Library of Religious Studies

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main… and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.
— Walt Disney

The religious titles from Westphalia Press are numerous and diverse. They range far and wide and include religious architecture, the occult, first hand accounts of Islam and Buddhism, rare volumes on the Quakers and Unitarians, important Catholic and Jewish works. Like all Westphalia Press books, they have been selected for possible use in courses, as policy background, and with the advice of those working at the coal face in the field. Judging by the interest shown by seminarians and clergy, they meet a need for texts that have long been unavailable, priced beyond the means of the very people who could find them most useful. And we cannot deny their interest as well for the ambitious general reader who seeks to enlarge perspectives, satisfy curiosity, and explore worlds not their own. In short, they are an adventure in faith.

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威斯特伐利亚出版社(Westphalia Press)拥有许多不同种类的宗教藏书。藏书范围很广,包括宗教建筑、神秘学、伊斯兰教和佛教的第一手资料、关于贵格会和一神论者的稀有著作、重要的天主教和犹太教作品。与威斯特伐利亚出版社的所有书籍一样,它们能被用于课程、作为政策背景以及在从事该领域实际工作的人员的建议下加以使用。从神学院学生和神职人员的兴趣来看,藏书满足了对文本的需求,这些文本长期以来无法获得,并且定价超出了最能获益的那部分人的承受能力。对于那些试图扩大视野、满足好奇心、探索其他世界的普遍热心读者而言,我们也认可他们对这类藏书的兴趣。简而言之,它们是一次信仰的奇遇。

The Life of Hiuen-Tsiang: By the Shaman Hwui Li

Hiuen-Tsiang, also known as Xuanzang, was a Chinese Buddhist monk, traveler, researcher, and translator of the seventh century. Born in 602, he was primarily known for his travels to Southeast Asia, in what is now known as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh,…

“Our Father”: The Lord’s Prayer for Our Persecutors

by Charles L. Manto Purchase Color Edition in Print or Kindle   |  Purchase Greyscale Edition in Print “As sometimes happens, this new perception of the prayer opens a window of new possibilities…an invitation to new ways of prayer and of action…

Spiritualism: A Popular History from 1847

by Joseph Martin McCabe Purchase Joseph Martin McCabe was born on November 12, 1867. At the age of 15 he began training in the Franciscan order, and in 1890 was ordained. He was praised for his excellent scholarly work, especially in…

Friends in the Seventeenth Century

by Charles Evans Purchase When introducing his work, Charles Evans wrote the following, “The motive that has prompted the preparation of the present work, has been the hope that, by thus bringing the substance of the principal parts of the narratives…

A Visit to a Gñani: From Adam’s Peak to Elephanta

by Virginia Huntington Robie Purchase Virginia Huntington Robie was born on October 18, 1868 in Salmon Falls, New Hampshire. She enjoyed the immense benefits of education throughout her childhood, and she went on to attend the School of Decorative Design at…

Ancient Stained and Painted Glass

by Frederick Sydney Eden Purchase Frederick Sydney Eden (1859-1950) became well known for his significant writings on the subject of stained glass. Previously, he was a lawyer, but had gotten caught up in some fraud regarding an estate, which landed him…

The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America: Volume II

by John Fiske Purchase John Fiske was born on March 30, 1842 in Hartford, Connecticut as Edmund Fiske Green. Fiske was raised by his paternal grandmother who enjoyed an excellent education, learning Latin and Greek at a very early age, moving…

The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America: Volume I

by John Fiske Purchase John Fiske was born on March 30, 1842 in Hartford, Connecticut as Edmund Fiske Green. Fiske was raised by his paternal grandmother who enjoyed an excellent education, learning Latin and Greek at a very early age, moving…

The Soul of a People

by H. Fielding Hall Purchase The Soul of a People was originally released in 1898. Written by Harold Fielding Hall, a British official sent to Burma (now Myanmar) to take part in the Burma Commission. Hall lived for many years in…

Masonry and Protestantism

by Susanna Hopkins Mason Purchase Social history as a corrective to a historiography is often too limited to diplomacy and wars. It began an upward trajectory as early as the 1930s, but it remains constrained by the frustrating cost and availability…

The Durable Satisfactions of Life

by Charles William Eliot Purchase Born into a wealthy Boston family, Eliot was fortunate enough to concentrate on his studies and have the ability to attend Boston Latin School, and then later graduate from Harvard University in 1853. However, after the…

Early Quaker Education in Pennsylvania

by Thomas Woody PhD Purchase Born on September 3, 1891, in Thorntown, Indiana, to a Quaker family. Woody would remain in Indiana for his B.A., which he obtained from Indiana University. Later he could go on to earn his PhD in…

