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The Epistle To The Romans
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The Epistle To The Romans

By Karl Barth

This book is in good condition. There is a lot of wear on the cover. The corners are bumped. There are some tears on the spine cover. The pages are yellowed and dog eared. The back end page is torn. The book is clear from any markings. "The unselfish laborious task of translating this book into English has been undertaken by Sir Edwyn Hoskins. Partly owing to my insufficient familiarity with the English language, and partly because my time has been so fully occupied with other work, I have unfortunately not been able to go through the whole of the translation in detail. Sir Edwyn has, however, laid before me a fairly long section of his work, and, after comparing it with the original German, I am persuaded he has performed his task with great skill...." - The Authors Preface To The English Edition from The Epistle To The Romans

$36.48

Rome Sweet Home
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Rome Sweet Home

By Scott and Kimberly Hahn

This book is in very good condition. The cover pages have minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the book. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "I was the youngest of three Hahn children born to Molly Lou and Fred Hahn. Baptized a Presbyterian, I was raised in a nominal Protestant home. Church and religion played a small role in my life and for my family, and then mostly for social reasons rather than any deep convictions. I recall the last time I ever attended our family's church. The minister was preaching all about his doubts regarding the Virgin Birth of Jesus and his bodily Resurrection. I just stood up in the middle of the sermon and walked out. I remember thinking, I'm not sure what I believe, but at least I'm honest enough not to stand up and attack the things I'm supposed to teach. I also wondered, why doesn't the man just leave his ministry in the Presbyterian Church and go wherever his beliefs are held? Little did I know, that I had witnessed a portent of my own future...." - Chapter One from Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

$6.03

The Destiny of Man
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The Destiny of Man

By Nicolas Berdyaev

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the inside front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "I do not intend to begin, in accordance with the German tradition, with an epistemological justification. I want to begin with an epistemological accusation, or, rather, with an accusation against epistemology. Epistemology is an expression of doubt in the power and the validity of philosophical knowledge. It implies a division which undermines the possibility of knowledge. Thinkers who devote themselves to epistemology seldom arrive at ontology. The path they follow is not one which leads to reality. The most creative modern philosophers, such as Bergson, M. Scheler and Heidegger, are little concerned with epistemology. Man has lost the power of knowing real being, has lost access to reality and been reduced to studying knowledge. And so in his pursuit of knowledge he is faced throughout with knowledge and not with being. But one cannot arrive at being - one can only start with it. In using the term 'being' I am not referring to any particular system of ontology, such as that of St. Thomas Aquinas, which is prior to a critical theory of knowledge. I do not believe that it is at all possible to return to a pre-critical, dogmatic metaphysic. All I mean is that we must return to reality itself, to actual life, and overcome the duality which undermines the value of cognitive activity. It was inevitable that philosophical knowledge should pass through this duality and critical reflection; such was the path of philosophy in Europe. It was its inner dramatic destiny the critical theory itself, claiming as it does to be independent of the concrete facts of life, was an expression of European life and culture. It was a higher and more subtle form of European 'enlightenment' which claims to be universal...." - Chapter One from The Destiny of Man

$5.51

Gnostics
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Gnostics

By Tobias Churton

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the back cover board, and marking on the bottom pages. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner's stamp is on the first inside page after the cover board. There are no markings on the pages. "The world was still at war with itself when in the year AD 367 an instruction came to the monastic community at Tabinnisi. The head of the community, Theodore, was instructed to read the 39th Festal Letter of the Bishop of Alexandria, Athanasius. Perhaps the instruction had come from Alexandria. Such a thing would be expected from senior bishop who had already struck fear and hatred into the deviant hearts of the unorthodox, the heretics, on many occasions. Tabinnisi was some 500 miles down the Nile from Alexandria. It was remote from the full weight of authority and Big Trouble often starts in the remote places. It is unlikely that the instruction was for the ears of the community alone. It's pioneering founder, Pachomius, had within living memory set up a rule to unite disparate and solitary people within a community whose practice of strenuous labour involved a strict, almost military discipline. The Christian life was not to be for the elevation of the individual soul alone. The Church had found that the message of love for one's neighbour, promulgated by Christ himself, could blend with and yet further ennoble that civic responsibility and state-duty which was so dear and necessary to the Roman Imperium. Faraway places, even in upper Egypt were never too far away from the voice of authority...." - Chapter One from Gnostics

$17.25

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

$25.00

Morality And Situation Ethics
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Morality And Situation Ethics

By Dietrich and Alice von Hilderbrand

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards The corners are slightly bumped.on the cover boards. The previous owners name is stamped on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are white, crisp and clear of all markings.The binding is cracked on the front of the spine and the previous owner used clear tape to repair the binding. "The Book of my esteemed friend Dietrich von Hilderbrand entitled True Morality and its Counterfeits was heralded when it first appeared as the most fully considered answer to a law-defying situation ethics as well as to an ossified legalistic ethics. The book is a positive and constructive answer. The reader can understand with little difficulty the basic principles in question...." - Preface from Morality And Situation Ethics

$17.94

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

$90.34

Dictionary of Christian Ethics
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Dictionary of Christian Ethics

By John Macquarrie (Editor)

This book is in good condition. There is wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards and the edges have some minor wear. There is some minor bumping on the corners. There is also some staining on the cover boards. The pages are beginning to yellow and tan, but are clear of markings. "What does it mean to live as a Christian in the modern world? What moral obligations are imposed by membership in the Christian community? Are such concepts as 'sin' and 'grace' of any relevance to the contemporary problems of mankind? Are there distinctively 'Christian' virtues or policies or patterns of behavior?..." - Preface from Dictionary of Christian Ethics

$16.83

Gates Of Prayer
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Gates Of Prayer

By Chaim Stern

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards and no wear on the edges. There is no bumping on the corners. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his seal is stamped on the front end page. The pages are crisp, white and clean of any markings. "In the liturgy of the synagoge the Jewish people has written its spiritual autobiography. For a score of centuries, each generation has, in turn, added its own distinctive chapter to this book, which contains memories of time past and promises for the future, praise and lamentation, ethical teaching, and mystical vision. A people possessed by its God is the author of this book...." - Introduction from Gates Of Prayer The New Union Prayerbook: Weekdays, Sabbaths, and Festivals Services and Prayers for Synagoge and Home

$102.47

Christian Ethics
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Christian Ethics

By Waldo Beach

This book is in good condition. There is some wear to to the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There are water spots on the back. The edges have some wear particularly at the top and bottom of the spine. The corners have some bumping. The previous owners signature is on the inside of the front cover board, The pages are beginning to yellow and tan. The binding is tight and solid. "Underlying the preparation of this book has been a belief that the essentials of Christian ethics can best be presented through the writings of great Christian thinkers of all ages. It is only through such writings That the full richness of the Christian tradition can be portrayed in it's immediate applicability to present day ethical questions. Yet the most important source materials are usually to be found only in out-of-the-way places, buried in unwieldy and expensive editions.To meet this problem we have tried in this volume to gather together a representative selection of these materials for use in college and seminary courses." - Preface, Christian Ethics: Sources Of The Living Tradition

$7.21