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Christianity (from the Ancient Greek translation Χριστός, Christos of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Mašíaḥ, meaning "the anointed one" and the Latin suffixes ian and -itas) is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with approximately 2.2 billion adherents, known as Christians. Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human, and the savior of humanity prophesied in the Old Testament. Consequentially, Christians refer to Jesus as Christ or Messiah.

The foundations of Christian theology are expressed in ecumenical creeds that are accepted by followers of the Christian faith. These professions state that Jesus suffered, died, was buried, and was resurrected from the dead in order to grant eternal life to those who believe in him and trust in him for the remission of their sins. The creeds further maintain that Jesus bodily ascended into heaven, where he reigns with God the Father. Most denominations teach that Jesus will return to judge all humans, living and dead, and to grant eternal life to his followers. He is considered the model of a virtuous life. His ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection are often referred to as the gospel, meaning "Good News" (a loan translation of the Greek: εὐαγγέλιον euangélion). The term gospel also refers to written accounts of Jesus's life and teaching, four of which—the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John—are considered canonical and are included in the Christian Bible.

Christianity began as a Jewish sect in the mid-1st century. Originating in the Levant region of the Middle East, it quickly spread to Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor and Egypt. It grew in size and influence over a few centuries, and by the end of the 4th century had become the official state church of the Roman Empire, replacing other forms of religion practiced under Roman rule. During the Middle Ages, most of the remainder of Europe was Christianized, with Christians also being a sometimes large religious minority in the Middle East, North Africa, Ethiopia and parts of India Following the Age of Discovery, Christianity spread to the Americas, Australasia, sub-Saharan Africa, and the rest of the world through missionary work and colonization.Christianity has played a prominent role in the shaping of Western civilization.

Worldwide, the three largest groups of Christianity are the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the various denominations of Protestantism. The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox patriarchates split from one another in the schism of the 11th century, and Protestantism came into existence during the Reformation of the 16th century, splitting from the Roman Catholic Church. 1*

E-texts Christianity

The Princeton Review (partial serial archives)

The Church in Rome in the First Century by George Edmundson

The Commonitory of Vincent of L rins by Vincent of L rins, trans. by C. A. Heurtley

The Octavius of Minucius Felix by Marcus Minucius Felix

Who is the Rich Man that Shall be Saved? by Clement of Alexandria, trans. by William Wilson

The Early Church Fathers

Early Christian Fathers, ed. by Cyril C. Richardson

The Wisdom of the Desert by James Owen Hannay

A Plea for the Christians by Athenagoras of Athens, trans. by Benjamin Plummer Pratten

Confessions by Saint Augustine, trans. by Edward Bouverie Pusey


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Confessions by Saint Augustine, trans. by Albert Outler

Enchiridion by Saint Augustine, trans. by Albert Outler

The City of God by Saint Augustine

The Instructor (Paedagogus) by Clement of Alexandria

Exhortation to the Heathen (Protrepticus) by Clement of Alexandria

The Stromata, or Miscellanies by Clement of Alexandria

The Instructions of Commodianus in Favour of Christian Discipline. Against the Gods of the Heathens by Commodianus

Dionysius the Areopagite on the Divine Names and the Mystical Theology by Pseudo-Dionysius, ed. by C. E. Rolt

On Contempt for the World by Eucherius of Lyons, trans. by Henry Vaughan

The Refutation of All Heresies (extant portions) by Hippolytus, trans. by J. H, MacMahon

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Against Heresies by Irenaeus

The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching by Irenaeus, trans. by J. Armitage Robinson

First Apology by Justin Martyr

Dialogue With Trypho by Justin Martyr

De Principiis by Origen

Against Celsus (8 books; commentary appears between Book IV and Book V) by Origen

Address of Tatian to the Greeks (with fragments, and notes) by Tatian, trans. by Jonathan Edwards Ryland

Ad Nationes by Tertullian

Ad Martyras by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

Against Marcion by Tertullian, trans. by Peter Holmes

Against Hermogenes by Tertullian, trans. by Peter Holmes

Against the Valentinians by Tertullian

Against Praxeas by Tertullian, trans. by Peter Holmes

A Treatise on the Soul by Tertullian, trans. by Peter Holmes

On the Resurrection of the Flesh by Tertullian, trans. by Peter Holmes

To Scapula by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

On the Pallium by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

The Shows, or De Spectaculis by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

To His Wife (Ad Uxorem) by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

The Soul's Testimony by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

On the Veiling of Virgins by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