The London Friends’ Meetings

by William Beck and Thomas Frederick Ball Purchase The London Friends’ Meetings is a significant expansion on a lecture given by William Beck in 1856, “The London Friends’ Meeting-houses and Their Associations.” Co-author, Thomas Frederick Ball spent a great time doing…

Old Quaker Meeting-Houses

by John Russell Hayes Purchase John Russell Hayes (1866-1945) was a Quaker educator, poet, and worked as a librarian for Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. He was born in 1866, to William and Rachel Hayes, a family of Quaker farmers. Hayes spent…

Quaker Women, 1650-1690

by Mabel Richmond Brailsford Purchase Mabel Richmond Brailsford was not a Friend, but this work is considered to be truthful, extremely well researched, and also sympathetic. Brailsford did extensive research at the Library at Devonshire House in order to complete the…

The Quaker of the Future Time

by George A. Walton Purchase The William Penn Lectures were put together by the Young Friends Movement of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. George A. Walton was a member of the organization, and gave this lecture. In it, among other principles, he discusses…

From the Heart of Israel: Jewish Tales and Types

by Rabbi Dr. Bernard Drachman Purchase through Amazon Rabbi Dr. Bernard Drachman was born on June 27, 1861 in New York City. He received his early education at High School, Jersey City, NJ, and the Hebrew Preparatory School before going on…

Old and New Unitarian Belief

by John White Chadwick Purchase through Amazon Born in 1840, John White Chadwick was initially to become a shoemaker. Although he was in the middle of an apprenticeship, he preferred to continue a non-trade education. During his education at normal school…

Catholic Problems in Western Canada

by George Thomas Daly, Preface by Most Reverend O. E. Mathieu Purchase through Amazon George Thomas Daly was a Catholic leader who worked in Eastern Canada, but was asked to relocate to Western Canada to spread the religion. In this work,…

Checkered Life: In the Old and New World

by Rev. J. L. Ver Mehr Purchase through Amazon When J. L Ver Mehr, also known as Jean Leonhard Henri Corneille Ver Mehr, passed away in 1886. The following served as his obituary: A Brief Sketch of the Life of a…

The Occult World: Teachings of Occult Philosophy

by A. P. Sinnett Purchase through Amazon Alfred Percy Sinnett (1840-1921), a journalist and Theosophist, wrote frequently to members of the Brotherhood of Adepts, an occult organization. The famous Mahatmas Koot Hoomi and Morya corresponded via mail with Sinnett, and Sinnett…

Black Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks

by Ralph Connor Purchase through Amazon Originally published in 1898, Black Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks was written by Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon, using the penname Ralph Connor. Gordon was a leader in the Presbyterian and then later on…

James Freeman Clarke: Autobiography, Diary and Correspondence

by Edward Everett Hale Purchase through Amazon James Freeman Clarke was born on April 4, 1810 in New Hampshire. He was well educated, attending Harvard College, then Harvard Divinity School. He studied to be a minister in the Unitarian faith, taking…

The Bahai Movement: A Series of Nineteen Papers

by Charles Mason Remey Purchase through Amazon  Charles Mason Remey (1874-1974) was the son of Admiral George Collier Remey and grew up in Washington DC, at 1527 New Hampshire Avenue NW, which is now the home of Westphalia Press and the…

A History of the Jews in England

by Albert M. Hyamson Purchase through Amazon  Albert M. Hyamson (1875-1954) was born in London. After attending Beaufort College, he started working for the post office in 1895. Once World War I broke out, Hyamson began writing a great deal in support…

Jewish Ceremonial Institutions and Customs

by William Rosenau PhD Purchase through Amazon  William Rosenau (1865-1943) was born in Wolstein, Germany, and then emigrated to the United States with his family when he was 11. Like his father, he went on to enter the rabbinate, studying at…

The History of the Jews: From 586 BCE to 1900 CE

by Gotthard Deutsch PhD Purchase through Amazon  Gotthard Deutsch was born in Austria as Eliezer Deutsch; Gotthard being a translation of his given first name into German. Deutsch studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary of Breslau as well as the University…

Observations of a Bahai Traveler

by Charles Mason Remey Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Charles Mason Remey (1874-1974) was the son of Admiral George Collier Remey and grew up in the house at 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, which is the headquarters of Westphalia Press and…

Unitarian Bibliography: H. McLachlan’s The Unitarian College Library

Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Three major collections of Unitarian and Nonconformist literature in Britain are at Luther King House in Manchester, Harris Manchester College in Oxford University, and the Dr. Williams Library in London. This book gives important…

An Early Theosophical Controversy

Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace By C. Jinarajadasa The famous theosophist leader H.P. Blavatsky (1831-1891) claimed to be in contact with the Adepts, the mysterious Tibetan prophets and seers whose teachings inspired the early Theosophical movement.  Whether they were…