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1 Al-Arif, Arif Bedouin Love, Law and Legend Dealing Exclusively With the Badu of Beersheba
Ams Pr Inc 1974 0404562132 / 9780404562137 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We provide delivery tracking to all US orders. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 207 pages 
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The Battle of Armageddon, Appelman, Hyman
2 Appelman, Hyman The Battle of Armageddon
Grand Rapids, MI Zondervan Publishing House 1944 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red lettering and drawing on cover of Christ returning on white horse. Clean contents. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.Hyman Jedidiah Appelman was born on the banks of the Dnieper River in White Russia of Orthodox Jewish parents. Hyman arrived in America with his mother and three younger brothers in December 1914. Hyman knew Hebrew, and had a fair command of German, Russian, Yiddish and Polish. He enrolled in the public school in Chicago. Despite the handicap of learning a new language he went through the first eight grades in two years.Eventually he enrolled at Northwestern University and DePaul University attending both schools from 1918-1921. He graduated and received his license to practice law in 1921 and was a successful trial lawyer in Chicago. In December 1924 he visited Kansas City. He checked into the YMCA and in his room found and read a Gideon Bible. That was the beginning of his conversion and call to ministry.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 62 pages 
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The Winds of Chance, Beach, Rex
3 Beach, Rex The Winds of Chance
Harper & Brothers 1918 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Red cloth cover. Dust is worn, now in Brodart cover. Front end paper cut out. Book is otherwise in very good condition. Rex Ellingwood Beach (September 1, 1877 - December 7, 1949) was an American novelist, playwright, and Olympic water polo player. Rex Beach was born in Atwood, Michigan, but moved to Tampa, Florida, with his family where his father was growing fruit trees. Beach was educated at Rollins College, Florida (1891-6), the Chicago College of Law (1896-7), and Kent College of Law, Chicago (1899-1900).[1] In 1900 he was drawn to Alaska at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush.[2] After five years of unsuccessful prospecting, he turned to writing. Scarce with dust. ; Illustrated; 7.60 X 5.10 X 1.25 inches; 521 pages 
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The Practice of Deceit  A Novel (Author Signed), Benedict, Elizabeth
4 Benedict, Elizabeth The Practice of Deceit A Novel (Author Signed)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2005 0618563717 / 9780618563715 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. When Eric Lavender meets the attorney Colleen O'Brien Golden, his position as one of Manhattan's chic psychotherapists and most eligible bachelors suddenly loses its appeal. The sexy, stylish Colleen lures him to live with her and her young daughter in the exclusive suburb of Scarsdale. To his amazement, Eric is besotted and soon settles into the unexpected bliss of marriage and domesticity with their new baby and his loving stepdaughter. He even becomes a local hero when the police turn to him for help in resolving a hostage crisis. But Eric's transformation comes to an abrupt halt when the police knock on his door again -- this time with handcuffs. He and Colleen are caught up in an explosive conflict of interest involving their clients. When Eric discovers that Colleen has gone to extreme lengths to conceal her secret past, she retaliates with horrendous charges against him. Eric must uncover the truth before his children, his career, and his freedom are taken from him forever. As she did in her bestseller Almost, Elizabeth Benedict navigates the turbulent waters of love, law, psychology, and ethics with biting wit and penetrating insight. The Practice of Deceit is a razor-sharp novel of marriage -- and divorce -- gone awry. ; 1.2 x 9 x 6.2 Inches; 288 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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Louisiana Sampler, Birdsall, Mrs. Robert E, Garrett Stearns, John L. McCarthy
5 Birdsall, Mrs. Robert E, Garrett Stearns, John L. McCarthy Louisiana Sampler
Baton Rouge, La Claitor's Law Books and Publishing Division 1982 0875115144 / 9780875115146 First Edition; Second Printing Plastic comb binding Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bob birdsall 
Signed by four compliers. A great cookbook of Louisiana recipes. ; Art work; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 199 pages; Signed by Compiler 
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6 Britt, Elizabeth C. Conceiving Normalcy Rhetoric Law, and the Double Binds of Fertility
Tuscaloosa, AL The University Of Alabama Press 2001 0817310983 / 9780817310981 1st Thus Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  
As new condition, never read. Grey cover with white lettering. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Fully indexed. We ship within 24 hours and provide delivery tracking at no charge on US orders. ; 8vo; 206 pages  
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Shall we accept the ancient canons as canon law?  A reply to the pamphlet "The ancient canons and an interpretation of the word discipline in the Book ... American Church Union and the Clerical Union, Brydon, G. MacLaren
7 Brydon, G. MacLaren Shall we accept the ancient canons as canon law? A reply to the pamphlet "The ancient canons and an interpretation of the word discipline in the Book ... American Church Union and the Clerical Union
Virginia Diocesan Library 1955 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 58 pages 
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Dead or Alive, Clancy, Tom & Grant Blackwood
8 Clancy, Tom & Grant Blackwood Dead or Alive
Putnam Adult 2010 0399157239 / 9780399157233 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Clancy on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover For years, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus have waged an unofficial and highly effective campaign against the terrorists who threaten western civilization. The most dangerous of these is the Emir. This sadistic killer has masterminded the most vicious attacks on the west and has eluded capture by the world’s law enforcement agencies. Now the Campus is on his trail. Joined by their latest recruits, John Clark and Ding Chavez, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his cousins, Dominick and Brian Caruso, are determined to catch the Emir and they will bring him in . . . dead or alive. homas Leo Clancy Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books are in print. ; 9.13 X 6.06 X 2.60 inches; 848 pages; Signed by Author 
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9 David Edwards Beach, D. D. Sermons and Addresses
Marietta, OH Alice A Beach, Alumni of Marietta College 1890 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Brown cover, gold lettering. Very clean some pages uncut! 
