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Martin Luther's commentary on Psalms (Weimar edition)

I'm trying to locate an online edition (archive.org, etc) of Martin Luther's Commentary on the book of Psalms, specifically the Weimar (WA) edition of Luther's works.
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Best scholarship on Aquinas's birth date

This year (2024) we are right in the middle of 3 significant anniversaries related to St. Thomas Aquinas and Pope Francis launches three years of celebrations in his honor: 700 years since ...
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Bibliograpy on the difference between the Kingdom of the God and Salvation / Eternal Life

From my studies, Scripture seems to make a very clear difference between the requirements of receiving the gift of salvation (by faith alone) and the requirements to enter the kingdom of God. A. ...
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What is the history of the Baptists, especially their early history and the separation of SBC?

I am looking for a scholar familiar with Baptist history to provide an introduction to the early history of the Baptists. In particular, I want to learn about the founding and early development ...
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What have been excellent ways for Christian theologians to describe the concept of God, who is also the Trinity?

Triune Godhead It goes without saying that Christianity is based on the concept of a Triune Godhead, a Trinity, a Tri-unity. But those theological words do not make it any easier for the lay person, ...
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Where can I find a Jehovah's Witnesses version of a Hebrew Interlinear Old Testament?

Where can I find a Jehovah's Witnesses version of a Hebrew Interlinear Old Testament? I'm at my wits' end googling for one.
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Books which expound on Divine Tradition and the Catholic Church

In 1928, Tradition and the Church by Msgr. George Agius, DD, JCD was published. In 2005, the TAN Publishers revised it somewhat, adding, among other things, a Publisher's Preface, and republished it. ...
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Where to locate the monthly Prayer Intentions of previous Popes?

The monthly prayer intentions of Pope Francis are found, for example, here. QUESTION: Have the monthly prayer intentions of previous Popes been published somewhere, and if so, where may I find them? I ...
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Is there an ESV Bible platform that helps organize your passage bookmarks in multiple lists?

I am looking for an ESV Bible website that allows you to save your bookmarks in a more flexible way. I find that I usually bookmark certain passages but I'm always challenged in not being able to find ...
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Heard a song at church and can't find it

The refrain is: "I am desperately in need, I am falling at your feet, and I plead for mercy." Something like that. I don't know the rest and what I wrote may be out of order.
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Scholarly sources for the study of numerology in the Old and New Testaments [closed]

I'm looking for a good scholarly/academic source for the study of numbers and their significance in the Old and New Testaments. I often come across remarks about the Hebrew and/or Christian ...
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Does any Reference Bible include Apocrypha cross references?

I suppose that no popular version (ESV, NKJV, NIV) contain cross references that includes Apocrypha references,especially the ESV thinline reference bible? ESV is the most popular along with NKJV by ...
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Where do I start learning the Bible, as someone coming from a non-western background?

I live in Nepal. I have no background in any of the Abrahamic religions. I want to study the Bible in simple language with the aid of a book that provides context and spiritual meanings. By "...
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Where to find Pius IX's 1871 Apostolic Letter, "Qui Ecclesiae Suae"?

The following quote is from Pope Bl. Pius IX's declaring St. Alphonsus Liguori as a Doctor of the Church: “One can in fact assert that there has not been one error even in our times which Alphonsus, ...
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Are there relatively recently published books with testimonies illustrating how the Father and the Son reveal themselves, according to John 14:21-23?

John 14:21-23 KJV 21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. ...
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Where to find the canons of the Carthaginian Council of 397?

I need the 33d and the 124th canons (rules) of this Synod. Thank you in advance.
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Jesus Christ as "supervisor of superintelligence" - title, feast and practical pastoral consequences?

Today (Gaudete Sunday of 2023) I am reading OpenAI's effort to align the emerging superintelligence (superhuman artificial intelligence or artificial general intelligence) to the human values. And ...
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What is the source of this Christmas Eve meditation?