On Modesty by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

On Monogamy by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

On Idolatry by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

On the Apparel of Women by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

On Prayer by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

On Exhortation to Chastity by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

On Fasting by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

Of Patience by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall 

Addresses by Henry Drummond (Gutenberg text)

Discussions and Arguments on Various Subjects (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1907) by John Henry Newman

Thy Kingdom Come: A Blumbardt Reader by Johann Christoph Blumhardt and Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt, ed. by Vernard Eller 

A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies, ed. by Henry Wace and William C. Piercy

The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1951), ed. by Samuel Macauley Jackson

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The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James

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Dying to Live by Bob Smith

Christianity and Civilization (slightly revised version of 1940 lecture) by Arnold Toynbee

An Introduction to Christian Economics by Gary North

Productive Christians In An Age Of Guilt Manipulators: A Biblical Response to Ronald J. Sider (1986 edition) by David Chilton

Christian Anarchy: Jesus' Primacy Over the Powers by Vernard Eller

Conspiracy: A Biblical View by Gary North

The Second Mayflower (first edition, 1994) by Kevin Swanson

The Christian and Politics by Robert L. Thoburn

Sojourners (partial serial archives)

Unholy Spirits: Occultism and New Age Humanism by Gary North

An Humble, Earnest, and Affectionate Address to the Clergy by William Law

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton nnnn

Paganism and Pagan Survivals in Spain up to the Fall of the Visigothic Kingdom by Stephen McKenna

History of the Christian Church by Philip Schaff

The Trail of Blood by James Milton Carroll

The Church and the Ministry in the Early Centuries by Thomas Martin Lindsay

Everything You Need to Grow a Messianic Synagogue by Phillip E. Goble

Church History by Eusebius of Caesarea

Breaking Crucible: and Other Translations of German Hymns

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Christain Classics Etheral Library

Forgery in Christianity by Joseph Wheless

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The Table Talk of Martin Luther by Martin Luther, trans. by William Hazlitt

Political Polytheism: The Myth of Pluralism by Gary North

The Failure of the American Baptist Culture: A Symposium, ed. by James B. Jordan

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The Changing of the Guard: Biblical Principles for Political Action by George Grant

Televangelism: Power and Politics on God's Frontier (based on the 1988 edition) by Jeffrey K. Hadden and Anson Shupe

The Betrayal of the Church: Apostasy and Renewal in the Mainline Denominations (1986) by Edmund W. Robb and Julia Robb

An Account of the Work of God in Newfoundland by Laurence Coughlan

The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation (based on the Everyman's Library edition) by Bede

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England by Bede, trans. by A. M. Sellar

The Spanish Church and the Papacy in the Thirteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 1971) by Peter Linehan

Foxe's Book of martyrs, abridged from Milner's edition by Theodore Alois Buckley (London [etc] G. Routledge and sons, [1880]), by John Foxe (page images at HathiTrust; US access only)

The Vatican's Holocaust by Avro Manhattan

A Theological Pilgrimage by John Rodman Williams 

Cassiodorus by James J. O'Donnell

The Confession of Saint Patrick by Saint Patrick, trans. by Ludwig Bieler

The Bible

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Gutenberg text (66-book canon)

Gutenberg text (Apocrypha)

The Bible (King James version) (New York: American Bible Society, 1999)

The Greatest English Classic: A Study of the King James Version of the Bible and Its Influence on Life and Literature by Cleland Boyd McAfee

New American Bible (1991 or later edition, with notes), trans. by Confraternity of Christian Doctrine

The New Topical Textbook by R. A. Torrey

Basics of Bible Interpretation by Bob Smith

Free From All Error: Authorship, Inerrancy, Historicity of Scripture, Church Teaching, and Modern Scripture Scholars by William G. Most

Commenting and Commentaries by C. H. Spurgeon

Commentaries (complete version) by John Calvin, ed. by John King

Commentaries (1-volume selection) by John Calvin, ed. by Joseph Haroutunian

Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible by Matthew Henry

Is it God's Word? by Joseph Wheless (text files at

The Life of David by Arthur W. Pink

The Life of Elijah by Arthur W. Pink

God's Fire: Moses and the Management of Exodus by Alfred De Grazia

Clews to Holy Writ, Or, The Chronological Scripture Cycle (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1894) by Mrs. Ashley Carus-Wilson