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10 Demmler, Ralph H. The First Century of an Institution Reed Smith Shaw & McClay
Author 1977 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover with gold print. Appendix. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 232 pages 
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The Beverly Hills Cop Story  (Author Signed), Franklin, Lynn & Maury Green
11 Franklin, Lynn & Maury Green The Beverly Hills Cop Story (Author Signed)
Vantage Press 1986 0533067979 / 9780533067978 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
The book that tells the real story of the Movie. Inscribed and signed by Lynn Franklin. Dus has rubs. Book is very clean and tight. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Scarce in this condition, if not rare.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages; Signed by Author 
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Public Papers and Letters of Oliver Max Gardner, Governor of North Carolina 1929-1933, Gill, Edwin (compiled by); Corbitt, David Leroy (edited by)
12 Gill, Edwin (compiled by); Corbitt, David Leroy (edited by) Public Papers and Letters of Oliver Max Gardner, Governor of North Carolina 1929-1933
Raleigh, NC Edwards & Broughton Company 1937 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cloth cover gilt print. fully indexed. Oliver Max Gardner (March 22, 1882 – February 6, 1947) was an American politician who served as the 57th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1929 to 1933. A member of the Democratic Party, Gardner worked in the administrations of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. Gardner was selected by John Heisman, then coach at Clemson for his All-Southern team in 1903.[1] As a player, he weighed 212 pounds. He later taught organic chemistry on campus after graduating in 1903. He then enrolled at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he also played football. Gardner distinguished himself off the football field as well, becoming one of the most respected members of The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[ ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 788 pages; 
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Keswickism, Godbey, W.B.
13 Godbey, W.B. Keswickism
Louisville, KY Pentecostal Publishing Co. ca 1900 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Booklet's cover is detached and has chips. Contents complete. Rare work by Godbey on Keswickism. Rare if not unique. This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Booklet Possibly no publication date in item. Wesleyan and Keswick Models of SanctificationRelated MediaI. IntroductionMuch of contemporary Evangelicalism is indebted in some way to John Wesley and his theological understanding of the Christian Life, or Sanctification. Wesleyanism, various varieties of Holiness Theologies, Keswick, Deeper Life, Higher life, Victorious Life Theologies all have their root in Wesley’s teaching concerning the Christian life. Wesleyan and Keswick Models of SanctificationRelated MediaI. IntroductionMuch of contemporary Evangelicalism is indebted in some way to John Wesley and his theological understanding of the Christian Life, or Sanctification. Wesleyanism, various varieties of Holiness Theologies, Keswick, Deeper Life, Higher life, Victorious Life Theologies all have their root in Wesley’s teaching concerning the Christian life.II. Wesley and WesleyanismA. Wesley & SanctificationIn the theology of John Wesley one finds a new direction, distinct both from Reformed and classic Arminianism Wesley built his understanding of the nature of man solidly upon the Reformed position of original sin, and the subsequent necessity of divine grace for salvation. Here however he parted company with the reformers and injected the doctrine of prevenient grace, (all men have received of the Holy Spirit the ability to respond to God) into his understanding of the doctrine of salvation. Wesley rejected the Reformed concept of election , opting instead for the Arminian concept of conditional election. Thus he joined the Reformed doctrine of the total sinfulness of the individual and the primacy of grace with the Arminian stress on human freedom, with its subsequent moral obligations. But his doctrine of Sanctification was not traditional Arminianism Wesley was also heavily influenced by the mystics. Packer has observed that he superimposed“on the Augustinianism of the Anglican prayer book and the heaven aspiring High Church moralist in which he was reared a concept of perfection . . . that he had learned from the Greek Patristic sources. “Macarius the Egyptian” . . . and Ephraem Syrus were chief among these. There idea of perfection was not of sinlessness, but of an ever deepening process of all around moral change. To this idea Wesley then added the lesson he had learned form those whom he called the “mystic writers” (a category including the Anglican William Law, the Roman Catholics Molinos, Fenelon, Gaston de Renty, Francis de Sales, and Madame Guyon, the Lutheran Pietist Francke, and the pre-reformation Theologia Gremanica) The lesson was that the heart of true godliness is a motivating spirit of love to God and man; without this all religion is hollow and empty. (Keep In Step with the Spirit,134)Wesley asserted the primacy