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Classic Reprints No. 1
The Influence of the English Bible upon the English Language and upon English and American Literature
By Oscar Joseph

1935
22 pages
$10.00

Prepared in 1935 on the commemoration of four hundred years of the printed English Bible, this work surveys the influence of the English Bible on writers such as Shakespeare, Shelley, Burns, Coleridge, Tennyson, Dickens, and Poe.

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Classic Reprints No. 2
An Epistle to the Learned Nobilitie of England. Touching Translating the Bible from the Original, with Ancient Warrant for Everie Worde, unto the Full Satisfaction of Any That be of Hart
By Hugh Broughton

1597
60 pages
$10.00

Hugh Broughton (1549-1612), a famed English Hebrew scholar, is most remembered for his attacks on the King James Bible when it was first published. This "epistle" was written before the translators were selected, and after Broughton had left England for the Continent.

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Classic Reprints No. 3
The Evidence of Greek Papyri with Regard to Textual Criticism
By Frederick G. Kenyon

1904
28 pages
$10.00

Well known for his writings on the textual criticism of the New Testament, Frederick Kenyon here discusses the relation of the Greek papyri discovered in Egypt to the textual criticism of classical Greek authors.

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Classic Reprints No. 4
A Sermon on Christian Baptism, With Many Quotations from Pedobaptist Authors. To Which Are Added a Letter of the Church in Plymouth, Mass.; and an Address on the Mode of Baptizing
By Adoniram Judson

Fifth American Edition
1846
116 pages
$15.00

Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) is well known as the great Baptist missionary to Burma. What is not so well know, however, is that he left for the mission field a Congregationalist and came back a Baptist. While on his voyage, he changed his views on the mode and subjects of baptism and was later baptized. This sermon was first preached on September 27, 1812, in Calcutta, India. This fifth American edition was the last revised and enlarged by the author.

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Classic Reprints No. 5
The Immaculate Conception
By George W. Samson

1857
24 pages
$10.00

Reprinted from The Christian Review, this article by the Baptist minister George Samson presents what the Bible says about Mary followed by an examination of the Roman Catholic teachings about Mary's virginity, maternity, sinfulness, and conception.

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Classic Reprints No. 6
The Vowel-Points Controversy in the XVI. and XVII. Centuries
By Bernhard Pick

1892
24 pages
$10.00

Reprinted from Hebraica, a journal in the interests of Semitic study, this is a study of the debate in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries over the origin of the vowel points in the Massoretic Hebrew text.

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Classic Reprints No. 7
History of the Printed Editions of the Old Testament, together with a Description of the Rabbinic and Polyglot Bibles
By Bernhard Pick

1892-1893
70 pages
$10.00

Reprinted from Hebraica, a journal in the interests of Semitic study, this is a comprehensive history of the printed text of the Old Testament beginning with the first complete Hebrew Bible in 1488.

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Classic Reprints No. 8
The Scriptural Anthropology
By George Boardman

1867
47 pages
$10.00

Originally appearing in The Baptist Quarterly, this series of three articles by the nineteenth-century Baptist minister George Boardman explore the nature of man as it relates to his body, soul, and spirit.

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Classic Reprints No. 9
Authorship and Introduction to the Epistle of Jude
By Eugene Arnaud

1858-1861
60 pages
$10.00

Translated from the French by Edward C. Mitchell, and originally appearing in The Christian Review, this is one of the most exhaustive studies of the authorship of the New Testament epistle of Jude ever written.

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Classic Reprints No. 10
The Great "She" Bible
By Walter E. Smith

1890
31 pages
$10.00

Originally appearing in The Library, this series of three articles is an authoritative history of the second issue of the 1611 King James Bible, commonly called the "she" Bible.

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Classic Reprints No. 11
Unitarianism
By Edward B. Smith

1857-1858
66 pages
$10.00

Originally appearing in The Christian Review, this series of two articles by the nineteenth-century Baptist minister Edward Smith is both a refutation of Unitarianism and a defense of the deity of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

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Classic Reprints No. 12
The Early Printed Editions of the Greek Testament
By Cuthbert Hamilton Turner

1924
28 pages
$10.00

Focusing mainly on the text of Erasmus, this is a brief history of the early printed editions of the Greek New Testament.

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Classic Reprints No. 13
The "Authorised Version" and Its Influence
By Albert S. Cook

1910
30 pages
$10.00

A study by an English professor of the literary character of the Authorized Version and its influence on the English language. Originally written as a chapter for volume IV of The Cambridge History of English Literature.

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Classic Reprints No. 14
Religious Persecution in Virginia
By George E. Dabney

1858
46 pages
$10.00

Originally appearing in The Christian Review, this series of two articles by the nineteenth-century Baptist minister George Dabney is a concise history of the religious persecution of Baptists in Virginia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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Classic Reprints No. 15
Baptists and Liberty of Conscience
By Henry C. Vedder

1884
58 pages
$10.00

Originally appearing in The Baptist Quarterly Review, this series of three articles by the nineteenth-century Baptist minister and historian Henry Vedder examines the preeminent role of English Baptists in the struggle for religious liberty during the period from Henry VIII to the Act of Toleration (1500-1689).

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Classic Reprints No. 16
Essay on the Right Estimation of Manuscript Evidence in the Text of the New Testament
By Thomas Rawson Birks

1878
138 pages
$15.00

Written while the Revised Version was being translated, this book is a scathing critique of the principles of textual criticism then in vogue--principles still followed today by translators of modern Bible versions.

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Classic Reprints No. 17
John Wycliffe
By Daniel Curry and C. E. Barrows

1853, 1879
69 pages
$10.00

Two nineteenth-century Baptist ministers each provide concise yet supplementary biographies of John Wycliffe and his role in translating the Bible into English.

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Classic Reprints No. 18
Deliver Us From Evil
By Frederick C. Cook

1881-1882
126 pages
$15.00

Written by an Anglican scholar in the form of two letters addressed to the bishop of London, this is an extremely detailed study of the change in the last petition of the "Lord's Prayer" adopted in the Revised Version. Cook's work is just as relevant today as the day it was written since most modern versions of the Bible also change the phrase "deliver us from evil" (Mat. 6:13) as it appears in the Authorized Version.

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Classic Reprints No. 19
Cardinal Ximenes: Statesman, Ecclesiastic, Soldier, and Man of Letters, with an Account of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible
By James P. R. Lyell

1917
142 pages
$15.00

The life of Cardinal Ximenes, editor of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, published in 1522, with an account of that version. Illustrated with fourteen plates, and supplemented by a listing of existing copies of the Complutensian Polyglot.

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Classic Reprints No. 20
Baptists and the Reformation
By Philip S. Moxom, et al.

1877-1891
160 pages
$15.00

A compilation of articles by six nineteenth-century Baptist ministers on the history, theology, and personalities of the Reformation from a Baptist point of view. Includes articles on Thomas Munzer, Henry III, Zwingli, and Balthazar Hubmeyer, as well as articles on Protestant theology in general and Luther's theology in particular.

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Classic Reprints No. 21
A Study of the Inquisition
By J. C. Fernald

1881
25 pages
$10.00

Reprinted from The Baptist Review, this article by the Baptist minister J. C. Fernald is a brief study of the origin, practices, and demise of the Inquisition.

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Classic Reprints No. 22
Baptism for the Dead
By S. W. Whitney, et al.

1852-1884
76 pages
$10.00

A compilation of articles by five nineteenth-century Baptist ministers on the highly-controversial Mormon prooftext "baptized for the dead" in 1 Corinthians 15:29.

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Classic Reprints No. 23
Spirit, Soul, and Flesh
By Ernest DeWitt Burton

1918
214 pages
$25.00

Originally appearing as a series of articles in the American Journal of Theology from 1913-1916, and then reprinted in 1918 with additions and revisions by the author, this is the definitive study of the usage of the Greek words translated spirit, soul, and flesh in the New Testament, other Greek writings, and translated works from the earliest period to 180 A.D., and of their equivalents in the Hebrew Old Testament.

