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REFORMATION BOOKSHELF CD (Volume Two)
Reformation Bibles (1/2)
1672 King James Bible with the 1599 Geneva Bible notes, the English Hexapla, Books on the Bible and Those Who Have Translated It, Select Covenanter Classics, the Covenanted Church of Scotland (General Assembly), the Westminster Assembly, Samuel Rutherford, George Gillespie, Alexander Henderson, John Brown of Wamphray, Alexander Shields, John Calvin, James Stewart, James Stirling, John Girardeau, J Gresham Machen, Archibald Alexander, Robert Denaus, Thomas Smith, David Scott, William Roberts, J.M. Foster, the famous Synod of Dort (1618-1619), Thomas Manton, Matthew Henry, C.H. Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards,John Owen, John Brown (of Haddington), Francis Turretin,James Durham, John Howie, William Hetherington,David Steele, Samuel Miller,John Girardeau,Edward Fisher, Robert Shaw, A.W. Pink, Loraine Boettner, Augustus Toplady, Andrew Symington, Patrick Fairbairn, William Roberts, Richard Baxter, William Cunningham,John Anderson,Andrew Clarkson, David Scott, John Cunningham, George Smeaton, Larry Birger, Francis Rouse,Dr. F. Nigel Lee,Bill Mencarow, Reformed Presbytery in North America, Reformed Presbytery of Scotland, Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton (Session), David Steele, James Bannerman, William Whitaker, William Fulke, James Douglas, J.A. Wylie, Lyndon Dohms (on PRCE session),Michael Wagner, Greg Price, Greg Barrow, Reg Barrow, et al.
This CD contains:
KING JAMES BIBLE (1672) WITH THE 1599 GENEVA BIBLE NOTES
(Contains almost 1000, 8.5 X 11 inch, pages)
The best Reformation translation(King James Version) combined withthe best Bible notes of the first Reformation(the Geneva Bible notes [from the 1599 edition])!A great tool for public, family and private worship and study. Contains almost 1000 (8.5 X 11 inch) pages with notes on the complete Bible (Old & New Testaments) Ėmaking this a veritable library of study andclassic Protestant commentaryin just one book!
THE ENGLISH HEXAPLAEXHIBITING THE SIX IMPORTANT ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES, WICLIF, TYNDALE, CRANMER, GENEVAN, ANGLO-RHEMISH, AUTHORIZED OR KING JAMES VERSION(1,080 pages, 1841)
The English Hexapla offered here contains the six English translations noted in the title, arranged side by side for easy comparison and reference.Dates for each version used are as follows: Wiclif (1380, the first English New Testament, Purvey's revision), Tyndal (1534, a version of the first English-printed New Testament of 1525), Cranmer's Great Bible (1539, the first authorized English Bible), Geneva (1557, the first Bible with numbered verses), Rheims (1582, the first Roman Catholic version), King James Version (1611, first edition). Of special interest may be the Geneva 1557 version (from a copy of the first edition), as both Geneva Bible's presently in print contain later versions (1599 and 1602) of this text. It should also be noted that the notes to the Geneva Bible are not included in the English Hexapla, just the text. The 1611 edition of the KJV will also be of value to those who would like to compare it with the more modern version of this translation. "The notation of the verses has been inserted in all the translations, for convenience of reference... In illustration of the utility of the comparison of the various translations, much that is interesting might be advanced, but which the use of the volume will at once afford. The varied, although ordinarily equivalent manner in which the different translators render the same phrase, often throws much light upon the exact meaning; and when the versions vary in sense, the enquiry suggested with reference to the Original cannot fail to afford profit while it interests" ("Plan of the English Hexapla," pp. 161-162). Additionally this English Hexapla also includes "The original Greek text after Scholz with the various readings of the Textus Receptus and the principal Constantinopolitan and Alexanderine manuscripts, and a complete collation of Scholz's text with Griesbach's edition of 1805...The Greek text has been placed in the upper part of each page, for the purpose of facilitating the comparison of the versions with the Original, so desirable when they vary in rendering any passage."This is all preceded by a detailed and annotated 160 page historical account of the English translations.1,080 pages.
