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Commentary Upon the Acts of the Apostles (Complete) By Jean Calvin
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Acts tells the story of the Apostolic Age of the Early Christian church, with particular emphasis on the ministry of the Twelve Apostles and of Paul of Tarsus. The early chapters, set in Jerusalem,... More > discuss Jesus' Resurrection and Great Commission, his Ascension with a prophecy to return, the start of the Twelve Apostles' ministry, and the Day of Pentecost. The later chapters discuss Paul's conversion, his ministry, and finally his arrest and imprisonment and trip to Rome. Calvin was a tireless polemic and apologetic writer who generated much controversy. In addition to the Institutes, he wrote commentaries on most books of the Bible, as well as theological treatises and confessional documents. Calvin was influenced by the Augustinian tradition, which led him to expound the doctrine of predestination and the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation.< Less
The Theology of Facts versus The Theology of Rhetoric By August Vilmar
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August Vilmar is one of the least well known German Theologians of the 19th century. Despite his obscurity, his odyssey from the theological school of skepticism, to the Confessional faith of the... More > Lutheran Reformers, is a transformation worthy of attention. Vilmar’s words still speak to us in a time when skepticism about Christ and his Gospel seem to reign supreme in society and the Church. Vilmar’s ascent and devotion to the pure Gospel of Christ is no better illustrated than in The Theology of Facts. Here, Vilmar describes the lifelessness of theological skepticism—what he calls the Theology of Rhetoric. In contrast stands the Theology of Facts which brings Christ and his gift of salvation to the people: “Theology of Facts serves real life in this world and in eternity...its content is for those who receive it, the breath of life, an indispensable nourishment, no different from air, and sunlight, and bread, since none on earth can live who does not receive what proceeds from theology.”< Less
Commentaries on the Epistles to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon (Complete) By Jean Calvin
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The two Epistles to Timothy and the Epistle to Titus are called the Pastoral Epistles, because they were written by Paul to Timothy and to Titus, not as friends simply, nor as individual Christians... More > simply, but as pastors of the church of God. They were written for the purpose of instructing these ministers in the proper methods of pastoral work. Paul's Epistle (or Letter) to Philemon, usually referred to simply as Philemon, is a prison letter to Philemon from Paul of Tarsus. Philemon was a leader in the Colossian church. This letter, which is one of the books of the New Testament, deals with forgiveness. In addition to the Institutes, Calvin wrote commentaries on most books of the Bible, as well as theological treatises and confessional documents. Calvin was influenced by the Augustinian tradition, which led him to expound the doctrine of predestination and the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation.< Less
Commentaries on the Prophet Ezekiel (Complete) By Jean Calvin
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According to the book, the prophet, exiled in Babylon, experienced a series of seven visions during the 22 years from 593 to 571 BC, a period which spans the final destruction of Jerusalem in 586.... More > The visions, and the book, are structured around three themes: (1) judgment on Israel (chapters 1-24); (2) judgment on the nations (chapters 25-32); and future blessings for Israel (chapters 33-48) Calvin was a tireless polemic and apologetic writer who generated much controversy. He also exchanged cordial and supportive letters with many reformers, including Philipp Melanchthon and Heinrich Bullinger. In addition to the Institutes, he wrote commentaries on most books of the Bible, as well as theological treatises and confessional documents. He regularly preached sermons throughout the week in Geneva. Calvin was influenced by the Augustinian tradition, which led him to expound the doctrine of predestination and the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation.< Less
Confessions By Augustine of Hippo
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Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are... More > sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. Its original title was "Confessions in Thirteen Books," and it was composed to be read out loud with each book being a complete unit. The work outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1,000 years of the Middle Ages. It is not a complete autobiography, as it was written in his early 40s, and he lived long afterwards, producing another important work (City of God).< Less
Briefe eines Soldaten: Deutsche Ausgabe der Lettres d'un soldat [German]The By Saint, Bishop of Hippo Augustine
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Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between AD 397 and 400. Modern English translations of... More > it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. Its original title was Confessions in Thirteen Books, and it was composed to be read out loud with each book being a complete unit. It is generally considered one of Augustine's most important texts.The work outlines St. Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1,000 years, through the Middle Ages. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessions_(Augustine) Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Reap In the Beginning By Jonathan Reaper
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Based on a death bed whisper from the first Reaper in nineteen ninety-six, a foot locker revealed a journal. In it was a first-person confessional spanning from nineteen forty-two through nineteen... More > eighty-six. The admission answers what really happened to all the major conspiracies of this period of time. The journal was written after receiving a fifty-year celebratory visit to Fort Bragg in nineteen ninety-five. This was for his service in the Office of Strategic Services as an Operational Group member. The declassified reports revealed how the Reaper Force was created from the ashes of our first heroes in the shadow. In the beginning, there was no fate. An organization needed to be created out of the atrocities of World War II. Even though this is Volume 4, it is a prequel to Volume 0 called the Recruit. Because of the spoilers in this book, please read the other four first. There was no such thing as fate deciding if you would live or die… then came the Grimm Reaper.< Less
The Holy Trinity (paperback) By Carl L. Beckwith
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The Holy Trinity, volume 3 of the Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics series, explains the difficulties we face in confessing the Trinity in our world today and how we overcome these challenges by... More > placing Christ and the Gospel at the center of our preaching and teaching. The Holy Trinity returns us to Scripture and shows how the Old and New Testaments carefully and decisively present the indivisible oneness and irreducible threeness of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Finally, The Holy Trinity introduces readers to the sound pattern of words used by the Fathers and Lutheran reformers to clarify and defend the trinitarian witness of Scripture. We confess, worship, and glorify the Holy Trinity rightly when we boldly proclaim the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ. Carl Beckwith is professor of church history and doctrine at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama.< Less
A Handful of Blossoms By Lara Biyuts
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Written in the form of a diary, which genre (epistolary, confessional) was so popular in the 18th century and which sounds so comprehensible in our time of blogging, web-diaries and web-journals, the... More > novella may be called a love story. A story of a young bride, one of many German princesses of her time, and her weird marriage. Time: 1764, a year after the Seven Years War (this first global military conflict took place much earlier than WWI, and it may be called the First World War, in fact.) Set in Europe, the story is historical fiction, in which Author studies the interesting case when a gay man is enforced to get married to a female (dynastic marriage) and what comes of this unnatural act.< Less
A Biblical Guide to the Met: 1 - ANE (PB Color) By Ron Choong & Danny Lee
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How often have you visited a major museum and wandered around, staring at the artifacts, with little clue as to their relevance for your religious faith? Ever wondered about the ANE where Abraham,... More > Isaac, and Jacob lived? What were the contemporary, cultural, political, and social contexts from which Israel emerged as a nation? Understanding the geohistorical contexts of the Old Testament is instrumental to the study of the Bible. This guide will introduce the art and science of archaeology, their contributions to biblical studies as well as their limitations as a tool to reconstruct the past. Learn about the history of the ANE, their myths and religions, as well as the contemporary tensions between conservative-confessional and liberal-critical prejudices and biases in their interpretations of the Bible in the light of archaeology. It will also examine a selection of artifacts from the Met's ANE collection relevant to the Bible with reference to their geohistorical and theological contexts.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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