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Description: This is a book on Christian ethics. Some of the topics in this book are Ethic, aesthetics, Socrates, Determinism, Spontaneity, Optimism, Pragmatism, Activism, and Vitalism.
The Surrendered Life
by James McConkey
This short (5 chapter) work by McConkey (Deeper Life) about the surrendered life. His chapters are the Surrendered Life, What? Why? How? and Then. Read the rest of this entry »
The Christian Calling
BY REV. J. LLEWELYN DAVIES, M.A.
RECTOR OF CHRIST CHURCH, ST MARYLEBONE.
PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A.
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
This work by Davies (Anglican) has 20 chapters about the Christian Calling (to be a Christian). Some of his chapters are: Peace with God. Peace amongst Men. The Freedom of Sonship. Civil Freedom. The Righteousness of Faith. Rights and Duties. Holiness to the Lord. The Church and the World. Love towards God. Love towards men. The Primary Bonds of Human Life. Riches and the Kingdom of God. The Divine Right to Rule. Cesar and God. Competition and Self-Surrender. Dogma, Sentiment, and Ritual. Church-Going: Its Dangers and Benefits. Supernatural Religion. The Cost of Discipleship. Heaven and the World.
THE first ten Sermons in this volume were preached as a continuous course in All Saints’ Church, Scarborough, in the August and September of this year. It will be observed that they aim at setting forth some leading features of the state of life to which Christians are called, Peace, Liberty, Righteousness, Holiness, and Love, in their twofold aspect, as towards God and as towards men. The desire of the Vicar of All Saints’, the Rev. R. Brown Borthwick, that these Sermons should be printed has led to the publication of the volume, which will be a memorial of Sundays to which I look back with much pleasure and thankfulness. The other Sermons deal chiefly with difficulties which are felt as besetting a life according to the Christian calling at the present time.
December, 1874. Read the rest of this entry »
by Charles Lewis Slattery, D.D.
Bishop of Massachusetts
New Edition, Enlarged
Copyright, 1928 and 1929, by Charles Lewis Slattery
In this 8 chapter work by Slattery (Epsicopal Anglican), he presents us with topics about “Following Christ”. His chapters are The Definite Decision, Character, The Creed, The Church, Christian Worship, The Holy Communion, Knowing Christ Face to Face. Read the rest of this entry »
Uniformity with Gods Will
by Alphonus de Liquori
This author is from the 1700s, but the topic is very today. He begins with the correct presupposition that happiness is only found when the person is living in God’s will. He begins with the excellency of this virtue of being united (uniformity) with God’s will, and then explains how this will be the only thing that causes us true and lasting happiness. He then asserts that God desires our happiness, and that there are “helps” that we can do to examine our lives and bring us into this spiritual position and practice. Without it, we will end up in “spiritual desolation” (Chapter 6). Read the rest of this entry »
The Government of the Tongue
by Richard Allestree
The rare first edition of Allestree’s guide to ethical speech, a lesson in morality with a severe regard to the faults and follies of others, and therefore, an improvement upon our own disposition. “Hold your tongue when nothing good can come from the words of criticism and condemnation of them.” It is full of moral advice and instruction about correct judgement. Among the many subjects he treats are: the manifold abuse of speech, lying, uncharitable truth, of flattery and boasting and obscene talk. He closes with ten specific “lessons” on how to proceed through one’s life while being able to commit to the positive utilization of the general rules of morality as well as their specific (and numerous) exceptions.
Allestree (1619-1681), a noted tutor, was later professor of Divinity at Oxford and provost of Eton College. As an ardent royalist, he took up arms for the king, and performed all duties of a common soldier. He was frequently seen holding a musket in one hand and a book in the other. He is noted “as a man of extensive learning, of moderate views, generous and charitable, of a solid and masculine kindness, and of a temper hot, but completely under control” (Encyclopedia Britannica, I, p. 694). Read the rest of this entry »
Quiet Talks on Following the Christ
By S. D. Gordon
Author of “Quiet Talks On Power,” “Quiet Talks on Prayer,” “Quiet Talks On Our Lord’s Return,” etc.
New York Chicago Toronto Fleming H. Revell Company London and Edinburgh
Copyright, 1913, by Fleming H. Revell Company
New York: 158 Fifth Avenue Chicago: 17 North Wabash Ave. Toronto: 25 Richmond Street, W. London: 21 Paternoster Square Edinburgh: 100 Princes Street
In this 8 chapter work, Gordon (Congregationalist-Baptist) presents us with meditations on following Christ. His chapters are the lone man who went before, the long, rough road he trod, the pleading call to follow, what following mens, shall we go?, finger-posts, fellow-followers, the glory of the goat, face to face. Read the rest of this entry »
The Great Duty of Resignation
By William Bates
This is a work on resigning oneself’s to God’s will, based on Jesus’ prayer in Mat 26:39 in the Garden of Gethsemane, when he submitted himself to whatever is God the Father’s will.
Matthew 26:39 - ’And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.’ Read the rest of this entry »
The Christian In Complete Armour
By William Gurnall (1657)
This is an older work, but none-the-less an excellent work on the subject of Christian warefare. Gurnall has 2 volumes: Vol 1: A Sweet and Powerful Encouragement to the War; Directions for managing this War successfully; the reason why the Christian must be armed, ‘That ye may be able to stand’; the nature of the War, and character of the Assailants; the Assailants described Positively; a Second Exhortation to Arm, and an Argument urging the Exhortation; First Piece—The Christian’s Spiritual Girdle; Sincerity strengthens the Christian’s Spirit; Second Piece—The Christian’s Breastplate; Third Piece—The Christian’s Spiritual Shoe. Vol 2: Fourth Piece—The Christian’s Spiritual Shield; the Saint’s Enemy Described; Fifth Piece—The Christian’s Helmet; Sixth Piece—The Christian’s Sword; the necessary duty of the Christian, as clothed in the Whole Armour of God: or, how the Spiritual Panoply may alone be kept furbished; How to perform the duty commanded—a directory for prayer; the Inward Principle of Prayer; the Duty of every Christian in complete Armour to aid by Prayer. Read the rest of this entry »
Concerning the Rights of Rulers Over Their Subjects and the Duty Of Subjects Towards Their Rulers.
By Theodore Beza
Summary: This is a 10 chaper work by Beza (French Reformator)that explores the relationship between the subjects and the ruler of a land from a biblical perspective.
A brief and clear treatise particularly indispensable to either class in these troubled times.
Translation by Henry-Louis Gonin, edited by Patrick S. Poole
Notes from the critical French Edition translated by Patrick S. Poole. This edition and translation © 1995 Patrick S. Poole ([email protected])
To Kings and Princes the Counsel of David: Psalm 2: Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for His wrath will soon be kindled.
To the Subjects: I Peter 2:13: Be subjects to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake. Read the rest of this entry »