BOOKS ON THE BIBLE and THOSE WHO HAVE TRANSLATED IT (Inspiration, Sola Scriptura, etc.)
DEMAUS, ROBERT(Edited by Richard Lovett)
William Tyndale: A Biography (1904)
Because of his ground breaking effort to produce a Bible in English, the editor of this biography of Tyndale notes that "there are not lacking those who consider him [Tyndale] to be the one man to whom modern Englishmen owe the largest debt of gratitude (p. 5)." Thus anyone interested in the Reformation in English-speaking countries would necessarily need to know about Tyndale and his work. Furthermore,Robert Demaus' biography of this great Reformer was done so well that "it was but natural that the book should at once become the standard authority on the subject, which it is now admitted on all hands to be(p. 5)."
A Disputation on Holy Scripture, Against the Papists, Especially Bellarmine and Stapleton(Originally written in 1588; 1610 [Latin], 1849 English edition translated by Fitzgerald. 718 pages, indexed.)
Whitaker's masterwork, defending the Protestant position on the Scriptures and refuting some of the best of the Jesuits in their attack against the truth.
Inspiration: The Infallible Truth and Divine Authority of the Holy Scriptures(1865)
A Defense of the Sincere and True Translations of the Holy Scriptures in the English Tongue, Against the Manifold Cavils, Frivolous Quarrels, and Impudent Slanders of Gregory Martin, One of the Readers of Popish Divinity in the Traitorous Seminary of Rhemes. Whereunto is added a brief confutation of all such quarrels and cavils, as have been of late uttered by diverse Papists in the English Pamphlets, against the writings of the said William Fulke.(1583, 1843 edition, 621 pages)
The Protestant View of the Inspiration and Authority of Scripture
Evidences of the Authenticity, Inspiration, and Canonical Authority of the Holy Scriptures (1838)
Select Memoirs of the Lives, Labours, and Sufferings, of Those Pious and Learned English and Scottish Divines, Who Greatly Distinguished Themselves in Promoting the Reformation from Popery; In Translating the Bible; and in Promulgating Its Salutary Doctrines by Their Numerous Evangelical Writings; and Who Ultimately Crowned the Venerable Edifice with the Celebrated Westminster Confession of Faith, etc. etc. etc. (1828)
This is a major historical work, both for scope and accuracy. It covers the lives of 132 principal Reformers; among them: Ames, Baille, Baxter, Bolton, Bradford, the Burgess' (both Anthony and Cornelius), Case, Cawdrey, Coverdale, Cotton, Fox, Gillespie, Goodman, Goodwin, Henderson, Hooker, Hooper, Janeway, Latimer, Lightfoot, Ridley, Rogers, Rutherford, Sibbs, Tyndale, Vines, and a host of others. For the book-lover, researcher and student (of the historical and doctrinal struggle for Reformation),a convenient and helpful list of books by each author covered is appended to the end of each memoir. 724 pages.
MACHEN'S NEW TESTAMENT GREEK FOR BEGINNERS
MACHEN, J. GRESHAM
New Testament Greek for Beginners (1923)
A standard text for learning Greek. "This textbook is intended primarily for students who are beginning the study of the Greek Testament either without any previous acquaintance with the Greek language or with an acquaintance so imperfect that a renewed course of elementary instruction is needed."
SELECT COVENANTER CLASSICS
Act, Declaration, And Testimony, For The Whole Of The Covenanted Reformation, As Attained To, And Established In, Britain and Ireland; Particularly Betwixt The Years 1638 and 1649, Inclusive. As, Also, Against All The Steps Of Defection From Said Reformation, Whether In Former Or Later Times, Since The Overthrow Of That Glorious Work, Down To This Present Day
Upholds the original work of the Westminster Assembly and testifies to the abiding worth and truth formulated in the Westminster family of documents.Upholds and defends the crown rights of King Jesus in church and state, denouncing those who would remove the crown from Christís head by denying His right to rule (by His law) in both the civil and ecclesiastical spheres. Testifies to the received doctrine, government, worship, and discipline of the Church of Scotland in her purest (reforming) periods. Applies Godís Word to the Churchís corporate attainments. It,
Shows the churchís great historical victories(such as the National and Solemn League and Covenant, leading to the Westminster Assembly)and exposes her enemies actions(e.g. the Prelacy of Laud; the Independency, sectarianism, covenant breaking and ungodly toleration set forth by the likes of Cromwell [and the Independents that conspired with him]; the Erastianism and civil sectarianism of William of Orange, etc.).