Christ Is Daily

Christ Lives In Me...Gal. 2:20

Christ On David's Throne Acts 2:34

Christ Our Perfect Example


Christian And His Talents

Christian Apologetics (7) *

Christian Fellowship

Christian Like Paul

Christian Like Peter

Christian Makes Moral

The Complete Book for Artists for Israel by Phillip E. Goble

Reading the Bible: Intention, Text, Interpretation by Robert D. Lane

Through New Eyes: Developing a Biblical View of the World by James B. Jordan

A New Look at an Old Earth by Don Stoner

The Creation Explanation by Robert E. Kofahl and Kelly L. Segraves

Evolution: Guilty as Charged by Frederick C. Kubicek

Is the World Running Down? Crisis in the Christian Worldview by Gary North

Jesus Christ, Creator by Kelly L. Segraves

Handy Dandy Evolution Refuter by Robert E. Kofahl

The Scripture Alphabet of Animals by Harriet N. Cook

Divine Healing: Is it Scriptural? by Arthur W. Pink

Victim's Rights: The Biblical View of Civil Justice by Gary North

Living in Love: Secrets From Bible Marriages by Richard L. Strauss

The Paschal Feast in the Bible by Pierre Grelot and J. Pierron (text at EWTN)

Biblical Theocracy by Stephen Palmquist (HTML in Hong Kong)

An Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek by Henry Barclay Swete

The Septuagint Version of the Old Testament with an English Translation, trans. by Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton

Old Testament Life and Literature by Gerald A. Larue

An End to Evil (Reishis Goyim Amalek) by Joseph Isaac Schneerson, ed. by Uri Kaploun, trans. by Sholom B. Wineberg (HTML at

The Metsudah Chumash / Rashi (English only), trans. by Avorohom Davis, contrib. by Rashi

Vedibarta Bam: And You Shall Speak of Them by Moshe Bogomilsky

In the Garden of the Torah by Menahem Mendel Schneerson

Sermons the Year 'Round: Ninety Sermons Covering All Sidrot, Holidays, and Special Occasions by Bernard L. Berzon

Mysteries of Genesis by Charles Fillmore

Gleanings in Genesis by Arthur W. Pink

Gleanings in Exodus by Arthur W. Pink

Tools of Dominion: The Case Laws of Exodus by Gary North

Leviticus: An Economic Commentary by Gary North

The Covenant Enforced: Sermons on Deuteronomy 27 and 28 by John Calvin, ed. by James B. Jordan

The Law of the Covenant: An Exposition of Exodus 21-23 by James B. Jordan

Judges: God's War Against Humanism by James B. Jordan

The Treasury of David by C. H. Spurgeon

The Psalms of David in Metre, ed. by John Brown

The Scottish Psalter and Scripture Paraphrases

The Psalms of David in Metre, According to the Version Approved by The Church of Scotland

Pseudepigrapha: An Account of Certain Apocryphal Sacred Writings of the Jews and Early Christians by William John Deane

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Explanatory Notes Upon the Bible by John Wesley

Mysteries of John by Charles Fillmore

The Beloved Disciple: His Name, His Story, His Thought by Vernard Eller 

The Exposition of the Gospel of John by Arthur W. Pink

A Commentary on Acts of the Apostles by J. W. McGarvey

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An Exposition of Hebrews by Arthur W. Pink

Hebrews by Ray C. Stedman

The Apocalypse Unsealed by Robert F. Riggs

The Days of Vengeance: An Exposition of the Book of Revelation by David Chilton

The Most Revealing Book of the Bible: Making Sense Out of Revelation by Vernard Eller

The Beast of Revelation by Kenneth L. Gentry

Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation by Kenneth L. Gentry

The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom by Stevan Davies

The Pastor of Hermas by Hermas, trans. by F. Crombie

BT Christian Doctrinal Theology

An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine by John Henry Newman


Abstract of Systematic Theology by James Pettigru Boyce

Finney's Systematic Theology (1878 edition) by Charles Finney, ed. by J. H. Fairchild

Lectures on Systematic Theology (London: William Tegg and Co., 1851) by Charles Finney, ed. by George Redford

The Reduction of Christianity: A Biblical Response to Dave Hunt (1990 edition) by Gary DeMar and Peter J. Leithart

75 Bible Questions Your Instructors Pray You Won't Ask by Gary North

Christian Reconstruction: What It Is, What It Isn't by Gary North and Gary DeMar

Westminster's Confession: The Abandonment of Van Til's Legacy by Gary North

The Feminist Gospel: The Movement to Unite Feminism with the Church by Mary A. Kassian

By This Standard: The Authority of God's Law Today by Greg L. Bahnsen

Two Essays on Biblical and Ecclesiastical Miracles (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1907) by John Henry Newman

