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Jacob Boehme

***  This item has now been sold***

12 volumes, bound in 6, of the German mystic Jakob Böhme (Jacob Boehme):  Alle theosophische  Wercken, Amsterdam: Johann Georg Gichtel, 1682.

Jacob Boehme, 12 vols. in 6

Included are the following titles: Aurora:  Morgenröte im Aufgang, das ist: Die Wurtzel oder Mutter der Philosophiae, Astorlogiae und Theologie…; De signatura rerum; Genaden-Wahl, oder dem Willen Gottes über die Menschen; Viertzig Fragen vonder Sellen Vrstand; Von sechs Puncten, hohe und tieffe Gründung; Mysterium Magnum; Beschreibung der dery Principien Göttliches Wesens; Hohe und tieffe Gründe von dem Dreyfachen Leben des Menschen…; Theosophische Send-Briefe…; Bedencken über Esaiae Stiefels Büchlein; Der Weeg zu Christo; Von der Menschwerdung Jesu Christi; Christi Testamenta.

And now, for some more photos of this treasure.   Additional photos of the set can be seen on our Facebook page (you can access that via the link on the right hand menu), or we’re glad to email them upon request.

Mysterium Magnum

Fold-out chart in ‘Dreyfachen Leben’

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Just in, this bound collection of sermons and reports of the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity, dated 1810-1826:

Bible Society of Salem, Sermons and Reports, 1810-1826

This is a bound collection of pamphlets, which we offer for $77.00, plus shipping and handling.  Publication dates range from 1810-1826.   It is ex-library, bound in worn half leather.  Hinges are quite tender, binding is shaken, and the pages are foxed.

Bound within are the following items:

The Constitution and Address of the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity (1810); The Incorporating Act and Constitution of the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity; Together with a List of Its Officers and Members (1811); Report of the Trustees of the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity, at the Annual Meeting, April 15, 1812; A Discourse, Delivered in Salem, before the Bible Society of Salem and Its Vicinity, on the Anniversary, April 21, 1813, by Manasseh Cutler; A Sermon, Delivered in the North Meeting House in Salem, before the Bible Society of Salem, before the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity, at Their Annual Meeting, April 20, 1814, by Thomas Barnard; Third Report of the Trustees of the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity (1811); The Word of God a Volume for the World:  A Sermon, Preached in Salem, before the Bible Society of Salem and Its Vicinity, at Their Annual Meeting, April 19, 1815, by Benjamin Wadsworth; Fourth Report of the Trustees of the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity (1815); A Discourse, Delivered in Salem, Before the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity, on the Anniversary, June 12, 1816, by John Prince; The Fifth Report of the Bible Society of Salem and Viciniy, June 12, 1816; A Discourse, delivered before the Bible Society of Salem and Its Vicinity, on Their Anniversary, June 11, 1817, by Abiel Abbot;  Sixth Report of the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity, June 11, 1817; The Testimony of Jehovah sure and perfect:  A Sermon, Delivered in Salem, before the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity, on the Anniversary, June 10, 1818, by Samuel Worcester; The Seventh Report of the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity, June 10, 1818; Excellence of the Bible.  A Sermon, Preached in Salem, Before the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity, on the Anniversary, June 9, 1819, by Brown Emerson; The Twelfth Report of the Bible Society of Salem and Vicinity, June 11, 1823;  Bible Society Consitution  (1826)

Further photos and details available upon request.

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Happy Saturday!

Here are a few good things on the web I’ve appreciated lately.

Bridget Kendall’s conversation with Archbishop Rowan Williams on Dostoevsky, faith, and fiction:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018g6wj.   And if you’re interested, we do have Williams’ recent book, Dostoevsky: Language, Faith and Fiction,  as well as a few Dostoevsky titles, in stock.

Via the On Being blog:  The Private Faith of Jimmy Carter.  Recording of Krista Tippett’s excellent interview with Carter in 2007:  http://being.publicradio.org/programs/jimmycarter/

Courtesy of  the Faith and Theology blog, here are six types of reading:

http://www.faith-theology.com/2011/04/off-shelf-six-types-of-reading.html

and three other types of reading:

http://www.faith-theology.com/2011/05/off-shelf-three-more-types-of-reading.html

Enjoy!

