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Official Inaugural Program Honoring Governor George C. Wallace, January 14, 1963, Alabama
1 Alabama Official Inaugural Program Honoring Governor George C. Wallace, January 14, 1963
Montgomery, AL Inaugural Committee 1963 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Blue and white cover with photo of George C. Wallace. George Corley Wallace, Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as a Democrat: 1963–1967, 1971–1979 and 1983–1987. Wallace has the third longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,848 days. After four runs for U.S. President (three as a Democrat and one on the American Independent Party ticket), he earned the title "the most influential loser" in 20th century U.S. politics, according to biographers Dan T. Carter and Stephan Lesher.A 1972 assassination attempt left Wallace paralyzed, and he used a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. He is remembered for his Southern populist and segregationist attitudes during the mid-20th century period of the African-American civil rights movement and activism, which gained passage of federal civil rights legislation in the mid-1960s to enforce constitutional rights for all citizens. He eventually renounced segregationism but remained a populist.(Wikipedia); Photographs, Illustrations 
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The Spoken Word, Vol 19, No. 6 What House Will you Build Me?, Branham, William Marrion
2 Branham, William Marrion The Spoken Word, Vol 19, No. 6 What House Will you Build Me?
Jefferson, Indiana Spoken Word Publications 1965 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Paperback booklet of a sermon preached by Rev. Branham on November 21, 1965 at the Tucson Tabernacle in Arizona. William Marrion Branham (April 6, 1909 – December 24, 1965) was an American Christian minister, generally acknowledged as initiating the post World War II healing revival.Branham's first meetings as a faith healer started in 1946. Branham's sensational healing services are well documented and he is regarded as the pacesetter for those who followed him. Historians generally mark the 1946 meetings as inaugurating the modern healing revival. William Branham claimed to have received an angelic visitation on May 7, 1946 commissioning his worldwide ministry. Branham's healing power became legendary. Scarce. ; The Spoken Word; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 11 pages 
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The Spoken Word, Vol 3, No. 12 It is the Rising of the Sun (The Quickening Power), Branham, William Marrion
3 Branham, William Marrion The Spoken Word, Vol 3, No. 12 It is the Rising of the Sun (The Quickening Power)
Jefferson, Indiana Spoken Word Publications 1965 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Paperback booklet of a sermon preached by Rev. Branham on April 18, 1965 at the BranhamTabernacle in Jeffersonville, Indiana.. William Marrion Branham (April 6, 1909 – December 24, 1965) was an American Christian minister, generally acknowledged as initiating the post World War II healing revival.Branham's first meetings as a faith healer started in 1946. Branham's sensational healing services are well documented and he is regarded as the pacesetter for those who followed him. Historians generally mark the 1946 meetings as inaugurating the modern healing revival. William Branham claimed to have received an angelic visitation on May 7, 1946 commissioning his worldwide ministry. Branham's healing power became legendary. Scarce. ; The Spoken Word; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 52 pages 
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The Spoken Word, Vol 8, No. 4r Communion, Branham, William Marrion
4 Branham, William Marrion The Spoken Word, Vol 8, No. 4r Communion
Jefferson, Indiana Spoken Word Publications 1965 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Paperback booklet of a sermon preached by Rev. Branham on December 12 , 1965 at the Tucson Tabernacle in Arizona. William Marrion Branham (April 6, 1909 – December 24, 1965) was an American Christian minister, generally acknowledged as initiating the post World War II healing revival.Branham's first meetings as a faith healer started in 1946. Branham's sensational healing services are well documented and he is regarded as the pacesetter for those who followed him. Historians generally mark the 1946 meetings as inaugurating the modern healing revival. William Branham claimed to have received an angelic visitation on May 7, 1946 commissioning his worldwide ministry. Branham's healing power became legendary. Scarce. ; The Spoken Word; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 12 pages 
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5 Brittingham, Alvin and Joseph The First Trading Post At Kicotan Hampton, Virginia A description of the excavation work, with map and photographs of some of the ... for trading with the Indians prior to 1610
Hampton, VA Franklin Printing Co. 1947 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
Blue booklet. Kicotan (Kecoughtan) Photos, Rare work concerning the first trading post establised by the Virginia colonists for trade with the indians in 1610. Kecoughtan in Virginia was originally named Kikotan (also spelled Kiccowtan, Kikowtan etc.), the name of the Algonquian Native Americans living there when the English colonists arrived in the Hampton Roads area in 1607.; Photographs, Maps; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 23 pages; 
