CCEL What's New -- 1994-1997

What's New


  • The Way into the Holiest, by F. B. Meyer, scanned and edited by Larry Hendrickson
  • I've added chapter links for the JFB commentary to the WWSB.
  • I've added thousands of links contributed by Nelson Chin to the WWSB, including three versions of the Greek New Testament. The WWSB now has nearly 20,000 links.
  • HTML, RTF, and Text versions of Calvin's Institutes, Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4
  • Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, by Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset and David Brown. This huge (16 MB) work was carefully digitized and formatted in HTML by Ernie Stefanik. It is currently available as large single files for each book of the Bible -- some as large as 600k. I hope soon to add links in the WWSB to each chapter of the commentary.
  • 24 new Midi files for Southern Harmony, From Peter Irvine. Actually, I've been adding them without comment. About half of them have midi files now.
  • Added a working list of books wanted for the CCEL. This list is still very much under construction.
  • Added an RTF version of the Recognitions of Clement, from the Early Church Fathers ANF-08. In this version, the language has been modernized by Dennis B. Peters.
  • Added Sermon Preached to the Lords upon Easter-day, at the Communion, a sermon by John Donne, typed by Elizabeth T. Knuth.
  • Added The Life and Doctrine of Saint Catherine of Genoa by St. Catherine of Genoa, typed by Kathy Sewell.
Added a narrative about the start of the ccel.
The CCEL CD-ROM has arrived! More information is available.
  • Added Jakob Boehme's The Way to Christ, from several different sources. Of its four parts, Of the Super-Sensual Life was already on the ccel, Of True Repentence and Of True Resignation are from another PD source on the internet, and Of Regeneration was typed by Kathy Sewell. The biography of Boehme is omitted.

    Boehme's works are hard to understand because he uses terminology from borrowed from alchemy in a Christian way. It takes thought and study before you can understand his language. Some say some of his writings are heretical, but he also has had some very strong followers who have found his works inspired and very helpful. He is one of the most important figures in German mysticism, and he became an important figure in English mysticism after being translated and popularized by William Law.

  • Added HTML version of Wesley's Notes on the Bible to the ccel and the wwsb. These are derived from a copyrighted edition produced by Sulu Kelley, and they should not be modified or used commercially without his permission.
  • Added A Little Book of Eternal Wisdom by Henry Suso, typed by Kathy Sewell.
  • Added an HTML version of Training of the Twelve by A. B. Bruce, From the first EBS CD-ROM, to the more books page.
  • Added Geneva Notes to the WWSB
  • Added The True Vine: Meditations for a Month on John 15:1-16 by Rev. Andrew Murray, typed by Kathy Sewell.
  • Added biographies of Benedict and Boehme, from the Encyclopedia Britannica 9th edition, scanned by R.K. Smith.
  • Added The Fire of Love and the Mending of Life by Richard Rolle of Hampole
  • Added Torrey's New Topical Textbook, for finding scripture passages on various topics.
  • Added notes from the Geneva Bible to the World Wide Study Bible.
  • RTF, HTML editions of Book 2 of Calvin's Institutes.
  • Added Table Talk by Martin Luther, typed by Kathy Sewell.
  • Added God's Way of Peace by Horatius Bonar, typed by Kathy Sewell.
  • Put the Early Church Fathers material onto CD-ROM.
  • New HTML version of Augustine's On Christian Doctrine
  • Much improved version of Southern Harmony -- one of the first complete on-line hymnals, complete with printable page scans, full texts midi files, searching, ...
  • First release of the database version of the classic hymnal Southern Harmony. Included are full texts of hymns, midi files, and pdf files. This is an experiment: are on-line hymnals useful? How should they be organized? Please try it out and send me your comments.
  • Added The Deeper Christian Life, a wonderful little book by by Andrew Murray, typed by Kathy Sewell.
  • Added revised html and a new and very nice pdf version of Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton. There are from Tim Middleton.
  • Added an HTML edition of the Early Church Fathers, volume NPNF 2-14, The Seven Ecumencial Councils of the Undivided Church, formatted by Chris Maas.
  • Added Why Four Gospels? by A. W. Pink, typed by Kathy Sewell.
  • Added The Soul of Prayer by P. T. Forsyth, typed by Kathy Sewell, to the "more books" list.
  • Added The Inner Way by John Tauler, typed by Kathy Sewell.
  • Added Union and Communion by J. Hudson Taylor, typed by Kathy Sewell. A delightful little commentary on the Song of Songs.
  • Added The Law and the Saint by A. W. Pink, typed by Kathy Sewell.
  • Added The Godhood of God by A. W. Pink, typed by Kathy Sewell.
  • Fixed the verse indentation problem in the book of Ter Steegen poetry. Fixed some centering problems.
  • Added bios from the Encyclopedia Britannica (9th edition) on Athanasius and Aquinas.
  • Added The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul by Philip Doddridge
  • Added The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi by Brother Ugolino, typed by Kathy Sewell. A delightful book of stories about the doings of St. Francis and his associates.
  • Added Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others by Frances Bevan, typed by Sherry Crann. A book of hymns by members of the Friends of God, a 14th century German mystical Christian movement. Recommended by A.W. Tozer.
  • Added The School of Calvary by J. H. Jowett, typed by Chuck King
  • Added a Biography of John Owen, from the 9th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, from R.K. Smith
  • Added A.W. Pink's The Antichrist, typed by Kathy Sewell, to the "more books" page.
  • Added A. W. Pink's The Doctrine of Justification.
  • Martin Luther's The Large Catechism, tr. F. Bente and W. H. T. Dau
  • Added Spiritual Progress by Fenelon and Guyon, consisting of four or five shorter works put together, including Guyon's "A Simple Method of Prayer". Typed by Kathy Sewell.
    Highly recommended. If I recall correctly, Watchman Nee gave a copy of "Simple Method" to all converts.
  • Added a short biography of Jonathan Edwards, from Mark Browning.
  • Added a modernization of The Song of Angels, a short mystical treatise by Walter Hilton from The Cell of Self-Knowledge. [Does anyone find modernizations in general and this tract in particular useful?]
  • Added Jeremy Taylor's Holy Dying, which, together with Holy Living, was one of the books that affected Wesley. Typed by Kathy Sewell.
  • Added Jeremy Taylor's Holy Living, one of the books that affected John Wesley early in his career. Many rules, suggestions, exercises, and prayers for living a Christian life. Typed by Kathy Sewell.
  • Cell of Self-Knowledge, seven early English mystical treatises edited by Edmund G. Gardner, originally printed by Henry Pepwell in 1521. Included are works by Richard of St. Victor, Catherine of Siena, Margery Kempe, Walter Hilton, and the author of the Cloud of Unknowing.