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And one more on Yoder

A postscript to my last post:  Here’s another recent Cascade Books publication on John Howard Yoder.  Also in the Theopolitical Visions series, John C. Nugent’s The Politics of Yahweh: John Howard Yoder, the Old Testament, and the People of God, was just published in November.  Click on the title for details and photo.   We’ll extend a 25% discount on this book, as well, through the end of January, to customers who mention the offer.

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New from Cascade Books, Yoder, etc

Just in from our friends at Cascade Books, some intriguing new titles:  a new collection of essays by John Howard Yoder, Revolutionary Christianity:  The 1966 South American Lectures;  a new title in the Theopolitical Visions series:  Braden P. Anderson’s Chosen Nation:  Scripture, Theopolitics, and the Project of National Identity; and a critical rereading of Yoder, by Paul Martens:  The Heterodox Yoder.   Through the end of January, we’re offering the above three featured titles at a 25% discount to our blog readers.    To receive this special discount, please mention the offer when ordering.

Here are some other Yoder-related titles currently in stock at our bookstore:

Bergen, Jeremy and Anthony Siegrist.  Power and Practices: Engaging the Work of John Howard Yoder.   Herald Press.  2009.  Paperback.  187pp.  This is located at our second store; please anticipate extra delivery time.  $21.99  [U18067]

Budziszewiski, J.; afterword by Jean Bethke Elshtain.  Evangelicals in the Public Square:  Carl F.H. Henry, Abraham Kuyper, Francis Schaeffer, John Howard Yoder.  Baker.  2006.  Paperback.  218pp.  New book.  $14  [EN1197]

Dula, Peter and Chris K. Huebner eds..  The New Yoder.  Cascade Books.  2010.  Paperback.  338pp.  New book. $39 [W90443]

Gwyn, Douglas; George Hunsinger, Eugene F. Roop, John Howard Yoder.  A Declaration on Peace:   In God’s People the World’s Renewal Has Begun.  Herald.  1991.  Paperback.  105pp.  Good.  $5  [359702]

Hauerwas, Stanley, Chris K. Huebner, Harry J. Huebner, and Mark Thiessen Nation.  Wisdom of the Cross: Essays in Honor of John Howard Yoder.  Eerdmans.  1999.  Paperback.  494pp.  Small amount of ink underlining and yellow highlighting. Edgeworn wraps.  $27  [346094]

Huebner, Chris K..  A Precarious Peace: Yoderian Exporations on Theology, Knowledge, and Identity.  Herald Press.  2006.  Paperback.  247pp.  Discounted new book.  This is located at our second store; please anticipate extra delivery time.  $15  [MN5894]

Martens, Paul.  The Heterodox Yoder.  Cascade Books.  2012.  Paperback.  166pp.  New book.  $20  [W95516]

Nation, Mark Thiessen; foreword by Stanley Hauerwas.  John Howard Yoder:  Mennonite Patience, Evangelical Witness, Catholic Convictions.  Eerdmans.  2005.  Paperback.  211pp.  Discounted new book.  $14  [D15040]

Nugent, John C..  The Politics of Yahweh:  John Howard Yoder, the Old Testament, and the People of God  [Theopolitical Visions series].  Cascade Books.  2011.  Paperback.  251pp.  New book.  $29  [W99149]

Shaffer, Thomas L..  Moral Memoranda from John Howard Yoder.  Conversations on Law, Ethics & the Church, between a Mennonite Theologian & a Hoosier Lawyer.  Wipf & Stock.  2002.  Paperback.  121pp.  Near fine.  $11  [240223]

Shenk, Wilbert; contributions by John H. Yoder, Allan H. Howe, Robert L. Ramseyer & J. Stanley Friesen.  Challenge of Church Growth: A Symposium.  Wipf & Stock.  2001.  Paperback.  109pp.  New book.  Previously published by Herald Press, 1973.  $15  [W05808]

Wright, Nigel Goring.  Disavowing Constantine:  Mission, Church, and the Social Order in the Theologies of John Howard Yoder and Jürgen Moltmann  [Paternoster Theological Monographs].  Wipf & Stock/Paternoster.  2006.  Paperback.  251pp.  New reprint edition; previously published by Paternoster in 2000.  $32  [W27934]

Yoder, John H..  For the Nations:  Essays Evangelical & Public.  Wipf & Stock.  2002.  Paperback.  251pp.  New book.  Previously published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1997.  $27  [W40849]

Yoder, John H..  Politics of Jesus.  Eerdmans.  1973.  Paperback.  260pp.  Creased and cocked spine, and extensive ink underlining. Label on spine.  $5  [VL3897]