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Classic Reprints No. 24
The Rise of the Use of Pouring and Sprinkling for Baptism
By Norman Fox

1882
33 pages
$10.00

Reprinted from The Baptist Review, this article by the nineteenth-century Baptist minister Norman Fox is a study of when, why, and how pouring and sprinkling for baptism came to be used instead of immersion.

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Classic Reprints No. 25
Luther and His Bible
By Edward Rhiem and L. Franklin Gruber

1884, 1923
44 pages
$10.00

Two articles on Luther and his Bible. The first is an analysis of Luther as a Bible translator and the effect of his Bible on the German language. It is translated from the German, and originally appeared in The Baptist Quarterly Review. The second is a quadricentennial study of Luther's New Testament reprinted from Bibliotheca Sacra.

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Classic Reprints No. 26
Thomas Aquinas
By Richard M. Nott

1882
41 pages
$10.00

Originally appearing in The Baptist Review, this series of two articles by the nineteenth-century Baptist minister Richard Nott is an account of the life and legacy of the Roman Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas from a Baptist point of view.

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Classic Reprints No. 27
Ignatius Loyola and the Jesuits
By J. R. Henderson, et al.

1841, 1843, 1884
92 pages
$10.00

A compilation of articles by three nineteenth-century Baptist ministers on the history, principles, and policies of the Roman Catholic order of the Jesuits, and their founder, Ignatius Loyola.

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Classic Reprints No. 28
Infant Baptism an Invention of Men
By Irah Chase

1863
272 pages
$35.00

First published by the American Baptist Publication Society, this exhaustive treatise on baptism was originally written as a reply to the baptismal views of Horace Bushnell. Includes additional articles on Origen's testimony respecting the baptism of children and on baptism for the dead.

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Classic Reprints No. 29
A Critical History of the Text of the New Testament; Wherein is Firmly Established the Truth of Those Acts on Which the Foundation of Christian Religion is Laid
By Richard Simon

Parts One and Two in One Volume
1689
369 pages
$75.00

Richard Simon (1638-1712), a French Catholic scholar, was called the "father of biblical criticism." His critical views of the text of the Bible anticipated the views of German rationalists many years later. Simon's work is being reprinted for its historical value rather than in defense of his opinions.

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Classic Reprints No. 30
Peter and the Papacy
By George Samson, et al.

1851-1882
79 pages
$10.00

A compilation of articles by four nineteenth-century Baptist ministers on Peter and the Papacy. Includes articles on the relation of Peter to the Church of Rome, Peter's confession, the temporal power of the popes, and papal infallibility.

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Classic Reprints No. 31
The Royal "Injunctions" of 1538 and the "Great Bible," 1539-1541
By Henry Guppy

1938
47 pages
$10.00

Written by the noted former librarian of the John Rylands library of the University of Manchester, and reprinted by special permission, this article was written on the occasion of the four hundredth anniversaries of two memorable events in the history of the English Bible: the royal injunctions of 1538 authorizing "one book of the whole Bible," and the publication of the Great Bible in 1539. Illustrated with seven plates, including a likeness of Miles Coverdale.

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Classic Reprints No. 32
William Tindale and the English Bible
By Henry Guppy

1925, 1936
66 pages
$10.00

Written by the noted former librarian of the John Rylands library of the University of Manchester, and reprinted by special permission, this book includes two articles on William Tyndale and the English Bible. The first is a brief sketch of the life of Tyndale written on the occasion of the four hundredth anniversary of his death. The second is an account of Tyndale and his Bible and those who translated the Bible into English before him. Illustrated with twelve plates, including a likeness of Tyndale.

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Classic Reprints No. 33
Exposition of Romans 7:7-25
By W. N. Clarke

1875
27 pages
$10.00

Reprinted from The Baptist Quarterly, this article by the nineteenth-century Baptist minister W. N. Clarke is a detailed exposition of a difficult passage in the Apostle Paul's epistle to the Romans.

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Classic Reprints No. 34
Adam and Christ
By A. C. Kendrick, et al.

1848-1885
91 pages
$10.00

A compilation of articles by five nineteenth-century Baptist ministers on the relation between Adam and Christ as presented by the Apostle Paul in Romans 5:12-21

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Classic Reprints No. 35
The Old-Fashioned Bible, or Ten Reasons Against the Proposed Baptist Version of the New Testament
By John Dowling

1850
36 pages
$10.00

A defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by a nineteenth-century Baptist minister against a proposed Baptist version.

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Classic Reprints No. 36
A Vindication of our Authorized Translation and Translators of the Bible
By John Henry Todd

1819
158 pages
$15.00

A defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by a nineteenth-century Anglican scholar against two critics in favor of a new translation.

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Classic Reprints No. 37
Struggles and Triumphs of Religious Liberty: An Historical Survey of Controversies Pertaining to the Rights of Conscience, From the English Reformation to the Settlement of New England
By Edward B. Underhill
1851
248 pages
$25.00

An exhaustive historical account of the development of religious liberty in England and the role of the Baptists, Puritans, Brownists, and Independents. The author concludes that the Baptists stood alone among their contemporaries for liberal and enlightened views of religious liberty.

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Classic Reprints No. 38
Immersion Essential to Christian Baptism
By John A. Broadus

1892
66 pages
$10.00

A detailed treatise on the mode of baptism by the distinguished nineteenth-century Baptist minister John Broadus.

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Classic Reprints No. 39
Mohammed and Mohammedism
By Enoch Pond, et al.

1840, 1877
40 pages
$10.00

Two articles on the founder, history, and doctrines of Mohammedism by two nineteenth-century Baptist ministers.

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Classic Reprints No. 40
The Baptist Reply to James Dale on Baptism
By A. C. Kendrick, et al.

1869-1879
117 pages
$15.00

Presbyterian minister James Dale (1812-1881) authored what has been considered by pedobaptists to be the definitive work on the mode of baptism. In his five volumes on baptism, numbering over 1800 pages (Classic Baptism [1867], Judaic Baptism [1869], Johannic Baptism [1871], Christic Baptism [1874], and Patristic Baptism [1874]), Dale is credited with proving, against the Baptists, that Christian baptism could not be by immersion. Because Dale's volumes were reprinted in the 1990s, it is essential that the Baptist reply to Dale, written during the period 1869-1879, likewise be reprinted. This collection of articles is both a devastating critique of Dale and a treatise on scriptural Baptism. Also included are two reviews critical of Dale by writers for two pedobaptist publications.

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Classic Reprints No. 41
Which Version? Authorized or Revised
By Philip Mauro

1924
119 pages
$15.00

A defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by a noted author, written long before the present controversy over Bible versions, that is highly critical of the Revised Version and the textual theories upon which it was based.

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Classic Reprints No. 42
Religious Persecution in New England
By L. E. Smith

1838-1876
187 pages
$20.00

A compilation of articles by seven nineteenth-century Baptist ministers on religious persecution in New England during the colonial period from a Baptist point of view. Includes articles on ecclesiastical legislation, the Pilgrims and the Puritans, Roger Williams and John Clarke, and the influence of the Baptists on religious liberty..

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Classic Reprints No. 43
The Bogomils of Bulgaria and Bosnia; or The Early Protestants of the East
By L. P. Brockett

1879
143 pages
$15.00

An exhaustive history of the churches of Bulgaria, Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Armenia before the Reformation who gave allegiance to neither Constantinople nor Rome. The author concludes that these churches were true successors in all matters of faith and practice of the churches founded by the apostles, and shows their relationship to Baptists.

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Classic Reprints No. 44
Notes on the Amended English Bible With Special Reference to Certain Texts in the Revised Version of the Old and New Testaments Bearing upon the Principles of Unitarian Christianity
Henry Ierson

1887
188 pages
$20.00

Originally published by the British and Foreign Unitarian Association, this book was written after the publication of the Revised Version (1885) to show how the corrections to the Authorized Version found in the Revised Version are in line with the principles of Unitarianism. Although written by a Unitarian, and written in favor of the Revised Version, this book is actually an indictment of modern versions of the Bible since they for the most part follow the readings of the Revised Version.

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Classic Reprints No. 45
The Old Latin and the Itala
By F. C. Burkitt

1896, 1910
150 pages
$15.00

A technical work of textual criticism on Old Latin texts and versions in which it is argued that the Latin version of the Bible mentioned by Augustine under the name of the Itala was the Vulgate of Jerome. Includes two articles by the author from The Journal of Theological Studies in which he replies to his critics and expands his arguments.

