“..this Library is offered as one means to build bridges of understanding, care and compassion in the love of Jesus Christ..” – John Ruffle, Dec 2011
PHILIP SCHAFF: ‘THE HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH ‘ VOLUMES 1 – 8
This important 19th century work is here, complete and in one place, in eight volumes. Schaff was a committed Christian, dedicated to Christian unity and understanding, and a devoted, influential academic in the service of Christ.
- Vol 1 -HISTORY of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH – Apostolic Christianity. A.D. 1-100
- Vol 2 -HISTORY of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH – Ante-Nicene Christianity. A.D. 100-325
- Vol 3 -HISTORY of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH – Nicene and Post-Nicene Christianity. A.D. 311-600
- Vol 4 -HISTORY of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH – Mediaeval Christianity. A.D. 590-1073
- Vol 5 -HISTORY of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH – The Middle Ages. A.D. 1049-1294
- Vol 6 -HISTORY of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH – The Middle Ages. A.D. 1294-1517
- Vol 7 -HISTORY of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH – Modern Christianity. The German Reformation
- Vol 8 -HISTORY of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH – Modern Christianity. The Swiss Reformation
Philiip Schaff’s ANTI-NICENE FATHERS Complete set: Vol 1-10 ( opens in new page)
The RUFFLE HERITAGE LIBRARY “HALL of FAITH” TIME-LINE:
- 1st century: The Didache (late 1st / early 2nd Century Liturgy)*
- 2nd century: [to be added later]
- 3rd century: [to be added later]
- 4th century: Codex Vaticanus (early 4th century N.T. Greek ms.)
- 5th century: Confessions of St. Augustine (354-430)
- 6th century: [to be added later]
- 7th century: [to be added later]
- 8th century: Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of England (indexed)
- 9th century: The Gaster Bible Psalm 64*
- 10th century: [to be added later]
- 11th century: [to be added later]
- 12th century: [to be added later]
- 13th century: Life of St. Francis of Assisi –Paul Sabatier
- 14th century: The Cloud of Unknowing
- 15th century: The Imitation of Christ -Thomas a Kempis
- 16th century: Foxe’s Book of Martyrs -indexed
- 17th century: Practice of the Presence of God -Brother Lawrence
- 17th century: Introducing Madam Guyon: A Searching Heart
- 17th century: Short Method of Prayer –Madam Guyon (1685)
- 17th century: The Pilgrim’s Progress -John Bunyan (1687)
- 18th century: John Wesley’s Journal -(indexed)
- 19th century: The Essentials of Prayer -E. M. Bounds
- 20th century: F. F. Bruce’s Last Essay: The Spirit in Acts
- 21st century: [to be added later]
St. THOMAS AQUINAS (1225-1274)
VATICAN II COUNCIL DOCUMENTS:
We are keen to present the entire 16 documents of Vatican II Council that took place in the 1960s. These documents are of great interest to the entire Church of Christ, and no advanced theological education is complete without consideration of the significance of them, fostering as they do important dialogue between Catholics, Protestants (including Pentecostal, ‘full gospel’, ‘born-again’ and ‘new church’ streams), the Eastern Orthodox and Messianic Jews. Below are two of the most important Council documents, “Lumen Gentium – Dogmatic Constitution on the Church” (1964) and “Dei Verbum -Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation” (1965).
:: Read or download: LUMEN GENTIUM (1964) -English; indexed
:: Read or download: DEI VERBUM (1965) -English; indexed
ANGELS ON ASSIGNMENT:
By Charles & Frances Hunter as told by Roland Buck (1979). This highly inspirational book has a directness and simplicity that activates faith in those that read. It provoked much controversy at the time due to the numerous angelic visitations recounted in the book, yet in my view it remains within the bounds of Scripture. During the 1980s, I bought dozens of copies of this book for my students when I was teaching Bible school in north London. Additionally, from a historical and theological point of view, this account is an important document within the tradition of the Charismatic Renewal movement of the 1960s and 1970s. – John Ruffle.
:: Read or download: INTRODUCTION to Angels On Assignment
:: Read or download: ANGELS on ASSIGNMENT -Roland Buck (1979)
I trust that the volumes so far are proving to be a blessing to those of you who may not have previously had access to all these volumes. All sections of the Messiah’s bride, the Church, have wonderful heritage and colour to offer their separated brethren, and the D. H. Ruffle Memorial Library is offered as one means to build bridges of understanding, care and compassion in the love of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
– John E. Ruffle, 2011, updated May 2019.
* Denotes a document uniquely written and/or edited and typeset for the D.H. Ruffle Memorial Library. May be used freely for study and instruction.