    These and other books still exhibit some centering bugs resulting from bugs in rtftohtml -- when I get that problem resolved, I'll re-convert the books on the archive.

  • I also added two etexts to the In Process directory: Harris-Briefs.rtf and Nathaniel_Bacon-Spira.html -- The Fearful Estate of Francis Spira by Nathaniel Bacon and "Briefs; or, Addresses in Outline" by Reader Harris, K.C., a methodist minister, published in 1901.
Added a development version of Southern Harmony, the classic American hymnal that introduced hymns such as What Wondrous Love is This. Peter Irvine is entering the midi files and Vic Johanson is typing in the texts.
Added Hannah Whitall Smith's The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life, a simply written and wonderfully inspiring call to a life of faith and trust in God. The text is originally from the Wesley Center, which I proofread and formatted in RTF. The formats available here are RTF, HTML single file, HTML multiple file, text, and zipped versions of the above.

[I'm making progress on the auto format conversions! All of the formats you find were generated from the RTF file with one "make" command. Still some bugs with centering, and spacing, though. Eventually, I'll use style sheets to achieve a better look. rtftohtml is used to generate the html files and netscape (via remote control) to convert to text.]

3/11/97 Added new or revised biographies from Mark Browning:
  • Augustine
  • Aquinas
  • Ambrose
  • Calvin
  • John of the Cross
  • Teresa of Avila
  • Added The Redeemer's Return, by A. W. Pink, typed by Kathy Sewell to the "More Books" page.
  • Added revised HTML version of Theologia Germanica.
  • Added The Possibilities of Prayer, by E.M. Bounds. From the blurb: "Discover for yourself the infinite possibilities of prayer. Chapters like "Answered Prayer," "Prayer Miracles," and "Wonders of God Through Prayer" will help you understand what can be accomplished if we will only pray. A practical, challenging look at prayer and its power.
  • Added Life of St. Declan of Ardmore, tr. P. Power, from Dennis McCarthy, to the "more books" page. Notes from the transcriber: 'The "Life" is a pious (if somewhat embellished and fanciful) account of St. Declan and his fifth century apostleship in southern Ireland beginning a few years prior to St. Patrick's mission. . . . The translator states in his introduction: "we cannot trace the genealogy of the present version beyond middle of the sixteenth century, but...we should not perhaps be far wrong in assigning the first collection of materials to somewhere in the eighth century or in the century succeeding."'
  • Added wonderful PDF versions of The Club of Queer Trades and The Day Boy and the Night Girl, complete with graphics, contributed by Tim Middleton.
  • Added a revised HTML version of B.H. Roberts' Holiness teachings -- The Life and Works of B.T. Roberts.
  • Added Prayer Availeth Much by T.M. Anderson
  • Added The Divine Inspiration of the Bible by A.W. Pink, typed by Kathy Sewell, to the More Books page.
  • Added HTML version of Hilton's Ladder of Perfection. This is an important English book of mystical theology. The language is a bit old fashioned, but if you are patient it's well worth reading.
  • Added an HTML version of Pascal's Pensees, from a text version that was on the internet. This Trotter translation appears from the introduction to the book to have been made in 1907. Pascal's Pensees is considered one of the all-time Christian classics, profitable for reading by non-Christians as well as Christians.
2/14/97 Added a one-volume compendium of Calvin's Commentaries, with
        organized by topic. Available as a multi-file HTML web. Also,
        a new version of Baxter's Saints' Rest, with some typos
        removed, set up as a multi-file HTML web.

1/20/97 Added a "Help wanted" document.

1/18/97 Added an HTML version of Josephus' works to the more books page.

1/17/97 Added a nice HTML version of the works of Josephus, to the
        "more books" page.  Added another sermon of J. Edwards --
        "Many Mansions".