God's Way of Peace: A Book for the Anxious by Horatius Bonar

God: An Enquiry into the Nature of Man's Highest Ideal and a Solution of the Problem from the Standpoint of Science (Chicago: Open Court Publishing Co., 1908) by Paul Carus 

God, the Invisible King by H. G. Wells

The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God by Jonathan Edwards

The Work of the Holy Spirit by Abraham Kuyper

The Work of the Holy Spirit by Abraham Kuyper

Providence by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, trans. by Bede Rose

God in History: A Discourse Delivered before the Graduating Class of the College of Charleston on Sunday Evening, March 29, 1863 by James Warley Miles

The Sovereignty of God by Arthur W. Pink

The Spirit of Love by William Law

The Two Covenants and the Second Blessing by Andrew Murray

That You May Prosper: Dominion By Covenant by Ray R. Sutton

House Divided: The Break-Up of Dispensational Theology by Greg L. Bahnsen and Kenneth L. Gentry

Rapture Fever: Why Dispensationalism is Paralyzed by Gary North

The Work of Christ (Glasgow: Pickering and Inglis, c1913) by Arno C. Gabelein

The Humanity of Christ: Contributions to a Psychology of Jesus by Romano Guardini, trans. by Ronald Walls

On the Incarnation by Saint Athanasius

On the Flesh of Christ by Tertullian, trans. by Peter Holmes

How to Point to Moshiach in Your Rabbi's Bible (originally titled "How to Point to Yeshua...") by Phillip E. Goble

The Work of Christ by P. T. Forsyth

The Sufferings of Christ (1852) by George Griffin

The Satisfaction of Christ: Studies in the Atonement by Arthur W. Pink

The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim

The Life of Christ by Frederic William Farrar


text at Wiretap The Desire of Ages by Ellen Gould White

The Quest of the Historical Jesus: A Critical Study of its Progress from Reimarus to Wrede by Albert Schweitzer, trans. by William Montgomery

The Life of Jesus by Ernest Renan

The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Extracted Textually from the Gospels by Thomas Jefferson

The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Extracted Textually from the Gospels by Thomas Jefferson, ed. by Eyler Robert Coates

The Story of Jesus (1938 edition) by Gottfried de Purucker

What Did Jesus Really Say? by Mish'al ibn Abdullah

The Family For Families: Reflections on the Life of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph by Francis L. Filas

The Miracles of Our Lord by George MacDonald

An Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount by Arthur W. Pink

The Crucifixion of Christ: A Fact, Not Fiction by John Gilchrist

The Centrality of the Cross by Jessie Penn-Lewis

The Consciousness of Christ by William G. Most

From Bethlehem to Calvary by Alice Bailey

The Reappearance of the Christ by Alice Bailey

Vatican II: Marian Council by William G. Most

Mary in Our Life by William G. Most

Lourdes by Robert Hugh Benson

The Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje by Edward Carter

The Immaculate Heart: The True Story of Our Lady of Fatima by John de Marchi

Hardness of Heart: A Contemporary Interpretation of the Doctrine of Sin (1955) by Edmond La Beaume Cherbonnier

A Woman's Worth (1996 edition) by Elaine Stedman

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism, ed. by John Piper and Wayne A. Grudem (

The Sociology of the Church: Essays in Reconstruction by James B. Jordan

Unconditional Surrender: God's Program for Victory by Gary North

Backward, Christian Soldiers? An Action Manual for Christian Reconstruction by Gary North

Pneumatologia: A Treatise of the Soul of Man by John Flavel

The Marrow of Modern Divinity by Edward Fisher

Incidental Illustrations of the Economy of Salvation, Its Doctrines and Duties (Toronto: G.R. Sanderson, 1855) by Phoebe Palmer

All of Grace by C. H. Spurgeon

A Fourfold Salvation by Arthur W. Pink

A Letter from the Reverend Mr. George Whitefield, to the Reverend Mr. John Wesley, In Answer to his Sermon, Entitled Free Grace. by George Whitefield

The Doctrine of Justification by Faith by John Owen (text at CCEL)

Lectures on the Doctrine of Justification (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908) by John Henry Newman

The Doctrine of Santification by Arthur W. Pink

A Popular Treatise on Regeneration by John Winebrenner (HTML at

A Practical Exposition of Psalm CXXX by John Owen

The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination by Loraine Boettner

