German Bible

Sechs Bucher Vom Wahren Christenthum

Year 1832
Pages 1156
Binding Leather
Condition Very Good
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Georg W. Mentz und Sohn. 1832, Philadelphia, 1832. Lg. 8vo. 2 parts in one.. With 2 copper-engraved added titles and 63 full-page woodcut emblems of high quality (one depicts a printing press, another a type-case). Contemporary calf, with red calf spine label. At some later date over 180 brass studs were placed on both covers, forming geometric patterns at the 4 corners and the center. Also added are fore-edge clasps. Sechs Bucher vom Wahren Christenthum, welche handeln von heilsamer Busse, herzlicher Reue und Leid uber die Sunde, und wahrem Glauben, auch heiligem Leben und Wandel der rechten wahren Christen. Mit beygefugtem Lebenslauf des sel. Autors, ingleichen kurzen Gebeten nach jedem Capitel, Morgen- und Abendsegen auf alle tage in der Woche, und nothigen Registern, auch schonen Sinnbildern, nebst dessen Paradiesgartlein. Johann ARNDT, 1832, Six books of the true Christenthum together with the same Paradisgaertlein. With neuinventirten copper and explanations Gebetern produced the same in addition as also again and a Vorrede given change from Adam STRUENSEE. ARNDT, Johanncordial regret and wrong over the sin, and true faith, also holy life and change of the right true Christians.also beautiful symbols, together with its Paradiesgaertlein..Original calf boards in , decorated with wonderful brass rivets. Marbled endpapers. Steel engraving frontispiece. Almost 9.5 inches in height. 4 inches thick! Love the rivets on boards. Weak at hinges which is to be expected for a 1832 4 inches in height. All pages in binding. Some foxing throught. Gorgeous steel engravings throught the book. All boards attached. Leather latches still attached althought i dont see them still working.Worn at hinges, rubbing, a few rivets missing but excellent condition. All boards are still attached. A wonderful piece. Very powerful with the rivets, the leather is nice and thick. Makes a wonderful impression on display. Very soft leather. Marbled endpapers with some white tape in the middle. Published in Philadelphia, Pa George W. Mentz 1832., 1832.First edition of this publisher. Both published in 1832 by Mentz and with their separate title pages (941 pages and 230 pages) . Text is in German. Fascinting woodcuts showing printing printing presses, type cases, some kind of ancient flying saucer? and more! Wonderful detailed engravings. A nice collectible 174 years old. Author Johann Arndt (Hymn-Writer) Born: December 27, 1555 - Ballensted, Anhalt, Germany; Died: 1621 = The German Lutheran theologian, Johann Arndt, studied in several universities. He was at Helmstadt in 1576; at Wittenberg in 1577. At Wittenberg the crypto-Calvinist controversy was then at its height, and he took the side of Melanchthon and the crypto-Calvinists. He continued his studies in Strassburg, under the professor of Hebrew, Johannes Pappus, a zealous Lutheran, the crown of whose life's work was the forcible suppression of Calvinistic preaching and worship in the day, and who had great influence over him. In Basel, again, he studied theology under Simon Sulzer, a broad-minded divine of Lutherah sympathies, whose aim was to reconcile the churches of the Helvetic and Wittenberg confessions. In 1581 he went back to Ballenstedt, but was soon recalled to active life by his appointment to the pastorate at Badeborn in 1583. After some time his Lutheran tendencies exposed him to arouse anger of the authorities, who were of the Reformed Church. Consequently, in 1590 he was deposed for refusing to remove some fixtures from his church and discontinue the use of exorcism at baptism. He found an asylum in Quedlinburg (1590), and afterwards was transferred to St Martin's church at Brunswick in 1599. Arndt's fame rests on his writings. These were mainly of a mystical and devotional kind, and were inspired by St Bernard, J Tauler and Thomas Kempis. His principal in work, Wahres Christentum (1606-1609), which has been translated into most European languages, has served as the foundation of many books of devotion, both Roman Catholic and Protestant. Arndt here dwells upon the mystical union between the believer and Christ, and endeavours, by drawing attention to Christ's or e in His people, to correct the purely forensic side of the reformation theology, which paid almost exclusive attention with the little anonymous book, Deutsche Theologie. He published an edition of it and called attention to its merits a special preface. After Wahres Christentum, his best-known work is Paradiesgartlein aller christlichen Tugenden, which was published in 1612. Several of his sermons are published in R. Nesselmann's Ubers. u. die Entw. d. chr. Predigt (1858). Arndt has always been held in very high repute by the German Pietists. The founder of Pietism, Philipp Jakob Spener, repeatedly called attention to him and his writings, and even went so far as to compare him with Plato! A collected edition of his works was published in Leipzig in 1734. A valuable account of Arndt is to be found in Aschmann's Essai sur la vie, etc., de J. Arndt. 1156 pages ( 924 + 232)