1/11/97 Preliminary RTF markup guidelines for volunteers who convert
        text (or html) documents to RTF for the purposes of this
        archive are available at

1/7/97  Added 14 sermons by Jonathan Edwards, from

        What happened to my link to the George Whitefield sermons? Did
        I delete it accidentally? Or did I forget to add it? I don't
        know.  Anyway, there's a linke to the Whitefield sermons now.

1/6/97  Added a new sermon from Jonathan Edwards --The Importance and 
        Advantage of a Thorough Knowledge of Divine Truth, from Craig

1/5/97  Added to the "more books" page: Harriet N. Cook, The 
        Scripture Alphabet of Animals, Daniel Defoe, Robinson 
        Crusoe, W.M. Ramsay, St. Paul the Traveler and the Roman 
        Citizen, Adam Clarke, Entire Sanctification, A. B. Bruce,
        Training of the Twelve.

        Added link from ccel main page to "The Life of the late Rev. 
        Mr. John Flavel, minister of Dartmouth".

1/4/97  Added a new sermon from Jonathan Edwards -- Christ's Agony,
        contributed by Craig Woods.  I also made an index page for 
        Edwards' sermons.

1/2/97  I've had the complete set of Wesley sermons for some time now,
        the ccel home page pointed to the wrong index page.  That's
        been corrected.

12/28/96 HTML versions of Boehme's Supersensual Life and Law's Spirit
        of Prayer and Spirit of Love.  

12/19/96 Added a link to Dante's Divine Comedy.  Added Andrew
        Thomson's Life of Dr. Owen, indexed on the "more books" page.

        Added links on the "more books" page to some creeds,
        catechisms, confessions, a church order and a liturgy.

        Added A sermon by Flavel, "Christ Altogether Lovely".  I found
        it elsewhere on the web, and now I've forgotten where, but you
        can find it yourself with a search engine.

12/10/96 Added links in the main CCEL page to Cassian's Conferences, 
        Augustine's City of God, which were already present in the 
        Early Church Fathers series.

        Also added nicer indexes for the Whitefield sermons.

12/02/96 Loaded up the Online Bible CD-ROM that was given to me and
        copied all the files to
        It's not really set up yet for convenient access -- I'm not 
        sure the files are presented in such a way that you can 
        really install and use them.  I'll work on this -- in the 
        mean time, if you want to experiment, you're on your own.

        The CD-ROM is designed for windows 3.1 and has a program that 
        claims to "fix most of the problems people have been having 
        using this software under windows 95."

        Contents include: Thompsons Chain Ref, Strongs, Greek and
        Hebrew lexicons, 12 english translations, 30 non-english
        translations, Greek and Hebrew bibles, commentaries including 
        Concise Matthew Henry, Geneva notes, Robertson Word Pictures, 
        John Gill's exposition, Archaeological material, etc.

        Be warned: the entire package is a couple of hundred MB, but
        you don't need to download or install all the modules.

        HELP WANTED.  If someone would be so kind as to create a 
        readme file with instructions for selecting modules, 
        downloading modules over the internet and installing, I'd 
        appreciate it.  I haven't tried the software, so I can't give 
        help at this point.

11/23/96 Added History of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
        a 4-vol set.

11/19/96 Added a link to the works of Josephus, to the "other
        resources" page.

11/15/96 Added the last three volumes of Gibbon's Decline and Fall, in
        in text format, from David Reed, to the "other works" page.

11/11/96 HTML version of Mysticism by Underhill and Theologia
        Germanica.  These were converted automatically by rtftohtml 
        3.01; some bugs in the conversion configuration files have to 
        be worked out yet. But I can just type "make" to re-do the 

11/9/96 Master and Man, by Tolstoy, from the Tolstoy Library,

11/1/96 Lilith, by George Macdonaled, in nicely formatted HTML, from
        an unknown contributor.

10/29/96 Added vol. III of Gibbon's Decline and Fall, in text format,
        1533k, from David Reed, to the "other works" page.

10/19/96 Sermon by Jonathan Edwards, "God's sovereignty in the
        salvation of men," contributed by Patrick Robinson. (I also changed the name of another
        of Edwards' sermons to "The end of the wicked contemplated"
        from "The Torments of the Wicked in Hell, No Occasion of Grief
        to the Saints in Heaven" -- the latter was really a subtitle.

10/17/96 Vol. II of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 
        text format, 1789k, from David Reed. Added to the "other 
        works" page.

10/16/96 Mysticism, by Evelyn Underhill, in RTF format.  I'll convert
        it to HTML and text when I get a chance.  1889k.

10/11/96 Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol I
        of six, in a nicely formatted text file.  From David Reed.  The link is on the "more books" 
        page.   More volumes are said to be forthcoming.

10/9/96 Three more computer-generated HTML volumes of the Early Church
        Fathers:  NPNF1-05, NPNF1-12, NPNF2-12.

10/7/96 A new version of Theologia Germanica.  I've added preface,
        translator's notes, footnotes, etc.  Only available in RTF
        at this time, HTML and Text when I can get rtf2html to handle

        Winhelp versions of the reaming volumes of the ECF series.

10/3/96 WinHelp versions of the first 6 volumes of the ECF series,
        from Maged Kamel.  The rest are forthcoming.

        Added two works by Jonathan Edwards: Treatise on Grace, and a
        sermon entitled The Torments of the Wicked in Hell, No
        Occasion of Grief to the Saints in Heaven. Contributed by
        Craig Woods.

