Our purpose is to promote historic, reformed Christianity by providing in one location a collection of the best theological literature available for free on the internet. Select works from the reformation and puritan periods are included as well.
The technological advance of online libraries (Google Books, Internet Archive, etc) has opened up opportunities never seen before. We are culling the cream of the crop for you so that you can enjoy the best Christian literature from around the world that has previously been unavailable.
This site is intended to be popular enough for the new Christian and at the same time in-depth enough to be helpful to scholars.
The main reason for the focus on works before the early 1900’s is that is when modern copyright laws put an end to all books being in the public domain.
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What is historic, reformed Christianity?
Historic reformed Christianity is centered on loving God with all our heart, glorifying Him and enjoying Him in all that we do, and loving others more than we do ourselves, through the Gospel of Christ. It means seeking first the Kingdom of God before all else.
Historically this vision sprung forth during the Reformation of the 1500’s in Europe, in sinners clinging to the five solas: Scripture Alone, by Faith Alone, by Grace Alone, by Christ Alone, to the Glory of God Alone.
The mature fruit of this Biblical vision was most fully developed in the following generations of the puritan era in the 1600’s. The Westminster Assembly gave to us the greatest and most careful articulation of Biblical teachings history has yet produced in their Confession of Faith (1646), Shorter and Larger Catechisms, Directories for Public and Family Worship and Form of Church Government.
The perspective of this site is that of the majority views of the puritan Christian era, specifically as it came to its high water mark in the second reformation in Scotland (1638-1660). While most of the works on this site come from a later era (the 1800’s and 1900’s), you will find that those who walk closest to this older historic, reformed Christianity are those of the Old Free Church of Scotland.
Who runs this site?
This site is maintained by Travis Fentiman. He earned a Masters of Divinity from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (2009), works as a nurse and is a member of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing). He resides with his wife and three children in Vermont, USA. He desires to spend his life bringing people to Christ and nurturing His bride, the Church.
R. Andrew Myers is a regular contributor to this site. Andrew is a member of the RPCNA, a paralegal by profession, and lives in Virginia with his wife and five precious children. He served as an editor for the Matthew Poole Project for six years and keeps a very interesting and edifying blog related to church history and devotional material entitled Virginia is for Huguenots.
Picture at the Top:
The forefront book in the picture of old books at the top of this site say Biblia Sacra, which is Latin for ‘The Holy Bible’. God’s Word is the measure by which all else is judged.
“The Word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the Last Day.”