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Classic Reprints No. 46
Objections to a Baptist Version of the New Testament
By William T. Brantly

1837
66 pages
$10.00

Originally appearing in The Christian Review, and then published separately, this is a defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by a nineteenth-century Baptist minister against a proposed Baptist version. Includes Additional Reasons for Preferring the English Bible as it is, by Octavius Winslow, which was added to the published edition.

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Classic Reprints No. 47
The Excellence of the Authorized Version of the Sacred Scriptures
By James Lister

1820
32 pages
$10.00

A defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by an English Baptist minister.

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Classic Reprints No. 48
An Apology for the Common English Bible
By Arthur Cleveland Coxe

1857
72 pages
$10.00

A defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by an Episcopalian bishop against the changes made in it by the American Bible Society.

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Classic Reprints No. 49
The Matthew and Taverner Bibles
By Harold Hutson and Harold R. Willoughby

1938, 1939
31 pages
$10.00

Two articles on the early English Bibles of Thomas Matthew (1537) and Richard Taverner (1539).

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Classic Reprints No. 50
The Coverdale Psalter and the Quatrocentenary of the Printed English Bible
By Harold Willoughby

1935
38 pages
$10.00

Written on the occasion of the four hundredth anniversary of the first translation of the whole Bible into English, this is a detailed study of the Coverdale Bible and Coverdale Psalter, which survives today in the Book of Common Prayer.

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Classic Reprints No. 51
A Complete History of the Several Translations of the Holy Bible and New Testament into English, Both in Ms. and in Print: and of the Most Remarkable Editions of Them Since the Invention of Printing
By John Lewis

Third Edition
1818
416 pages
$75.00

First published in 1731 and referenced by all later historians of the English Bible, this is a reprint of the first major attempt of an exhaustive history of the English Bible. To this third edition was added a list of various editions of the Bible, and parts thereof, in English from 1526 to 1800.

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Classic Reprints No. 52
English Versions of the Bible: A Hand-Book
By J. I. Mombert
New and Enlarged Edition
1906
562 pages
$75.00

A reprint of the author's final edition of one of the most detailed and comprehensive histories of the English Bible ever written.

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Classic Reprints No. 53
The Works of Francis Fry on the Tyndale, Coverdale, Great, Bishop's, and King James Bibles, With a Brief Memoir of the Author by His Son
By Francis Fry
Four Books in One
1865-1887
568 pages
$100.00

The works of the English Bible collector and historian Francis Fry (1803-1886) on the above mentioned English Bibles are considered to be the most meticulous studies ever made. Extremely rare, and never published in America, they are here brought together and prefaced by a brief memoir of the author by his son.

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Classic Reprints No. 54
The Burning of the Bibles: Defence of the Protestant Version of the Scriptures Against the Attacks of Popish Apologist
By John Dowling

1843
141 pages
$15.00

This book was occasioned by the burning, in 1842, in Champlain, NY, of copies of the Authorized Version of the Bible by Roman Catholics. In this work Baptist minister John Dowling defends the Authorized Version against its Roman Catholic critics while pointing out the errors of the Roman Catholic Bible and the Catholic attitude toward the Bible in general.

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Classic Reprints No. 55
Studies on Baptism
By C. E. W. Dobbs, et al.

1836-1891
336 pages
$40.00

A compilation of articles by nineteen nineteenth-century Baptist ministers on the subject of baptism. Includes articles on the baptismal controversy, ancient baptisteries, rebaptism, Jewish proselyte baptism, the church fathers and baptism, baptism and remission, the proper mode and subjects of baptism, the administrator of baptism, and the baptismal formula. Taken from The Baptist Quarterly, The Baptist Quarterly Review, and The Christian Review, this compilation of articles comprises one of the most encyclopedic studies of baptism from a Baptist perspective ever assembled.

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Classic Reprints No. 56
Infant Baptism, Communion, Church Membership, and Salvation
By Henry C. Vedder, et al.

1838-1882
298 pages
$35.00

A compilation of articles by twelve nineteenth-century Baptist ministers on the subject of infant baptism and the related topics of infant communion, infant church membership, and infant salvation. Taken from The Baptist Review, The Baptist Quarterly, and The Christian Review, this compilation of articles comprises one of the most encyclopedic studies of infant baptism from a Baptist perspective ever assembled.

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Classic Reprints No. 57
The History of Romanism: from the Earliest Corruptions of Christianity; with Chronological Table, Indexes, Glossary, and Numerous Illustrative Engravings
By John Dowling

1881
1044 pages
$100.00

A New Edition, with Two Supplements Continuing the History from the Accession of Pope Pius IX. to his Proclamation of Papal Infallibility, and his Deposition as a Temporal Sovereign, A.D. 1870, to which is Added in the Present Edition a Third Supplement, Bringing the Work Down to the Beginning of the Year 1881, by a Well-Known American Historian.

John Dowling (1807-1878) was a Baptist minister in the Northeast from the time he arrived from England in 1832 until his death at Middletown, New York, on July 4. This mammoth book is the most comprehensive and exhaustive history of Roman Catholicism ever penned. First published in 1845, this is the final edition that was published after the death of the author. The work is divided into nine books, each with several chapters, describing Popery 1. In embryo, A.D. 33-606, 2. At is birth, 606, 3. Advancing, 606-800, 4. In its glory, 800-1073, 5. The world's despot, 1073-1303, 6. On a tottering throne, 1303-1545, 7. At Trent, 1545-1563, 8. Drunk with the blood of the saints, 1563-1685, 9. In its dotage, 1785-1845. An analytical table of contents encompassing twenty pages provides a detailed overview of all the books, chapters, sections, supplements, and appendix of the work. This is further supplemented by an index, chronological table, and glossary. The book is enhanced throughout by forty-eight engravings illustrating Roman Catholic ceremonies, superstitions, persecutions, and historical incidents. To all this is added testimonials from all Protestant denominations selected from notices of the original edition. This reprint edition also includes a brief biographical sketch of the author and a review of the first edition that appeared in The Christian Review.

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Classic Reprints No. 58
The Origin, Persecutions, and Doctrines of the Waldenses
By Pius Melia
1870

154 pages
$15.00

This book is a history of the ancient Waldenses in three parts: their origin, their persecutions, and their doctrines. It relies heavily on many original documents in addition to interacting with the standard works on the Waldenses.

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Classic Reprints No. 59
Israel and the Church
By James H. Brookes

c. 1890
199 pages
$20.00

James Brookes (1830-1897) was a Presbyterian pastor and Bible teacher who advocated premillennialism and dispensationalism during the latter part of the nineteenth century. It was he who influenced C. I. Scofield, the editor of the popular Scofield Reference Bible first published in 1909. This work by Brookes carefully distinguishes between Israel and the Church and demonstrates by Scripture that the Old and New Testaments represent two entirely distinct and different dispensations of God's dealings with his people.

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Classic Reprints No. 60
Hebraisms in the Authorized Version of the Bible
By William Rosenau

1903
283 pages
$35.00

Originally presented as the author's thesis at Johns Hopkins University (1900), this book contains an examination of the Hebrew influence on the language of the Authorized Version. In addition to chapters on Hebraisms, other chapters include "Proverbial Biblical Passages in Use," "Biblical Expressions in English Literature," and "Difference Between Hebraisms and English Archaisms."

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Classic Reprints No. 61
A Critical History of the Old Testament 
By Richard Simon

Parts One, Two, and Three in One Volume
The first part treating at large concerning the several authors of the Bible. The second containing the history of the chief translations of the Bible, made either by Jews or Christians. The third laying down rules whereby a more exact translation may be made of the Scripture than hitherto has been.
1682
635 pages
$75.00

Richard Simon (1638-1712), a French Catholic scholar, was called the "father of biblical criticism." His critical views of the text of the Bible anticipated the views of German rationalists many years later. Simon's work is being reprinted for its historical value rather than in defense of his opinions.

