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Romantic pastoral music from historical period dramas to enchant and beckon the past to the present

"There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself"

"Why do you weep? Did you think I was immortal?" Louis XIV, the Sun King

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Christianity and Liberalism: Machen's Analysis on the Destinction between God and Man
Hailed by D.G. Hart as the "most
important conservative Protestant thinker of the first half of the twentieth
century and a guiding light for the first generation of Orthodox Presbyterians,"
J. Gresham Machen remains a staunch champion of the validity of th...

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Pearl S. Buck - Disillusioned Missionary
Grant Wacker indicates throughout his
account of the exploits of West Virginian female foreign missionary to China,
"Pearl S. Buck and the Waning of the Missionary Impulse" that
missionary fervor fueled by the revivals of the Second Great Awakening were
dou...

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American Missions Distinctly Rooted in New Divinity Theology
Within The New Divinity and the Origins of the
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions David W. Kling
proposes that the theological influences of the New Divinity movement of the
early 18000s intricately inspired the formative nature of the Ame...

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Literary Synopsis - Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle
Published in 1819 by
Washington Irving, the story of Rip Van
Winkle centers around the character of a Dutch-American living in the
mountains of New York prior to the War for Independence. An American short
story based on Dutch myth and legends experienced i...

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Historical Review - Levy’s Jefferson and Civil Liberties: The Darker Side
    Levy, Leonard W. Jefferson and Civil Liberties: The Darker
Side . Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1963. xviii+225
pp, Bibliography, notes, and index. $4.50.       A philosopher of limited government,
classical liberal ideals, and c...

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An Appeal to Heaven – Baptist Isaac Backus' Struggle for Religious Liberty in the Revolutionary Era
Converting
to Christianity in 1741 as an effect of the Great Awakening, Isaac Backus became
a separatist Baptist Congregationalist and head of the Warren Association of
Baptists who championed religious freedom in America. Through the work of his
piestic wr...

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A new spring study playlist~

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Puritan Piety through a Communal Work Ethic
Diligence - Frugality - Faith Inspired
by Charles Cohen’s, “The Saints Zealous in Love and Labor,” this analysis
details contrasting scholarly perspectives regarding the Puritan psychology of
work. Cohen cites Max Weber’s thesis and mentions how Weber links...

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Book Review - Banning’s Sacred Fire of Liberty
Lance Banning. The
Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic .
Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 1995. Pp. x, 543. $35.00 In The Sacred Fire of Liberty , Lance Banning presents the unassuming yet
capable James Madison as...
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