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You may have noticed in our recent catalogs that we have acquired several books from the personal library of George Washington Bethune. These came to us through the Gardner Sage Library at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Most volumes have embossed leather bookplates inside the front covers, and several have ‘Bethune’ embossed at the base of the spine.

Bethune was a preacher-pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church in 19th-Century America. He spent his career mainly in New York and Pennsylvania. He wrote several hymns, sermons, and contributed anonymously to Izaak Walton’s fishing guide The Compleat Angler.
In addition, we have one copy of his Orations and Occasional Discourses published in 1850 (not from his personal library).
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AMERICAN HISTORY:
  • Lang, John Dunmore.  __Religion and Education in America: With Notices of the State and Prospects of American Unitarianism, Popery, and African Colonization__.  London: Thomas Ward & Co..  1840.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  474pp.  Ex-library. Back hinge broken, cocked spine. Foxing. Worn cover. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $11  [427160]
CONCISE COMMENTARIES:
  • Orton, Job.  __Short and Plain Exposition of the Old Testament (6 vols.), with Devotional and Practical Reflections, for the Use of Families__.  Charlestown: Samuel Etheridge.  1805.  Full leather.  6 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Full leather covers, cracked along most hinges, edge-worn. Shaken. Heavy foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $147  [428246]
GREEK:
  • Hederico, Benjamine.  __Graecum Lexicon Manuale Primum a Benjamine Hederico Institutum, Mox Assiduo Labore Sam. Patricii Auctum Myriade Amplius Verborum, Postremo Innumeris Vitiis Repurgatum Plurimisque Novis Significatibus Verborum Locupletatum . . .__.  Londini: F.C. et J. Rivington, et al.  1816.  Half leather.  n.d.pp.  Ex-library. Half leather, splitting along spine, boards worn. Small section of title page torn away, bottom inner margin corner. Heavy foxing. Quarto. With Jo. Augusti Ernesti, T. Morell & Petri Henr. Larcheri. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $77  [427754]
CLASSICS:
  • .  __Anthologia Graeca ad Palatini Codicis Fidem Edita (3 vols.) Editio Stereotypa.__.  Lipsiae: Caroli Tauchnitii.  1829.  Half leather.  3 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. Vol. I FFEP detached but present. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $47  [427611]
Anthologia Graeca
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  • .  __Orphica, Procli Hymni, Musaei, Carmen de Hero et Leandro, Callimachi, Hymni et Epogrammata__.  Lipsiae: Car. Taruchnitii.  1829.  Half leather.  256pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [427632]
  • .  __Scriptores Erotici Graeci (4 vols.)__.  Biponti: Ex Typographia Societatis.  1792-94.  Quarter leather.  4 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Quarter leather, edge-worn & faded. Foxing. Most pages unopened.  From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates, name embossed on spines.  $87  [427052]
  • [Appian of Alexandria].  __Appiani Alexandrini Romanarum Historiarum Quae Supersunt, Optimorum Librorum Fidem (4 vols.)__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1829.  Half leather.  4 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, some cracked hinges. Foxing. Worn half-leather covers. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $77  [427604]
  • [Aristophanes].  __Comedies d’Aristophane, traduites du Grec, Deuxieme Edition__.  Paris: Chez Lefevre.  1841.  Half leather.  554pp.  Ex-library. Half leather, chipped at head of spine, edge-worn. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [428249]
  • Arrian.  __Arrian’s Voyage Round the Euxine Sea, Translated; and Accompanied with a Geographical Dissertation, and Maps. To Which Are Added Three Discourses, I. On the Trade to the East Indies by Means of the Euxine Sea., II. On the Distance Which the Ships of Antiquity Usually Sailed in Twenty-Four Hours, III. On the Measure of the Olympic Stadium.__.  Oxford: J. Cooke.  1805.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  212pp.  Ex-library. Spine covered in brown library tape. Cracked hinges. Foxing. Worn cover.  From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $67  [427054]
  • [Cassius Dio].  __Cassii Dionis Cocceiani Historiae Romanae Quae Supersunt (4 vols.) Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem Accurate Edita. Editio Sterotypa.__.  Lipsiae: Caroli Tauchnitii.  1829.  Half leather.  4 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. Foxing. Edge-worn half leather cover. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $87  [427606]
  • [Diodorus Siculus].  __Diodori Siculi Bibliothecae Historicae Quae Supersunt (6 vols.) Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem. Editio Stereotypa.__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1829.  Half leather.  6 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. Worn half leather covers. Some FFEPs nearly detached. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $127  [427614]