10/2/96 A nice HTML edition of the first volume of the Early Church
        Fathers series by Brian Guest, and programmatically-generated
        HTML versions of NPNF2-01, NPNF2-03, NPNF2-04, NPNF2-07, and
        NPNF2-10. Progress on the Early Church Fathers!  

9/26/96 Sermon by Jonathan Edwards: "God Glorified in Man's
        Dependence," from the Banner of Truth Works volumes,
        contributed by Craig Woods.

9/19/96 Four volumes of the Early CHurch Fathers in HTML.  Three of
        were done programmatically -- ANF-01, ANF-04, and NPNF1-02.
        One of them (NPNF2-11, Cassian et al) is a wonderful work 
        by Liz Knuth complete with 
        footnotes, proofreading, and some additions. The footnotes 
        are even linked to the actual cross-reference, where possible!  

9/12/96 HTML version of NPNF1-02, Augustine's City of God and On
        Christian Doctrine.

9/6/96  Added a sermon by Jonathan Edwards, "A Divine and Supernatural
        Light, immediately imparted to the soul by the spirit of God,
        Shown to be both scriptural and rational doctrine".  Edwards' 
        epistemology was far more accomodating to religious belief,
        far deeper in its understanding of faith as the evidence of
        things unseen, and (I think) far better than what is commonly 
        found today. But a revolution in modern epistemology is underway...

9/3/96  Added Plotinus' Enneads and James' Varieties of Religious
        Experience, from a PD source.  These texts are indexed on the
        secondary list mentioned below.

8/27/96 Re-arranged a bit; made a separate list of books that are not
        on the classics list (  Moved a
        couple of works to the not-quite-classic list (or classic and
        relevant but not Christian or not of the right sort for other
        reasons).  Add links to a couple of off-site books to the 
        secondary list, e.g. a Spanish critical edition of all of the 
        works of John of the Cross and Theresa Avila.
        Eventually I'll set up a database of references so I can automatically
        construct various lists; for now, this not-quite-ideal setup.
8/13/96 Updated the FAQ. I'm on a partial vacation this month and I'll
        be very busy with teaching in September and October.  I do 
        have some books in the works, though--Calvin's commentaries 
        on Acts and Romans, a volume of selections of Calvin's 
        commentaries, and Evelyn Underhill's classic study "Mysticism".

8/10/96 Removed Tozer's Pursuit of God, after someone sent me a 
        message saying that it is not in the public domain.

7/31/96 Added about 10 books by Tolstoy, from The Tolstoy Library,
        Also some bibliographic and critical essays, which are
        not in the CCEL page at the moment but can be accessed by FTP.

7/29/96 Added D.L. Sayers' Catholic Tales and Christian Songs, scanned
        by John Ockerbloom.

        Added HTML versions of Guyon's Autobiography.  Tried out 
        RTFtoHTML 3.01--which looks great.  I've also added HTML
        versions of several volumes of the Early Church Fathers over
        the past months.

        Added links to works by Benedict, Emerson, Woolman.

7/25/96 Added Foxe's Book of Martyrs, from a public-domain source.

7/3/96  HTML version of Paradise Lost, from a public-domain source.

6/20/96 Added Treatise Written to a Devout Man, by Walter Hilton, in
        HTML, with and without forms.  

6/18/96 Added E.M. Bounds' classic Power through Prayer, scanned from
        the Baker reprint edition, in paged HTML. 
        Added Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground, text format, 
        from a well known source of plain vanilla ASCII etexts.

6/17/96 Added PDF version of Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 1.

5/29/96 Added J.C. Robertson's Sketches of Church History... to the
        larger list (all.html). From James E. Kiefer

5/20/96 Added Flavel's "Method of Grace in the Gospel Redemption; Owen's
        Of Communion with God, A Vindication of some Passages in a 
        Discourse concerning Communion with God, and Two short 
        Catechisms; Watson's Lord's Prayer and Ten Commandments; and 
        Calvin's commentary on Malachi in text and zip formats, from 
        a contributor.

4/26/96 Added a Frequently Asked Questions document.

4/17/96 HTML version of HERETICS, courtesy Arthur Klassen

4/15/96 HTML version of Darby's Synopsis for Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

4/8/96  Added Flavel's "The Fountain of Life opened up:...", a
        collection of 42 sermons [1.4MB].  Added Dostoevsky's Brothers
        Karamozov and Crime and Punishment, as 2 and 1.4 MB text 
        files respectively. There's a few hours' reading...

4/3/96  With all of that fine new disk space, I was able to add the 
        excite search engine.  Now you can search the entire archive. 

4/1/96  Added text version of All of Grace by Spurgeon.  Finished
        restoring WWSB after files (and recent backups) were deleted.
        Added 45 more links.

3/29/96 NEWS!  Got the 4 gig hard drive.  Now I can start adding
        things again.  
        Added an html version of MacDonald's "At the Back of the 
        North Wind." Also the Swiss Family Robinson, available from 
        the "comprehensive" page. Also HTML version of ANF-03, one of 
        the volumes of the early church fathers.

3/21/96 Working on separating the list into "all books" and "select
        classics".  Added Luther's Preface to Romans to the all-books
        list. (The all books list is not yet reachable by any links.)

        Also lost most of the WWSB database recently--most of it can
        be re-created without too much difficulty, though.