It is not likely that you will find a more consistent working out of the principles of Calvinism anywhere. Deals with the most important matters relating to the individual, the family, the church and the state. Sets forth a faithful historical testimony of Godís dealings with men during some of the most important days of church history.A basic text that should be mastered by all Christians. 217 pages.
RUTHERFORD, SAMUEL, GEORGE GILLESPIE, JOHN BROWN of WAMPHRAY, GREG PRICE,et al.)
The Duty and Perpetual Obligation of Social Covenanting (210 pages)
Includes an introduction by Greg Price as well as the following selections on covenanting:
1. Samuel Rutherford,Due Right of Presbyteries, pp. 130-139
2. George Gillespie,The Works of George Gillespie, Vol. 2, pp. 71-88.
3. John Brown of Wamphray, An Apologetical Relation, pp. 167-175, 181-207.
4. David Scott,Distinctive Principles of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, pp. 14-90.
5. William Roberts,The Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, pp. 134-152.
6. The Reformed Presbytery, An Explanation and Defence of the Terms of Communion, pp. 181-187.
7. The Reformed Presbytery, Act, Declaration and Testimony for the Whole of the Covenanted Reformation, pp. 11-23.
8. The Reformed Presbytery, The Auchensaugh Renovation of the National and Solemn League and Covenant, pp. 115-140.
9. The Church of Scotland (1639), The National Covenant of Scotland, pp. 345-354 in the Westminster Confession of Faithpublished by Free Presbyterian Publications.
10. The Westminster Assembly (1644), The Solemn League and Covenant, pp. 355-360 in the Westminster Confession of Faithpublished by Free Presbyterian Publications.
11. The Church of Scotland (1648), A Solemn Acknowledgement of Publick Sins and Breaches of the Covenant, pp. 361-368 in the Westminster Confession of Faithpublished by Free Presbyterian Publications.
A Hind Let Loose or An Historical Representation of the Testimonies of the Church of Scotland for the Interest of Christ with the True State thereof in all its Periods. Together with a Vindication of the Present Testimony Against Popish, Prelatical, and Malignant Enemies of that Church, as it is now Stated, for the Prerogatives of Christ, Privileges of the Church, and Liberties of Mankind; and Sealed by the Sufferings of a Reproached Remnant of Presbyterians there, Witnessing Against the Corruptions of the Time: Wherein Several Controversies of Greatest Consequence are Enquired into, and in Some Measure Cleared; Concerning Hearing of the Curates, Owning of the Present Tyranny, Taking of Ensnaring Oaths and Bonds, Frequenting of Field-Meetings, Defensive Resistance of Tyrannical Violence, with Several Other Subordinate Questions Useful for these Times (1687, 1797 edition)
This book sets forth the Crown rights of King Jesus, against all usurpers in both church and state, giving a history of some of faithful sufferings endured by the elect, in maintaining this truth. It bears testimony against "the popish, prelatical and malignant enemies" of Christ and proclaims the only true basis of liberty for mankind. "The matter is argued with a vast abundance of Biblical illustration, and with much reference to Reformation and Puritan divines.It should be consulted, if practicable, by all who wish fully to understand the inner spirit of the Covenanting Movement," writes Purves in Fair Sunshine (p. 202). Isbell interestingly notes that Shields was once "amanuensis to the English Puritan John Owen."Over 750 pages.
Auchensaugh Renovation of the National Covenant and Solemn League and Covenant; with the Acknowledgement of Sins and Engagement to Duties as they were Renewed at Auchensaugh in 1712... Also the Renovation of These Public Federal Deeds Ordained at Philadelphia, Oct. 8, 1880, By the Reformed Presbytery, With Accommodation of the Original Covenants, in Both Transactions, to their Times and Positions Respectively (1880 ed.)