Yoder, John H. trans. & ed..  The Schleitheim Confession.  Herald Press.  1977.  Pamphlet.  29pp.  Good, stapled booklet.  $3  [359683]

Yoder, John Howard.  A Pacifist Way of Knowing:  John Howard Yoder’s Nonviolent Epistemology.  Cascade Books.  2010.  Paperback.  159pp.  New book.  $20  [W88814]

Yoder, John Howard.  Christian Attitudes to War, Peace, and Revolution.  Brazos .  2009.  Paperback.  472pp.  Discounted new book. This is located at our second store; please anticipate extra delivery time.  $27  [MN17424]

Yoder, John Howard.  Nevertheless: Varieties of Religious Pacifism.  Herald.  1992.  Paperback.  191pp.  Discounted new book.  This is located at our second store; please anticipate extra delivery time.  $13.5  [MN12171]

Yoder, John Howard.  Politics of Jesus.  Eerdmans.  1993.  Paperback.  257pp.  New book.  $22  [EN1338]

Yoder, John Howard.  Revolutionary Christianity:  The 1966 South American Lectures.  Cascade Books.  2012.  Paperback.  177pp.  New book.  Edited by Paul Martens, Mark Theissen Nation, Matthew Porter, and Myles Werntz.  $33  [W70006]

Yoder, John Howard.  The Christian Witness to the State.  Herald.  1992.  Paperback.  191pp.  Discounted new book.  This is located at our second store; please anticipate extra delivery time.  $13.5  [MN12172]

Yoder, John Howard.  The Jewish-Christian Schism Revisited.  Herald.  2008.  Paperback.  290pp.  Discounted new book.  This is located at our second store; please anticipate extra delivery time.  $26  [MN12167]

Yoder, John Howard.  The Original Revolution.  Herald.  2003.  Paperback.  192pp.  Discounted new book.  This is located at our second store; please anticipate extra delivery time.  $18  [MN12169]

Yoder, John Howard.  To Hear the Word, 2nd edition.  Cascade Books.  2010.  Paperback.  242pp.  New book.  This edition is thoroughly corrected and includes a foreword by Michael J. Gorman and three new chapters:  ‘Is Not His Word Like a Fire?  The Bible and Civil Turmoil’; ‘Straightforwardness about Jesus:  A Hermeneutic Apologia’; and ‘Obiter Scripta, Reading Carefully: A Bibliography of John Howard Yoder’s Scriptural Studies’.  Also includes an appendix: ‘The Hermeneutics of the Anabaptists’.  $29  [W89286]

Yoder, John Howard.  What Would You Do?  A Serious Answer to a Standard Question.  Herald Press.  1983.  Paperback.  119pp.  Good; front wrapper creased.  $5  [366340]

Yoder, John Howard.  When War is Unjust: Being Honest in Just-War Thinking.  Wipf & Stock.  2001.  Paperback.  168pp.  New book.  Previously published by Orbis Books, 1996.  $22  [W07819]

Yoder, John Howard; edited by Virgil Vogt; foreword by Michael G. Cartwright.  Concern for Education:  Essays on Christian Higher Education, 1958-1966.  Cascade Books.  2010.  Paperback.  152pp.  New book.  $19  [W59880]

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New year, new catalogs!

I hope your new year has much goodness in store.

I’ve just posted our January catalogs here on the blog.   To view these and other recent catalogs, select the Catalogs page (seen at the top of the blog).   Enjoy!

And… off topic, but in light of our own Oregon Ducks’ Rose Bowl triumph this week, how can I resist?   Here’s a photo of bookstore dog Wendell enjoying one of his favorite pastimes…

Quack!

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Update 01/10/12:  This book has been sold.

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One of the scarcer items we’ve recently acquired is this gem:  the 1644 edition of
The Due right of Presbyteries or, a Peaceable Plea for the Government of the Church of Scotland, by the Scottish Presbyterian minister and theologian, Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661).

Samuel Rutherford's The Due right of Presbyteries or, a Peaceable Plea for the Government of the Church of Scotland

Inside view of Rutherford book

Rutherford title page

Published in London by E. Griffin, for Richard Whittaker and Andrew Crook, in 1644.

This is an ex-library copy, in worn, full leather binding.  It’s in its original boards, with re-backed spine, repaired corners and hinges.  An ink stain affects the title page and preface pages; there is slight worming and heavy foxing.   We offer the book at $895.00.   Further details and photos available upon request.

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