3/7/96  Added new HTML version of Calvin's commentary on Genesis 1-23.

2/24/96 Added a text version of Calvin's _Institutes_, book 4; also
        Calvin's commentary on Haggai. WWSB now has about 12000 links.  
        The CCEL server is getting 10,000-12,000 accesses per day.

2/19/96 HTML version of Darby's Synopsis--all of the NT except the

2/13/96 Added Heretics by GK Chesterton in text format, scanned by 
        Martin Ward.

2/8/96  Added The Holy War and Grace Abounding by John Bunyan.  Also
        added Pilgrim's Progress--both books 1 and 2.  Previously it
        had been only book 1.

1/24/96 Added several works by William Law:  
        An Humble, Earnest, and Affectionate Address to the Clergy
        An Appeal to all that Doubt the Truths of the Gospel
        The Nature and Extent of the Lord's Supper and Redemption
        The Way to Divine Knowlege
        Of Justification by Faith and Works
        A Collection of Letters on Several Occasions
        The Grounds and Reasons of Christian Regeneration
        The Spirit of Love
        The Spirit of Prayer

        All typed by Warner White.

1/18/96 Added Teresa's Interior Castle, in RTF, scanned from the
        Peers translation; added Pursuit of God, by A. W. Tozer.

1/3/96  Added Rutherford, A Selection from his Letters, from anonymous

        Added a link to Summa Theologica from the New Advent Catholic
        web page.

1/2/96  Added a link to "The Pursuit of God" by A.W. Tozer.  

        Installed revision of World Wide Study Bible--now based on
        a database, with 7898 links.  

        Also, more volumes of the Early Church Fathers are appearing 
        in HTML, but I'm not going to write them all in here.

12/12/95 HTML versions of Excellency of Christ by Edwards and 23 Tales
        by Tolstoy.

12/9/95 NPNF Series I, volume X, in HTML format.

12/5/95 Added The Saints' Everlasting Rest by Richard Baxter, scanned
        and formatted by Brad Haugaard.

11/29/95 Added The Confession of St. Patrick, translated by Ludwig
        Bieler, scanned by Michael K. Johnson, and De Contemptu 
        Mundi, by St.  Eucheris of Lyons, Tr. Henry Vaughan, from The 
        St. Pachomius Library.

11/22/95 Added the Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich,
        scanned by John Ockerbloom.

10/27/95 Added the entire Early Church Fathers--the significant
        writings of the Church up to the year 800.  Most of the
        contents of 38 volumes is included, making up about 80 MB of
        data.  From the Electronic Bible Society's first CD-ROM.
        These works all need to be split up into html files of up to
        about 50K--if you want to help out, please let me know.

10/24/95 Added The Club of Queer Trades, fiction by GK Chesterton,
        in HTML.

10/23/95 Added Calvins institutes, books 2 and 3.  Also added Calvin's
        commentaries on Hebrews, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, and Zephaniah.
        All are text files from a single (prolific) source.

        I have also acquired the Electronic Bible Society CD-ROM,
        with the entire 39-volume church fathers.  This will hopefully
        go on-line soon.

10/7/95 CCEL moved to Wheaton College.  It is being served up by 
        a (mostly) dedicated Sparcstation 5.  Current access rate
        is approaching 10,000 accesses per day; I hope that the 
        new server will support a 10-fold increase in access rate,
        which should be sufficient for the near future.  Thanks
        to Wheaton College for providing the server.

9/15/95 Added proofread pdf, RTF versions of Theologia Germanica

9/14/95 Added nicely-formatted multi-file HTML versions of St. Teresa
        of Avila's Way and Life, from Roberto Pirastu. Searching
        won't work before the move to Wheaton college occurs.:

8/16/95 I've moved to Wheaton College.  The CCEL will be moving in 
        a couple of months. 
        Added:  four more volumes of Calvin's commentaries:  Hosea,
        Joel, Amos, Obadiah.  Text format.  (Anyone want to convert
        them to HTML?)  Also 
        - Book 1 of Calvin's Institutes in text format.
        - On the Worship of God, John Owen, txt
        - Christologia, John Owen, txt

7/24/95 Added 1&2 Thessalonians to Darby's Synopsis, from Doug Nicolet

7/21/95 Added pdf versions of Teresa's Life, Ruysbroeck's Adornment,
        Tolstoy's 23 Tales, and Hilton's Ladder.

7/18/95 Added Wesley's hymnbook, from John Harris.  The
        original, as well as some other methodist resources,
        on his home page,

7/11/95 Added HTML version of The Day Boy and the Night Girl by G.
        MacDonald courtesy Henry Churchyard.

7/10/95 Added the Life of Teresa of Avila, RTF version.  Scanned from
        the Peers translation.

7/7/95  Added the entire collection of Wesley sermons, in html, indexed
        by number and by title.  Text files from the Wesley Center for
        Applied Theology.

6/28/95 Added the Apocrypha to the WWSB (King James Version).

6/26/95 Added Calvin's commentary on Genesis (volume II), text
        version, from an anonymous contributor.
6/24/95 Added The Day Boy and the Night Girl, by George MacDonald,
        scanned by Tim Middleton. 
        Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, a sermon by Jonathan Edwards.  
        Two more sections of Darby's Synopsis of the whole Bible courtesy
        Doug Nicolet:  1 Timothy and 2 Timothy. 
        "The Christian's Great Interest" by William Guthrie, first published 
        in 1668.

