Sermons On Selected Lessons Of The New Testament

Author: St. Augustine of Hippo

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384967407X

Category: Religion

Page: 346

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The Sermons of St. Augustine, besides their other excellencies, furnish a beautiful picture of perhaps the deepest and most powerful mind of the Western Church adapting itself to the little ones of Christ. In them, he who has furnished the mould for all the most thoughtful minds for fourteen hundred years, is seen forming with loving tenderness the babes in Christ. Very touching is the child-like simplicity, with which he gradually leads them through what to them were difficulties, watching all the while whether he made himself clear to them, keeping up their attention, pleased at their understanding, dreading their approbation, and leading them off from himself to some practical result. Very touching the tenderness with which he at times reproves, the allowance which he makes for human infirmities and for those in secular life, if they will not make their infirmities their boast, or in allowed duties and indulgences forget God. But his very simplicity precludes the necessity of any preface. His Sermons explain themselves. They appear from a passage in the Commentary on the Psalms to have been often taken down in writing at the time by the more attentive sort of hearers (as were those of St. Chrysostom); Possidius states that this was done from the commencement of his presbyterate, and that "thence through the body of Africa, excellent doctrine and the most sweet savour of Christ was diffused and made manifest, the Church of God beyond seas, when it heard thereof, partaking of the joy."

The Works of Jonathan Edwards: Volume II - III

Author: Jonathan Edwards


ISBN: 1773560344

Category: Religion

Page: 447

View: 8336

Primarily a collection of personal Biblical notes, this book helps us to understand the true heart of Jonathan Edwards. As he went through the process of discovering the truth of God's word he kept meticulous notes so that we could all understand how he made his thoughts and conclusions. This volume finishes with a serious of sermons that Edwards gave at various services and events in his career.

On Being Rich and Poor

Author: Jacques Ellul

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442626267

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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In these talks, Ellul observes that some of the harshest language in the Jewish and Christian Bibles is reserved for those who are rich and powerful, and thus able to bend others to their will. Through his analysis of the prophetic vision of Amos and the epistle of James, Ellul exposes the gap between the principles of Christian life and the practices of the modern world. Critiquing a world that values domination over collaboration, he offers an alternative path.

The System of Doctrines, contained in Divine Relation, Explained and Defended Volume II

Author: Samuel Hopkins


ISBN: 1773560832

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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In this second and final volume of the Samuel Hopkins theology series, he covers some controversial topics such as what happens to us at death and what will happen when the Lord Jesus returns in the Eschaton. Hopkins gives clear evidence and arguments for his position and will reveal to you what God's word says about such topics.