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REFORMATION BOOKSHELF CD(Volume Thirty)
Reformation History, Martyrs, etc.
The Life and Times of John Wycliffe, John Calvin, History of the Rise of the Huguenots of France, History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, Exiles of the Covenant, Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution 1628-1660, and more!
John Calvin, John Knox, John Foxe, the Westminster Assembly of Divines, the Covenanted Church of Scotland (General Assembly), James Renwick, W.H. Carslaw, William Gouge, John Cunningham, William Hetherington, Andrew Symington, Patrick Walker, the Reformed Presbytery (RPNA), the famous Synod of Dort (1618-1619), Thomas Manton, George Gillespie, Samuel Rutherford, Matthew Henry, C.H. Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards,John Owen, John Brown (of Wamphray),John Brown (of Haddington), Francis Turretin, William Gouge, James Durham, John Howie, David Steele, Samuel Miller, John Girardeau, Edward Fisher, Robert Shaw, A.W. Pink, Loraine Boettner, Augustus Toplady, Patrick Fairbairn, William Roberts, Richard Baxter, William Cunningham,Henry Baird, John Anderson,Andrew Clarkson, David Scott, John Cunningham, George Smeaton, Larry Birger, Francis Rouse, R.J. George,Dr. F. Nigel Lee, Bill Mencarow, J.A. Wylie, James Douglas, Michael Wagner, the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton (Session), Greg Price, Lyndon Dohms (on PRCE session), Greg Barrow, Reg Barrow, et al.
This CD contains:
History of the Rise of the Huguenots of France (2 volumes, 1886, 1895)
Volume onecovers the period from the beginning of the French Reformation to the Edict of January, 1562.Volume twotakes in the period from the battle of Coutras to the death of Henry the Fourth (1610).The author has made use of manuscripts "previously known to few scholars – if at all."1127 pages, including an extensive 26 page index covering both volumes.
Exiles of the Covenant (1908 ed.)
The Life and Letters of James Renwick the Last Scottish Martyr (1893)
The Life and Times of Donald Cargill
The Life and Times of James Renwick (1900)
The Church History of Scotland (2 volumes, 1859)
Chronicles the period from the commencement of the Christian era to the nineteenth century.In fact, Cunningham's first chapter begins with Druids in Scotland at the time that "the Great Founder of our Faith was preaching the gospel of the kingdom in the cities of Galilee." The importance of this title is seen in the following comments, "The Reformation in Scotland was certainly very complete -- in no other country in the world was it so complete...Though Scotland presents but a narrow field, yet the ecclesiastical element has there had a fuller and freer development than in any other country. What Egypt is to the man who would ransack ancient temples and tombs, Scotland is to the man who would study the manifestations of ecclesiastical life... In truth, the Church of Scotland has had within Scotland a history similar to what the Church of Rome has had within Christendom. We see the same laws in operation, though on a smaller scale, and under modifying circumstances. In the career of the one we can discern the blessings which flow from a pure creed and simple worship, and in that of the other the blighting effects of a baneful superstition; but with both there has been the same union and energy of action, the same assumption of spiritual supremacy, the same defiance of law courts, parliaments, and kings. The history of either can be traced with equal precision, sometimes blending with civil history, but at other times diverging widely from it.I know only three Churches whose histories stand thus prominently out -- the Jewish, the Roman, and the Scottish. Geneva had such a Church too, but it was only for a very little season. 1209 pages, indexed.
GARDINER, S.R., ed.
The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution 1628-1660
The Revolution Settlement of the Church of Scotland: Its Provisions, in several Respects, Inconsistent with the Approved Principles of the Second Reformation (1841)
History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines (1856)
This book is one of the best easy reading historical accounts published concerning this unsurpassed Assembly. This title is in the free books file on all the Reformation Bookshelf CDs.
History of the Reformation in Scotland
This title is on volume one and two of John Knox's Works-- onReformation Bookshelf CD volume one.
Reid, in his Trumpeter of God, notes that Knox "wrote history as a prophet"and that, wherever he could, he used original sources, many of which he reproduced. Furthermore, he proclaims that this "is still a work that no one interested in this area can afford to neglect." As W.C. Dickinson has commented, "it is his monument, for in it he puts flesh and blood on the whole Reformation movement." Innes (John Knox, p. 45) says of this work, "[t]he author who has enabled us to see his own confused and changing age under 'the broad clear light of that wonderful book' theHistory of the Reformation in Scotland, and who outside that book was the utterer of many an armed and winged word which pursues and smites us to this day, must have been born with nothing less than genius -- genius to observe, to narrate, and to judge. Even had he written as a mere recluse and critic, looking out upon his world from a monk's cell or from the corner of a housetop, the vividness, the tenderness, the sarcasm and the humour would still have been there." Moreover, Burton writes, "[t]here certainly is in the English language no other parallel to it in clearness, vigour, and picturesqueness with which it renders the history of a stirring period" (cited in Innes, John Knox, p. 45). This photocopy edition far surpasses the edited down version that is available in paperback. Over 600 pages of stirring Reformation history.
