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Doctrine In The Church Of England
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Doctrine In The Church Of England

By The Report Of The Commission On Christian Doctrine

This book is in fairly good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is almost no bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the inside front cover board. The pages are yellowing, and tanning, also several pages contain underlining. "The faith and doctrine of Christianity are handed down to us in the context of a living fellowship. In its widest sense this fellowship is that of the Church Universal; to us as Anglicans the tradition is handed down through the Anglican Communion as a part of Western Christendom. This involves for us two consequences. The first is that in interpreting our own tradition we must give attention to the background of the universal tradition of Christendom. The second is that in discussion of doctrine today we are bound to consider its historical sources and the authority which these should carry...." - Chapter One from Doctrine In The Church Of England

$9.59

Corporate Worship In The Reformed Tradition
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Corporate Worship In The Reformed Tradition

By James Hastings Nichols

This book is in very good condition.There is almost no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The book was signed and an emblem affixed to the first page by the previous owner. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are beginning to yellow, but the pages are clear of any markings. "In the long history of the worshiping Christian community, or at least of the Latin-speaking section of it, the sixteenth century witnessed the most momentous changes since the days of Gregory the Great in the sixth century. The intervening millennium, in fact, may be regarded in the perspectives set by the Second Vatican Council as a liturgical parenthesis, defined by the delayed indigenization of worship on the north European mission field. There were understandable reasons for this delayed indigenization which need not concern us here. Some of these reasons also help to explain the suppression of regional rites, such as the Gallican and Mozarabic, and the enforced standardization on the Roman pattern. The effect, in any case, was that a form of worship, essentially crystallized for Latin-speaking peoples by the time of Gregory, was imposed unchanged on the northern European peoples. For a thousand years they must worship through a liturgy unintelligible to most of them. The form of this service, deprived of inner coherence and meaning, suffered over the centuries various distortions, omissions, telescoping's, and adventitious additions. Finally, in the religious and moral explosion of the sixteenth century, a major section of the mission churches of northern Europe rebelled. They translated and adapted the Latin liturgy for their own worship in defiance of the Roman hierarchy...." - Chapter One from Corporate Worship in The Reformed Tradition

$3.73

The Expansion of the Anglican Communion
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The Expansion of the Anglican Communion

By The Rev. John Higgins, M.A., B.D.

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "The churches of the Anglican Communion owe their particular expression of Christianity to the historic church in Britain and England, to which land the Christian faith came some time in the second century. The new religion spread rapidly from its center at Jerusalem, and the persecutions to which it was subjected had not only the effect of making it stronger but also of dispersing it more rapidly. Britain had been conquered by the Romans in 44 A.D. and Roman rule meant that the trade routes were kept open. Perhaps traders from Gaul or merchants from the Mediterranean first told the story of the Cross to the uncouth Britons...." - from The Expansion of the Anglican Communion

$8.72

The Great Church In Captivity
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The Great Church In Captivity

By Steven Runciman

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the font, back, edges, and spine of the cover. There is also some bumping, and fraying on the cover. The pages are white and clear of any markings. "Of all the roads that a historian may tread none passes through more difficult country than that of religious history. To a believer religious truths are eternal. The doctrine that he preaches and accepts gives expression to their everlasting validity. To him the historian who seeks to discover and explain why the doctrine should have appeared at a particular moment of time seems guilty of unwarranted determinism. But Revealed Religion cannot escape from the bounds of time; for the Revelation must have occurred at a particular moment. The Christian religion, above all others, is concerned with the relations of time and eternity. Its central doctrine, the Incarnation, is not only an eternal truth but an event in history; it is a bridge between the temporal and the eternal. The institutions of Christianity, however divine their inspiration, have been ordered and governed by men and are affected by the temporal processes to which man is subject. The articles of faith, whatever their transcendental validity, have been spread around the world by the agency of man, their transmission has been affected by changes in worldly circumstances and outlook. It may be that man is continually refreshed by the messages from on high. It may be that there is a divine ordering of history. But the historian himself is mortal, restricted by the limitations of temporality; and he must have the modesty to know his limitations. His business is to tell the story and to make it, as best as he can, intelligible to humanity...." - Preface from The Great Church In Captivity: A Study Of The Patriarchate Of Constantinople From The Eve Of The Turkish Conquest To The Greek War Of Independence

