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Arnold, T. – The Christian Life: Its Course, Its Hindrances, and Its Helps.

The Christian Life: Its Course, Its Hindrances, and Its Helps.

by Thomas Arnold, D.D, Head Master of Rugby School, and Late Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford.

From the Fifth London Edition.
1856.

“As far as the principle on which Archbishop Laud and his followers acted went to re-actuate the idea of the church, as a co-ordinate and living power by right of Christ’s institution and express promise, I go along with them; but I soon discover that by the church they meant the clergy, the hierarchy exclusively, and then I fly off from them in a tangent.

“For it is this very interpretation of the church, that, according to my conviction, constituted the first and fundamental apostasy; and I hold it for one of the greatest mistakes of our polemical divines, in their controversies with the Romanists, that they trace all the corruptions of the gospel faith to the Papacy.”–COLERIDGE,

Literary Remains, vol. iii. p. 386.

This is a book of 30+ sermons on different aspects of the Christian life. Continue reading

Baier, J. – Compendium of Positive Theology

Compendium of Positive Theology

by Johann Wilhelm Baier (1647-1695)
(1877)

Edited by C. F. W. Walther, St. Louis, Concordia Publishing House, 1877 (Abridged).

The Baier/Walther Compendium served as the systematic theology textbook for the first few generations of Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod pastors. Written in Latin, it is a revised edition of a classic work by the Seventeenth Century Lutheran dogmatian Johannes Baier. This edition contains an english translation of the theses at the head of each chapter. Later editions will offer the full text of the work. Continue reading