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The fellowship of the saints : an anthology of Christian devotional literature

Author: Thomas S Kepler
Publisher: New York : Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, [1948]
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Kepler, Thomas S. (Thomas Samuel), 1897-
Fellowship of the saints.
New York, Abingdon-Cokesbury Press [1948]
(OCoLC)616562881
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Kepler
OCLC Number: 881134
Description: 800 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1 The patristic period: The martyrs and saints create holy places --
Insights into Christian love / Clement of Rome --
One the sole government of God / Justin Martyr --
The philosophic approach to divine truth / Clement of Alexandria --
On the testimony of the soul / Tertullian --
On God / Origen --
On the advantage of patience / Cyprian --
Prayers of a suffering city / Ephraem Syrus --
On pilgrimages / Gregory of Nysa --
None can harm him who does not injure himself / Chrysostom --
Reflections on the majesty and mercy of God / Augustine --
On attaining the city of God / Augustine --
On the feast of the nativity / Leo the Great --
pt. 2 The dark ages: the saints keep Christianity alive --
On mythical theology / Dionysius the Areopagite --
Basic principles of monastic life / Benedict of Nursia --
The conduct of a pastor / Gregory the Great --
The degrees of prayer / Isaac of Nineveh --
How God operates in man / Isaac of Nineveh --
Charter of the Cluny monastery / William the Pious --
pt. 3 The golden age of mysticism: After the dark ages the fellowship of the saints begins afresh --
The existence of God / Anselm of Canterbury --
The Embrace / Hugh of St. Victor --
Degrees of love of God / Bernard of Clairvaux --
A vision / Hildegarde of Bingen --
Some basic virtues of a saint / Francis of Assisi --
The speculation of the poor man in the wilderness / Bonaventura --
Of the contemplative life / Thomas Aquinas --
The soul and love / Anonymous --
About disinterest / Meister Eckhart --
Cherish in yourself the birth of God / Meister Eckhart --
God enters a free soul / Meister Eckhart --
Song of love / Richart Rolle de Hampole --
On the exaltation of the holy cross / Johannes Tauler --
Selected Maxims / Heinrich Suso --
Moral lessons and spiritual instructions / Jan van Ruysbroeck --
A letter sent from heaven / Rulman Merswin --
On living a perfect life / Anonymous --
Progress toward God / Anonymous --
A treatise on tears / Catherine of Siena --
The contemplative life / Walter Hilton --
Contemplations and consolations / Margery Kempe --
Revelations and gifts / Juliana of Norwich --
The gaze of God / Nicholas of Cusa --
Some guides to a Christlike life / Gerhard Grood --
Miserere / Girolama Savonarola --
Sin, purification, illumiation / Catherine of Genoa --
A godly meditation / Thomas More --
A devout prayer / Thomas More --
pt. 4 The sixteenth century: Protestant saints join the fellowship --
Prayer / Martin Luther --
Worship / Martin Luther --
Three methods of prayer / Ignatius Loyola --
How men should pray / John Calvin --
An insight into prayer / John Knox --
On communication with God / Teresa of Avila --
Conditions of the spiritual nature / John of the Cross --
Of prayer / Lorenzo Scupoli --
Aids to the devout life / Francis of Sales --
The way of God's love / Jakob Bohme --
The first day / Lancelot Andrews --
A horologue / Lancelot Andrews --
Thoughts on death / John Donne --
pt. 5 The seventeenth century: The quietistic trend leaves its impress on the saints --
Resignation of the will of God / Augustine Baker --
Be thou my chooser for me / Gertrude More --
The good and the evil man / Joseph Hall --
Consideration for the spiritual mind / Blaise Pascal --
Of humility / Jeremy Taylor --
The vanity and shortness of man's life / Jeremy Taylor --
Remedies against fear of death / Jeremy Taylor --
The glories of the saintly life / John A. Comenius --
On attaining Christian excellence / Henry Scougal --
Letters on spiritual virtues / Isaac Pennington --
Endeavour for a right belief / Walter Marshall --
The excellence of a meek and quiet spirit / Benjamin Whichcote --
Rules and instructions for a holy life / Robert Leighton --
Prayer / John Bunyan --
Seeking spiritual help / George Fox --
Knowledge through revelation / Robert Barclay --