Whilst reading through various articles on Christmas, I was struck by how the focus seems to be mainly on eating, drinking, giving presents and having a jolly good time. Then I found a partial quote ...
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What is the oldest published translation of the Lord's prayer into a Jewish (as opposed to Syriac) Aramaic dialect?

Not necessarily 1st century Galilean Aramaic, it can be the Imperial Aramaic used for parts of the book of Daniel, or the Targumic Aramaic used in the interpretive Jewish translations of Scripture. ...
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English translation of Karl Barth's Fürchte dich nicht (1949)

Does anyone know where I can find an English translation of a book containing Karl Barth's sermons from 1934 to 1948, Fürchte dich nicht! - Predigten aus den Jahren 1934 bis 1948, published in 1949?
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Has any comparative study been made on Jewish and Islamic perceptions of Christianity?

Christians see Jesus as the only Son of God who incarnated as a human being to redeem mankind from sin in fulfilment of the prophesies made in the Old Testament. The Qur'an refers to Jesus as one of ...
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What facts determine which Bible translation should be chosen? [closed]

It is correct that there are different English translations of the Bible; And different publishers, different editions, or prints. So, what facts would determine which translation one should consider ...
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The "inside out" problem of creation. Does it have a solution?

I feel like this morning is a good time for a very fundamental question: One of the reasons I can no longer believe in the 'mainstream' concept of God the Creator is what I call the "Inside out&...
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People connected to Jesus

In his book History and Christianity: A Vigorous, Convincing Presentation of the Evidence for a Historical Jesus (1965, IVP Press), John Warwick Montgomery says on page 34: Irenaeus had often heard ...
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Searching the Mass Lectionary for Readings from Particular Psalms

A Lectionary (in the Roman Rite) is composed of the readings and the responsorial Psalm assigned for each Mass of the year (Sundays, weekdays, and special occasions). The Lectionary is arranged in two ...
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Did F. B. Meyer publish a book about the Second Epistle of Peter?

F. B. Meyer (Frederick Brotherton) published a book named "Tried by fire: Expositions of the First Epistle of Peter". Did he publish expositions of the Second Epistle of Peter? If so, what's ...
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Looking for sources of Mediaeval church architecture that shows and\or explains hard to find architectural church additions?

Looking for sources of Mediaeval church architecture that shows and\or explains hard to find architectural church additions? I can recall visiting some old Medieval churches while in France and one ...
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Refutation of Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All (David Fitzgerald)

David Fitzgerald published a book called Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All in 2010. Are there any published refutations or rebuttals to this work?
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How Did the Earliest Church Define Salvation?

This question came up for me in a discussion of the meaning of "saved" in Acts 15:1. But certain ones having come down from Judea were teaching the brothers, "Unless you are ...
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Are there any estimates as to how many people witnessed the crucifixion of 'Christ'?

As the title says, I'm looking for a rough estimate as to how many people were present in person to directly witness the crucifixion. Book, websites, academic references, or really any source which ...
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Original 1930 Burns & Oates "Thoughts of the Curé of Ars"

Inside this book (page 4): https://www.amazon.com/Thoughts-Cure-Ars-John-Vianney/dp/089555240X one finds: First published (presumably by Burns & Oates) in 1930 as Thoughts of the Curé of Ars I ...
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What help exists to help a LCMS Lutheran deal with homosexuality?

I have been a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod for most of my life. My problem is that now, as a middle-aged man, and for the last five years, I have realized that I am a gay man. I am ...
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Where can I find old Holy Office decrees?

Where can I find old Holy Office decrees that are not contained in the Acta Sanctæ Sedis (1856-1908) or in the Acta Apostolicæ Sedis (1909-present)? For example, I want to check out the citations for ...
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Transcript of This Ven. Fulton Sheen Talk on the Christian Laity?