  • [Dionysius].  __Dionysii Halicarnassensis Opera Omnia (6 vols.) Quibus Etiam Accedunt Fragmenta Ab Angelo Maio Nuper Reperta. Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem. Editio Stereotypa.__.  Lipsiae: Caroli Tauchnitii.  n.d..  Half leather.  6 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, some cracked hinges. Foxing. Worn leather covers. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $117  [427612]
  • [Homer].  __Ilias (2 vols.) Nova Editio Stereotypa.__.  Lipsiae: Caroli Tauchnitii.  1839.  Half leather.  2 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Foxing. Edge-worn half leather. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $27  [427605]
  • [Lysias].  __Lysiae Orationes, Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem. Editio Stereotypa.__.  Lipsiae: Caroli Tauchnitii.  1829.  Half leather.  250pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cracked front hinge. Worn half leather. Foxing. FFEP detached but present. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [427615]
  • [Pausanias].  __Pausaniae Graeciae Descriptio (3 vols.) Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1829.  Half leather.  3 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Worn half leather covers. FFEPs detached but present. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $67  [427613]
  • [Pliny the Younger].  __C. Plinii Caecilii Secundi Epistolarum Libri Decem et Panegyricus. Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem. Editio Stereotypa.__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1829.  Half leather.  386pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cracked front hinge. Worn half leather, top edge bumped. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [427731]
  • [Plutarch].  __Plutarchi Chaeronensis Varia Scripta Quae Moralia Vulgo Vocantur (6 vols.) Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem. Editio Stereotypa.__.  Lipsiae: Caroli Tauchnitii.  1829.  Half leather.  6 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cracked front hinges. Edge-worn half leather. Vol. I FFEP detached but present. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $97  [427608]
  • [Plutarch].  __Plutarchi Vitae Parallelae (9 vols.), Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem. Editio Stereotypa.__.  Lipsiae: Caroli Tauchnitii.  1829.  Half leather.  9 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Half-leather, edge-worn. Shaken, some cracked hinges. Vol. 9 first few leaves nearly detached. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $177  [427607]
  • [Polybius].  __Polybii Historiarum Quae Supersunt (4 vols.) Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem. Editio Stereotypa.__.  Lipsiae: Caroli Tauchnitii.  1829.  Half leather.  4 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. Some FFEP detached but present. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $87  [427610]
  • [Strabo].  __Strabonis Rerum Geographicarum Libri XVII (3 vols.) Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem. Editio Stereotypa.__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1819.  Half leather.  3 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. Some FFEPs nearly detached. Worn half leather covers. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $77  [427609]
  • [Suetonius].  __C. Suetonii Tranquilli Opera Omnia (3 vols.), Ex Editione Baumgarten-Crusii cum Notis et Interpretatione in Usum Delphini Variis Lectionibus Notis Variorum Recensu Editionum et Codicum et Indice Locupletissimo Accurate Recensita__.  Londini: Curante et Imprimente A.J. Valpy.  1826.  Half leather.  3 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Half leather, edge-worn. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $87  [426879]
PHILOSOPHY:
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristelis Quae Feruntur Moralia Magna, Moralia Fudemea et De Virtutibus et Vitiis Libellus__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1832.  Half leather.  278pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked front hinge. FFEP nearly detached. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [427621]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis Analytica Priora et Posteriora__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1832.  Half leather.  232pp.  Ex-library. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [427624]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis Categoriae de Interpretatione Topica et de Sophisticis Elenchis__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1832.  Half leather.  336pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. Worn half leather. FFEP detached but present. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $22  [427630]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis De Anima Libri III: Quibus Accedunt Libri, De Sensu et Sensili, De Memoira, De Somno, De Somniis, De Longitudine et Brevitate Vitae, De Iuventute et Senectute, De Vita et Morte, De Respiratione.