"Knox portrayed the origins and development of a movement and not a mere chronology of events... Knox based his arguments on original sources and he often cited the documents in full. When Knox's History is compared to the contemporary vernacular narratives of Bishop Leslie and Sir James Melville, the superiority of Knox's work becomes evident. For the most part, these writers were preoccupied with petty details and had no conception of the momentous issues that hung on the events they recorded...Knox used history to demonstrate his single-track philosophy. And his philosophy said: 'The hearts of men, their thoughts, and their actions are but in the hands of God.'Lee saidKnox's History was a sermon without an audience, a preaching book, one long inflammatory speech in behalf of God's truth as the reformer saw it." (Kyle, The Mind of John Knox, p. 13). Our editions of volumes one and two ofKnox's Works containthe only full, unedited version of Knox's massive History of the Reformation in Scotlandavailable today.
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 (1876)
Upholds the original work of the Westminster Assembly and testifies to the abiding worth and truth formulated in the Westminster family of documents.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 God’s 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.
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.
A Short Vindication of our Covenanted Reformation (1879)
Let us cry out, as with "the noble Marquis of Argyle, upon the scaffold," when he said, "God hath tied us by covenants to religion and reformation. These that were then unborn are yet engaged, and it passeth the power of all the magistrates under heaven to absolve them from the oath of God. They deceive themselves, and it may be, would deceive others, who think otherwise." Not for the weak of heart. 50 pages. This title is found in all of the free books files on all the Reformation Bookshelf CDs.
A Cameronian Apostle: Being Some Account of John Macmillan of Balmaghie(1896)
The author wrote this book "considering the renewed interest taken at present in questions of Church government and establishment," noting that "there seemed to be some room for a detailed treatment of a career which covers so interesting a period as that embraced between 1690 and 1750."Macmillan is an important historical link to those who still fight for Christ's Crown and Covenant. "For many years he fought the battle of the Covenants alone, and he fought it on lines of policy and wisdom." states Reid.
RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY
The Life and Times of John Wycliffe (1884)
Introductory Lecture on the Principles of the Second Reformation (1841)
Up From Reconstructionism; or, A Short History of the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton (1996)
Mr. Wagner, who has a PhD in political science, traces the theological journey of the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton -- from a Reconstructionist congregation to its present adoption of the covenanted attainments of the second Reformation ("Westminster" style Covenanters). The paradigms Wagner deals with (in his characteristically irenic style) should be familiar to most Reformed Christians -- making this book an exceedingly helpful introduction to some much larger and more complex areas of thought.The major differences between the testimony of the Reformers (of the 16th and 17th centuries) and the testimony of the modern Reconstructionists is laid out and contrasted in an easy to understand format.Having been a Reconstructionist, Wagner has insights others dealing with Reconstructionism (from the outside) have completely missed. Furthermore, many modern Reconstructionist critiques are miserably flawed and full of heresy and poor scholarship themselves -- thus they lack credibility among those who seek a fair assessment of Christian Reconstruction. This can not be said of this book and we hope that it will encourage Reconstructionists and non-Reconstructionists alike to return to the old paths of the Apostles and our Presbyterian and Reformed forefathers.
WALKER, PATRICK (Compiler)
Biographia Presbyteriana (2 volumes, 1827 edition)
Volume one covers the lives and remarkable testimonies of Alexander Peden (also know as Peden the Prophet, because of the extraordinary [and always accurate] prophecies that God gave him throughout his life), John Semple, John Welwoold and Richard Cameron. Volume two covers the lives of Donald Cargill, Walter Smith, and James Renwick. Walker's advantage in writing of these men, as Hay Fleming points out, can be seen in "that he lived in the times of which he wrote, that he personally knew many of the Covenanters and martyrs of whom he wrote, and that he was himself a shrewd observer and was endowed with a tenacious memory."Walker himself had endured imprisonment and torture for Christ's Covenanted cause and Burton writes that his "unadorned descriptions of suffering and heroism convey a lesson to the heart which no genius or learning could strengthen."There are few things like the life stories of faithful Christians who have been persecuted and even martyred for faithfulness to the whole counsel of God to stir the soul to greater diligence and zeal in all areas of holiness. Indexed, over 700 pages.