        Paged HTML version of A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy
        Life, by William Law (highly recommended).

        (Finally got some time to catch up!)

6/14/95 Added St. Ephraim of Syria's "The Pearl" from teh St.
        Pachomius library.

6/6/95  Added a link to a German-English Parallel Bible, from 
        Dieter Goebel

6/5/95  Added HTML version of Calvin's commentary on Genesis.  One
        enormous HTML file--will try to page it later.

5/26/95 Added HTML version of "On the Incarnation" by St. Athanasius.
        Text version from Paul Halsall; html by Tim Hawes
5/24/95 Added quickie html version of the Way of Perfection by St.
        Teresa.  Paged version to come.  Put in parts of Darby's
        Synopsis of the Bible, a project in progress of Doug Nicolet.

5/9/95  Added text version of A brief Declaration and Vindication of
        The Doctrine of the Trinity, by John Owen. Scanned by an 
        anonymous contributor.

5/8/95  Added HTML version of Pilgrim's Progress, by Jim Milligan.
        Added Calvin's commentary on Genesis, scanned by an 
        anonymous contributor.

5/2/95  Added The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila in RTF
        version, scanned from public domain Peers translation.  
        Added On Christian Doctrine by St. Augustine, text version.
        From an anonymous contributor.

4/6/95  Added The Doctrine of Justification by Faith and Evidences
        of the Faith of God's Elect, by John Owen, scanned from a
        Banner of Truth facsimile edition by an anonymous contributor.

4/5/95  Added Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, by John
        Calvin, scanned from an uncopyrighted Eerdmans edition
        by another anonymous contributor.

3/30/95 Added text version of "The Supersensual Life," by Jacob Boehme,
        scanned by John Richards.

3/29/95 Added text version of _Theologia Germanica_, from an 1893
        edition, courtesy John Richards.

3/27/95 Added Twenty-Three Tales by Tolstoy, initially in RTF format.
        Scanned from 1907 edition.  Also Hitchcock's Bible Names
        Dictionary, text version typed by Brad Haugaard.

3/24/95 Added Walter Hilton's Scale (or Ladder) of Perfection,
        initially in RTF format.  Added a proofread RTF version of 
        Law's Serious Call.  

3/21/95 Added The Light Princess, by George MacDonald, from Michael
        K. Johnson. 

3/7/95  Added hypertext table of contents and better paging to
        Augustine's confessions.

3/3/95  New version of The Spiritual Exercises.  Now it has a good,
        paged table of contents.

2/21/95 The Anonymous Assistant strikes again, this time with an HTML
        version of Till He Come.  Take a look--these are very
        inspiring communion meditations.

2/18/95 Added acrobat versions (pdf) of many of the books.  Get your
        own free Acrobat Reader v2.0 from Adobe (

2/10/95 Added a collection of sermons by John Wesley, from the
        Memorial University of Newfoundland gopher.

1/31/95 Added paged HTML version of Wisdom of Father Brown, 
        formated by the dreaded Anonymous Assistant.

1/30/95 Modified Innocence to use the pager on individual stories.

1/27/95 Fixed Enchiridion (Handbook on Faith, Hope, Love) footnotes. 
        Fixed imagemapping pointer to "Practice of presence".

1/26/95 Added A Spiritual Canticle by St. John of the Cross.
        Available with and without modernization of the text by
        updating Thee's and Thou's, etc.

1/20/95 Added the World Wide Study Bible initial verison.

1/17/95 Added HTML version of The Innocence of Father Brown, formatted
        by an anonymous assistant.

1/16/95 Added the Autobiography of George Fox, in text, HTML, and RTF

1/11/95 Added a pointer on the CCEL page to the (experimental) vocal
        music web, maintained by Greg Scheer.

1/3/95  Added Dialog of Catherine of Siena, in text, RTF, and paged
        HTML.  The language has been modernized by eliminating the
        "thee and thou" case. 

12/21/94 Added paged HTML version of "Of Prayer" by John Calvin, with
        illustration and active outline.
        Added "The Innocence of Father Brown," from an unnamed but
        well-known source of public domain plain vanilla ascii etexts.

12/20/94 Fixed cross references in Easton's Bible Dictionary

12/19/94 Paged HTML version of Religious Affections.  Very long but
        very worthwhile.

12/16/94 Paged HTML version of The Practice of the Presence.

12/14/94 Paged HTML version of The Man Who Was Thursday. Fixed
        footnotes in Confessions, Uniformity. Revised hypercard
        edition of the Confessions.  Minor tweak to pager.cgi.

12/4/94  Added a modern translation of The Imitation of Christ,
        available in RTF, text, and paged HTML.  This is the book
        I've been most eager to offer.  Now you see why I didn't
        ever finish proofreading and formatting those other 
        translations.  Scanned from a 1940 edition whose copyright
        was not renewed.

11/29/94 Removed the encyclicals.  These are archived and nicely
        indexed at the archive of Catholic documents.

11/23/94 Added "The Necessity of Prayer," by E.M. Bounds, in RTF, 
        text, and paged HTML versions.  Scanned from an uncopyrighted
        Baker Book House edition.

