Select Works, Vol. 1: French Enlightenment Series, Vol. 4
It is hard to know how to characterize Bernard of Clairvaux. On the one hand, he is called the “honey-tongued doctor” for his eloquent writings on the love of God. On the other hand, he... More > rallied soldiers to kill Muslims during the Crusades. He wrote eloquently on humility; then again, he loved being close to the seat of power and was an adviser to five popes. He is well regarded as the last of the Church Fathers & one of the great mystics. What Bernard is remembered for today, more than his reforming zeal and crusade preaching is his mystical writings. His best-known work is On Loving God, in which he states his purpose at the beginning: “You wish me to tell you why and how God should be loved. My answer is that God, Himself, is the reason he is to be loved.”
What is clear is this: 400 years after his death, he was still widely quoted by Catholics and Protestants, both of whom claimed his support. John Calvin considered him the major witness to truth between Gregory the Great and the 1500s.< Less
Contra Gentiles, Vol. 2
The Summa Contra Gentiles is in the unique position of a classic of which the author's manuscript is still in great part extant. It currently resides in the Vatican Library.
There are two ways of... More > behaving towards Thomas' writings, analogous to two several treatments of a church still standing, in which the saint might have worshiped. One way is to hand the edifice over to some Society for the Preservation of Ancient Monuments; they will keep it locked to the vulgar, while admitting some occasional connoisseur: they will do their utmost to preserve every stone identically the same that the medieval builder laid.
The other is to explore, respond and remunerate the various avenues expounded upon by such a mind. All his works, which have been ushered into modern speech: along with their conclusions must be tested by all the subtlety of present-day science, physical, psychological, historical; maintained, wherever maintainable, but altered, where no longer tenable.< Less
Greek Thinkers Vol. 2
The sheer design and intention of the work has been to compose a comprehensive work, which should serve as a comprehensive mural of knowledge regarding the ancient world and their tendencies. This... More > work addresses the variant tendencies of each period and its respective authors/ orators of thought. The intent was to encompass and provide equal justice to every major participant in what has become our mode of thinking. For there is not a person, at least of the “baby-boomer era, which has not been indoctrinated into the Seven Liberal Arts as devised by the Ancient Greeks. The narrative and historical relief in which this great effort is cradled will neither be biased nor impartial, but shall present them and judge them fairly. This work has been able, where other subsequent presenters have been inept, to present the material not only precise and concise, but in a connective measure, ensuring a “bigger picture” regarding its impact.< Less
Selected Works of Charles Spurgeon Vol. 3
There are few who can achieve what he has in such a short time. Moreover, few have amassed the written works as Spurgeon, The few who may be considered are the likes of Thomas Aquinas, Albert the... More > Great, Bonaventure and Bernard to name a few.
In this effort there will not be a presentation of his sermons, but simply the best of his writings.
In this endeavor, 12 volumes will present only his finest works. In this second volume, the following works are presented:
The Following Books:
Power in Prayer
Power in the Blood
Practice of Praise
Prayers of Spurgeon
Satan a Defeated Foe< Less