Paradise Restored: A Biblical Theology of Dominion by David Chilton

He Shall Have Dominion: A Postmillenial Eschatology by Kenneth L. Gentry

The Greek Word Aion-Aionios by J. W. Hanson

The Bible Hell by J. W. Hanson

How Shall We Know Christ at His Coming? by Max Heindel

The Great Tribulation by David Chilton

The Tribulation and the Church by Chuck Smith

Millenialism and Social Theory by Gary North

Armageddon Now! The Premillenarian Reponse to Russia and Israel Since 1917 by Dwight Wilson

War on the Saints by Jessie Penn-Lewis and Evan Roberts

The Antichrist by Arthur W. Pink

Lourdes: Yesterday, To-Day, and Tomorrow by Daniel Barb and Alice Meynell

An Appeal to All that Doubt, or Disbelieve the Truths of the Gospel by William Law

The Third Day by Arnold Lunn

An Answer to the Jews by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

The Apology by Tertullian, trans. by Sydney Thelwall

Theophilus to Autolycus by Theophilus of Antioch, trans. by Marcus Dods

The Seven Books of Arnobius Against the Heathen by Arnobius of Sicca, trans. by Hamilton Bryce and Hugh Campbell

The Great Heresies by Hilaire Belloc (text files at EWTN)

The Prescription Against Heretics by Tertullian, trans. by Peter Holmes

The Arians of the Fourth Century (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908) by John Henry Newman

Christian Practical Theology

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Elsa Chaney

The Mystical Interpretation of Christmas by Max Heindel

True Christmas Spirit by Edward J. Sutfin

Nullity of Marriage (1959 edition) by F. J. Sheed

The Passover Meal: A Ritual For Christian Homes by Arleen Hynes

The Spirit of Prayer by William Law

The Necessity of Prayer by Edward M. Bounds

Power Through Prayer by Edward M. Bounds

Lord, Teach Us to Pray: Sermons on Prayer by Alexander Whyte

Purpose in Prayer by Edward M. Bounds

Touching Incidents and Remarkable Answers to Prayer by S. B. Shaw

Gleanings from Paul by Arthur W. Pink

Prayers Stirryng the Mynd Unto Heavenlye Medytacions (delisted; Brown has withdrawn free access) by Katherine Parr

The Hymns of Wesley and Watts by Bernard Lord Manning

The Hymns of Methodism in Their Literary Relations by Henry Bett

A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists by John Wesley

Olney Hymns by John Newton

Hymns of the Eastern Church by John Mason Neale

A Collection of Chippeway and English Hymns for the Use of the Native Indians (Toronto: Printed for the translator, at the Conference office, 1840), trans. by Peter Jones, James Evans, and George Henry

The Outward Bound: Caravaning as the Style of the Church by Vernard Eller

The Reconstruction of the Church: A Symposium, ed. by James B. Jordan

Massacre in Shansi by Nat Brandt

The Black Bearded Barbarian: The Life of George Leslie Mackay of Formosa by Marian Keith (Gutenberg text)

Surprising Accounts of the Revival of Religion, in the United States of America, in Different Parts of the World, and Among Different Denominations of Christians, ed. by William W. Woodward

Prime Time Preachers: The Rising Power of Televangelism (based on the 1981 edition) by Jeffrey K. Hadden and Charles E. Swann

Arthur, a Pilgrim by Arthur Blessit

An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord's Dealings With Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored Evangelist by Amanda Smith

Proclaim Good Tidings: Evangelism for the Faith Community by Vernard Eller

Lectures on Revivals of Religion by Charles Finney

The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter

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Beginning at Home: The Challenge of Christian Parenthood by Mary Perkins

The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul by Philip Doddridge

A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law

A Choice Drop of Honey From the Rock Christ by Thomas Wilcox

Pax Vobiscum by Henry Drummond (HTML at

The God of All Comfort by Hannah Whitall Smith

From Prodigal to Priest by David Chadwell

Precious Jewel Person: Reflections on the Spirituality of Everyday Life by Barbara Ritter Garrison

Getting Along With Each Other: Communication, Relationships by Richard L. Strauss

A Collection of Letters on the Most Interesting and Important Subjects, and on Several Occasions by William Law

The City Without a Church by Henry Drummond

Confident Children and How They Grow by Richard L. Strauss.

Sick-Room Thoughts and Gleanings (Saint John, N.B.: Daily Telegraph Book and Job Press, 1892) by Maggie P. Anderson

Questionable Amusements and Worthy Substitutes by J. M. Judy

Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers by John Owen

Faith and Its Effects, or, Fragments From My Portfolio (Toronto: G.R. Sanderson, 1856) by Phoebe Palmer

The Little Book of Humility and Patience by William Bernard Ullathorne.