of justification, and the assurance the believer could have based upon the righteousness of Christ. However, his Arminian view of election creeps into his view of final salvation. He views the process of Sanctification as one of making the individual worthy of salvation. This process is a work of God, but it is also a work of man. At this point a synergism appears. At one point he explicitly states that good works are a condition of final justification which he regards as necessary for final salvation (Lindstrom, 207)B. Developments within WesleyanismAs Wesleyanism took root in America, it was institutionalized in the context of the circuit rider and revivalism. This had profound results on the form of the teaching. As early as 1784 Francis Asbury advocated preaching the experience of entire sanctification as one which believers should expect immediately by faith. Revivalism emphasized definable turning points in a Christian’s life as essential. Holiness preaching tended to center around Wesley’s sanctification teaching of a second crisis experience subsequent to justification which was commonly termed entire sanctification. From this followed it followed that it was the duty of those who had experienced entire sanctification to confess it and seek to bring others into this experience.As Methodism became respectable, there was a call for a return to the pure doctrine of Wesley. In the latter part of the nineteenth century the National holiness Association was born to promote Wesleyan-holiness theology. Three names are prominent in the promulgation of holiness theology: Phobe Palmer; William Boardman; and Hannah Whitehall Smith.Phobe Palmer’s emphasis becomes key here. Although she says nothing that Wesley did not say a century before, she changes the Wesleyan emphasis subtly, and injects presuppositions foreign to Wesley. Whereas with Wesley the experience of perfection was something to be sought, for Palmer it was vital for continuance of salvation. For Palmer the crisis was vital. Perfection was the beginning of the Christian life and growth in holiness and the focal point of the Christian life. The focus of sanctification tended to be wholly upon a single point of wholehearted commitment, and divorced from any gradual process. “Thus, the moment of death to self and birth to love readily became an end in itself--a goal rather than an essential element in the establishment of a new relationship of freedom and love in the hearts of believers as the Holy Spirit led them from grace to grace in the will of God. (Dieter, 41)C. Key PropositionsSecond Work Of Grace.For the holiness proponents particularly the second work of grace became vital for retaining one’s salvation. Palmer particularly sees justification as dependent upon the believer’s faithfulness. she states:“As I ascended the heavenly way, clearer light shone upon my mind, revealing higher duties, requiring more of the spirit of sacrifice, and furnishing yet stronger tests of obedience. but with increasing light, increasing strength was given, enabling me to be answerable to these higher duties: for I had not learned how to retain justification while under condemnation at the same time for neglecting known duties.”For Palmer the solution lay in sanctification, envisioned as a post conversion crisis. She termed this a crisis because for her the issue was the retention or loss of justification. again she states:“I saw I could not; I must either make the necessary sacrifices, or I must sin, and by my sin forfeit my state of justification. And here my justification would have ended with me had I refused to be holy.”Thus, the second work of grace is really the basis of one’s continuance in salvation.The means of achieving this second work of grace is conceived of as an act of faith akin to the act of faith involved in justification. William Boardman notes:“Whether the question relates to justification or sanctification, the answer is the same. The way of freedom from sin is the same as the way of freedom from condemnation. . . faith in the purifying presence of Jesus.” (Higher Christian Life, 81)This same mentality persists to this day. in the Spring of 1986 I attended a Sanctification Conference sponsored by the C&MA in Piedmont CA. The keynote speaker, the president of the denomination began his first sermon with the words, “There are two gospels, the gospel of justification is for the sinner, the gospel of sanctification for the saint.” Justification is seen as delivering from the penalty of sin, sanctification is seen to deliver from the power of sin.For Boardman, this work of grace is a mystical inauguration into a process:“In the one, atonement has been made, and the moment it is accepted, pardon is complete; in the other, although the righteousness of Christ is perfect in which the soul is to be clothed, yet the work of unfolding . . . is a work of time and progress.” (40)Hannah Whitehall Smith propounds the basic teaching of holiness theology by bifurcating justification and sanctification. Her contribution, no doubt reflecting her Quaker background was the injection of a quietism into the process. She envisions the process as an entire surrender to the Lord, and a perfect trust in Him. She envisions three steps to the process:(1) The Christian must realize the gift of God.