journal of John Woolman
John Woolman was born at Northampton, N. J., in 1720, and died at York, England, in 1772. He was the child of Quaker parents, and from his youth was a zealous member of the Society of Friends. His “Journal,” published in 1774, describes his way of life and the spirit in which he did his work; but his humility prevents him from making clear the importance of the part he played in the movement against slaveholding among the Quakers. In 1742, Woolman, then a young clerk in the employment of a storekeeper in New Jersey, was asked to make out a bill of sale for a negro woman; and the scruples which then occurred to him were the beginning of a life-long activity against the traffic...
By: Josephine Looney
Stories From God's Holy Book
A collection of simple Bible history stories for children in the younger grades. Beginning with Creation and ending with Pentecost, this book is written in a style that is easy for little ones to understand.
By: King James Version (KJV)
Bible (KJV) NT 01: The Sermon On the Mount, Matthew 5-7
The Sermon On The Mount is one of the teachings in the ministry of Jesus Christ. In The Sermon On The Mount is found many sayings and important precepts held by Christian churches, sayings such as The Beatitudes, The Lord's Prayer, and other teachings about forgiveness, giving, and the "Golden Rule" about doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. Men such as Tolstoy and Gandhi found special meaning in The Sermon On The Mount, and Christians have read and listened to this important portion of scripture for centuries...
Bible (KJV) Apocrypha/Deuterocanon: Wisdom of Solomon
In the Orthodox Church, during the Great Vespers of celebrated Saints, such as Saint Nicholas the Wonder-worker and the Holy Great Martyr Euphemia, selected passages are read from The Wisdom of Solomon, from the deuterocanonical books of the Holy Bible. While the translations used may be simpler, the power of the poetic verses asserts itself in the King James Version. [Please forgive my errors and stumblings. The Reader.]
Bible: (KJV) NT 27: Revelation (Version 2)
The Book of Revelation, often known simply as Revelation or the Apocalypse, is the final book of the New Testament and occupies a central place in Christian eschatology. Written in Koine Greek, its title is derived from the first word of the text, apokalypsis, meaning "unveiling" or "revelation." The author of the work identifies himself in the text as "John" and says that he was on Patmos, an island in the Aegean, when he was instructed by a heavenly figure to write down the contents of a vision...
By: Leonard Woolsey Bacon (1830-1907)
History of American Christianity
Published in 1897, this book describes the advent of Christianity in the United States from the landing of the first explorers with their mission to convert the natives to the time immediately following the Civil War. Bacon discusses the church's response to the social, political and religious issues of the day, and provides an introduction to the beginnings of such para-church organizations as the YMCA and American Bible Society.
By: Louis-Marie Grignon de Montfort (1673-1716)
Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin
True Devotion to Mary is a treatise of what it means to have devotion to Our Lady. Montfort goes through the various aspects of this devotion explaining what is true devotion and outlining what is false devotion. The book also includes a series of meditations and prayers that assist in making a consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Montfort explains that devotion to Mary is not an optional devotion like any other devotion to the Saints. He boldly claims that devotion to Mary is necessary in becoming a living image of Christ in this world...
By: Macarius (300-391)
Fifty Spiritual Homilies of St Macarius the Egyptian
Macarius the Great of Egypt (c. 300 – 391) was one of the Desert Fathers of early Christian history. A wealth of wisdom and joy can be found in these homilies.
By: Matthew Henry (1662-1714)
Commentary on Acts of the Apostles
An exhaustive verse-by-verse study of Acts, integrating it with both the Gospels and the Old Testament, by one of the more unconventional theologians of his day. - Summary by Joanne Turner
Concise Commentary on the Bible - Book of Matthew
Spiritual and practical lessons are extracted from every verse of the Book of Matthew, as well as detailed explanation of the text. The Book of Matthew is part of the New Testament in the Holy Bible and is one of the four gospels. The other 3 gospels are Mark, Luke, and John. Matthew was a tax collector before becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. The style of his gospel suggests that he was directing his message to Jewish readers. His work aims to systematically prove that Jesus Christ is the messiah who has been prophesied about in the Old Testament. He did this by revealing each prophecy in that book fulfilled by Jesus Christ.