The talk given by Ven. Fulton Sheen in the following link pertains to the laity: Confirmation - Venerable Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (YouTube video) It begins as follows: “... The greatest untapped ...
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Seeking full text of St. John Chrysostom's homily "On the Cemetery's Name and the Cross"

I became aware of a homily by St. John Chrysostom entitled "On the Cemetery's Name and the Cross" from a blog post by John Sanidopoulos. In the post, Sanidopoulos indicates that this sermon &...
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Has Sozzini's 'Brevis explicatio in primum Johannis caput' been translated into English?

Lelio Sozzini (uncle of Socinus) wrote Brevis explicatio in primum Johannis caput, a commentary on the meaning of the Logos in John 1:1–15, and it was published in 1562. Sozzini held that the '...
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Looking for a digital copy of the book "Things Catholics are Asked About"

In 1927, the publisher P.J. Kenedy & Sons published the book "Things Catholics are Asked About" which has 37 chapters. Given the 1927 publishing date, I strongly suspect that the book ...
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What is the earliest source containing the 'Stabat Mater' melody from the 1961 Liber Usualis?

I would like to find the earliest source containing the Stabat Mater melody on page 1634V from The Liber Usualis, Solesmes, 1961 edition: If the earliest source is not known, I would like a source ...
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I'm Looking for a Well Sourced Article on this Argument About Old Testament Genealogy

I remember reading a while back about how the ages in the Old Testaments first genealogy (leading up to Noah) were not representative of the actual ages of the individuals, but rather that this ...
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Where can I find an online copy of Dietrich Kolde's "The Mirror of a Christian Man"?

On the eve of the Reformation, The Mirror of a Christian Man (1470) by Dietrich Kolde was one of the most popular Catholic catechism in the German language (German title: "Kerstenspiegel" or ...
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The old "Greek Parse" font Filename [closed]

Decades ago, before Unicode, I created a number of documents using a font called "Greek Parse." I now want to access this information, but I cannot find a place to download this old font. ...
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English translation of "Sermon sur la communion indigne" by St. John Vianney

I am looking for the complete English translation of St. John Vianney's sermon, "Sermon sur la communion indigne" ("Sermon on Unworthy Communion"). It is part of the Sermons ...
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How to Choose a Doctoral Program in Theology?

I have long considered a ThD (from the time I started my MDiv) and already have a research interest (in Pastoral Ministry) in mind. I was going to go to my denomination's seminary and pay the cost ...
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Looking for a children’s musical, "Amazing Grace"

The lyric contains the words "Where I’d Superman when you need a helping hand?"
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Believing that Christianity is "probably" true vs. being fully convinced that Christianity is definitely true?

Most apologetic arguments for theism/Christianity are probabilistic (i.e. they are abductive in nature, rely on premises that are not necessarily true, etc.), meaning that a rational person who is ...
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How to teach Christianity to an ESL junior high school student who knows nothing about Christianity? [closed]

I have an ESL student in Japan. His parent wants him to go to Excel Christian School in Sparks, Nevada but he knows nothing about Christianity not even that Christmas comes from Jesus Christ's birth. ...
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Literature linking the efficacy of casting out demons with the person's level of anointing

I'm a Pentencostal and I've realized that are some demons that can not be casted out by a common Christian (even living in holiness and fasting). It seems there is a level of anointing (authority ...
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Are there any reports of charismatic gifts in operation from the period between the 5th and 17th centuries AD?

An example of a report of charismatic gifts before 400 AD is the testimony of St. Macarius of Egypt (source). An example of a report of charismatic gifts after 1700 AD is the testimony of John Wesley (...
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Where in St. Ambrose's writings do Virgin Mary's title "Mother of the Church" appear?

About Mater Ecclesiae When reading the Wikipedia article Mother of the Church (Mater Ecclesiae), I was surprised how ancient the title was, and how it was only rediscovered in 1947 by a German Jesuit ...
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Who signed the 1982 Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics?

From the official repository of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (ICBI) we can see the list signers for the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy out of over 300 who attended ...
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