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Classic Reprints No. 62
Tischendorf and Tregelles
By Ezra Abbot

1875
34 pages
$10.00

Brief biographical sketches of Lobegott Friedrich Constantin Tischendorf (1815-1874) and Samuel Prideaux Tregelles (1813-1875), two of the leading Greek scholars and textual critics of the nineteenth century. What is unique about these sketches, written soon after the deaths of Tischendorf and Tregelles, is that they were written by Ezra Abbot (1819-1884), who was not only a contemporary, but a fellow Greek scholar and textual critic.

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Classic Reprints No. 63
Historical Vindications: A Discourse on the Province and Uses of Baptist History
By Sewall S. Cutting

1859
224 pages
$25.00

Originally delivered before the Backus Historical Society, at Newton, Mass., June 23, 1857, and repeated before the American Baptist Historical Society, at New York, May 14, 1859, this discourse on Baptist history by Sewall Cutting (1813-1882), the one-time Professor of Rhetoric and History in the University of Rochester, was augmented for publication with appendixes on baptism, Baptist confessions, and the name "Baptists." Includes the complete text of the Philadelphia Confession of Faith and the Discipline Adopted by the Philadelphia Association.

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Classic Reprints No. 64
The Popular History of the Translation of the Holy Scriptures into the English Tongue
By Thomas J. Conant

Revised Edition
1881
295 pages
$40.00

Originally written by Mrs. Hannah Conant in 1856, this revised edition was authored by her husband, Thomas J. Conant (1802-1891), one of the premier Baptist scholars of the nineteenth century. Dr. Conant was active in the Bible revision efforts of the American Bible Union. The unique contribution of this work to English Bible history is that it gives the subject a Baptist perspective not commonly found in works of this nature.

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Classic Reprints No. 65
A Century of Bibles, or the Authorized Version from 1611 to 1711
By William. J. Loftie

1872
257 pages
$35.00

A detailed history of the first hundred years of the Authorized Version of the Bible—its editions, printings, and printing errors. The author also includes the complete text of the 1659 work by William Kilburne titled Dangerous Errors in Several Late Printed Bibles: To the Great Scandal and Corruption of Sound and True Religion.

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Classic Reprints No. 66
Desiderius Erasmus
By Robert Falconer, et. al

1858, 1862, 1936, 1937
102 pages
$15.00

Five articles on life, character, writings, and literary influence of Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536), the editor of the first published edition of the Greek New Testament. Three articles were written on the occasion of the four hundredth anniversary of his death.

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Classic Reprints No. 67
A Defense of the Reading 'Only Begotten Son' in John 1:18
By Ezra Abbot

1856, 1861, 1875
68 pages
$10.00

Three extremely detailed articles by the Greek scholar and textual critic Ezra Abbot (1819-1884) defending the reading "only begotten Son" in John 1:18 of the Authorized Version.

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Classic Reprints No. 68
A Defense of the Reading 'God Was Manifest in the Flesh' in 1 Timothy 3:16
By Ebenezer Henderson and Moses Stuart

1832
80 pages
$10.00

Long before Dean Burgon (1813-1888) defended the genuineness of the reading "God Was Manifest in the Flesh" in 1 Timothy 3:16, as it appears in the Authorized Version, these two scholars had already done so in the pages of the Congregational magazine The Biblical Repository. Yet, all critical Greek texts and most modern versions of the Bible still reject the genuineness of this reading in 1 Timothy 3:16.

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Classic Reprints No. 69
A Review of Professor Stuart on Christian Baptism
By Willard Judd

1836
371 pages
$40.00

Before the Presbyterian scholar James Dale (1812-1881) wrote his five volumes in defense of infant baptism by sprinkling, the Congregationalists had Moses Stuart (1780-1852). Stuart, a professor at Andover Theological Seminary, was the premier Pedobaptist scholar of his day. In the pages of Andover's The Biblical Repository, he wrote a lengthy treatise on baptism in 1833 called "Is the Manner of Christian Baptism Prescribed in the New Testament?" Stuart's work was in the same year published separately as a small book. But like the works of Dale, the Baptists likewise answered the work of Stuart. The first to do so was Willard Judd (1804-1840), who issued a reply in the New York Baptist Register, which was later expanded into the book reprinted here. This edition of Judd's work is enhanced by the addition of the complete text of Stuart's original treatise on baptism, a brief biographical sketch of Stuart by the Baptist Alvah Hovey (1820-1903), who acknowledges Stuart's scholarly abilities, a lengthy biographical sketch of the author by Orrin B. Judd (1816-1892), and an introductory essay to Stuart's work by the Baptist J. R. Graves (1820-1893), who republished Stuart's work in 1855, not "for the sake of Prof. Stuart's reasonings, but for the authorities and facts which he submits." Graves considered Stuart's "admissions, his facts and authorities" to be "conclusively in favor of the Baptists; while his reasonings, or rather inferences, are in favor of Pedobaptists, and characteristically Pedobaptistic."

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Classic Reprints No. 70
The Authorship of the Fourth Gospel: External Evidences
By Ezra Abbot

1880
106 pages
$15.00

An exhaustive defense of the Johannine authorship of the fourth Gospel by the Unitarian scholar Ezra Abbot (1819-1884). This edition is augmented by a brief biographical sketch of Abbot and a prefatory note by the author.

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Classic Reprints No. 71
Christianity and War
By Veritatis Amans, et al.

1838, 1847
24 pages
$10.00

Two timely articles on Christianity and War by two nineteenth-century Baptist ministers.

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Classic Reprints No. 72
The Bibles of England: A Plain Account for Plain People of the Principal Versions of the Bible in English
By Andrew Edgar

1889
414 pages
$45.00

An account of the history of the principal versions of the English Bible that focuses on the "differentiations of successive versions, and the literary peculiarities that in each translation may be supposed most readily to attract the notice of common English readers."

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Classic Reprints No. 73
The Annals of the English Bible
By Christopher Anderson
New and Revised Edition
1862
746 pages
$75.00

A reprint of the author's final edition of one of the most detailed and comprehensive histories of the English Bible ever written.

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Classic Reprints No. 74
Our Own English Bible
By W. J. Heaton
Three Volumes in One
1913, 1914
986 pages
$100.00

Includes the third edition of Our Own English Bible: Its Translators and Their Work, The Manuscript Period, the third edition of The Bible of the Reformation, and The Puritan Bible, and Other Contemporaneous Protestant Versions. All volumes contain numerous illustrations, plates, and facsimiles.

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Classic Reprints No. 75
Our English Bible: Its Translations and Translators
By John Stoughton
c. 1881
317 pages
$40.00

This history of the English Bible is the fruit of the author's forty years of research on the subject.

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Classic Reprints No. 76
An Authentic Account of Our Authorized Translation of the Holy Bible, and of the Translators: with Testimonies to the Excellence of the Translation
By Henry John Todd

1834
68 pages
$10.00

This defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by a nineteenth-century Anglican scholar is a sequel to his earlier work titled A Vindication of our Authorized Translation and Translators of the Bible, published in 1819.

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Classic Reprints No. 77
Middle East Diary 1917-1956
By Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen

1960
387 pages
$40.00

The Englishman Richard Meinertzhagen (1878-1967) was a staff officer in East Africa, Palestine, and France during World War I. After the war, he played an important part in the affairs of the Middle East, especially in relation to the Palestine Mandate. Middle East Diary recounts Meinertzhagen's long association with Palestine and Israel from 1917 to the Suez crisis of 1956. Based on extracts from the private diary which he kept, and on a number of letters and documents published for the first time in this book, this is a firsthand account of events and personalities from one who had a strong sympathy towards the Zionist movement. Includes a Chronological Table of Events of Importance for Israel.

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Classic Reprints No. 78
The Influence of the Bible on Civilization
By Ernst von Dobschutz

1914
224 pages
$25.00

A survey of the Bible's influence on civilization from the beginnings of Christianity to the late nineteenth century. Being a German, the author devotes considerable attention to the influence of the Bible on the pre- and post- Reformation German people. Illustrated with sixteen plates, including the first printed Bible and the first edition of Wycliffe's Bible.

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Classic Reprints No. 79
Codex Vaticanus
286 pages
$50.00

Originally published in 1868, this is a reprint of a facsimile of the New Testament of the fourth-century Greek Codex Vaticanus.