“In order therefore to enter into a practical experience of this interior life, the soul must be in a receptive attitude, fully recognizing that it is God’s gift in Christ Jesus.” (The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life, 47)(2) Consecration is necessary.She states that the soul must be abandoned to God and lie passive in His hands (47) “To some minds the word ‘abandonment might express this idea better than the word consecration. But whatever word we use, we mean an entire surrender of the whole being to God--spirit soul and body placed under his absolute control, for Him to do with us as He pleases.”(3) Faith then follows surrender.“Love may be lavished upon us by another without stint or measure, but until we believe we are that we are loved, it never really becomes ours.” (51) She concludes: “In order to enter into this blessed interior life of rest and triumph, you have to take two steps--first entire abandonment; and second absolute faith. (52-54)While, holiness theologies come in many varieties and with various emphases, they all make the crucial disjuncture between justification, appropriated by faith and securing pardon form sin and sanctification/crisis/second work of grace/baptism by the spirit as a post conversion faith experience which breaks the power of sin.Sinlessness:In Wesley’s mind sin was primarily voluntary and was thus intimately bound up with the will. In a sermon on 1 John 3:9 speaking of the privilege of sinlessness he defined sin in a wholly voluntary manner.By sin I here understand outward sin, according to the plain common acceptation [sic] of the word; an actual, voluntary, transgression of the law of God; and of any commandment of God, acknowledged to be such, at the time it is transgressed.Elsewhere speaking of the nature of sin he declared:Not only sin, properly so called, (that is, a voluntary transgression of a known law) but sin, improperly so called, (that is an involuntary transgression of a divine law, known or unknown) needs the atoning blood.I believe there is no such perfection in this life as excludes these involuntary transgressions which I apprehend to be naturally consequent on the ignorance and mistakes inseparable from mortality.Therefore sinless perfection is a phrase I never use, lest I should seem to contradict myself.I believe a person filled with the love of God is still liable to these involuntary transgressions.Such transgressions you may call sin, if you please: I do not, for the reasons above-mentioned. (Works: “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection,” 19 (XI, 396)Wesley’s hamartiology “emphasized the willful or spiritual dimensions of sin more than the outward (moral) or cognitive (theoretical knowledge) aspects of it. Sinlessness in this context was more a matter of willing God’s will than replicating God’s perfect knowledge, action, or holiness; sin was more a matter of knowledgeable and willful rebellion against God’s will than a failure or lack of conformity to the glory of God.” (John Tyson, Charles Wesley on Sanctification (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986) 257.)Christian Perfection:John Wesley saw Christian perfection which was available to all believers in this life as a gift from God and to be accomplished in a moment in time Christian Perfection is that love of God and our neighbor, which implies deliverance from all sin. That this is received merely by faith That it is given instantaneously, in one moment. That we are to expect it, not at death, but at any moment; that is, now is the accepted time, now is the day of this salvationJohn Wesley was adamant about the instantaneous nature of this perfection/sanctification. His brother Charles however more and more brought the process to the forefront as the years progressed.Wesley himself drew up a list of ten propositions concerning perfection which teach a progress-crisis-progress as a model for Christian perfection. In these propositions it can clearly be seen that Wesley does not understand the term teleios in the sense of mature (BAG,187) but rather in the sense of his own definition of sinlessness. There is such a thing as perfection: for it is again and again mentioned in Scripture. It is not so early as justification: for justified persons are to “go on to maturity.” (Heb. 6:1) It is not so late as death; for St. Paul speaks of living men that were perfect (Phil. 3:15) It is not absolute. Absolute perfection belongs not to man, nor to angels, but to God alone. It does not make a man infallible: None is infallible, while he remains in the body. It is sinless? It is not worthwhile to contend for a term. It is ‘salvation from sin.’ It is ‘perfect love.’ (I John 4:18) This is the essence of it; its properties, or inseparable fruits, are, rejoicing evermore, praying without ceasing, and in everything giving thanks. (I Thess. 