On Loving God by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

The Ten Commandments by Joseph Lewis

Tablets of Stone by John G. Reisinger

The Cell of Self-Knowledge: Seven Early English Mystical Treatises, ed. by Edmund Garratt Gardner

Morning and Evening by C. H. Spurgeon.

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis, trans. by Aloysius Croft and Harold Bolton.

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis, trans. by William Benham

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Gutenberg text

Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions by John Donne (HTML at CCEL)

The Shewings of Julian of Norwich by Julian of Norwich, ed. by Georgia Ronan Crampton.

Revelations of Divine Love (language somewhat modernized) by Julian of Norwich, ed. by Grace Warrack.

The Saints' Everlasting Rest by Richard Baxter, ed. by Benjamin Fawcett.

Daily Light on the Daily Path

Theologia Germanica, trans. by Susanna Winkworth

Look Up and Hope (Montreal, Toronto: C.W. Coates, W. Briggs, 1897) by Maud Ballington Booth

Comfort for Christians by Arthur W. Pink

The Christian's Great Interest by William Guthrie

A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw

Black Samson by Levi O. Keidel

The Supersensual Life by Jacob Boehme, trans. by William Law

The Way to Christ by Jacob Boehme

Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean Pierre de Caussade, ed. by J. Ramiere

The Cloud of Unknowing, ed. by Patrick J. Gallacher

The Cloud of Unknowing (second edition), ed. by Evelyn Underhill

The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage and Other Works by John of Ruysbroeck, trans. by C. A. Wynschenck

Dark Night of the Soul by Saint John of the Cross, trans. by E. Allison Peers

A Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ by Saint John of the Cross, trans. by E. Allison Peers

Ascent of Mount Carmel by Saint John of the Cross (HTML at CCEL)

The Way to Divine Knowledge by William Law

Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness by Evelyn Underhill

At the Master's Feet by Sundar Singh, trans. by Arthur Parker and Rebecca J. Parker

The Spiritual Guide Which Disentangles the Soul and Brings It by the Inward Way to the Getting of Perfect Contemplation and the Rich Treasure of Internal Peace by Miguel de Molinos

Christian Denominations

The Unholy Alliance by Charles Gregg Singer

Christian Union: A Historical Study by James Harvey Garrison

The General Menaion, or, The book of Services Common to the Festivals of Our Lord Jesus of the Holy Virgin and of the Different Orders of Saints (1997) by Orthodox Church, trans. by Nicolas Orloff

The General Councils of the Church by John L. Murphy

A Letter Addressed to His Grace the Duke of Norfolk on Occasion of Mr. Gladston's Recent Expostulation by John Henry Newman

Episcopal Conferences: Historical, Canonical, and Theological Studies, ed. by Thomas J. Reese

The Catholic Encylopedia (based on the 1913 edition)

Tracts Theological and Ecclesiastical (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908) by John Henry Newman

Our Glorious Popes by Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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volume 2: Gutenberg text

Pius XII and the Holocaust: A Reader by Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

Cardinal Newman and the Encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis: An Essay (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908) by Edward Thomas O'Dwyer

Memoirs, Historical and Edifying, of a Missionary Apostolic of the Order of Saint Dominic Among Various Indian Tribes and Among the Catholics and Protestants in the United States of America by Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli, trans. by Mary Benedicta Kennedy

Archbishop: Inside the Power Structure of the American Catholic Church by Thomas J. Reese

The Episcopate in the Kingdom of Leon in the Twelfth Century by Richard A. Fletcher

God in La Mancha: Religious Reform and the People of Cuenca, 1500-1650 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992) by Sarah Tilghman Nalle

The Diocese of Vic: Tradition and Regeneration in Medieval Catalonia by Paul H. Freedman

Of God and His Creatures (annotated, abridged translation of the Summa Contra Gentiles) by Saint Thomas Aquinas, ed. by Joseph Rickaby, trans. by Joseph Rickaby

Summa Theologica by Saint Thomas Aquinas


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A Companion to the Summa (with hyperlinks to an on-line Summa Theologica) by Walter Farrell

Certain Difficulties Felt by Anglicans in Catholic Teaching Considered (1901 ed.) by John Henry Newman

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Papers of a Pariah by Robert Hugh Benson

The Religion of the Plain Man by Robert Hugh Benson

Paradoxes of Catholicism by Robert Hugh Benson

Catholic Apologetics Today: Answers to Modern Critics by William G. Most

Catholic Biblical Apologetics by Robert J. Schihl and Paul D. Flanagan

Survivals and New Arrivals by Hilaire Belloc

Discourses Addressed to Mixed Congregations (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1906) by John Henry Newman