$36.02

Liturgy And Society
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Liturgy And Society

By A. G. Herbert

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and the spine of the cover boards. There is some discoloration on the inside front and back cover boards. The previous owners have written, and dated the inside cover boards, and affixed an ownership stamp. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "This book is an essay on the Church and her message, particularly as embodied in the actual order of the Church and her liturgy, in relation to the problem of belief and a true social life in the confused world of today. It is addressed not only to those who are Christians, but also to those many others who look in from time to time through the church door, and wonder whether some day they will come in. That the Church, being such as she is, should inspire a certain repulsion is intelligible enough. But she also exercises an attraction; and here I feel sure that it is not least the sacred actions and words of Christian worship that make to very many a deep appeal, and one that is not only or even chiefly aesthetic: that even when sermons are tiresome and hymns banal, the drama of the eucharistic rite and the words of the Prayer Book speak to them of a real relation of man to the Eternal, and inspire a hope that amid the disintegration of modern life, the confusion of belief, and the falling in ruins of the towers of Babel that human idealism tries to build, they may yet come to find that this sacred symbolism is an expression of reality, of the things which cannot be shaken, of the City which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God...." - Preface from Liturgy And Society

$7.15

The Western Fathers
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The Western Fathers

By Sulpicus Severus, Paulinus The Deacon, Possidus, Bishop Of Calma, Hilary, Bishop Of Arles, Constantinus Of Lyons (Translated and Edited by F. R. Hoare)

This book is in good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine and edges. The corners have some bumping. The pages are slightly yellowed, but clear of any markings. "The biographical writings in this volume are the primary sources for the Lives of the five Western Fathers with whom they deal. If the purpose of this series were to convert the contemporary pictures of the makers of Christendom into biographies of the modern type, each of them would have to be pulled to pieces, supplemented from other sources, interpreted in the light of later knowledge and reconstructed on quite a different plan. Since in actual fact the purpose of the series is largely to enable the twentieth-century reader to see these makers of Christendom as far as possible as their contemporaries saw them, it would seem that the task of the translator is to preserve as far as possible the feeling and manner of the original, and that the task of the editor is far as possible to put the twentieth-century reader in possession of the knowledge of the setting of the Lives which the contemporary readers had and which the writers took for granted...." - Preface from The Western Fathers: Being The Lives of Martin of Tours, Ambrose, Augustine of Hippo, Hororatus of Aries

$17.40

Early Christian Thought And The Classical Tradition
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Early Christian Thought And The Classical Tradition

By Henry Chadwick

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges and spine of the cover boards. The corners are slightly bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are crisp, white and clean of all markings. "This book is based mainly on the Hewett Lectures on Early Alexandrian Christianity, delivered in 1962 at Union Theological Seminary, New York, and at Andover Newton Theological School, and at the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The substratum of the book consists of the words then spoken in the lecture room., though with revisions and enlargements. To this spoken discourse I have ventured to append annotations which in a few instances may seem to go ill with a text addressed to a more general audience, but may nevertheless, I hope, be found to contain something of interest for those readers for whom the stuff of a book consists in the notes and marginalia...." - Preface from Early Christian Thought And The Classical Tradition: Studies in Justin Clement, and Origen

$34.25

Creed And Character
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Creed And Character

By H. S. Holland

This antiquarian book is in good condition. There is wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners are bumped significantly. The previous owners stamp is affixed to the inside of the front cover board and there is writing on the front end page.The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear from any markings. This book was donated by the author to the Saint Ninian's Chapter Library. "Sermons that are brought together in a volume embody a new motive, over and above the direct aim with which each was separately preached. They profess that they are united together by more than the mere cover of the book. They claim to suggest a single impression; to communicate a single and paramount idea; to convey a single supposition; to witness to a single source; to promote a single interest; to work under a single direction; to tend towards a single conclusion. They trust that their partial and piecemeal treatment of their subject will correct itself by help of juxtaposition; so that they may lose their unhappy appearance, as loose and sketchy fragments, and may visibly be seen to cohere into a valid and substantial consistency...." - Preface from Creed And Character