5:16, etc.) It is improvable. It is so far from lying in an indivisible point, from being incapable of increase, that one perfected in love may grow in grace far swifter than he did before. It is amissible, capable of being lost; of which we have numerous instances. But we were not thoroughly convinced of this, till five or six years ago. It is constantly both preceded and followed by a gradual work.” (WORKS: “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection,” 25 (XI, 441-42)).As can be seen from the above quoted propositions, for Wesley perfection was not the equivalent of maturity, but it was to be equated with sinlessness (i.e. voluntary transgression), or love. He explained perfection elsewhere as “perfect love.” “I want you to be all love. This is the perfection I believe and teach.” He was careful not to set perfection too high, recognizing the dangers of “high-strained perfection” which he said led to a thousand nervous disorders. Such high-strained perfection (“so high as no man we have ever heard or read of attained [it]”) would have the unexpected result of driving Christian perfection out of the world.Entire Sanctification:This is “a personal, definitive work of God’s sanctifying grace by which the war within oneself might cease and the heart be fully released from rebellion into wholehearted love for God and others.” (Dieter, 17) This experience has negative and positive benefits. Negatively, it is seen as a cleansing of the heart, which heals the remaining systemic damage from Adam’s transgression. Positively, it, it is a freedom, “a turning of the whole heart toward God in love to seek and to know His will, which becomes the soul’s delight.” (Dieter, 18) Wesley listed the benefits of this sanctification: To love God with all one’s heart and one’s neighbor as oneself; To have the mind that is in Christ; To bear the fruit of the Spirit (in accordance with Gal. 5); The restoration of the image of God in the soul, a recovery of man to the moral image of God, which consists of righteousness and true holiness”; 5.Inward and outward righteousness, “holiness of life issuing from the heart”; God’s sanctifying of the person in spirit, soul and body; The person’s own perfect consecration to God; A continuous presentation through Jesus of the individual’s thoughts, words and actions as a sacrifice to God of praise and thanksgiving; Salvation from all sin. (Wesley, sermon “On Perfection”, Works 6, 413-15.)D. Scriptural SupportWesleyans claim that they approach Scripture holistically and do not rely on proof-texts for their doctrine, and that the holistic teaching of Scripture, its warp and woof, supports their doctrine of Sanctification. Nevertheless there are several passages which form the matrix of their understanding of the nature of sanctification. These include:Deut. 30:6Ezekiel 35:-26, 29Matt. 5:8, 48; 6;10Rom 2:29Rom 12:1-2 Therefore I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.Phoebe Palmer a leader in the revival of Wesleyanism in the late 19th century gives a typical holiness exposition of this passage, placing it in the context of the altar of Exodus 29:37. According to Palmer, Christ is the believers altar. Since according to Exodus everything that touched the altar is holy, every Christian who was willing by faith to present himself without reservation as a living sacrifice upon the altar of the finished work of Christ would be entirely sanctified and cleansed from all sin. (Dieter, 39)2 Cor 3:17-18; 7:1Gal 2:20Ephesians 3:14-29; 5:27Phil 3:151 Thess. 5:23Titus 2:11-14;Heb. 6:1; 7:25; 10:14John 8:34-36;John 17:20-23:Commenting on the John 17 passage, Mildred Wynkoop has noted parallels with Ephesians 4:Jesus had in mind a spiritually unified body of believersThat would bring glory to Himself.He died to sanctify them. Al other elements of redemption were included but incidental to this.Sanctification was in word and in truth. This “word” obviously not the Scripture primarily, but was found in living fellowship with the living Word, who is himself Truth.The commission was accompanied by a moral fitness--for the unity of the spirit indicated in both passages is moral clear through.(Wynkoop Theology of Love, 320, cited by Dieter, 32)1 John 1:51 John 7-91 John 2:61 John 3:31 John 3:8-10In commenting on this passage Wesley based his whole thesis upon his definition if sin as voluntary transgression. (see above), James 1:4E. CritiqueRedefinition Of Terminology:The Reformed have for centuries taken Wesley to task for teaching sinless perfection. While this charge is not really accurate, for the reasons shown above, Wesley himself must bear the blame for this charge because of his own redefinition of terms. Packer notes:It was indeed confusing for Wesley to give the name perfection to a state which from many standpoints was one of continued imperfection. It was yet more confusing that he should define sin “properly so called”, subjectively, as “voluntary transgression of a known law,” rather than objectively, as failure, whether conscious or unconscious, voluntary or involuntary, to conform to God’s revealed standards. It was supremely confusing when he let himself speak of sanctified persons as being without sin ( because they were not consciously breaking any known law) while at the same time affirming that they need the blood of Christ every moment to cover their actual shortcomings. Wesley himself insisted that by the objective standard of God’s “perfect law,” every sanctified sinner needs pardon every day; that makes it seem perverse of him also to have insisted on stating his view of the higher Christian life in terms of being perfect and not sinning.Unrealistic Theological Rationale:Wesley at least saw the experience of perfection uprooting and eradicating sinful desire from the heart. His understanding saw this not only as a change in the moral nature but as effecting some kind