Religious Literature Collection


A Collection of the World's Myths, Legends, Religions, and Sacred Works.

 
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The Cloud of Unknowing

By: Anonymous

Description: The Cloud of Unknowing is an anonymous work of Christian mysticism written in the latter half of the 14th century. The text is a spiritual guide to contemplative prayer. Be willing to be blind, and give up all longing to know the why and how, for knowing will be more of a hindrance than a help. This 1912 edition was edited by Evelyn Underhill, and contains her introduction.

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The New Testament, King James Version

By: Anonymous

Description: The Authorized King James Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible began in 1604 and completed in 1611 by the Church of England. A primary concern of the translators was to produce a Bible that would be appropriate, dignified and resonant in public reading. Hence, in a period of rapid linguistic change, they avoided contemporary idioms; tending instead towards forms that were already slightly archaic, like verily and it came to pass. While th...

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The Psalter

By: Anonymous

Description: This is the Psalter from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church. It is in the public domain. The translation of the psalms is an updated version of the traditional Myles Coverdale translation (1535) used by the Anglican Church.

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The Travels of True Godliness

By: Benjamin Keach

Description: A metaphor in which True Godliness attempts to win various characters in his way.

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Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays

By: Bertrand Russell

Description: Essays on philosophy, religion, science, and mathematics.

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The Practice of the Presence of God

By: Lawrence Brother

Description: The Practice of the Presence of God is a text compiled by Father Joseph de Beaufort of the wisdom and teachings of Brother Lawrence, a 17th century Carmelite monk. It is a collection of his letters, and records made, by other participants in them, of his conversations. A constant theme is the development of an awareness of the presence of God.

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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

By: David Hume

Description: David Hume, the 18th century philosopher, economist, and historian, uses a lively Socratic discussion by three characters to explore the nature of religion and God, particularly whether and how one can know that God exists. Having been accused of heresy during his lifetime, Hume knew not to publish this book until after his death, so he bequeathed the manuscript, a few days before his death, to his printer, but if the printer didn't publish it within 2 year...

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The Necessity of Atheism

By: David Marshall Brooks

Description: There are no problems related to human progress and happiness in this age which any theology can solve, and which the teachings of freethought cannot do better and without the aid of encumbrances. ... Agree or disagree with this contention you may, but only when you are made aware of the facts that can be brought to the aid of this conviction. ... The supernaturalist's armamentarium of God, Bible, Heaven, Hell, Soul, Immortality, Sin, The Fall and Redemption...

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Practical Mysticism

By: Evelyn Underhill

Description: In this short work (subtitled A Little Book For Normal People) Evelyn Underhill, one of the 20th Century's leading scholars of Christian Mysticism, seeks to put the view of the universe and man's place in it which is common to all mystics in plain and untechnical language; and to suggest the practical conditions under which ordinary persons may participate in their experience.

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Grace and Glory

By: Geerhardus Vos

Description: 15 sermons preached at Princeton Seminary in the early 1900's by the great scholar of Biblical Theology. Also includes his address on The Nature and Aims of Biblical Theology.

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Heretics

By: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Description: Though he was on the whole a fun loving and gregarious man, during adolescence Chesterton was troubled by thoughts of suicide. In Christianity he found answers to many of the dilemmas and paradoxes of life. Throughout Heretics he provides a very personal critique of contemporary religious notions. His consistently engaging but often wayward humour is mixed liberally with daring flights of fancy and some startling turns of thought. A highly original collectio...

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Orthodoxy

By: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Description: Orthodoxy (1908) is a book by G. K. Chesterton that has become a classic of Christian apologetics. Chesterton considered this book a companion to his other work, Heretics. In the book's preface Chesterton states the purpose is to attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian Faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it. In it, Chesterton presents an original view of Christian religion. He sees it as the answer to natural huma...

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Pantheism Its Story and Significance

By: J. Allanson Picton
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The Religion of the Chinese

By: J. J. M. De Groot

Description: J. J. M. (Jan Jakob Maria) de Groot, Ph.D., (1854-1921) was a Dutch Sinologist and historian of religion. In this scholarly book published in 1910, he details the history, rituals, and beliefs of the major traditional religions of China: universal animism, polydemonism, specters, ancestral worship, Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. He thought that one spiritual essence could be detected beneath a great variety of religious, philosophical, and even politica...

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The Duties of Parents

By: J. C. Ryle

Description: A primer on raising children and the duties all Christian parents have toward those God has entrusted to them.

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The Pilgrim's Progress

By: John Bunyan

Description: The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan and published in February, 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print.

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Apologia Pro Vita Sua

By: John Henry Newman

Description: Apologia Pro Vita Sua (Latin: A defence of one's life) is the classic defence of the religious opinions of John Henry Newman, published in 1864 in response to what he saw as an unwarranted attack on himself, the Catholic priesthood, and Roman Catholic doctrine by Charles Kingsley. The work quickly became a bestseller and has remained in print to this day. The work was tremendously influential in turning public opinion for Newman, and in establishing him as o...

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Tao Te Ching

By: Laozi

Description: The Tao Te Ching is one of the world's oldest and most treasured pieces of literature. Written around 2,500 years ago by the enigmatic Lao Tzu, its timeless wisdom and transformative message remain every bit as relevant today. The text, presented here in its entirety, includes commentary on all 81 verses. Through his subtle and poetic words, Lao Tzu explores the workings of the cosmos and the essential nature of mankind, offering a way of living that brings ...

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The Necessity of Atheism

By: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Description: The Necessity of Atheism is a treatise on atheism by the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, printed in 1811 by C. and W. Phillips in Worthing while Shelley was a student at University College, Oxford. A copy of the first version was sent as a short tract signed enigmatically to all heads of Oxford colleges at the University. At that time the content was so shocking to the authorities that he was rusticated (expelled from the University) for refusing to deny ...

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A Christmas Sermon

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

Description: By the time this paper appears, I shall have been talking for twelve months; and it is thought I should take my leave in a formal and seasonable manner. Valedictory eloquence is rare, and death-bed sayings have not often hit the mark of the occasion. Charles Second, wit and sceptic, a man whose life had been one long lesson in human incredulity, an easy-going comrade, a manoeuvring king—remembered and embodied all his wit and scepticism along with more than ...

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