__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1831.  Half leather.  200pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cracked front hinge, front blanks & title page nearly detached. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [427619]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis de Arte Rhetorica Libri III__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1831.  Half leather.  183pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cracked front hinge. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [427616]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis de Partibus Animalium Libri IV, et de Generatione Animalium Libri V, Accedunt Opuscula De Animalium Incessu de Animalium Motione et de Spiritu__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1832.  Half leather.  423pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $22  [427629]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis de Poetica Liber et Rhetorica ad Alexandrum__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1831.  Half leather.  127pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cracked hinges. Small tear in one leaf. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [427617]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis Ethicorum ad Nicomachum Libri X__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1831.  Half leather.  236pp.  Ex-library. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [427623]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis Historia Animalium__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1831.  Half leather.  300pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $22  [427628]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis Mechanica Problemata de Lineis Insecabilibus, De Audibilibus, De Coloribus, Physiognomica, Ventorum Situs, De Plantis, De Mirabilibus Auditis, De Xenophane Zenone et Gorgia, Fragmenta__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1832.  Half leather.  315pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $22  [427631]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis Metaphysica__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1832.  Half leather.  308pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cracked front hinge. First blanks & title page detached but present. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $22  [427625]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis Meteorologica et De Mundo Liber__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1832.  Half leather.  166pp.  Ex-library. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [427622]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis Physicorum Libri VIII__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1831.  Half leather.  217pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked front hinge. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [427620]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis Politicorum Libri VIII et Oeconomica__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1831.  Half leather.  302pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $22  [427627]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotelis Problemata__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1832.  Half leather.  304pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $22  [427626]
  • [Aristotle].  __Aristotellis De Coelo Libri IV. De Generatione et Corruptione Libri II__.  Lipsiae: Car. Tauchnitii.  1831.  Half leather.  186pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, slightly cracked hinges. FFEP detached but present. Worn half leather. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $16  [427618]
PREACHING:
  • Bethune, George W..  __Orations and Occasional Discourses__.  New York: George P. Putnam.  1850.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  428pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cocked spine. Foxing. Worn cover.  $11  [423484]
  • Cellerier, J.I.S..  __Homelies sur Divers Textes du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament (2 vols.)__.  Geneve: Chez Abr. Cherbuliez.  1825.  Half leather.  2 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Half leather, edge-worn. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplates.  $47  [427050]
  • Claparede, David.  __Sermons sur Divers Textes de l’Ecriture-Sainte__.  Geneve: Chez G.J. Manget.  1805.  Half leather.  398pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cracked front hinge. Foxing. Worn half-leather cover. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $22  [426807]
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  • Leechman, William.  __Sermons (2 vols.)__.  London: A. Strahan.  1789.  Half leather.  2 vols.pp.  Ex-library. Half leather, edge-worn & scuffed. Foxing. From the personal library of [George Washington] Bethune, bearing his bookplate.  $127  [426858]