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Classic Reprints No. 80
Codex Sinaiticus
298 pages
$50.00

Originally published in 1911, this is a reprint of a facsimile of the New Testament of the fourth-century Greek Codex Sinaiticus. Includes a description and introduction to the history of the codex by Kirsopp Lake.

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Classic Reprints No. 81
The English Bible
By John Eadie
Two Volumes in One
1876
975 pages
$100.00

A reprint of the largest history of the English Bible ever written.

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Classic Reprints No. 82
The History of Baptism
By Robert Robinson
1790
669 pages
$75.00

A reprint of the largest history of Baptism from a Baptist perspective ever written.

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Classic Reprints No. 83
The Greek New Testament
By Hermann Freiherr von Soden
1913
464 pages
$50.00

A reprint of von Soden's edition Greek New Testament. Includes an introduction in German and a critical apparatus. 

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Classic Reprints No. 84
The Greek New Testament
By F. H. A. Scrivener
Fourth Edition
1906
615 pages
$60.00

Using the 1550 edition of Stephanus as the text, this edition of the Greek New Testament by Scrivener contains an apparatus listing the variations of this text from the texts of other editors. Prefaced by a likeness of Scrivener.

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Classic Reprints No. 85
The Greek New Testament
By Bonaventura and Abraham Elzevir
First Edition
1624

874 pages
$50.00

A reprint of the first Elzevir edition of the Greek New Testament. Because the original pages are small, this book is reprinted two original pages per page.

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Classic Reprints No. 86
The Greek New Testament
By Robert Stephanus
First Edition
1546
898 pages
$50.00

A reprint of the first edition of the Greek New Testament by Robert Stephanus (1503-1559). Prefaced by a likeness of Stephanus. Because the original pages are small, this book is reprinted two original pages per page.

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Classic Reprints No. 87
The Greek New Testament
By Robert Stephanus
Third Edition
1550
507 pages
$50.00

A reprint of the third edition of the Greek New Testament by Robert Stephanus (1503-1559). Known as the "Royal Edition," this became the standard text in England until the twentieth century. Prefaced by a likeness of Stephanus.

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Classic Reprints No. 88
An Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
By Benjamin Warfield
Seventh Edition
1907
231 pages
$25.00

Benjamin Warfield (1851-1921), professor for many years at Princeton Theological Seminary, was one of the leading biblical scholars of his day. This final edition of his work on textual criticism is being reprinted for its historical value rather than in defense of his opinions.

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Classic Reprints No. 89
The Greek New Testament
By Theodore Beza
1565
1168 pages
$100.00

A reprint of the first edition of the Greek New Testament by Theodore Beza (1519-1605). Includes in parallel columns the Latin Vulgate and Beza's own Latin translation. The bottom of each page also contains extensive notes in Latin. Prefaced by a likeness of Beza.

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Classic Reprints No. 90
The Greek New Testament
By Desiderius Erasmus

1516
583 pages
$60.00

A reprint of the first edition of the Greek New Testament by Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536). Includes his own Latin translation in a parallel column. Prefaced by a likeness of Erasmus.

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Classic Reprints No. 91
The Greek New Testament
By Desiderius Erasmus
1522
630 pages
$60.00

A reprint of the third edition of the Greek New Testament by Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536). Includes his own Latin translation in a parallel column. This is the edition that first included the disputed passage in 1 John 5:7-8. Prefaced by a likeness of Erasmus.

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Classic Reprints No. 92
The Design of Baptism, Viewed in its Relation to the Christian Life
By Irah Chase

1851
204 pages

$20.00

The first section of this book, from which the title was taken, was first given as an introductory discourse before the Boston Association of Baptist Churches in 1828. This is supplemented by five additional articles on baptism relating to the church father Irenaeus, Edward Robinson's Greek lexicon, the sufficiency of water for baptizing in Palestine, infant baptism, and baptismal regeneration.

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Classic Reprints No. 93
The Oxford Debate on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
By Edward Miller, et al.

1897
59 pages
$10.00

The text of a debate held at Oxford on May 6, 1897, between two Anglican clergymen, Edward Miller (1825-1901) and William Sanday (1843-1920), and some others, on the system of textual criticism advocated by the foremost defender of the Traditional Text, Dean Burgon (1813-1888). Includes an explanatory preface by Miller.

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Classic Reprints No. 94
The Sum and Substance of the Conference at Hampton Court
By William Barlow
1604
114 pages
$15.00

The Hampton Court Conference, held in January of 1604, was the conference between the Puritans and King James and some Anglican clergymen in which the suggestion for a new translation of the Bible was made. The king sanctioned the idea, and the King James Bible was born. This "official" account of the conference was commissioned by Bishop Bancroft (1544-1610) of London a few weeks after the conference closed. It was written by William Barlow (d. 1613), who attended the conference in his capacity as the Dean of Chester, and was published in August of 1604 as The Summe and Substance of the Conference, which, it pleased his Excellent Maiestie to have with the Lords, Bishops, and other of his Clergie, (at which the most of the Lordes of the Councell were present) in his Maiesties Privy-Chamber, at Hampton Court. January 14, 1603. Barlow went on to become one of the translators of the new Bible.

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Classic Reprints No. 95
The Constitution of the Confederate States of America vs. The Constitution of the United States
1789, 1861
20 pages
$10.00

The complete text of the Confederate Constitution and the U.S. Constitution in two parallel columns in order to facilitate comparison. Includes a brief preface highlighting the major differences between the two Constitutions.

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Classic Reprints No. 96
An Account of the Printed Text of the Greek New Testament
By Samuel  Prideaux Tregelles
1854
391 pages
$40.00


A history of the printed editions of the Greek New Testament, including those of Erasmus, Stephens, Beza, Elzevir, Mill, Bengel, Griesbach, Lachmann, and Tischendorf. Includes chapters on revision and the principles of textual criticism.

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Classic Reprints No. 97
The Greek New Testament
By Theodore Beza
1588
1128 pages
$100.00

A reprint of the third edition of the Greek New Testament by Theodore Beza (1519-1605). Includes in parallel columns the Latin Vulgate and Beza's own Latin translation. The bottom of each page also contains extensive notes in Latin. Prefaced by a likeness of Beza.

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Classic Reprints No. 98
The Greek New Testament
By Theodore Beza
1598
1183 pages
$100.00

A reprint of the fourth edition of the Greek New Testament by Theodore Beza (1519-1605). Includes in parallel columns the Latin Vulgate and Beza's own Latin translation. The bottom of each page also contains extensive notes in Latin. Prefaced by a likeness of Beza.

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Classic Reprints No. 99
An Historical Account of the Several English Translations of the Bible
By Anthony Johnson
1730
110 pages
$15.00

A reprint of one of the oldest extant histories of the English Bible. Because he could not find "any perfect Account of Translations of the Bible into our own National Language," the author "purposed to collect" what he "had observed to lie scattered up and down in our Historians, and other Writers relating thereunto."

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Classic Reprints No. 100
The Authorization of the English Bible
By Franklin Gruber, et al.
1881, 1913, 1948, 1991
50 pages
$10.00

Four articles from different perspectives on the subject of the authorization of the English Bible.

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Classic Reprints No. 101
The Noblest Monument of English Prose
By John L. Lowes
1936
29 pages
$10.00

An essay on the Authorized Version by John L. Lowes (1867-1945), a former professor of English Literature and Senior Fellow at Harvard University.

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Classic Reprints No. 102
The Complaint of Peace
By Desiderius Erasmus
1521
82 pages
$10.00

In this work, the celebrated Dutch humanist, scholar, and classicist, Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), has the personification of peace come to earth to deliver her verdict on the human race. She chastises kings and church leaders, noblemen and ordinary soldiers alike for betraying their Christian values by waging unjust and unnecessary war.

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Classic Reprints No. 103
Antipolemus; or, the Plea of Reason, Religion, and Humanity, Against War
By Desiderius Erasmus
1515
94 pages
$10.00

In this work, the celebrated Dutch humanist, scholar, and classicist, Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) examines why Christian nations are constantly at war and draws upon arguments from history, philosophy, and religion to argue that they should cease.