"In 1712, at Auchensaugh, the Covenants, National and Solemn League, were renewed... At the renewal the covenant bonds were recognized as binding the descendants of those who first entered into those bonds. The Covenanters, however, sought to display the true intent of those Covenants with marginal notes.These notes explained that the Church of Jesus Christ, in Scotland (and around the world), must not join hands with any political power in rebellion to the crown rights of King Jesus.The Covenanters pledged the Covenanted Reformed Presbyterian Church to the support of lawful magistracy (i.e. magistracy which conformed itself to the precepts of God's Word) and declared themselves and their posterity against support of any power, in Church or State, which lacked biblical authority." (From "About the Covenanted Reformed Presbyterian Church" newsletter). An excellent introduction (historical and moral) regarding the reasons, motives, and manner of fulfilling the duty of covenanting with God. Especially helpful concerning the Biblical view of the blessings (for covenant-keepers) and cursings (for covenant breakers) related to covenanting. As noted on page 37, "the godly usually in times of great defection from the purity and power of religion, and corruption of the ordinances of God's worship, set about renewing their covenant, thereby to prevent covenant curses, and procure covenant blessing; as we find both in scripture record, 2 Chron. 15:12-13; 29:10; 34:30-31; Ezra 10:3, and in our own ecclesiastical history." Times like ours certainly call for a revival of the Scriptural ordinance of covenanting, for "[t]he nations throughout Christendom, continue in league with Antichrist and give their strength to the beast. They still refuse to profess and defend the true religion in doctrine, worship, government and discipline, contrary to the example of the kingdoms of Scotland, England and Ireland in the seventeenth century" (p. 136 in this book).This is one of the most important Covenanter documents and a part of the true Covenanted church's judicial standards.140 pages.
Distinctive Principles of the Covenanters (1892)
The Life and Death of that Eminently Pious, Free, and Faithful Minister and Martyr of Jesus Christ, Mr. James Renwick: With a Vindication of the Heads of His Dying Testimony (1806, second edition)
An Explanation and Defence of the Terms of Communion, Adopted by the Community of Dissenters, etc.
Defends the inescapable necessity of creeds and confessions, while promoting a fully creedal church membership.Shows how the law of God obliges all Christians "to think the same things, and to speak the same things; holding fast the form of sound words, and keeping the ordinances as they have been delivered to us" (Col. 3:13). After laying some basic groundwork, this book proceeds to defend the six points of the "Terms of Ministerial and Christian Communion Agreed Upon by the Reformed Presbytery."These six points are the most conservative and comprehensive short statements of consistent Presbyterianism you will likely ever see.Besides the obvious acknowledgement of the alone infallible Scriptures, the Westminster Standards, and the divine right of Presbyterianism, these points also maintain the perpetual obligation of our Covenants, National and Solemn League, the Renovation of these covenants at Auchensaugh in 1712, and the JudicialAct, Declaration and Testimonyemitted by the Reformed Presbytery.In short, this book sets forth adherence to the whole of the covenanted reformation, in both church and state, as it has been attained by our covenanting forefathers.
Reformed Presbytery in North America (RPNA)
"Deed of Constitution" (printed format) from"The Meeting Reconstituting the Reformed Presbytery (Covenanters) in North America (RPNA) (Aug. 5, 2000)"in the FREE audio section of this CD below.
A Short Vindication of our Covenanted Reformation (1879)
If you are interested in knowing how to recognize a faithful church (or state), when and why to separate from unfaithful institutions, who has held up the standard of covenanted Reformation attainments and who has backslidden (and why),what it means to subscribe to the Westminster Confession (and why most that say they do so today do not have any idea of what that means), and much more concerning individual, family, church and civil duties, this is one of the best books you will ever lay your hands on. This title is found in all the free books files in all of the Reformation Bookshelf CDs.