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Here are our catalogs for February. This month we are featuring Theology, along with our Inklings list and Literary Fiction and Essays by authors we admire. Enjoy!

New Arrivals February

Theology

Inklings

Literature

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As you peruse the January New Arrivals, you might notice some interesting volumes. Here are a few rare books we recently acquired:

Drummond, William.  __Review of the Governments of Sparta and Athens__.  London: W. Bulmer & Co..  1794.  Library buckram.  282pp.  Ex-library, rebound in brown buckram. Foxing.  $352  [426239]

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Smith, Joseph.  __Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mornon, Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. Third European Edition. Stereotyped.__.  Liverpool: F.D. Richards; London: Sold at the L.D. Saints’ Book Depot.  1852.  Full leather.  563pp.  Third European Edition, and the first printed anywhere with numbered paragraphs. Not first state, no colophon present on page 563. Ex-library. Full tooled leather, dark green, spine re-backed. Boards rubbed. Foxing. 12mo.  $1200  [426104]

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Hopkins, D.C..  __True Cause of All Contention, Strife, and Civil War in Christian Communities__.  New York: M.W. Dodd.  1862.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  272pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cocked spine. Foxing. Cloth edge-worn at spine.  $127  [426103]

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.  __New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Translated out of the Latin Vulgate, Diligently Compared with the Original Greek, and First Published by the English College of Rheims, Anno 1582. With the Original Preface, Arguments and Tables, Marginal Notes, and Annotations. To Which Are Now Added, An Introductory Essay; and a Complete Topical and Textual Index.__.  New York: Jonathan Leavitt; Boston: Crocker and Brewster.  1834.  Full leather.  458pp.  8vo. Contents: Title, i; verso, Certificate of Copyright, dated 1833, John H. Turney’s Stereotype; Notice, Recoomendations and Certificate, pp. iii, iv; Introductory Address to Protestants, pp. 5-8; Preface, pp. 9-23; Intro. Remarks, pp. 24-26; Text: Matt. to Apocalypse, pp. 27-438; Appendix, 1 p.; Explication of Certain Words, 1 p.; Index, pp. 441-458. This edition accompanied by a certificate (p. iv) in these words: “We have compared this New-York edition of the Romish Testament and Annotations with the first publication of that volume, which was issued at Rheims in 1582; and after examination, we do hereby certify, that the present reprint is an exact and faithful copy of the original work, without abridgement or addition, except that the Latin of a few phrases which were translated by the annotators, and some unimportant expletive words were undesignedly omitted. The orthography also has been modernized.” Full leather, edge-worn. Foxing. Note: See Herbert #1803.  $500  [426105]

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.  __Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis Sicti V. Pont. Max. Kussu Recognita Atque Edita__.  Antverpiae: Ex Officina Plantiniana.  1664.  Full leather.  1055pp.  Ex-library. Full leather, edge-worn, cracked & peeling at spine. Closures/clasps removed. Foxing. Quarto.  $127  [423998]

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Fellows, Charles.  __Journal Written During an Excursion in Asia Minor . . . 1838__.  London: John Murray.  1839.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  347pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cocked spine, cracked hinges. Cloth damp-stained. Corners bumped. Foxing. First edition, in original green cloth with gilt. All plates intact.  $500  [426108]
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Falkener, Edward.  __Ephesus, and the Temple of Diana (First edition)__.  London: Day & Son.  1862.  Hardcover, no dust jacket..  346pp.  Ex-library. Shaken, cocked spine, some collations starting to come loose. Cloth torn at head of spine. 25 plates: 4 double-page, 2 plates on one leaf, fold-out map in back pocket torn along folds. One single-page plate loose but present. Several illustrations. Gilt edges. Foxing.  $300  [426106]
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Thomson, Charles.  __Synopsis of the Four Evangelists: Or, A Regular History of the Conception, Birth, Doctrine, Miracles, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ, in the Words of the Evangelists__.  Philadelphia: Published for the Author, Wm. McCulloch, Printer.  1815.  Full leather.  200, 50pp.  Full leather, edge-worn. Front board nearly detached. A few first leaves starting to come loose. Foxing. Newspaper clipping pasted inside front cover. Association: Inscribed by author to George Bourne. Charles Thomson was a Patriot leader in Philadelphia during the American Revolution and the Secretary of the Continental Congress (1774-1789) throughout its existence. George Bourne (1780-1845) was a 19th-century American abolitionist and editor credited as the first public proclaimer of ‘immediate emancipation without compensation’ of American slaves.  $2500  [426237]
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WillDCampbell

One of our favorite authors, Will D. Campbell, passed away this week. He was a civil rights leader and the self-proclaimed ‘boot-leg preacher’ in Tennessee. His books have been fixtures in our homes as well as our store, and we were honored to work with him through Wipf & Stock Publishers and Cascade Books.

Along with our regular catalogs we are posting our Literary Fiction, Essays and Memoirs list this month, featuring Campbell among his peers: C.S. Lewis, Wendell Berry, Flannery O’Connor, Alan Paton, Frederick Buechner, et al.

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Featured titles:

Campbell, Will D..  __And Also With You: Duncan Gray and the American Dilemma__.  Providence House.  1997.  Hardcover with dust jacket.  274pp.  Slightly chipped dust jacket. Gift inscription.  $5  [406401]

Campbell, Will D..  __Cecilia’s Sin__.  Mercer.  1983.  Hardcover with dust jacket.  82pp.  Penciling, chipped dust jacket.  $8  [346999]

Campbell, Will D..  __Forty Acres and a Goat__.  Campbell.  1986.  Hardcover with dust jacket.  281pp.  G/G.  Cocked spine, faded and creased dust jacket.  $2.5  [325974]

Campbell, Will D..  __The Convention:  A Parable__.  Peachtree Publishers.  1988.  Hardcover with dust jacket.  406pp.  G/VG, cocked spine.  $1  [291367]