$30.00

Things That Matter
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Things That Matter

By Frederick Ward Kates (Editor)

This book is in good condition. There is wear and stains on the front, back, spine and edges of the tan cover boards. The corners are bumped and there is some fraying on the edges of the spine. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned. There are no markings on the pages. "The name of Charles Henry Brent flashes instantly upon our attention when we recall the great builders of the reign of God upon earth in modern times. All who new this rare spirit, refined in the furnace of God, recognized one who had offered up his life on the altar of the service of God in this world. " Courage, wisdom, goodness, and all inspired by grace, were his living sacrifice on the altar of his service of the Church, the one body of Jesus Christ," wrote Principal A. E. Garvie on Good Friday, 1929, upon hearing of his death...." - Bishop Brent - A Biographical Sketch from Things That Matter: The Best of the Writings of Bishop Brent

$11.57

The Worshipbook
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The Worshipbook

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners are bumped significantly, and the previous owners name is written on the front end page. The previous owners name and motto is affixed on the inside front end page and sealed on the title page. The pages are crisp, white and clear of all markings. "The Worship book is in two forms. Chronologically, The Worshipbook-Services is first. The Worshipbook-Services and Hymns is second, following the first after a passage of years. All the pages of The Worshipbook-Services constitute the first pages of The Worshipbook-Services and Hymns. The second book is different from the first only in the way that the subtitles suggest. The second offers hymns. The first does not...." Preface from The Worshipbook: Services and Hymns

$26.62

The Shape Of The Liturgy
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The Shape Of The Liturgy

By Dom Gregory Dix

This book is in good condition. There is substantial wear and stains on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are bumped.The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his seal is affixed to the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "The origin of this essay was a paper read at their request before the Cowley Fathers during their General Chapter in August 1941. I have ventured, therefore, in this different form to offer it again to the members of the oldest, the most respected and in more ways than one the greatest of our Anglican communities of priests...." - Introduction: The Purpose Of This Essay from The Shape Of The Liturgy

$19.67

The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church
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The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church

By Claire Cross

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corner have slight bumping. The previous owners names are written on the front end page. Another previous owners seal is also affixed on the front end page. The pages are white, crisp and clean of any markings. "The reader and the teacher of history might be forgiven for thinking that there are now too many series of historical documents in existence, all claiming to offer light on particular problems and all able to fulfil their claims. At any rate, the general editor of yet another series feels obliged to explain why he is helping one more collection of such volumes into existence...." - General Introduction from The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church

$3.68

Mrs. Seton
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Mrs. Seton

By Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M.

This book is in good condition. There is some wear to the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are bumped very badly. The previous owners name and motto is affixed to the inside of the front cover board.The pages are yellowed and tanned and there are some marking in the book. "Elizabeth Ann Seton was wholly American. She had the blood of French, English and Dutch Colonial pioneers in her veins and was, as Father Dirvin states in the first chapter of this biography, of "rooted American stock"; both of her parents and two of her grandparents were born here.When our great Republic was born, she became a charter American citizen...." - Foreword from Mrs. Seton: Foundress of the American Sisters of Charity

$6.90

Anglican Orders The Bull Of His Holiness Leo XIII September 13th, 1896  And The Answers Of The Archbishops Of England March 29th 1897
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Anglican Orders The Bull Of His Holiness Leo XIII September 13th, 1896 And The Answers Of The Archbishops Of England March 29th 1897

By The Church Historical Society

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and sealed on the first end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "The important documents that follow having been long out of print, it seemed desirable to reissue them in one cover. The Papal Letter is reprinted by kind permission of Messrs. Burns, Oates and Washbourne, the original publishers of the authorised English translation. It is hoped that this reissue will be useful. It must not, however, be forgotten that the official texts of both Letter and Answer are the Latin ones, which are published as a companion volume to this reissue. The Latin text of the Papal Letter reproduces that originally published in England, to which the Archbishop's Letter was a reply...." - Note from Anglican Orders The Bull Of His Holiness Leo XIII September 13th, 1896 And The Answers Of The Archbishops Of England March 29th 1897