REFORMED PRESBYTERY OF SCOTLAND
A Short Account of the Old Presbyterian Dissenters, Under the Inspection of the Reformed Presbyteries of Scotland, Ireland, and North America. Comprehending also an Abstract of Their Principles. Intended as an Introduction To The Perusal of Their Judicial Testimony, and Other Larger Works (1806)
SECTION I.-The several Names, by which the Old Dissenters have been known and distinguished. SECTION II.-The Rise and Progress of the Old Dissenters. SECTION III.-Concerning the deceased Mr. M'Millan's coming off from the Revolution Church. SECTION IV.-The Reformation Attainments, to which the Old Dissenters wish still to adhere. SECTION V.-The Departures from the Reformation Attainments, against which the Dissenters reckon it their duty to testify. SECTION VI.-Containing an outline of the Doctrine, Worship, Discipline, and Government to which the Old Dissenters adhere; and of their present situation. [Anno 1806.] APPENDIX.-Containing a few Strictures on a proper Testimony for the Truth. 29 pages.
STEWART, JAMES and JAMES STIRLING
Naphtali, or The Wrestlings of the Church of Scotland for the Kingdom of Christ, From the Beginning of the Reformation of Religion Unto the Year, 1667. Together with the Last Speeches and Testimonies of some Who have Died for the Truth Since the Year 1660...(1693)
Stewart, a Covenanter lawyer and writer, is characterized by Wodrow as "a great Christian, and an able Statesman, one of the greatest Lawers ever Scotland bred, of universall learning, of vast reading, great and long experience in publick business..." (Analecta II, 205). This book is "(t)he product of joint authorship. The first and logical part of this famous covenanting work was executed by Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees; it bears the stamp of a mind of great vigor and grasp. The narrative portion was written by the Rev. James Stirling of Paisley, whose Recollections form a interesting portion of Wodrow'sAnalecta.In 1667 the Council issued a proclamation against Naphtali, ordering it to be burned. (Wod., II., 100.) All copies were to be delivered up to the nearest magistrates, and a fine of ten thousand pounds Scots was the penalty inflicted upon any in whose hands the book should afterwards be found. It passed through the flames unscathed only to become dearer than ever to the Scottish hearts.Numerous editions have appeared, edited by such honored names as Dr. Henry Duncan, Ruthwell, Dr. W. Wilson, Carmylie, and others...The Book was translated into Dutch in 1668 by Borstius of Rotterdam..." (cited in Johnston,Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, pp. 375-367). A rare old gem of 559 pages.
Also contains the 101 FREE bonus books and articleslisted in the summary for Reformation Bookshelf CD #1
Also freeon this CD are the following audio (MP3) tracks:
George Gillespie - Reformation's Refining Fire; or, Iconoclastic Zeal Necessary to World Reformation (from Gillespie's Works, 1645)
Alexander Henderson - Preparing for Covenant Renewal(from Henderson's bookSermons, Prayers, and Pulpit Addresses)
Reformed Presbytery in North America - The Meeting Reconstituting the Reformed Presbytery (Covenanters) in North America (RPNA)(Aug. 5, 2000)
Greg Barrow - Debate On the Meaning of the Church in Reformation Thought(chapter 2 ofThe Covenanted Reformation Defended)
Greg Barrow - How the Solemn League & Covenant Binds the USA, Canada, Australia, etc., Today (1/3) (from chapter 3 of The Covenanted Reformation Defended)
Greg Barrow - How the Solemn League & Covenant Binds the USA, Canada, Australia, etc., Today (2/3) (from chapter 3 of The Covenanted Reformation Defended)
Greg Barrow - How the Solemn League & Covenant Binds the USA, Canada, Australia, etc., Today (3/3) (from chapter 3 of The Covenanted Reformation Defended)
John Howie - Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies (19/21) (Second edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781)
John Howie - Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies (20/21) (Second edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781) (Part 1/2 of the appendix, which has often been deplorably removed by later, liberal editors of this book, though the author [John Howie] himself included it in the best editions, titled The Judgment and Justice of God Exemplified. Or, a Brief Historical Hint of the Wicked Lives and Miserable Deaths of Some of the Most Remarkable Apostates and Bloody Persecutors in Scotland, from the Reformation Until After the Revolution.)
John Howie - Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies (21/21) (Second edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781)(Part 2/2 of the appendixThe Judgment and Justice of God Exemplified.)
This CD contains approximately 14,401 pages of material.