By: Max Arthur Macauliffe (1841-1913)
Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors, Volume 1
Michael MacAuliffe (also known as Max Arthur Macauliffe) was a senior British administrator, prolific scholar and author. Macauliffe is renowned for his translation of Sikh scripture and history into English.This is one of the first (and still one of the few) comprehensive books about the Sikh religion in the English language. MacAuliffe had extensive access to manuscripts of the Sikh sacred writings (the Granth), as well as support from Sikh scholars and leaders of the time. This volume, volume one of six, covers Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.Coordinated by JoeD & Sachin.
Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors, Volume 3
This is one of the first comprehensive books about the Sikh religion in the English language. MacAuliffe had extensive access to manuscripts of the Sikh sacred writings , as well as support from Sikh scholars and leaders of the time. This volume covers the life and hymns of Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru. This is volume three of six.
Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors, Volume 4
This is one of the first comprehensive books about the Sikh religion in the English language. MacAuliffe had extensive access to manuscripts of the Sikh sacred writings , as well as support from Sikh scholars and leaders of the time. This volume covers the life and hymns of the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Gurus being Guru Har Gorind, Guru Har Rai, Guru Har Krishan, Guru Teg Bahadur respectively. This is volume 4 of 6.
Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors, Volume 2
MacAuliffe was a senior Sikh-British administrator, prolific scholar and author. He wrote a rendition, English translation of the Sacred scriptures of the Sikh religion. He also wrote The Sikh Religion: its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors. He was assisted in his works by Pratap Singh Giani, a Sikh scholar. This volume covers Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das and Guru Ram Das. This is volume two of six.
Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors, Volume 5
This is one of the first comprehensive books about the Sikh religion in the English language. MacAuliffe had extensive access to manuscripts of the Sikh sacred writings , as well as support from Sikh scholars and leaders of the time. This volume covers the life and writings of Guru Gorbind Singh, the 10th Guru. This is volume 5 of 6. Summary by Kim.
By: Mother Mary Loyola (1845-1930)
King of the Golden City
This charming allegory will bring to the heart of the child a deep love for Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and an understanding of the graces received in Holy Communion. We follow with delight the little Dilecta in her meetings with The King; her struggles against the evil influence of Malignus, in which she is so ably helped by the Prince Guardian; from the hut in which she lived and where The King so often and so graciously visited her -- right into His Golden City.
Jesus of Nazareth: The Story of His Life Simply Told
The study of Our Lord’s life is something very precious to all souls devoted to living a Christian life, according to the Gospels. By learning about Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and His life on earth, we learn how to love Him and to serve Him, as He wills. This is a beautiful book that familiarizes the reader with Christ, Jesus of Nazareth. We will see Our Lord in His proper Geography and learn how history and culture added to the details of His precious and private life. This story of Our Lord’s life will help us understand how the prophecies were foreshadowed and fulfilled. These things are supported by the Biblical Quotations and references, chosen by the author.
By: Palladius ( - c.457)
The Lausiac History (Historia Lausiaca) is a seminal work archiving the Desert Fathers (early Christian monks who lived in the Egyptian desert) written in 419-420 by Palladius of Galatia, at the request of Lausus, chamberlain at the court of the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II. Certainly not all of the Christian monks mentioned in the Lausiac History are recognized as Saints. The influence of Origen on the author, as well as on many of the desert dwellers, is clearly seen in this collection of stories...
By: Pansy (1841-1930)
Seven very short sweet stories by Pansy that you will not soon forget! They are stories children will love, and everyone can enjoy. They will make you smile and laugh and bring tears to your eyes. And each one teaches an important lesson in a sweet, encouraging way.
By: Reuel Howe (1905-1985)
Herein is Love
Prescient look at the church, its message and role in society, both perceived and true, focused through the lens of the biblical doctrine of love, and demonstrated in relationships between parent and child, parishioners and public, and pastor and people.
By: Rev. James MacCaffrey (1875-1935)
History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution: Volume 1
This first volume of a two volume set traces the trials and triumphs of the Catholic Church during the period before the reformation up to the 19th century. The origins, causes and developments of the various protestant sects that were the fruit of the reformation are studied in depth, as well as the men, schools of thought and movements within and without the Church that influenced this important time period in Church history.