of a physical change as well. (see Packer 140-141) This thread of Wesley’s teaching has been picked up by such groups as the church of the Nazarene in its teaching of the eradication of the sin nature.Spiritual Elitism:The injection of a second work of grace into the Christian life also leads to a spiritual elitism on the part of those who have attained this “higher life.” There is a subtle tendency to look down patronizingly upon those who have not had this experience. (One of my former students at Simpson recently told me he was going to write an article entitled, “my life as a second class Christian”!)Dangers of Legalism:Particularly in the holiness groups, the Wesleyan concept of perfection as perfect love was exchanged for what Wesley called “high-strained” perfectionism which seeks the absolute perfection of God. To achieve this high standard, sin was redefined in terms of external acts and equated with cultural norms e.g. smoking, drinking, dancing, hair length, makeup, movies. Richard Lovelace speaks eloquently to this problem. . “. .. the conscience cannot accept sanctification unless it is based in a foundation in justification. When this is attempted the resulting insecurity creates a luxuriant overgrowth of religious flesh as believers seek to build a holiness formidable enough to pacify their consciences and quiet their sense of alienation from God. (The Dynamics of Spiritual Life, 104,) “The fully enlightened conscience cannot be pacified by any amount of grace inherent in our lives, since that always falls short of the perfection demanded by God’s law. . . such a conscience is forced to draw back into the relative darkness of self-deception. Either it manufactures a fictitious righteousness in heroic works of ascetic piety, or it redefines sin in shallow terms so that it can lose the consciousness of its presence.” (99)Problems With Exegesis:Wesley’s Scriptural proof of his doctrine (see above) consist of either promises and calls to holiness (with affirmations that God will indeed finally deliver his people from sin) or they are statements of accomplished deliverance which the believer possesses now. “Wesley affirms that the promises find fulfillment in total and absolute terms in this life and appeals to declarations, along with the prayers and commands, to buttress his conclusions.” (Packer, 139). In short he falls victim to a totally realized eschatology rather than seeing the tension of an “already but not yet” with reference to the Christian life.Protestations notwithstanding . . .Wesley in his own life did not rely upon justification for his acceptance before God. He looked to his state of Sanctification and there found that he was less than perfect. This caused him doubt of his salvation.On October 14, 1738 he wrote, “I cannot find in myself the love of God, or of Christ. Hence my deadness and wanderings in public prayer...Again: I find I have not that joy in the Holy Ghost.”On January 4, 1739 he wrote, “My friends affirm I am mad, because I said I was not a Christian a year ago. I affirm I am not a Christian now. Indeed, what I might have been I know not....Though I have constantly used all means of grace for twenty years, I am not a Christian.”On June 27, 1766 he wrote to Charles Wesley, “. . . and yet (this is the mystery) I do not love God. I never did. Therefore I never believed in the Christian sense of the word. Therefore I am only an honest heathen.”Comment by P.T. Forsythe :“It is a fatal mistake to think of holiness as a possession we have distinct from our faith and conferred upon it. That is a Catholic idea, still saturating Protestant Pietism. (see also Dieter, 14.)III. KeswickWith Keswick one finds a different situation than with the Holiness Movement. Whereas Wesleyan holiness theology is traceable directly to Wesley and has clearly identifiable tenets, Keswick is much more amorphous and comes in many varieties from the strict Keswick of a Major Ian Thomas, John Hunter, Alan Redpath and the Torchbearers fellowship to the milder Keswick of Campus Crusade For Christ and Moody Bible Institute and other respected Evangelical educational institutions. Whereas Holiness theology has tended to dominate in Arminian circles, Keswick has tended to dominate American Evangelicalism of a more Calvinistic bent. Indeed Packer asserts that it has become standard in virtually all of Evangelicalism except confessional Reformed and Lutheran.(151)A. Keswick OriginsIdeological roots: Holiness TheologyCharles Finney & Oberlin TheologyPhobe Palmer & Entire DevotionWilliam Boardman & The Higher Christian LifeHannah Whitehall Smith & The Christian Secret of a Happy LifeHistoric Origins:The term Keswick derives its name from a small community in the Lake district of England. In the wake of the Moody-Sankey campaigns there was an increased thirst for personal holiness and spiritual victory in the lives of many English Evangelicals. T. D. Harford-Battersby, vicar of Keswick was such a man. He had attended the Oxford meetings led by Robert Pearsall Smith and William Boardman 1874. (Bible.org) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 63 pages 
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Memoirs  (Author Signed), Gorbachev, Mikhail
14 Gorbachev, Mikhail Memoirs (Author Signed)
New York Doubleday 1996 0385480199 / 9780385480192 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Signed by Author