Lectures on the Present Position of Catholics in England, Addressed to the Brothers of the Oratory in the Summer of 1851 (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908) by John Henry Newman

Sermon Notes of John Henry Cardinal Newman, 1849-1878 (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1913) by John Henry Newman, ed. by Fathers of the Birmingham Oratory (HTML at

Sermons Preached on Various Occasions (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908) by John Henry Newman

Fifty Years in the Church of Rome by Charles Chiniquy

The Two Babylons (possibly abridged or edited) by Alexander Hislop

Black International by Joseph McCabe

Smokescreens by Jack Chick

Kirwan Unmasked: A Review of Kirwan in Six Letters, Addressed to the Rev. Nicholas Murray by John Hughes


On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine by John Henry Newman

Catechism of the Council of Trent for Parish Priests by Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church (1997) by Catholic Church

HTML at the Vatican



An Explanation of the Baltimore Catechism of Christian Doctrine by Thomas L. Kinkead

The Spirit of the Liturgy by Romano Guardini, trans. by Ada Lane

Introduction to the Devout Life by Saint Francis de Sales (HTML at CCEL)

Treatise on the Love of God by Saint Francis de Sales

Spiritual Exercises by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, trans. by Elder Mullan.

The Way of Perfection by Saint Teresa of Avila, trans. by E. Allison Peers.

Meditations and Devotions of the Late Cardinal Newman (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1907) by John Henry Newman, ed. by W. P. Neville

These Are the Sacraments by Fulton Sheen

The Mass of the Western Rites by Fernand Cabrol

Reservation and Adoration: A Historical and Devotional Inquiry by Shirley Carter Hughson

Beginning Your Marriage (first edition, 1957) by Cana Conference of Chicago

The Priest, the Woman, and the Confessional (Chicago: A. Craig & Co., 1880) by Charles Chiniquy

Begone Satan! by Carl Vogl, trans. by Celestine Kapsner

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence


The Sinner's Guide (1883 translation) by Louis of Granada

Our Father's Plan: God's Arrangements and Our Reponse by William G. Most (HTML at

Christ in the Home by Raoul Plus

part 1: text at EWTN

part 2: text at EWTN

part 3: text at EWTN

The Christian Home by Celestine Strub

Around the Year with the Trapp Family by Maria Trapp

The Conferences of John Cassian by John Cassian, trans. by Edgar C. S. Gibson

The Holy Rule of St. Benedict by Saint Benedict, trans. by Boniface Verheyen

Rule for Monasteries by Saint Benedict, trans. by Leonard Joseph Doyle

Lives of the Brethren of the Order of Preachers, 1206-1259, ed. by Bede Jarrett, trans. by Placid Conway

The Jesuits by Alban Goodier

Ransoming Captives in Crusader Spain: The Order of Merced on the Christian-Islamic Frontier by James William Brodman

Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, Or, The Hidden Secrets of a Nun's Life in a Convent Exposed, Illustrated With Upwards of Forty Engravings (Manchester, England: Milner and Company, ca.1836) by Maria Monk

Awful Disclosures, By Maria Monk, of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal: Containing, Also, Many Incidents Never Before Published (New York: De Witt & Davenport, c1855) by Maria Monk

Awful Disclosures, By Maria Monk, of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal : Revised, With an Appendix Containing, Part I. Reception of the First Editions. Part II. Sequel of Her Narrative. Part III. Review of the Case : Also, a Supplement, Giving More Particulars of the Nunnery and Grounds (New York: M. Monk, 1836) by Maria Monk

Affidavit of Maria Monk's Mother (ca. 1835) by Isabella Mills

The True History of Maria Monk (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1895)

Further Disclosures By Maria Monk, Concerning the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal Also, Her Visit to Nuns' Island, and Disclosures Concerning That Secret Retreat: Preceded By a Reply to the Priests' Book (New York : J.J. Slocum, 1836) by Maria Monk and John Jay Slocum

A Fraud Unmasked: The Career of Mrs. Margaret L. Shepherd, "Ex-Romanist", "Ex-Nun", "Ex-Penitent" and Bigamist: Her Own Confessions Attested By Most Reliable Witnesses (1893) by M. J. Brady

The Golden Legends or Lives of the Saints by Jacobus de Voragine, ed. by F. S. Ellis, trans. by William Caxton

My Nameday: Come For Dessert by Helen McLoughlin

In God's Garden: Stories of the Saints for Little Children by Amy Steedman

Christian Martyrs in Muslim Spain (1988) by Kenneth Baxter Wolf

The Legends of the Saints: An Introduction to Hagiography by Hippolyte Delehaye, trans. by Virginia Mary Crawford