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Classic Reprints No. 104
A New Method of Learning with Greater Facility the Greek Tongue
By Claude Lancelot
Two Volumes in One
1655
754 pages
$50.00

Translated from the French by Thomas Nugent in 1746, this is a reprint of one of the oldest, and most exhaustive, Greek grammars ever written. This book is reprinted two original pages per page in landscape format.

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Classic Reprints No. 105
The Significance of the Lollard Bible
By Margaret Deanesly
1507
23 pages
$10.00

This is the Ethel M. Wood lecture on the Wycliffe Bible delivered before the University of London by the Emeritus Professor of History at that university. Deanesly is acknowledged to be a noted scholar of the Wycliffe Bible.

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Classic Reprints No. 106
A Dissertation on John 1:18
By Fenton John Anthony Hort
1876
84 pages
$10.00

A dissertation by one of the editors of the Westcott and Hort Greek text on the phrase monogenes theos in John 1:18. Argues against the reading found in the Authorized Version. This dissertation can be considered a counter to the 1861 article of Ezra Abbot, originally published in the Bibliotheca Sacra, and reprinted as part of Classic Reprints No. 67.

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Classic Reprints No. 107
The Early Nineteenth Century Baptist Bible Controversy
1837, 1842
24 pages
$10.00

A reprint of an article and two brief "Literary Notices" from The Christian Review about the controversy surrounding proposals for a Baptist version of the Bible. Defends the Authorized Version and argues that a sectarian version called for by some Baptists is unnecessary and unwise.

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Classic Reprints No. 108
The Early Christian Attitude to War: A Contribution to the History of Christian Ethics
By  C. John Cadoux
1919
304 pages
$40.00

This is the definitive study of the early Christian attitude toward war and military service. Although it was written just after World War I, nothing written since then on this important subject is comparable in any way to it. The author states that "the problem of Christianity and war is one that claims serious attention even at ordinary times; and recent events have immeasurably magnified that claim." Given the violent history of the twentieth century, and the continued participation by Christians in the state's wars, this book is just as relevant today as when it was written.

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Classic Reprints No. 109
The Text of the New Testament
1822
27 pages
$10.00

Reprinted from the North American Review, this is a detailed survey, from the critical text point of view, of the editions of the Greek New Testament from Erasmus to the focus of the article, that of the text of J. J. Griesbach (1745-1812).

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Classic Reprints No. 110
Vicesimus Knox on War and Peace
By Vicesimus Knox
1793, 1795, c.1800, 1824
65 pages
$10.00

Vicesimus Knox (1752-1821) was an English minister who ran afoul of the British government because of his sermons opposing war against the French. This reprint consists of the preface and three chapters (X—"When Human Life is held cheap, it is a Symptom of a prevailing Spirit of Despotism," XVII— "On debauching the Minds of the rising Generation and a whole People, by giving them Military Notions in a free and commercial Country," XXX—"The Spirit of Despotism delights in War or systematic Murder") from his 1795 book The Spirit of Despotism, an analysis of how political despotism at home can arise under the cover of fighting a foreign war; the complete text of his 1793 sermon, "The Prospect of Perpetual and Universal Peace to Be Established on the Principles of Christian Philanthropy; and an essay, "The Folly and Wickedness of War." Includes also a biographical preface and a likeness of Knox.

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Classic Reprints No. 111
A Plain Account of the English Bible
By John Henry Blunt
1870
125 pages
$15.00


This brief history of the English Bible, "from the earliest times of its translation to the present day," is one of the few accounts of this nature written before the advent of the Revised Version. The author closes with a chapter on "Recent Movements for the Revision of the English Bible" in which he states that results of the newly formed revision committee "will have to pass through a severe fire of criticism before it takes its place as a new Authorized Version."

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Classic Reprints No. 112
Our English Bible
The White Lectures
1938
95 pages
$10.00


These six lectures on the English Bible were delivered y various contributors at St. Paul's Cathedral in London "in view of the commemoration of the Fourth Centenary of the setting up of the Bible in the English language in our parish Churches." The lectures are prefaced with a Foreword by the Archdeacon of London, who calls the English Bible "the greatest gift of the Reformation to us."

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Classic Reprints No. 113
The English Bible
By George P. Marsh

1860
27 pages
$10.00

This essay on the English Bible is taken from the author's Lectures on the English Language.

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Classic Reprints No. 114
The State of England, Anno Dom. 1600

By Thomas Wilson
1600
54 pages
$10.00

This is a contemporary description of England in 1600 by Thomas Wilson (1560-1629). What makes it so important is that it was written just a few years before the death of Queen Elizabeth when the question of succession to the throne was on the mind of the public. Wilson discusses the twelve competitors for the throne of England, which eventually went to King James VI of Scotland in 1603.

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Classic Reprints No. 115
Three Hundred Years of Printing the Bible 1629-1929
1929
31 pages
$10.00


Issued by Cambridge University Press in 1929 to commemorate the tercentenary of the printing of the Authorized Version at at Cambridge, this is a brief but official account of the printing of the Authorized Version by Cambridge University Press. Includes a likeness of the title page of the first Cambridge edition of the Authorized Version. To this has been added the related 1936 article "Three Centuries of the English Bible."

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Classic Reprints No. 116
An Argument Sustaining the Common English Version
1850
66 pages
$10.00


A defense of the Authorized Version by a group of Baptists "against the project for a revision, as set forth in a pamphlet issued by the Rev. Spencer H. Cone, D.D., and Mr. William H. Wyckoff; embracing the proceedings of a meeting held in the Oliver St. Baptist Church, N. Y., on Thursday evening, April 4, 1850: addressed to the members of the American and Foreign Bible Society, and to the Baptist denomination in the United States." This is prefaced by "A Brief History of the English Version," by Christopher Anderson, and "A Letter to Members of Amity St. Baptist Church, N. Y.," by William R. Williams.

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Classic Reprints No. 117
Civil Government: Its Origin, Mission, and Destiny, and the Christian's Relation to It
By David Lipscomb
1889
158 pages
$15.00

Originally published as a series of articles in the Gospel Advocate from 1866 to 1867, this is a very significant work on the Christian's relation to civil government by the prominent Church of Christ minister, David Lipscomb (1831-1917). Anticipating the arguments of modern libertarian political philosophers, Lipscomb presents a biblical view of a voluntary society. He questions the idea that governments are created for the public good, and argues that peaceful civilization is not dependent on the state. Christians should not participate in politics, but should attempt to persuade people to follow the laws of God rather than using force. This reprint edition includes a foreword by Professor Edward P. Stringham of San Jose State University.

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Classic Reprints No. 118
The Reign of Christ on Earth: The Voice of the Church in All Ages, Concerning the Coming and Kingdom of the Redeemer
By Daniel T. Taylor
Revised Edition
1882
598 Pages
$75.00

An exhaustive survey of "the doctrine of the personal advent and reign of Christ on earth," commonly known as premillennialism, throughout church history. Taylor makes the case for the premillennialism of the early church, the decline of the doctrine after Augustine, and its revival after the Reformation. First published in 1855, this is a reprint of the edition revised and edited by H. L. Hastings.

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Classic Reprints No. 119
The Elements of Political Economy
By Francis Wayland
1841
406 pages
$45.00

Francis Wayland (1796-1865)—an author, a preacher, a teacher, a pastor, and an administrator—was also the author of a major work on economics. Wayland was equally an advocate of liberty, private property, and free trade and an opponent of war and government intervention in the economy. This edition of Wayland’s The Elements of Political Economy is an exact reproduction of the fourth and last edition of 1841. Although the type has been completely reset (except for the table of contents), this edition corresponds page-for-page with the original work. Wayland's original spelling has been retained. Nothing has been altered in any way except that the spaces originally inserted before periods, colons, semicolons, and dashes have been eliminated, as have the periods that appeared after titles, subtitles, and headings. This reprint edition includes a foreword by Laurence M. Vance, the editor of the Classic Reprints series and the director of the Francis Wayland Institute.