Seller had this book signed personally at a seminar where Mr. Gorbachev was one of the speakers in 1997. It is signed on the title page not a tipped in page or bookplate. It is in as new condition and is kept in a handmade custom box. Forward by Martin McCauley.Russians feel that credit should be given to Gorbachev and not Regan for the distruction of the the "Berlin Wall". Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev born 2 March 1931) was the seventh and last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, serving from 1985 until 1991, and the last head of state of the USSR, serving from 1988 until its collapse in 1991. He was the only Soviet leader to have been born after the October Revolution of 1917. Gorbachev was born in Stavropol Krai into a peasant family, and in his teens operated combine harvesters on collective farms. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1955 with a degree in law. While at university, he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and soon became very active within it. In 1970, he was appointed the First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom, First Secretary to the Supreme Soviet in 1974, and appointed a member of the Politburo in 1979. Gorbachev was elected General Secretary by the Politburo in 1985. Gorbachev's attempts at reform as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. His wife Raisa Titarenko died in 1999 of leukemia. As of 2017 Mr. Gorbachev is 86 years old. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Beautiful rare collectors grade copy of this book written by one of the most influential men of the 20th Century.. Extremely rare in this state and condition. ; Photographs; 2.5 x 10 x 6.5 Inches; 769 pages; Signed by Author 
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Lawlessness in America, Why it Increases A Layman's Message, Heiple, Judge James D.
15 Heiple, Judge James D. Lawlessness in America, Why it Increases A Layman's Message
Pekin, Il Grace United Methodist Church 1973 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Tan booklet with black print . Very clean no markings. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
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The Statutes At Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in 1619., Hening, William Waller
16 Hening, William Waller The Statutes At Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in 1619.
Richmond VA Franklin Press 1820 Second Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Vol 4, Pages clean with heavy browning. Leather cover has taped spine. Recommend replacing spine. Contents tight and complete. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Scarce. In 1823, the Virginia General Assembly passed an act that the proceeds from the sales of Hening's Statutes at Large were to be used for a public library, and the date, 1823, marks the formal beginning of the Virginia State Library. In 1789 Hening was admitted to the practice of law in the city of Fredericksburg together with John Marshall, James Monroe, John Fenton Mercer, John Taylor, John T. Brook; Robert Brooke and others. After practicing law for a short time in Fredericksburg, Hening removed to Albemarle County. He became a member of the House of Delegates from Albemarle County in 1804 and from that date until his death in 1828 he continuously held public office. Hening wrote and edited a number of legal works including the well known Virginia Justice, Hening and Munford's Reports, and he assisted Benjamin Watkins Leigh in the 1st edition of the Code of 1819. His most outstanding work, however, was the important Statutes at Large, being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia which he published in thirteen volumes. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 603 pages; 
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The Statutes At Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in 1619.  Vol VI, 1748-1755, Hening, William Waller
17 Hening, William Waller The Statutes At Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in 1619. Vol VI, 1748-1755
Richmond, VA George Cochran 1819 First Edition; Various Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Vol VI, 1748-1755. Heavy Foxing, water spots, Leather cover has taped spine. Contents complete. A rebind candidate. Cover seperating but not loose yet. In 1823, the Virginia General Assembly passed an act that the proceeds from the sales of Hening's Statutes at Large were to be used for a public library, and the date, 1823, marks the formal beginning of the Virginia State Library. In 1789 Hening was admitted to the practice of law in the city of Fredericksburg together with John Marshall, James Monroe, John Fenton Mercer, John Taylor, John T. Brook; Robert Brooke and others. After practicing law for a short time in Fredericksburg, Hening removed to Albemarle County. He became a member of the House of Delegates from Albemarle County in 1804 and from that date until his death in 1828 he continuously held public office. Hening wrote and edited a number of legal works including the well known Virginia Justice, Hening and Munford's Reports, and he assisted Benjamin Watkins Leigh in the 1st edition of the Code of 1819. His most outstanding work, however, was the important Statutes at Large, being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia which he published in thirteen volumes.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 604 pages; 