HTML at Fordham

The Life of Our Most Holy Father S. Benedict: Being the Second Book of the Dialogues of St. Gregory the Great, With the Rule of the Same Holy Patriarch by Pope Gregory I

Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, ed. by Francis Aida Gasquet, trans. by Samuel John Eales

Life and Doctrine of Saint Catherine of Genoa (with biographical material by unknown author) by Saint Catherine of Genoa

Saint Dominic: Biographical Documents, ed. by Francis C. Lehner

The Little Flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi (revised and emended), ed. by Gilbert Roger Hudleston


For Greater Things: The Story of Saint Stanislaus Kostka by William T. Kane (Gutenberg text)

St. Thomas Aquinas (1958 edition) by Jacques Maritain, trans. by Joseph W. Evans and Peter O'Reilly

The Dialogue of the Seraphic Virgin by Saint Catherine of Siena

God's Troubadour: The Story of St. Francis of Assisi by Sophie Jewett

St. Thomas Aquinas by G. K. Chesterton

Confessions of a Convert by Robert Hugh Benson

An Alley in Chicago: The Ministry of a City Priest by Margery Frisbie

Saint James's Catapult: The Life and Times of Diego Gelm rez of Santiago de Compostela by Richard A. Fletcher

Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Guyon

Life of Catherine McAuley, Foundress and First Superior of the Institute of Religious Sisters of Mercy (D. & J. Sadlier, 1871) by Mary Teresa Austin Carroll

Addresses to Cardinal Newman, With His Replies, Etc., 1879-81 (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1905) by John Henry Newman, ed. by W. P. Neville

Letters and Correspondence of John Henry Newman During His Life in the English Church, With a Brief Autobiography (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1903) by John Henry Newman, ed. by Anne Mozley

Apologia Pro Vita Sua by John Henry Newman

Apologia Pro Vita Sua ("the two versions of 1864 and 1865". London: Oxford University Press, 1913) by John Henry Newman, ed. by Wilfrid Ward

Essays, Critical and Historical (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1907) by John Henry Newman

volume I: HTML at

volume II: HTML at

Cardinal Newman (London: Methuen and Co., 1891) by Richard Holt Hutton

An Index to the Works of John Henry Cardinal Newman (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1914) by Joseph Rickaby (HTML at

The Life of John Henry Cardinal Newman, Based on His Private Journals and Correspondence (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1912) by Wilfrid Ward

Reminiscences, Memoirs, and Lectures of Monsignor A. Ravoux, V.G. by Augustin Ravoux

The Provincial Letters by Blaise Pascal, trans. by Thomas McCrie

The History of Protestantism by James Aitken Wylie

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Kierkegaard and Radical Discipleship: A New Perspective by Vernard Eller

Writings of the Rev. John Bradford by John Bradford

Sodor and Man by Arthur William Moore

The Catholic Movement and the Society of the Holy Cross by James Embry

The Via Media of the Anglican Church, Illustrated in Lectures, Letters and Tracts (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908) by John Henry Newman

volume I: HTML at

volume II: HTML at

Lectures on the Prophetical Office of the Church by John Henry Newman (HTML at

The Elizabethan Homilies 1623, ed. by Ian Lancashire

Death's Duel by John Donne

A Learned Discourse of Justification, Works, and how the Foundation of Faith is Overthrown by Richard Hooker

Sermons on the Card and Other Discourses by Hugh Latimer

Fifteen Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford, Between A.D. 1826 and 1843 (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909) by John Henry Newman

Selection Adapted to the Seasons of the Ecclesiastical Year From the Parochial & Plain Sermons of John Henry Newman by John Henry Newman, ed. by W. J. Copeland

Parochical and Plain Sermons (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908) by John Henry Newman

volume 1: HTML at

volume 2: HTML at

volume 3: HTML at

volume 4: HTML at

volume 5: HTML at

volume 6: HTML at

volume 7; HTML at

volume 8: HTML at

Sermons Bearing on Subjects of the Day (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902) by John Henry Newman

A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches (London, 1821) by Nicholas Brady and Nahum Tate

The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre (Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1812) by Thomas Sternhold and John Hopkins

The Life and Times of Nicholas Ferrar by Horace Pitt Kennedy Skipton

Lord Halifax: A Tribute (Milwaukee: Morehouse Publishing, 1934) by Sidney Dark

William Laud by Arthur Christopher Benson (Golden Gale archive format)

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