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Nick  Collected Columns of Nick Clooney, Clooney, Nick
6 Clooney, Nick Nick Collected Columns of Nick Clooney
Cincinnati, OH Irena Hochman Fine Art Ltd 1997 0964606402 / 9780964606401 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
This is 1995 first edition. Inscribed and signed on endpaper. Book looks never read, dust has minor tear to top. Now in mylar protective cover. "Nicholas Joseph Clooney (born January 13, 1934) is an American journalist, anchorman, and television host. He is the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney and the father of actor George Clooney. While serving as a Corporal in the U.S. Army, he was a disc jockey in the American Forces Network in Germany, hosting the shows Music in the Air and Melody-Go-Round." Wikipedia ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 303 pages; Signed by Author 
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Post War Letter to H.N. Comey (Civil War Captain) Verification of information Comey included in article about Dodge in Danvers , MA. Historical Collection (Book signed by Comey and Letter signed by Dodge included), Dodge, Grenville M. (Civil War General)
7 Dodge, Grenville M. (Civil War General) Post War Letter to H.N. Comey (Civil War Captain) Verification of information Comey included in article about Dodge in Danvers , MA. Historical Collection (Book signed by Comey and Letter signed by Dodge included)
Bristol, Ct Author 1914 First Edition; First Edition Ephemera Very Good Signed by Author
Letter is part of a two part offering that includes a signed copy of the Danvers (MA) Historical Collection Vol. II signed by Captain Comey. Comey wrote an article entitled "General Grenville M. Dodge, Danvers' Most Distinguished Living Son". The article follows the career of Dodge who was a General under General Sherman in the Civil War and then went on to design the route and build the Transcontinental Railroad. Dodge is confirming the information that Comey was to include in the article and also sent a donation of $100 to the Historical Society. Letter has handwritten note by Gen. Dodge in corner about the donation. There are two ink spots on letter and creases from being folded and placed in the book. The stationary for the letter has Baldwin Block, Council Bluffs, Iowa where General Dodge moved after completing the Transcontiential Railroad. Under Sherman General Dodge as an engineer built and rebuilt many roads and bridges to enable Sherman and his troops to move rapidly to the front lines. Rare items. ; 8 1/2 x 11; 1 pages; Signed by Author 
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Post War Letter to H.N. Comey (Civil War Captain), verifying information Comey included in article about General Dodge in Historical Collection book about  Danvers, MA. Book is from the Historical Collection.  (Author Signed), Dodge, Grenville M. , Comey H.N.
8 Dodge, Grenville M. , Comey H.N. Post War Letter to H.N. Comey (Civil War Captain), verifying information Comey included in article about General Dodge in Historical Collection book about Danvers, MA. Book is from the Historical Collection. (Author Signed)
Author 1914 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Letter part of a two part offering that includes a signed copy of the Danvers (MA) Historical Collection boo, Vol II that is signed by Captain H.N. Comey. Comey warte an article entitled "General Grenville M. Dodge, Danvers' Most Distinguished Living Son". The article follows the career of Dodge who was a Civil War General under General Sherman. Dodge then went on to design the route and build the Transcontinental Railroad. Dodge is confirming the information that Comey was to include in the article and also sent Comey a donation of $100 to the Historical Society. Letter has a handwritten note by Gen. Dodge in corner about the donation. There are two ink spots on letter and creases from being folded and placed in the book. The stationary for the letter has "Baldwin Block, Council Bluffs, Iowa" where General Dodge moved after completing the Transcontiential RR. Under Sherman General Dodge as engineer built and rebuilt many roads and bridges to enable Sherman and his troops to move rapidly to the front lines. Rare unique items. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by All Authors 
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Raney  (Author Signed), Edgerton, Clyde
9 Edgerton, Clyde Raney (Author Signed)
Algonquin Books 1985 0912697172 / 9780912697178 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and Signed by Author on on endpaper. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover."What James Thurber might have written had he lived in North Carolina".--The Washington Post . RANEY is the hilarious story of the first two years, two months, and two days of a modern Southern marriage. The bride, Raney Bell, of North Carolina, and the groom, Charles Sheperd, of Atlanta, Georgia, met through their common interest in music. Can this marriage be saved? Stay tuned, for as one of the Bethel, N.C., matrons says to the bride, "Honey, you're at the start of a long, wonderful journey.; 1 x 7.1 x 5.2 Inches; 240 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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New York City baseball  The last golden age, 1947-1957, Frommer, Harvey
10 Frommer, Harvey New York City baseball The last golden age, 1947-1957