11/22/94 Added pointers in the index page for 150 Papal Encyclicals
        from a local BBS.  Since these aren't really a perfect fit 
        for the Christian Classics Ethereal Library, they may be here
        only temporarily, especially if another internet archive
        stores them and indexes them nicely.  

11/21/94 Added Hypercard expanded book version of Pusey's translation
        of Augustine's confessions.  

11/18/94 Made the index page for Easton's Bible Dictionary
        hierarchical and used pager to access individual definitions.
        Still lots of work to do on ebd, though.

11/7/94  Paged HTML version of On Loving God by St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
        Text version from Paul Halsall 

10/28/94 Paged HTML version of Enchiridion (Handbook on Faith, Hope,
        and Love).

10/25/94 Fixed footnotes in Augustine's Confessions.

10/24/94 Text version of Ascent of Mount Carmel.  Thanks to Mark

10/14/94 Paged HTML version of uniformity.  Hey, this pager business
        seems to be pretty nice.

10/13/94 Development version of pager script.  Spiritual exercises set
        up for paging.  

        Added cover page for "confessions".  Set up access to the 
        confessions through the pager, though footnotes are not yet
        working.  In this case, one book per page, but it's better
        than the whole thing in one document...

10/7/94 Changes to Matthew Henry Commentary:  accepts lower case
        references, accepts references without chapter number

10/5/94 Preliminary HTML version of Easton's Bible Dictionary.
        No searching yet.  (Or should I call it "The Illustrated 
        Bible Dictionary Without Illustrations"?

9/30/94 Added "Wisdom of Father Brown" by G. K. Chesterton, from  Add subject/author index.

9/29/94 Fixed a couple of bugs in the Matthew Henry Commentary.  Made
        it possible to access the commentary even if you don't have
        forms.  Perl program used to format the commentary into HTML
        is also now available, as  Wow, perl may get
        the job done, but it sure is ugly...

9/26/94 Added text version of Ruysbroeck's _Adornment..._.

9/24/94 Added development version of The Concise Matthew Henry
        Commentary. It is accessed from the (also new) Reference
        bookshelf.  Still under development.

9/20/94 Added file formats information page. Started work on reference
        bookshelf. (Big step for me-->first pointer to off-site

9/15/94 Added HTML version and cover page for "Ascent of Mount Carmel"
        by St. John of the Cross (thanks to John Ockerbloom).  
        Also added an experimental web on choral music, including 
        hymns and classics, with words, midi files, quicktime 
        movies, and gif and postscript files of music.  If you want 
        to give feedback and suggestions, you can give it a try at
        "". At this point it is
        mainly a skeleton for evaluation--would it be useful to you?

9/12/94 Added "The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage and other
        works" by John of Ruysbroeck, 12th century Flemish
        mystic. Translated by C.A. Wynschenk, introduction by 
        Evelyn Underhill. Published 1916 by Dent in London. International 
        copyright unknown (when did Wynschenk die?). Download in 
        the US only, please. Filename adornment1.0.RTF.

9/6/94  Added "this morning" and "this evening" buttons to Spurgeon's
        Morning and Evening.  Put them in your hot list! Also, a
        1-file html version of Morning and Evening with section
        anchors and proper italics.

9/2/94  Added top-level "tools" directory, and in it, a tool that is 
        supposed to be able to display RTF files on unix/motif.  I
        haven't been able to test it.  Anyone have success?

8/25/94 Added "Religious Affections" by Jonathan Edwards.  Scanned
        from the 1851 printing of the Worcester edition.  Text and
        RTF versions available. Added recommended readings bookshelf.

8/24/94 Added Greg Scheer's Winter 94 choral music catalog.  It is
        located in ../music/scheer/00WINTER_94_CATALOG.

8/19/94 Added text version of "On Prayer".  Revised HTML version of
        Dark Night and added cover page.

8/17/94 Added "On Prayer" by John Calvin, Book III chapter XX of the
        Institutes, prayer0.9.RTF.  Scanned from Beveridge's 1845
        translation; edited by James Keiffer and Harry Plantinga.

8/15/94 Added text version and html cover page for "Absent from the Body."

8/10/94 Added text version of Dark Night.

8/9/94  Added Light, Life, and Love, by W. R. Inge,
        light_life_love1.0.RTF. Scanned from a 1904 Methuen & Co. 
        (London) edition.  Public domain in the US, but 
        international copyright unknown.  Please do not download 
        outside the US. If anyone knows how to determine the 
        international copyright status, let me know

8/8/94  Added Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, by John Milton.  
        Retrieved from Wiretap.  Edited Exercises cover page.

8/5/94  Added Uniformity postscript version.  Added text version of 
        The Man Who Was Thursday.

8/2/94  Split out "Death's Duel" from Donne's Devotions, and added it
        as a separate book.  Cleaned up formatting of HTML Devotions,
        added cover pic. 

8/1/94  Added HTML version of THe Man who was Thursday and Dark Night
        of the Soul, courtesy John.Ockerbloom.
        Added absent_body1.0.RTF, Absent from the Body, a sermon by
        Jonathan Edwards.

7/21/94 Revised Spiritual Exercises HTML format, to include a table of
        contents and to clean up the formatting some. Added text version
        and info page for Uniformity.

7/20/94 Removed Thornton's "Fruits of the Spirit" from the HTML index.
        This is believed to represent an increase in the average quality
        of the texts listed in the index. (It's still available via FTP.)