Beacon Lights of the Reformation(1899)
An easy-reading introduction (of 304 pages, with illustrations) to the lives of: John Wycliffe, John Huss, Jerome of Prague, Girolamo Savonarola,Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingle,John Calvin, Gaspard de Coligny, William Tyndale, John Knox (and the Covenanters), Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley.
WYLIE, JAMES A.
History of Protestantism Coloring Book
Fifty illustrations from history, excerpted from Wylie's massive two volume set The History of Protestantism. Excellent for use in introducing the young minds of children to God's testimony, as it has been seen in His people, concerning notable Protestant events.
WYLIE, JAMES A.
History of Protestantism in the Netherlands
Also freeon this CD are the following audio (MP3) tracks:
John Foxe - Foxe's Book of Martyrs #1 (Acts and Monuments)
William Gouge - The Progress of Divine Providence (1/2)
William Gouge - The Progress of Divine Providence (2/2)
George Gillespie - Ezekiel's Vision of Millennial Glory, Preparation for Coming Reformation and a Remedy for Backsliding and Lukewarmness (1/2) 1644
George Gillespie - Ezekiel's Vision of Millennial Glory, Preparation for Coming Reformation and a Remedy for Backsliding and Lukewarmness (2/2) 1644
John Knox - Reformation, Revolution and Romanism
John Calvin - On Shunning the Unlawful Rites of the Ungodly
John Owen - Rome's Idolatry Rebuked #1
John Owen - Rome's Idolatry Rebuked #2
R.J. George - The Badge of Popery: Musical Instruments in Public Worship
J.A. Wylie - The Papacy is the Antichrist (1/3)
J.A. Wylie - The Papacy is the Antichrist (2/3)
J.A. Wylie - The Papacy is the Antichrist (3/3)
Francis Nigel Lee - Islam in the Bible (1/3)
Francis Nigel Lee - Islam in the Bible (2/3)
Francis Nigel Lee - Islam in the Bible (3/3)
Francis Nigel Lee - Postmillennialism Defended amd Contrasted With Amillennialism and Premillennialism (Prophecy Fulfillment & Postmillennialism Series 11/12)
Francis Nigel Lee - Prophecy Fulfillment in Revelation 16 (Prophecy Fulfillment & Postmillennialism Series 1/12)
Francis Nigel Lee - Prophecy Fulfillment in Revelation 17 (Prophecy Fulfillment & Postmillennialism Series 2/12)
Francis Nigel Lee - Prophecy Fulfillment in Revelation 18 and 19 (Prophecy Fulfillment & Postmillennialism Series 3/12)
Francis Nigel Lee - Eschatology of Victory in the Apostolic Fathers (Eschatology of Victory Series 3/14)
William Hetherington - History of the Westminster Assembly (8/13)
Greg Price - Exclusive Psalmody 5/7 (Exclusive Psalmody in Church History)
Greg Price - History of the Assembly at Westminster
Greg Price - Covenants and Covenanting (3/7) National Covenant (1/2)
Greg Price - Covenants and Covenanting (4/7) National Covenant (2/2)
Greg Price - Covenants and Covenanting (5/7) The Solemn League and Covenant
Greg Price - The Regulative Principle of Worship in the NT
Greg Price - The Regulative Principle of Worship in the OT
Greg Price - What is Occasional Hearing? (1/3) On Biblical Separation
Greg Price - What is Occasional Hearing? (2/3) On Biblical Separation
Greg Price - What is Occasional Hearing? (3/3) On Biblical Separation
J.C. McFeeters - Sketches of the Covenanters (1/7)
J.C. McFeeters - Sketches of the Covenanters (2/7)
J.C. McFeeters - Sketches of the Covenanters (3/7)
J.C. McFeeters - Sketches of the Covenanters (4/7)
J.C. McFeeters - Sketches of the Covenanters (5/7)
J.C. McFeeters - Sketches of the Covenanters (6/7)
J.C. McFeeters - Sketches of the Covenanters (7/7)
James Renwick- How Church-Goers End Up In Hell (From the book: Sermons in Times of Persecution)
John Howie - Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies (15/21) (Second edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781) (Contains the life of Alexander Peden, James Renwick, John Nisbet, et al.)
John Howie - Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies (16/21) (Second edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781) (Contains the conclusion of the life of James Renwick and more)