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Classic Reprints No. 120
A Brief Enquiry into the True Nature and Character of Our Federal Government: Being a Review of Judge Story's Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States
By
Abel Upshur
1840
132 pages
$
15.00

Virginian statesman and legal thinker Abel Upshur (1790-1844) was a defender of the Virginian states' rights school of constitutional interpretation. This long-forgotten work, an alternative to nationalist position of John Marshall and Joseph Story, is in the Jeffersonian tradition of John Taylor and St. George Tucker. Upshur's book is not only a point-by-point refutation of Justice Story's immortal Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States (1833), it is a defense of the compact theory that the United States consists of distinct sovereign peoples, organized into distinct states, as opposed to a single, aggregated people. This reprint edition includes a foreword by historian Thomas E. Woods of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.

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Classic Reprints No. 121
The Morality of War
By
Jonathan Dymond
1896
78 pages
$10.00

Originally published in 1829 after the author's death as part of Essays on the Principles of Morality and on the Private and Political Rights and Obligations of Mankind, this excerpt from the essay on "Political Rights and Obligations" is on the causes, consequences, and lawfulness of war, along with comments on the probable practical effects of adhering to the moral law in respect to war. Dymond (1796-1828) was a member of the Society of Friends in England.

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Classic Reprints No. 122
The
Baptists in the Building of the Nation
By
B. F. Riley
1922
169 pages
$15.00

Subtitled A Narrative of the Chief Contributions made by Baptists to the Erection of Our Democracy and to the Promotion of its Development, this is a unique work of Baptist history by Benjamin Franklin Riley (1849-1925), the author of numerous works on Baptist history. Includes the original introduction by J. B. Gambrell (1841-1921), the president of the Southern Baptist Convention at the time the book was written.

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Classic Reprints No. 123
The
True Office of Civil Government
By
Gerrit Smith

1851
30 pages
$1
0.00

This is a reprint of the text of a speech delivered in Troy, New York, on April 14, 1851, and published soon afterward. Smith advocates a limited government that provides protection to its citizens from crimes—and nothing else. Among other things, he makes powerful arguments against slavery, public education, and tariffs.

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Classic Reprints No. 124
The
Book of Peace: A Collection of Essays on War and Peace
By
The American Peace Society

18
45
606 pages
$75.00

This is a collection of sixty-four essays by a variety of authors and from a wide range of viewpoints on the subjects of war and peace. According to the preface, "There has been, since the time of the gifted Erasmus, a great deal of eloquent writing on Peace; and the following pages contain the best productions on the subject not only of past ages, but of our own." Although written over 150 years ago, these essays on war and peace are extremely relevant given world conditions today.

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Classic Reprints No. 125
The Origin of the Civil War
By Robert L. Dabney

1890
21
pages
$10.00

Robert L. Dabney (1829-1898) was a noted Southern Presbyterian theologian and seminary professor who served as a chaplain for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. This is a reprint of two of his articles on the origin of the Civil War.

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Classic Reprints No. 126
On the Rendering into English of the Greek Aorist and Perfect
By Richard Francis Weymouth

1890
56 pages
$10.00

Richard Francis Weymouth (1822-1902) was a noted Greek scholar, Bible translator, and editor of the Resultant Greek Testament. In this work, which originally appeared in the Theological Monthly, Weymouth examines how the Greek aorist and perfect tenses are best translated into English. Includes an appendix on the New Testament use of gar and oun.

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Classic Reprints No. 127
A Christian View of Armed Warfare
By
William Paul

1
969
116 pages
$
15.00

This Bible-based, exhaustive study of Christian participation in war contains two parts: "New Testament Teaching on Christians Participating in War" and "Common Objections to Christians Not Participating in War." The author's purpose is "to present plain teaching from the New Testament concerning a Christian's relationship to carnal warfare." Includes a Scripture index.

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Classic Reprints No. 128
A Dissertation Concerning the Antiquity of the Hebrew Language, Letters, Vowel Points, and Accents
By John Gill

1767
325 pages
$45.00

The title of this reprint by John Gill (1697-1771), one of the greatest scholars the Baptists ever had, sums up the contents of the work. Contrary to most modern Hebrew scholars, Gill argues for the divine origin of the Hebrew vowel points.

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Classic Reprints No. 129
A Northern Defense of Secession and Rejection of the Civil War
By George Bassett

1861
50 pages
$1
0.00

Not all northerners rejected secession and supported the so-called Civil War. The fact that Lincoln jailed northern opponents of the war proves this is so. This is a reprint of two works written near the beginning of the Civil War by the northern Congregational minister George W. Bassett (1812-1880): A Northern Plea for the Right of Secession and A Discourse on the Wickedness and Folly of the Present War.

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Classic Reprints No. 130
John T. Flynn on Roosevelt and Pearl Harbor
By John T. Flynn

1944, 1945
65 pages
$1
0.00

Journalist, author, and popular economic and political commentator John T. Flynn (1882-1964) supported Roosevelt during the election of 1932 as a partisan Democrat and progressive. Twenty years later he was an Old Right supporter of Robert Taft and a defender of Joe McCarthy who foresaw the coming of the Cold War and the Vietnam War. In between Flynn became disillusioned with Roosevelt and harshly criticized the New Deal. He was the chairman of the New York chapter of the America First Committee and an outspoken anti-interventionist who was forsaken by liberals for his principled stance against U.S. intervention in World War II. But Flynn also rejected the Cold War conservatism of William F. Buckley and National Review. He considered militarism a "job-making boondoggle." World War II was a repetition of World War I, a fight between empires, and all about imperialism. Reprinted here are two pamphlets Flynn privately printed after they first appeared in the Chicago Daily Tribune: The Truth About Pearl Harbor and The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor. Both point out the duplicity and culpability of Roosevelt regarding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Also included are images of eight World War II Pearl Harbor propaganda posters that bid Americans to "Avenge Pearl Harbor" or "Remember Pearl Harbor." This reprint edition includes a foreword by Laurence M. Vance, the editor of the Classic Reprints series and the director of the Francis Wayland Institute, and is prefaced by a likeness of Flynn.

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Classic Reprints No. 131
An Address on War
By Alexander Campbell

1848
41 pages
$1
0.00

Reprinted from the Millennial Harbinger, this address on war by Alexander Campbell (1788-1866), originally delivered at Wheeling, Virginia, in 1848, was printed in the Congressional Record in 1937 at the request of Representative Joseph B. Shannon (D-MO). Also includes another address on war by Tolbert Fanning (1810-1874), a disciple of Campbell, reprinted from an 1847 issue of the Christian Review.

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Classic Reprints No. 132
Can a Christian Kill for His Government?
By
Bennie Lee Fudge

1943
64 pages
$10.00

Mr. Fudge asks and then gives a very detailed negative answer to the timely question: "Can a Christian Kill for His Government?"

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Classic Reprints No. 133
The Life of Zwingli
By
R. D. C.
Robbins
1851, 1852
111 pages
$15.00

Reprinted from Bibliotheca Sacra, this is a four-part article on the life of the famed Swiss reformer Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1581).

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Classic Reprints No. 134
Infant Baptism and a Regenerated Church Membership Irreconcilable
By
W. H. H. Marsh

1872
34 pages
$10.00

Reprinted from Bibliotheca Sacra, this Baptist writer examines the contradictory explanations of pedobaptists regarding the relation which baptized infants sustain to the church.

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Classic Reprints No. 135
New Testament Vocabulary
By Lemuel S. Potwin
1875, 1876, 1880
69 pages
$10.00


Reprinted from Bibliotheca Sacra, this is a four-part article on the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. The author examines words in Greek borrowed from Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic, and native words not found in classical authors.

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Classic Reprints No. 136
The Relation of Erasmus to the Reformation
By Charles A. Nash

1938, 1939
52 pages
$10.00


Reprinted from Bibliotheca Sacra, this is a three-part article on the relation of the celebrated Dutch humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536) to the Reformation.

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Classic Reprints No. 137
Do the Scriptures Prohibit the Use of Alcoholic Beverages?
By A. B. Rich

1880
78 pages
$10.00


Reprinted from Bibliotheca Sacra, this is a three-part article which examines all of the Hebrew and Greek words in the Bible that relate to wine, new wine, the fruit of the vine, or strong drink. The author answers his title question in the affirmative.

