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English Literature:Religion From ZH BOOKS


A Modern Task, or The Story of the Religious Activities of the Committee of One Hundred Appointed by the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, During the Panama-Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco, California, 1915 [Signed/inscribed by author]

By Bell, H. H.

San Francisco: Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. Committee of One Hundred, 1916. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition; 5" x 7 3/4"; pp. [10, 9-119, [3]; original textured blue boards; gilt title; few small spots to covers; head of spine slightly indented; minor foxing along edges of pages, mostly very clean; gilt title to spine with some rubbing; two portraits frontis - Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes, President of the Committee of One Hundred and Rev. H. H. Bell, author of the book and Executive Secretary of the Committee of One Hundred; very good to near fine condition. Inscribed by author to his son, Russell H. Bell. The Committee of One Hundred was appointed by the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America to plan the religious activities during the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. The project was a vast undertaking of spreading Christian Evangelism and giving notable religious significance to the Exposition. It was said that: "Evil forces will congregate and combine in San Francisco for an extreme onslaught against all things good. They should be more than matched, outgeneraled, and outfought by Christian forces." The book contains a full account of the planning and executing of said religious activities.


The Prayer of Faith

By Montgomery, Carrie Judd

Beulah Heights, Oakland: Office of Triumphs of Faith, 1930. Soft cover. Good. Undated, thirty-ninth thousand (c1930); 4 1/4 x 5 3/4; pp. [7], x-xxxi, [2], 10-180, [2]; original beige speckled wraps; title and decorations in black; age-darkening mainly to spine edges and lower margin of back cover; a few minor rubbed spots mostly to corners; small newspaper article cut-out attached to last free page resulting in a darkened outline to opposite page; text clean; good or better. An uncommon early edition of one of the most important works on the Divine Healing Movement in the US. Carrie Montgomery was highly regarded and most influential in promoting the healing movement and the modern-day Pentecostalism in the late 19th century. She was also known for initiating the first healing home on the West Coast. Montgomery moved to Oakland, CA in the 1890s, where she established an orphanage and the "Home of Peace" - a place to rest for missionaries. She continued writing, supporting and meeting notable Pentecostal leaders, and traveling around the world on educational missions.


A debate on the doctrine of universal salvation : held in Cincinnati, O., from March 24 to April 1, 1845, between Rev. E.M. Pingree, pastor of the First Universalist Church, Louisville, Ky., and Rev. N.L. Rice, D.D., pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, O. Taken down by a reporter, and revised by the same parties

By N/A

Cincinnati: J.A. and U.P. James, 1848. Hardcover. Fair. [Salvation] [Universalism] Small 8vo; pp. [8], vi-xxx, [1], 32-429, [2] publisher's advertisement, [4]; original brown cloth over boards; blind stamped; spine reinforced with archival tape; 1/2" loss of cloth along edges of boards; very minor foxing, mostly to first several pages. On second free page there is a signature of one Silas Steams of Pensacola, FL, who was an ichthyologist and an agent of the U. S. Fish Commission. In the 1870s, he was renowned for exploring new species of fish in the Gulf of Mexico. The debate, recorded in this book, took place during uncertain times of rioting and anti-Catholisism protests.


Prayers of the Ages

By Whitmarsh, Caroline

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. Hardcover. Good. pp. 335; original brown boards with gilt title and decorations to spine; relatively minor wear to covers; corners show some signs of rubbing; a few discolored spots to spine; some wear to head and tail of spine; bookshop blind stamp (no ink) to second free page; pages clean except a few small spots of soiling to first several of them; beginning of every chapter decorated with steel-engraved illuminated border. An important compilation of prayers through the ages, containing more than 300 prayers for communion with God, praise, old age and sickness, working prayers, death, etc. The book also contains a chapter on instructions, concerning praying and even some entries of Heathen and Mohammedan prayers.


[Psychometry][Paranormal] Primitive Christianity. Volume I Containing the Lost Lives of Jesus Christ and the Apostles. Showing the Dawn of Christianity in Jesus Christ, Its Destruction by Martyrdom and Suppression, the Pagan Origin of the Roman Church, the Falsification of the Bible by Forgery, and the Authentic Gospel of St. John

By Buchanan, Prof. Joseph Rodes M. D.

San Jose: E. S. Buchanan, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. Second edition (published a few months after the first edition of the same year); Volume I of 2; 7 x 10; pp. [12], 5-82, [2]; original green boards; gilt title; a few spots and some scratches to covers; lower thread holding several pages a bit weak (still securely attached); illustrated with engravings and portrait frontis; overall in very good condition. Joseph Rodes Buchanan was an American scientist and a professor at the Eclectic Medical Institute in Covington, Kentucky. He was credited with coining the term 'psychometry' - " the form of extra-sensory perception characterized by the claimed ability to make relevant associations from an object of unknown history by making physical contact with that object." Though he was a medical doctor he denounced contemporary medicine as "educated ignorance" while vigorously promoting his research and findings in psychometry and appealing to spiritualists. During the course of his studies, for 17 years, he purportedly received direct writings from St. John which he tested on three psychometrists who after handling the script "agreed as to its source, giving very similar descriptions of a great spirit devoted to Jesus Christ." The writings were eventually published in the current volume. The only copy in the trade.


The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated out of the Original Greek; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised (in German and English)

By N/A

New York: American Bible Society, 1854. Hardcover. Good. Original full morocco with elaborate blind-stamped decorations; gilt title to spine; 12mo; pp. [5], 6-670, [2]; dust-dulling and a few small spots to boards; rubbing to edges of boards and spine; minor marginal loss to paper of both pastedowns; moderate foxing; text in two columns (German-English). Overall in good condition.