7/19/94 Added "Dark Night of the Soul" by St. John of the Cross, in RTF
        format, dark_night0.9.RTF.  Scanned from uncopyrighted 1959 
        Image Books edition.  Two great titles in two short days for 
        one low price!  Also finished HTML author index--you can access
        most everything from the web. Added info for two books: "The
        Man who was Thursday" and "Fruits of the Spirit".

7/18/94 Added "The Man Who Was Thursday," by G. K. Chesterton. Published
        in the US in 1960 without a copyright notice.  "A wild, mad, 
        hilarious, and profoundly moving tale."  thursday1.0.RTF.
        Removed "Practice of the Presence"--uncertain of copyright status.
        Reorganized archive:  now you can access most every book from the
        "books" (alias HTML) subdirectory.

7/15/94 Added an HTML version of "On the Christian Life."

7/14/94 Added a text version of "On the Christian Life," by John Calvin.

7/13/94 Added "On the Christian Life," by John Calvin, actually Book III,
        Chapters VI to X, in RTF/calvin/christian_life.RTF.  Deleted pdf 
        files.  Only 4 downloads, and some of them were by me.

7/12/94 Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises is the most popular work!  Surprised
        me anyway.  Added a postscript version of the _Exercises_.

7/8/94  Added Morning and Evening, by C. H. Spurgeon, in HTML multi-file 

7/5/94  Added "The Practice of the Presence of God," by Brother Lawrence,
        in text/bro_lawrence/practice_of_presence.txt; "A Serious Call to
        a Devout and Holy Life," by William Law, in text/law/a_serious_call.txt;
        a collection of hymns edited by John Wesley, in 
        ../music/john_wesley/hymns.txt.  These documents were scanned by 
        John Harris, Bristol, England.

7/1/94  Added Ascent of Mt. Carmel, by St. John of the Cross.  In 
        RTF/john_of_the_cross/ascent_of_mt_carmel0.0.RTF.  One of the
        all-time classics of mystical theology by "the greatest of all
        mystical theologians" (Thomas Merton).

6/22/94 Two Charles Wesley hymn texts:  Christ, Whose Glory fills the skies;
        God of my life, whose gracious power

6/21/94 Two Charles Wesley hymn texts:  Love divine, all loves excelling; 
        Jesus, Lover of my soul.

6/20/94 Two Charles Wesley hymn texts:  O for a thousand tongues to sing;
        Rejoice, the Lord is King!

6/17/94 Two Charles Wesley hymn texts:  Suffering Son of Man, be Near me;
        Christ the Lord is risen today.

6/16/94 Two Charles Wesley hymn texts in ../music/classic_hymns/charles_wesley.
        Come Thou long expected Jesus; Hark! the herald Angels sing.

6/8/94  (back from vacation!) Uploaded all_of_grace1.0.RTF.gz, a proof-read 
        version of Spurgeon's All of Grace.

5/26/94 Uploaded text version of Till He Come, till1.0.txt.

5/23/94 Uploaded new version of kempis_imitation.HTML (still one file though).

5/20/94 Uploaded uniformity1.0.RTF.

5/17/94 Uploaded uniformity0.8.RTF, "Uniformity With God's Will," by 
        St. Alphonsus de Ligouri.  This is scanned from an uncopyrighted 
        1977 edition published by Tan Books in the US.  

        Uploaded exercises1.0.RTF, "The Spiritual Exercises of St. 
        Ignatius of Loyola."

5/12/94 Uploaded confessions_outler1.0.pdf

5/11/94 Uploaded donne_devotions1.1.pdf and chesterton_orthodoxy1.0.pdf.
        PDF is a reasonably nice file format--even with hyperlinks.  But 
        does anyone use it?

5/10/94 Uploaded Exercises0.2.RTF, The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of
        Loyola.  Scanned from a 1914 New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons edition.
        Added copyright info for Orthodoxy.

5/5/94  Uploaded new version of Spurgeon's Till He Come:
        RTF/spurgeon/till_he_come1.0.RTF.  Uploaded Hooker's "A learned
        Discourse of Justification, Works, and how the Foundation of
        Faith is Overthrown," from Christia listserv.

5/3/94  Added some copyright info to 00Abstracts file.  Advertised the
        setext books in comp.sys.mac.misc.

4/29/94 Added RTF/spurgeon/Till_He_Come0.5.RTF.gz.  A collection of 
        communion meditations.  About 1/2 proofread.

4/28/94 Added a collection of books in setext format and Easy View 2.44 
        viewer.   An experiment with another bookreading platform.  In 
        the macintosh/setext directory.

4/26/94 Replace chesterton_orthodoxy.html with a revised version, split up
        into chapters.

4/25/94 Added text/edwards/Excellence_of_Christ.txt, a sermon by Jonathan
        Edwards.  (From christia listserv).

4/22/94 Added draft HTML versions of Orthodoxy, Imitation of Christ, and 
        Donne's Devotions.  Also added norwind.txt (from wiretap).

4/21/94 Added source code for two Newton books and a postscript version of All
        of Grace.

4/15/94 Added All_of_Grace0.2.RTF.

4/13/94 Added If Monks had Macs hypercard stacks from sumex.

4/12/94 Added Donne's Devotions v1.1 in RTF form.

4/8/94  Set up wu-ftpd logging ftpd server.