$13.40

Liturgical Piety
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Liturgical Piety

By Rev. Louis Bouyer

This book is in very good condition . There is minimal wear and staining to the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards.The corners of the cover boards are slightly bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are beginning to yellow and tan, but are clear of any markings. "In his Encyclical Mystici Coporis Pope Pius XII has affirmed that, "mysteries revealed by God cannot be harmful to men, nor should they remain as treasure hidden in a field, useless. They have been given from on high precisely to help the spiritual progress of those who study them in a spirit of piety. For, as the Vatican Council teaches, 'reason illumined by faith, if it seeks earnestly, piously and wisely, does attain, under God, to a certain and most helpful knowledge of mysteries...'"...." - Foreword from Liturgical Piety

$35.87

The Compassionate Christ
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The Compassionate Christ

By Walter Russell Bowie

:This book is in good condition. There is some wear and staining on the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are slightly bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are slightly yellowed and the pages are clear of any markings. "This book has its source in the direct suggestion that comes from a previous notable work. In 1940, William Temple, Archbishop of York and afterward Archbishop of Canterbury, published his Readings in St. John's Gospel. In the first paragraph of that work he wrote: This book is not a systematic commentary or exposition; nor is it intended for scholars or theologians-though whatever value it has for souls on pilgrimage may be as real for them as for others. Again, it is not a series of devotional meditations, though it contains some of these. It has no distinctive and consistent character. But it is an attempt to share with any who read it what I find to be my own thoughts as I read the profoundest of all writings...." - Introduction from The Compassionate Christ: Reflections from the Gospel of Luke

$9.93

A History of Anglican Liturgy
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A History of Anglican Liturgy

By G. J. Cuming

This book is in good condition. There is some wear and stains on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are slightly bumped The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "In 1900 W.H. Frere began the preface of A New History of the Book of Common Prayer with the words: Nearly half a century has passed since the first edition of Mr. Procter's History of the Book of Common Prayer was published; it has been a period full of an enthusiasm for liturgical studies which is almost, if not quite, without parallel.While these facts speak eloquently of the solidity and value of Mr. Proctor's work, they also explain amply why it was necessary that it should undergo considerable change...." Preface from A History of Anglican Liturgy

$225.70

Unity In The Faith
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Unity In The Faith

By William Porcher Dubose

This book is in good condition. There is wear and stains on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners are bumped on the cover boards also. The corners are bumped also. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but the book is clear of any markings, "The honor of writing an introduction to any work which concerns William Porcher Dubose is one of which I am deeply sensible. Dr. DuBose was unmistakably one of the most scholarly, one of the most original, one of the most saintly, and one of the most influential of these personalities whose lives and labors have molded the character and established the reputation of The University of the South...." - Foreword from Unity In The Faith

$9.26

The Anglican Church in Canada
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The Anglican Church in Canada

By Philip Carrington

This book is in good condition. There is some minor wear to the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners are slightly bumped. There is a stain at the top of the spine. There is some writing on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but the pages are free from any markings. "There is an admitted need for a bank of reasonable size which will tell the story of Anglicanism in Canada in a readable style and at the same time provide a handy book of reference for the principal events and personalities in the story ; and I have done my best to keep these two purposes in view, though at mtimes one interest may be sacrificed to the other...." - Introduction from The Anglican Church in Canada

$57.16

Exploring the Heritage of John Calvin
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Exploring the Heritage of John Calvin

By David E. Holwerda (Editor)

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners are bumped on the cover boards. The pages are beginning to yellow and tan, but they are clear of any markings. "The following essays on the heritage of John Calvin were written by people who are, or who have been, members of the Department of Religion and Theology of Calvin College.Two of these are currently members of the faculty of Calvin Theological Seminary: Andrew J. Banstra, Professor of New Testament, a member of the Department of Religion from 1957-1963; and Theodore Minnema, Professor of Ethics and Apologetics, a member of the Department of Religion from 1962-1975. One present member of the Department, Mr. Henry Hooks, was regrettably unable to contribute an essay due to the pressure of completing a doctoral thesis...." - Preface from Exploring the Heritage of John Calvin

$108.41

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