New York Macmillan 1980 0025417002 / 9780025417007 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by author. Rare. Dust has minor chips and some sunfading to spine. Now covered in mylar protective cover. ""More than ever before, baseball was the national pastime during the post-war years. It was a game with easily identifiable heroes in tempo with the rhythm of the times. For a nation eager for heroes, baseball met that need. For New York City, eager for entertainment after the lights went on again following the darkness of World War II, the Yankees, the Giants, the Dodgers -- their rivalry, their successes, their stars -- attracted the fanatical attention of millions. New York City Baseball recaptures the golden decade, 1947-1957, when the three New York teams -- at least one of whom played in the World Series every year but 1948 -- were the uncrowned kings of the city. More than just nostalgic, it is an exciting recreation of a passionately lived era a pulse-quickening play-by-play account of some of the greatest moments in sport and the people who made them happen." Editorial Review. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 219 pages; Signed by Author 
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ABSTRACTS OF WILTSHIRE INQUISITIONES POST MORTEM. RETURNED INTO THE COURT OF CHANCERY IN THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE FIRST. Vol 2 includes Henry III, Edward 1 and Edward II., Fry, GEORGE S. AND EDW. ALEX. FRY
11 Fry, GEORGE S. AND EDW. ALEX. FRY ABSTRACTS OF WILTSHIRE INQUISITIONES POST MORTEM. RETURNED INTO THE COURT OF CHANCERY IN THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE FIRST. Vol 2 includes Henry III, Edward 1 and Edward II.
London BRITISH RECORD SOCIETY 1901 1st Thus; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Volumes 1 & 2. Vol 1 has 501 pages with index and includes reign of Charles 1st printed 1901. Volume 2, printed 1908 includes Henry III, Edward I, and Edward II A.D. 1242-1326 with index. Vol 2 has 505 pages. Blue/green covers shows rubs, some yellowing/browning to pages otherwise clean. Rare two volume set. Fully indexed. Large Heavy Books. ; Vol. 1 & 2; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
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12 Geographia Geographia Popular Series of Reference Maps, France and Switzerland (Post WWI after treaty of Versalles
Geographis 1923 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover with black lettering. Map is cloth and has a travelers route marked in pen for a tour of France. Heavy cloth folded map. Cover does show wear. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
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The Red Knight of Germany;  The story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany's great war bird (Author Signed), Gibbons, Floyd Phillips
13 Gibbons, Floyd Phillips The Red Knight of Germany; The story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany's great war bird (Author Signed)
Garden City, NY Garden City Pub. Co 1927 Later Printing; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
A special presentation inscription by author to Captain J. M. Patterson (U.S. Army). Inscription reads "To the inspiration that insisted this book, for the instructions that directed in and for the courage that backed it's publication, you must accept full credit. I am grateful to you for the opportunity given me to supply the digging, the leg work and the brick laying in this structure. I like to believe it will be recognized as one of the first tombstones on the grave of post war hatred for a vanquished foe. (signed) Sincerely Floyd Gibbons, Washington D.C., December 1927. Floyd Phillips Gibbons was the war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune during World War I. There is a rubber stamp in the inscription that says Joseph M. Patterson, His book. Joseph Medill Patterson was born on January 6, 1879 into the American family that founded the Chicago Tribune. He served throughout the war (WWI), and received high praise from Douglas MacArthur who called him "the most brilliant soldier that I ever served with." The spine is sunfaded and frayed at top and bottom has been professionally repaired. Contents clean. Rare if not unique. Black cover with red lettering. Rare. ; Photographs; 8.40 X 5.60 X 1.50 inches; 383 pages; Signed by Author 
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The amazing summer,  A novel, Gibbs, Philip
14 Gibbs, Philip The amazing summer, A novel
Doubleday, Doran and Company, inc 1941 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on endpaper. Endpapers yellowing due to age and wartime paper. Clean book. Sir Philip Gibbs (May 1, 1877 – March 10, 1962) was an English journalist and novelist who served as one of five official British reporters during the First World War. he outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 brought Gibbs a renewed appointment as a wartime correspondent, this time for the Daily Sketch. This proved a brief stint however and he spent part of the war employed by the British Ministry of Information. Gibbs gratefully accepted a proffered knighthood at the close of the war WWI). His post-war career continued to be as varied as ever. Embarking shortly after the war upon a lecture tour of the U.S. he also secured the first journalistic interview with a Pope. Gibbs was Catholic. Rare. May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 3 pages; Signed by Author 
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Keswickism, Godbey, W.B.
