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A Collection of the World's Myths, Legends, Religions, and Sacred Works. The Sacred Religious Text Collection are the works that changed the world. It is a limited collection and is currently being developed. However, it includes some of the most important scholarly and theological works in the history of human kind.

 
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Calvin on Piety

By: John Calvin

Religious Publication

Excerpt: John Calvin?s Institutes have earned him the title of ?the preeminent systematician of the Protestant Reformation.? His reputation as an intellectual, however, is often seen apart from the vital spiritual and pastoral context in which he wrote his theology. For Calvin, theological understanding and practical piety, truth and usefulness, are inseparable. Theology first of all deals with knowledge?knowledge of God and of ourselves?but there is no true knowledge wh...

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Calvin : Commentaries

By: Joseph Haroutunian

Religious Publication

Preface: The Christian Church possesses in its literature an abundant and incomparable treasure. But it is an inheritance that must be reclaimed by each generation. The Library Of Christian Classics is designed to present in the English language, and in twenty-six volumes of convenient size, a selection of the most indispensable Christian treatises written prior to the end of the sixteenth century. The practice of giving circulation to writings selected for superior wort...

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Calvin's Covenantal Pronomianism

By: Rev. Ralph Allan Smith

Religious Publication

Excerpt: Calvinism in America Today: In America the recent revival of Calvinism as a comprehensive world-view, including a social philosophy grounded in the sovereignty of God, was provoked especially by the work of Cornelius Van Til. Drawing from Abraham Kuyper, Herman Bavinck, and many others in the Dutch tradition, Van Til developed a Calvinistic epistemology consistent with the radical Biblicism [1] demanded by a Sola Scriptura theology. [2] Van Til clarified, as no ...

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Calvin's Use of the Sursum Corda

By: Dr. Jack Kinneer

Religious Publication

Excerpt: Although Calvin entitled his 1542 liturgy The Form of Prayers and Manner of Ministering the Sacraments according to the Usage of the Ancient Church there is little linguistic connection between Calvin's liturgy and the ancient liturgical forms. Most of the elements that are regarded as classic parts of the ancient liturgies are not in Calvin's Form of Prayers. Calvin does not uses the Kyrie Elesion, the Agnus Dei, the Te Deum, the Gloria in Excelsis, or the Sanc...

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Teacher and Practitioner of Evangelism

By: John Calvin

Religious Publication

Excerpt: Many scholars would take issue with the title of this chapter. Some would say that Roman Catholicism kept the evangelistic torch of Christianity lit via the powerful forces of the papacy, the monasteries, and the monarch while Calvin and the Reformers tried to extinguish it. But others would assert that John Calvin (1509-1564), the father of Reformed and Presbyterian doctrine and theology, was largely responsible for relighting the torch of biblical evangelism during the Reformation.

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Canons of Dort Heads III and Iv

By: Anonymous

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The Saving Power of the Gospel What, therefore, neither the light of nature nor the law can do, God accomplishes by the power of the Holy Spirit, through the Word or the ministry of reconciliation. This is the gospel about the Messiah, through which it has pleased God to save believers, in both the Old and the New Testament.

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The Canons of the Council of Orange

By: Various

Religious Publication

Excerpt: If anyone denies that it is the whole man, that is, both body and soul, that was changed for the worse through the offense of Adam's sin, but believes that the freedom of the soul remains unimpaired and that only the body is subject to corruption ...

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The Canons of Dordt

By: Various

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The Decision of the Synod of Dordt on the Five Main Points of Doctrine in Dispute in the Netherlands is popularly known as the Canons of Dordt. It consists of statements of doctrine adopted by the great Synod of Dordt which met in the city of Dordrecht in 1618-19. Although this was a national synod of the Reformed churches of the Netherlands, it had an international character, since it was composed not only of Dutch delegates but also of twenty-six delegates fro...

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The Canons of Dordt

By: Homer Hoeksema

Religious Publication

Introduction: The Canons of Dordrecht, the third of our Forms of Unity, (Heidelberg Catechism, Netherlands or Belgic Confession of Faith, and The Canons of Dordt), are unique among our confessions in more than one respect. They are the only one of our confessions which was actually composed by an ecclesiastical assembly, the Great Synod of 1618-1619. born out of internal controversy in the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands which was occasioned by the rise of the Armin...