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The Statutes At Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in 1619.  Vol VI, 1748-1755, Hening, William Waller
18 Hening, William Waller The Statutes At Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in 1619. Vol VI, 1748-1755
Richmond, VA George Cochran 1819 First Edition; Various Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Vol VI, 1748-1755. Heavy Foxing, water spots, Leather cover has taped spine. Contents complete. A rebind candidate. Cover seperating but not loose yet. In 1823, the Virginia General Assembly passed an act that the proceeds from the sales of Hening's Statutes at Large were to be used for a public library, and the date, 1823, marks the formal beginning of the Virginia State Library. In 1789 Hening was admitted to the practice of law in the city of Fredericksburg together with John Marshall, James Monroe, John Fenton Mercer, John Taylor, John T. Brook; Robert Brooke and others. After practicing law for a short time in Fredericksburg, Hening removed to Albemarle County. He became a member of the House of Delegates from Albemarle County in 1804 and from that date until his death in 1828 he continuously held public office. Hening wrote and edited a number of legal works including the well known Virginia Justice, Hening and Munford's Reports, and he assisted Benjamin Watkins Leigh in the 1st edition of the Code of 1819. His most outstanding work, however, was the important Statutes at Large, being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia which he published in thirteen volumes.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 604 pages; 
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The Statutes At Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in 1619. Vol 1,, Hening, William Waller
19 Hening, William Waller The Statutes At Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in 1619. Vol 1,
Richmond VA George Cochran 1822 First Edition; Various Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
1st edition. Hardback fair/no dust Vol X, 1779-1781. Very Heavy Foxing, water spots, Leather cover has taped spine. Contents complete. Needs recovered. Indexed. In 1823, the Virginia General Assembly passed an act that the proceeds from the sales of Hening's Statutes at Large were to be used for a public library, and the date, 1823, marks the formal beginning of the Virginia State Library. In 1789 Hening was admitted to the practice of law in the city of Fredericksburg together with John Marshall, James Monroe, John Fenton Mercer, John Taylor, John T. Brook; Robert Brooke and others. After practicing law for a short time in Fredericksburg, Hening removed to Albemarle County. He became a member of the House of Delegates from Albemarle County in 1804 and from that date until his death in 1828 he continuously held public office. Hening wrote and edited a number of legal works including the well known Virginia Justice, Hening and Munford's Reports, and he assisted Benjamin Watkins Leigh in the 1st edition of the Code of 1819. His most outstanding work, however, was the important Statutes at Large, being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia which he published in thirteen volumes. This volume 1 contains a copy of the U.S. Constitution, Ancient Charters relating to the First Settlement of Viginia, A Complete volume index, and other early laws. ; Hening Statutes; Vol. 1; 12mo; 639 pages; 
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The Statutes At Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in 1619. Vol X, 1779-1781, Hening, William Waller
20 Hening, William Waller The Statutes At Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia from the First Session of the Legislature in 1619. Vol X, 1779-1781
Richmond VA George Cochran 1822 First Edition; Various Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
1st edition. Hardback fair/no dust Vol X, 1779-1781. Very Heavy Foxing, water spots, Leather cover has taped spine. Contents complete. Needs recovered. Indexed. In 1823, the Virginia General Assembly passed an act that the proceeds from the sales of Hening's Statutes at Large were to be used for a public library, and the date, 1823, marks the formal beginning of the Virginia State Library. In 1789 Hening was admitted to the practice of law in the city of Fredericksburg together with John Marshall, James Monroe, John Fenton Mercer, John Taylor, John T. Brook; Robert Brooke and others. After practicing law for a short time in Fredericksburg, Hening removed to Albemarle County. He became a member of the House of Delegates from Albemarle County in 1804 and from that date until his death in 1828 he continuously held public office. Hening wrote and edited a number of legal works including the well known Virginia Justice, Hening and Munford's Reports, and he assisted Benjamin Watkins Leigh in the 1st edition of the Code of 1819. His most outstanding work, however, was the important Statutes at Large, being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia which he published in thirteen volumes.; Hening Statutes; 12mo; 639 pages; 
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