Campbell, Will D. & James Y. Holloway, eds..  __Failure and the Hope: Essays of Southern Churchmen__.  Eerdmans.  1972.  Paperback.  266pp.  VG  $10  [235448]

Campbell, Will D. and Richard C. Goode.  __Crashing the Idols:  The Vocation of Will D. Campbell (and any other Christian for that matter)__.  Cascade Books.  2010.  Paperback.  229pp.  New book.  $27  [W81273]

Campbell, Will D.; edited by Richard C. Goode.  __Writings on Reconciliation and Resistance__.  Cascade Books.  2010.  Paperback.  237pp.  New book.  $28  [W81280]

Campbell, Will D. & James Y. Holloway.  __Up to Our Steeples in Politics__.  Wipf & Stock.  2004.  Paperback.  153pp.  New book.  Previously published by Paulist Press, 1970.  $19  [W49088]

Campbell, Will D. & James Y. Holloway eds..  __The Failure & the Hope:  Essays of Southern Churchmen__.  Wipf & Stock.  2004.  Paperback.  266pp.  New book.  Previously published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1972.  $27  [W49071]

Campbell, Will D. and Richard C. Goode eds..  __And the Criminals With Him:  Essays in Honor of Will D. Campbell and All the Reconciled__.  Cascade Books.  2012.  Paperback.  298pp.  New book.  $34  [W79467]

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Staff member Sparky recommends a book he recently read, An Unjust God?: A Christian Theology of Israel in Light of Romans 9-11,  by Jacques Ellul, published this summer by Wipf & Stock Publishers.

According to Sparky:

“Quite simply the best theological treatment of Paul’s argument made in Romans 9-11. It is also the first English translation. A worthy read, though it is a little more demanding as Ellul always is. But worth it.”

Interested in picking up a copy for yourself?  We do distribute this title, which retails at $17.00, and if you order it directly through us and mention this blog post, we’ll discount it by 25%.

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Here are a couple recently published worthy reads, on the Book of Revelation, recommended and reviewed by our own Jim “Sparky” Strickler.  Both titles are available through our bookstore, and are eligible for a 25% discount when you mention this blog post.  

Jim "Sparky" Strickler

Michael J. Gorman, Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship and Witness:  Following the Lamb into the New Creation  Cascade Books, 2011.

“If you’re only going to read one book on Revelation this is the one I recommend.”

Daniel F. Stramara Jr. God’s Timetable: The Book of Revelation and the Feast of Seven Weeks. Pickwick Publications, 2011

“A convincing look at Revelation through the 1c. Jewish lectionary leading up to, and through, the Feast of Weeks. The book offers many  insights that are otherwise missed or confused if Revelation is simply read as its christianized version. Stramara Jr. appropriately understand that Revelation must be ultimately understood in the christianized version that we now have, but his thesis is that Revelation was originally composed as a Jewish Apocalypse (being what we know as Rev. 4-11). He thinks that it was composed with the first century Jewish Lectionary in mind, and that around and including the Feast of Weeks (the most important feast time of the Jewish year, the Shauv’ot festival). He understands Rev. 12-22:7 as developments by the original seer’s disciples, and that “John” christianized it with the addition of chapters 1-3 and the epilogue of 22:8-21. If that seems far fetched he observes that 4 Ezra (also known as 2 Esdras) was also written as a Jewish Apocalypse, and was latter christianized with the first two chapters and an epilogue. It was also contemporaneous with Revelation. He makes a convincing study, and deciphers some of the most puzzling and mysterious images in Revelation in equally compelling ways.   If one is going to read more than one book on Revelation (Gorman’s above) then this one must have its place.”


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Recommended reading:  Lesslie Newbigin’s A Walk Through the Bible

Lesslie Newbigin's A Walk Through the Bible

Shortly before he died in 1998 Newbigin recorded eight radio addresses on basic themes and central figures in the Bible. These addresses have been compiled into a short, easy, and quick read that faithfully tells the journey from the good garden in Eden to the perfect city of the New Jerusalem. It is challenging, inspiring, and a good introduction to the Biblical journey – especially for such a short and quick read.

-Reviewed by Sparky

We have the 2005 Regent College Publishing edition of this in stock for $9.95  (new condition, paperback).

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