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The Canons of Dordt

By: Various

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The Decision of the Synod of Dordt on the Five Main Points of Doctrine in Dispute in the Netherlands is popularly known as the Canons of Dordt. It consists of statements of doctrine adopted by the great Synod of Dordt which met in the city of Dordrecht in 1618-19. Although this was a national synod of the Reformed churches of the Netherlands, it had an international character, since it was composed not only of Dutch delegates but also of twenty-six delegates fro...

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The Canons of Dordt

By: Various

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The Decision of the Synod of Dordt on the Five Main Points of Doctrine in Dispute in the Netherlands is popularly known as the Canons of Dordt. It consists of statements of doctrine adopted by the great Synod of Dordt which met in the city of Dordrecht in 1618-19. Although this was a national synod of the Reformed churches of the Netherlands, it had an international character, since it was composed not only of Dutch delegates but also of twenty-six delegates fro...

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The Canons of Dort the Synod of Dordrecht

By: Various

Religious Publication

Excerpt: First Head - Article 1. As all men have sinned in Adam, lie under the curse, and are deserving of eternal death, God would have done no injustice by leaving them all to perish and delivering them over to condemnation on account of sin, according to the words of the apostle: that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. (Rom 3:19). And: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Rom 3:23). And: For the wages of sin is death. (Rom 6:23).

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What Is Catechism

By: Zacharias Ursinus

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The Greek words from which ?catechism? is derived, according to their common signification, mean to sound, to resound, to instruct by word of mouth, and to repeat the sayings of another. More properly, however, to teach the first principles and rudiments of some particular doctrine. As applied to the doctrine of the church and as understood when thus used, it means to teach the first principles of the Christian religion, in which sense it occurs in Luke 1. 4, Ac...

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Catechism of the Catholic Church the Characteristics of Faith-Excerpts

By: Anonymous

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The Freedom of Faith. To be human, man's response to God by faith must be free, and ... therefore nobody is to be forced to embrace the faith against his will. The act of faith is of its very nature a free act. God calls men to serve him in spirit and in truth. Consequently they are bound to him in conscience, but not coerced ... This fact received its fullest manifestation in Christ Jesus. Indeed, Christ invited people to faith and conversion, but never coerced...

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Two Short Catechisms

By: Dr. John Owen

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The first edition of these Catechisms issued from the press in 1645. Dr Owen had at that time the charge of the parish of Fordham in Essex, and laboured diligently for the instruction and benefit of his flock, by catechising from house to house. The catechisms were prepared in order that he might accomplish these parochial duties with greater efficiency and success. ?The Lesser Catechism? is designed for the instruction of children; ? ?The Greater,? for the exam...

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Catena Aurea-Gospel of Matthew

By: St. Thomas Aquinas

Religious Publication

Excerpt: Jerome, Ez, i. 5. Hier. Prolog. in Com. in Matt.: ?The face of a man? (in Ezekiel?s vision) signifies Matthew, who accordingly opens his Gospel with the human genealogy of Christ. Rabanus: By this exordium he shews that it is the birth of Christ according to the flesh that he has undertaken to narrate. Pseudo-Chrys., Hom. in Matt., Hom. i: Matthew wrote for the Jews, and in Hebrew [ed. note: It seems to be the general witness of antiquity that there was a Hebrew...

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Catena Aurea-Gospel of Mark

By: St. Thomas Aquinas

Religious Publication

Preface: The Remarks prefixed to the first volume of this Translation of the Aurea Catena, apply in their substance to the following portion of it, which contains the Commentary on S. Mark. Wherever the variations from the original writers were such as to destroy the sense of the passage, the true reading has been followed, and has been placed in the margin. In other cases the text has been translated, as it is found in S. Thomas.

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Catechism of the Catholic Second Edition

By: Anonymous

Religious Publication

Excerpt: Justification 1987. The grace of the Holy Spirit has the power to justify us, that is , to cleanse us from our sins and to communicate to us the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ and through Baptism: 34 ...

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Catechism of the Catholic Church the Characteristics of Faith Excerpts

By: Anonymous

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The freedom of Faith 160 To be human, man's response to God by faith must be free, and? therefore nobody is to be forced to embrace the faith against his will.

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Catechism of the Catholic Church the Characteristics of Faith Excerpts

By: Anonymous

Religious Publication

Excerpt: The freedom of Faith 160 To be human, man's response to God by faith must be free, and? therefore nobody is to be forced to embrace the faith against his will.

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