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Classic Reprints No. 138
Was the Apostle Paul the Author of the Epistle to the Hebrews?
By R. D. C. Robbins

1861
67 pages
$10.00


Reprinted from Bibliotheca Sacra, this is an exhaustive analysis of the question of whether the Apostle Paul authored the Book of Hebrews. The author concludes that Paul did write Hebrews.

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Classic Reprints No. 139
Authorship and Canonicity of the Epistle to the Hebrews
By J. Henry Thayer

1867
42 pages
$10.00


Reprinted from Bibliotheca Sacra, this is an exhaustive analysis of the questions of the authorship and canonicity of Hebrews by a noted Greek scholar. The author concludes that Paul did not write Hebrews.

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Classic Reprints No. 140
Studies in the Syntax of the King James Version
By James Moses Grainger

1907
60 pages
$10.00

Originally published as Volume II of Studies in Philology published under the direction of The Philological Club of the University of North Carolina, this is an exhaustive study of the syntax of the King James Version. Covers impersonal constructions, distributive phrasing, do-forms, relative pronouns, and subjunctive mood.

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Classic Reprints No. 141
The That-Clause in the Authorized Version of the Bible
By Hubert G. Shearin

1910
91 pages
$10.00

Originally published as Volume I in the Transylvania University Studies in English, this is an exhaustive study of that clauses in the Authorized Version. Covers substantive clauses, adjective clauses, and adverbial clauses, plus five appendixes. The author was professor of English philology in Transylvania University.

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Classic Reprints No. 142
An Essay upon the Influence of the Translation of the Bible upon English Literature
By Lord Kerry

1830
84 pages
$10.00

This essay obtained the annual prize at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1830.

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Classic Reprints No. 143
An Historical View of the English Biblical Translations: The Expediency of Revising by Authority Our Present Translation: and the Means of Executing Such a Revision
By William Newcome

1792
470 pages
$75.00


A reprint of the very rare and one of the few eighteenth-century histories of the English Bible by William Newcome, the Bishop of Waterford and member of the Royal Irish Academy.

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Classic Reprints No. 144
The Revision of the English Version of the New Testament
By J. B. Lightfoot, Richard Chenevix Trench, and C. J. Ellicott, with an Introduction by Philip Schaff

1873
624 pages

$75.00

This is a reprint of a compilation of three important works on English Bible revision undertaken by Philip Schaff in 1873. Professor Lightfoot's On a Fresh Revision of the English New Testament, 2nd ed. (1871), Archbishop Trench's On the Authorized Version of the New Testament in Connection with Some Recent Proposals for Its Revision (1859), and Bishop Ellicott's Considerations on the Revision of the English Version of the New Testament (1870). This work is being reprinted for its historical value rather than in defense of its opinions.

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Classic Reprints No. 145
The History of the English Bible: Extending from the Earliest Saxon Translations to the Present Anglo-American Revision; with Special Reference to the Protestant Religion and the English Language
By Blackford Condit

1882
469 pages

$50.00

Includes detailed chapters on the Tyndale New Testament, the Coverdale Bible, the Matthew Bible, the Great Bible, the Geneva Bible, the Bishops' Bible, the Douay Rheims Bible, and the Authorized Version. The author states that the book had its origin in the desire to trace the influence of the Bible upon the English language.

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Classic Reprints No. 146
The Annals of the English Bible
By Christopher Anderson

Two Volumes in One
1845
1376 pages

$120.00

A reprint of the author's first edition of the largest and one of the most detailed and comprehensive histories of the English Bible ever written. Includes a lengthy preface and introduction, a very detailed table of contents and index, and a list of various editions of the New Testament and the Bible in English.

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Classic Reprints No. 147
History of the English Bible
By
Henry P. Cameron
18
85
1
92
pages
$20.00

A popular history of the English Bible related "as concisely as possible." The largest chapters are on the Authorized Version and the then-newly published Revised Version.

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Classic Reprints No. 148
Editions of the Bible and Parts Thereof in English, from the Year MDV. To MDCCL.
By
Henry Cotton
Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged
185
2
452
pages
$
50.00

A reprint of the most important work on the history of the various editions of the English Bible until the publication of Darlow and Moule's Historical Catalogue in 1903. The author's "object in the present compilation has been, to provide an Appendix to the works of Lewis and subsequent writers on the same subject: by enumerating all the editions, either of the whole Bible or of any detached portions of it, which can now be ascertained, and specifying the public libraries or private collections, in which copies of them may be seen." Includes a lengthy appendix containing specimens of translations and bibliographical descriptions
.

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Classic Reprints No. 149
English Bible
Versions
By Henry Barker

1
911
3
83
pages
$
45.00

Originally written as a series of articles for the Church Eclectic in 1905-1906, this popular history of English Bible versions "with special reference to the Vulgate, the
Douay Bible, and the Authorized and Revised Versions," was first published in 1907. It was then reissued in 1911 as a Tercentenary Memorial of the King James Version by the New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society. Includes a valuable chapter on the Apocrypha.

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Classic Reprints No. 150
The
History of the English Bible
By John Brown

1
911

1
65
pages
$1
5.00

Part of the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature series, this book was written on the occasion of the tercentenary of the Authorized Version. The history of the English Bible is "the brief repetition of a story beginning in 670 A.D. and reaching on for twelve hundred years to 1870. Includes ten plates reproducing the title pages of various Bibles.

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Classic Reprints No. 151
The English Bible
: A Sketch of Its History
By
George Milligan
18
95
1
47 pages
$1
5.00

A popular history of the English Bible. The author has attempted "to tell the story of our own English version, and to indicate the many ages and workers that have had a share in perfecting it as a translation of the sacred text." Contains two chapters on the Authorized Version.

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Classic Reprints No. 152
Rhemes and Doway: An Attempt to Shew What Has Been Done by Roman Catholics for the Diffusion of the Holy Scriptures in English
By
Henry Cotton
18
55
424
pages
$
50.00

A reprint of the definitive work on the origin and editions of the Roman Catholic Douay-Rheims Bible. The author's "chief object has been, to ascertain facts;—to supply correct information;—to collect and arrange materials, from which my readers may be enabled to draw their own conclusions, and to pursue the subject, if they choose, to the full extent which its importance may be thought to justify." Cotton sought to "collect material for future use: to lay down a foundation, upon which others may build with safety." Chapters include a chronological list of editions, historical notices, classification of editions, imperfect and unpublished versions, and ecclesiastical approbations, specimens of translation, and collation and description of editions. The book is enhanced by nine appendixes that include the prefaces to various Catholic Bibles.

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Classic Reprints No. 153
The
Printed English Bible 1525-1885
By
Richard Lovett
1
909
1
91
pages
$20.00

First published in 1894, the "object of this primer is to set forth briefly the chief facts in the history of the Printed English Bible, so far as they are known at present, and to describe the principal editions." The author believes that a great deal "of what passes for history in current works is partly or wholly fabulous." Three chapters in the book are devoted to the work of William Tindale. Included are portraits of Tindale, Coverdale, and Cromwell, as well as facsimiles of the title pages of various Bibles.

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Classic Reprints No. 154
The
Authorised Version and the Triumph of the Ornate Style
By George Saintsbury

1
912
60 pages
$
10.00

George Saintsbury (1845-1933) was for twenty years the Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Edinburgh. This essay on the "Authorised Version and the Triumph of the Ornate Style" is taken from the author's A History of English Prose Rhythm.

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Classic Reprints No. 155
Reasons for Holding Fast the Authorized English Version of the Bible
By Alexander McCaul

1
857
51 pages
$10.00

The author answers the advocates of revising the Authorized Version. He discusses charges against its chapter and verse divisions, Hebraisms, want of uniformity, obsolete words, translation of "Lord," mistranslations, and Greek text.

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Classic Reprints No. 156
Changes in the English Language, between the Publication of Wiclif's Bible and that of the Authorised Version 
By H. T. W. Wood
1870
76 pages
$10.00

The author views the Bibles of Wycliffe and the Authorized Version as standards of English at their respective dates. He first examines English before Chaucer, then the period from Chaucer to Caxton, and then from Caxton to the Authorized Version. The whole is supplemented by appendixes on English literature 1300-1611, early English Bibles, and the inflectional changes in the verb.

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