15 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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Tom Clancy Commander in Chief  A Jack Ryan Novel - Autographed Signed Copy, Greaney, Mark
16 Greaney, Mark Tom Clancy Commander in Chief A Jack Ryan Novel - Autographed Signed Copy
Penguin Random House 2015 1492480878 / 9781492480877 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Mark Greaney on title page. Mark Greaney (born 1967) is an American novelist, best known as Tom Clancy's collaborator on his final three books, and for continuing the Jack Ryan character and the Tom Clancy universe following Clancy's death from 2013 to 2016. He is also well known for the Gray Man series of novels. Regarding the publisher's decision to feature Clancy's name at the top in massive letters and having his name in smaller letters for the covers of the post-Clancy novels, Greaney commented: “It really feels like a humongous honor to do it. I get pretty good billing. The Tom Clancy name is one thing you can put on your book that will make it stand out from across the room.” (Wiki) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 718 pages; Signed by Author 
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The post office went to war, Hay, Ian
17 Hay, Ian The post office went to war
Her Majesty's Stationary Office 1946 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
This is a paperback book, probably never issued as hardback. Cover may have soiling due to age and storage This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition.; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages 
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Paul Rusch   The Story of KEEP and What a Man with Vision Can Do, Ijiri, Toshiyuki &  Ben Kobashigawa &  Osamu Wakugami
18 Ijiri, Toshiyuki & Ben Kobashigawa & Osamu Wakugami Paul Rusch The Story of KEEP and What a Man with Vision Can Do
Forward Movement Publications 1991 0880281219 / 9780880281218 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
Book looks new. Inscribed and signed by author in both English and Japanese. Paul Frederick Rusch (1897 – 1979) was a lay missionary of the Anglican Church in Japan. Rusch first arrived in Japan in 1925, initially to help the YMCA with reconstruction efforts after the Great Kanto earthquake,[1] and stayed to dedicate his life and energies towards youth education, post-war reconciliation and rural development in that country. Through his association with the Anglican Church in Japan he taught both Economics at Rikkyo University and was instrumental in helping Dr. Rudolf Teusler raise funds for the expansion of St. Luke's International Hospital in central Tokyo. Rusch is most widely known for his work in founding the rural Camp Seisen Ryo (??? Seisen Ryo) at Kiyosato, on the slopes of Mt. Yatsugatake, Yamanashi Prefecture. The camp and farm, first opened in July 1938, served as an Anglican youth mission center prior to the Second World War and was rededicated in 1946 as the Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP). Rare signed copy. ; 8.40 X 5.50 X 0.60 inches; 283 pages; Signed by Author 
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Life of David, son of Jesse  The book of Psalms translated out of the original Hebrew and with former translations compared and revised, with eleven hundred prophetic references, Jackson, Cortes
19 Jackson, Cortes Life of David, son of Jesse The book of Psalms translated out of the original Hebrew and with former translations compared and revised, with eleven hundred prophetic references
Denver, CO [W.H. Kistler Stationery 1894 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Black cover. Front and back hinge cracked but not loose from book. Contents very clean. This is a rare work by author with 1100 prophetic references from the book of Psalms. There are two sections of book the first is authors writing and second is the Book of Psalms with marginal notations of prophecies. Genealogical notes about author" Cortes Jackson, born 1822; died 1908 in Denver Co., MO. He married Julia Waters 1842.Notes for Cortes Jackson:Cortes Jackson, in an article in the Denver Post, on Jan 8, 1905, the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, says:"About 20 years ago I met Mrs. Hill, widow of General D.H. Hill, of the C.S.A., and sister to the General Stonewall Jackson, who gave me some genealogy worth recording. She said to me: 'Christopher Jackson, your grandfather, was the youngest of four sons of Samuel Jackson, of VA, viz: George, Edward, Lee, and Christopher. Samuel Jackson the father was a soldier in the Third Pennsylvania regiment at the surrender of Yorktown, in 1781. George Jackson, his oldest son was U. S. Senator from VA, in 1798, at the same time that his cousin, Andrew Jackson, was Senator from TN. Edward Jackson, the next son, was the grandfather of my brother, Thos. J. (Stonewall) Jackson, and myself.'"More About Cortes Jackson:Occupation: Minister, author, mercantile Business. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. May have musty smell. Rare if not unique book. ; Photo; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 120 pages 
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Lawn Mowers   1948-1962, King, Alan C.
20 King, Alan C. Lawn Mowers 1948-1962
Radnor, Oh Independent Print Shop Company 1995 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
A listing of 82 companies and 255 lawnmowers with photos and specifications. A must have for collectors and restorers of post wwII lawnmowers. rare work.; Lawnmower History; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages 
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