A Body of Doctrinal Divinity

Author: John Gill

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365192881

Category: Religion

Page: 636

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In this work, John Gill argues for the existence and characteristics of the triune God. These arguments are all given from a heavily Calvinist perspective but he uses a lot of scripture to back up his claims. He also argues that the character of God is shown through his work on Earth by the elect and most importantly through Christ. These characteristics then carry on in the final stages of life, when human beings pass away and move on to heaven or hell.

Charting an American Republic

The Origins and Writing of the Federalist Papers

Author: Jude M. Pfister

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476627401

Category: History

Page: 268

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With the American revolutionaries in discord following victory at Yorktown and the Paris Peace Treaty of 1783, the proposed federal Constitution of 1787 faced an uncertain future when it was sent to the states for ratification. Sensing an historic moment, three authors—Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay—circulated 85 essays among their fellow statesmen, arguing for a strong federal union. Next to the Constitution itself, The Federalist papers are the most referenced statement of the Founding Fathers’ intentions in forming the U.S. government. This book takes a fresh look at the papers in the context of the times in which they were created.

Matthew Henry Study Bible-KJV

Author: Hendrickson Publishers

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 1598565435

Category: Bibles

Page: 2336

View: 6382


"With Notes from the World's Best-Loved Commentary" For 300 years, believers have turned to Matthew Henry's timeless commentary for clear, concise help in understanding the Bible and relating its wisdom to practical Christian living. His unrivaled ability to combine comprehensive biblical exposition and down-to-earth guidance for daily life has established Henry's reputation as a trusted and beloved teacher. Charles H. Spurgeon called it, "a Christian's companion, suitable to everybody, instructive to all." "The Matthew Henry Study Bible" blends his inspirational notes with a full-featured KJV Bible, to enable readers to benefit from the simple piety and no-nonsense application of the biblical lessons that are the enduring legacy of his writings. Classically designed to honor the history of the content but updated with helpful features for easy contemporary use, "The Matthew Henry Study Bible" accommodates the needs of the serious Bible student and provides more clarity for the interested layperson. Study features include: - Clear new typesetting of text and notes - Words of Christ in red - Presentation page - Book introductions, footnotes, and in-text quotations from Matthew Henry's writings - Side-column references - Biography of Matthew Henry - Concordance - 8-page full-color map section

The Health of Prisoners

Historical Essays

Author: Richard Creese,William F. Bynum,J. Bearn

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051838695

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 5116


In eighteenth-century Britain, gaols were places of temporary confinement, where inmates stayed while awaiting punishment. With the rise of the 'penitentiary' from the early nineteenth century, custodial institutions housed prisoners for much longer periods of time. Prisoners were supposed to be reformed as well as punished during their incarceration. From at least the time of John Howard (1726 - 1790), the health of prisoners has been part of the concern of philanthropists and others concerned with the wider functions of prisons. The Victorians established a Prison Medical Service, and members of the medical profession have long been involved in caring for the mental and physical needs of prisoners. For two centuries, prison overcrowding has been identified as a major cause of mortality and morbidity in prisons. Historical debates thus often have a modern ring to them, which make the essays in this volume particularly timely.