In prosperity and adversity / John Flavel --
How to practice God's presence / Nicholas Herman --
The nature of heavenly contemplation / Richard Baxter --
Internal peace / Miguel de Molinos --
Prayers / Simon Patrick --
Contemplations of God and man / John Norris --
On prayer and meditation / Francois Fenelon --
Humility / Francois Fenelon --
Right use of trials / Francois Fenelon --
Spiritual maxims / Madame Jeanne Guyon --
A joyful view of approaching death / Elizabeth Rowe --
Importunate requests / Elizabeth Rowe --
pt. 6 The eighteenth century: the idea of the holy life continues to broaden --
Cherish the mercy of God / Philip Doddridge --
State of abandonment / Jean Pierre de Caussade --
Distinguishing signs of truly gracious and holy affections / Jonathan Edwards --
For inner peace and happiness / William Law --
On humility and simplicity / John Woolman --
On Sickness / John Woolman --
On the rearing of children / John Woolman --
On the right use of the Lord's outward gifts / John Woolman --
On the example of Christ / John Woolman --
On divine admonitions / John Woolman --
On loving our neighbors as ourselves / John Woolman --
On silent worship / John Woolman --
Christian behaviour / John Wesley --
On contemplation / James Fordyce --
The means to a holy life / Jean Nicholas Grou --
A letter on tithing / John Frederic Oberlin --
Questions addressed to parishioners / John Frederic Oberlin --
A letter to his scholars / John Frederic Oberlin --
pt. 7 The nineteenth century until the close of World War I: The fellowship includes men of every high religious interest --
Daily Prayer / William Ellery Channing --
Relationship to God / Soren Kierkegaard --
God is the chief good / Friedrich A.G. Tholuk --
The Catholic Church is infallible / John Henry Newman --
Absence of God in prayer / Austin Phelps --
How to remain devout / Anthony W. Thorold --
Knowledge and science / Coventry Patmore --
The soul in despair / George Matheson --
Friendship with God / George Tyrrell --
The struggle and victory of the spirit / Leo Tolstoy --
Providence is a pactolus of tears / Leon Bloy --
The Christian's quiet life / Washington Gladden --
Prayer / Walter Rauschenbusch --
Affective prayer / Augustine Poulain --
The secret garden of the soul / Emily Herman --
The alter fire / Emily Herman --
True relation of the soul to its fellows / Friedrich von Hugel --
Eternal life given in experience / Friedrich von Hugel --
Contemplative prayer / John Chapman --
pt. 8 Saints in the twentieth century: after World War I until now: Upon the shoulders of the saints the coming of the kingdom depends --
The inner life / Sundar Singh --
The resurrection as a spiritual experience / Rudolf Otto --
Auto-suggestion and prayer / Burnett H. Streeter --
The place of quiet in the Christian life / Charles F. Andrews --
The place of will, intellect, and feeling in prayer / Evelyn Underhill --
The light within / Thomas R. Kelly --
Ways of reaching certainty / William Adams Brown --
Prayer is power / Alexis Carrel --Christian social principles / William Temple --
The immanence of God / Rufus M. Jones --
The spiritual liberation of man / Nikolai A. Berdyaev --
Reverence for life / Albert Schweitzer --
The naturalness of prayer / Harry Emerson Fosdick --
Transubstantiation of persons / Von Ogden Vogt --
Through worship to God / Albert W. Palmer --
Reality in Worship / Williard L. Sperry --
Of sacred doctrine / Jacques Maritain --
Let your soul catch up with your body / Muriel Lester --
Letters / Frank C. Laubach --
How to pray / E. Stanley Jones --
Finding joy in life / Henry N. Wieman --
The four stages of worship / Edgar S. Brightman --
The idea of revelation / John Baillie --
The church and the word of God / Karl Barth --
The cross and daily life / Toyohiko Kagawa --
What is prayer actually doing to us? / Gerald Heard --
The function of the church / Christopher Dawson --
How to pray / Georgia Harkness --
The kingdom not of this world / Reinhold Niebuhr --
The essence of prayer / Friedrich Heiler --
A way of private prayer / George A. Buttrick --
Training now / Allan A. Hunter --
Jesus as the one who became the living Christ / Walter M. Horton --
A new set of devotional exercises / Douglas V. Steere --
The liturgical year / Clarence Seidenspinner --
Meditations / Philippe Vernier.
Responsibility: compiled by Thomas S. Kepler.

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