CCEL - What's New (1998-2001)

2000-08-21: Added The Two Covenants by Andrew Murray
Status: Facsim editing done. Needs final ThML edit.

2000-08-19: Added Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom by Frederic W. Farrar
Status: Digital facsimile edition

2000-08-18: Added Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom by Frederic W. Farrar. Digital facsimile edition

2000-08-17: Added The Catholic Encyclopedia by Anonymous (external link)

2000-08-17: Digital facsimile editing of Murray's The Two Covenants finished

2000-08-16

  • Revised digital facsimile edition of The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. I: Aachen - Basilians by Philip Schaff. This one has already had some 100 pages corrected.
2000-08-15
  • Added A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies by Henry Wace. Digital facsimile edition
  • Added The General Menaion or the Book of Services Common to the Festivals of our Lord Jesus of the Holy Virgin and of Different Orders of Saints by Anonymous. Digital facsimile edition
2000-08-10
    After three days of mind-numbing all-day forget-to-eat-lunch programming and data entry, CCELng is now in business. The new interface is in place, with indexes generated by perl scripts. Acquiring a book is a matter of running an "acquire" script and typing in a few bits of information. The script adds the relevant info to the database and optionally mirrors the book on the CCEL server.

    Now that there are separate "classics" and "all" lists, I'll probably add books a bit more freely, without worrying as much whether they are classics. That together with "acquire" may mean somewhat faster acquisitions in the future.

    I struggled with (and even lost sleep over!) finding a balance between simplicity of use and enough different options in selecting what books you want to see. (I was thrilled when I finally figured out how to keep the number of options small enough that forms/javascript/php programs weren't needed.) I ended up with Classics (by author), All (by author), All (by title), and the other categories you see listed. Are there any additional categories that would be useful? Or some that could be dropped?

2000-08-07
  • Added the Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary, a work in progress by Stephen Hutcheson. It contains hundreds of indexed hymns, midi files, sheet music, and Noteworthy Composer files.
  • Volunteer work on the digital facsimile edition of Whyte's Lord, Teach Us to Pray completed. This is the first book completed by volunteers using the digital facsimile system. It looks good! The last step, the check-over by an editor, has not been completed yet, though.
2000-08-04
  • Revised version of Centuries of Meditations by Thomas Traherne.
2000-08-03
  • Added a mostly-completed digital facsimile edition of The Work of the Holy Spirit by Abraham Kuyper. Still needs proofreading.

    Note: I will sometimes be making Microsoft Reader (and Open EBook) versions of books at the same time they are added. The process is almost automatic, but not entirely. To find it, open the Table of Contents and click on the "About this book" link. Look at the links near the bottom.

  • Improved digital facsimile edition of The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. III: Chamier - Draendorf by Philip Schaff.
2000-08-01
  • Improved digital facsimile edition of The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol XIII: Index by Philip Schaff.
2000-07-31
  • Improved digital facsimile edition of The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. XII: Trench - Zwingli by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version.
2000-07-29
  • Added In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon, from a text contributed by Logos, Inc.
2000-07-28
  • Improved digital facsimile edition of The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol X: Reutsch - Son by Philip Schaff.
  • Improved digital facsimile edition of The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol XI: Son of Man - Tremellius by Philip Schaff.
2000-07-17
  • Improved one-file HTML version of The Brothers Karamozov
  • MP3 audio files of a reading of Wesley's Journal, by Ruth Lomas
  • Improved digital facsimile editions of The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. IX: Petri - Reuchlin by Philip Schaff.
2000-07-15
    Added an improved digital facsimile editions of:
  • The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. VI: Innocents - Liudger by Philip Schaff
  • The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. VII: Liutprand - Moralities by Philip Schaff
  • The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. VIII: Morality - Petersen by Philip Schaff
2000-07-14
  • Added Lord Teach Us To Pray by Alexander Whyte. Digital facsimile edition. Want to type a page or two?
  • New digital facsimile edition of The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. V: Goar - Innocent by Philip Schaff.
  • New digital facsimile edition of The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. IV: Draeseke - Goa by Philip Schaff.
2000-07-13
  • Added Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux by St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Digital facsimile edition
2000-07-12
  • Added Notes on the New Testament, Explanatory and Practical: Luke and John by Albert Barnes. Digital facsimile edition
  • Added Holy Wisdom: or, Directions for the prayer of contemplation: extracted out of more than forty treatises by the Ven. F. Augustin Baker by Augustine Baker. Text/facsimile edition -- proofreading and markup needed.
  • Added George MacDonald's Unspoken Sermons, Volume 1 [254k], Volume 2 [382k], Volume 3 [321k]
2000-07-11
    Added Microsoft Bookreader books, prepared by Doug Clapp:
  • Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill
  • At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  • King James Bible, Microsoft Reader
2000-07-10
  • Added Early Christian Fathers by Cyril C. Richardson. Digital facsimile edition. Why not correct a page? Give me feedback on the user interface -- does it work for you?
  • Added a microsoft reader version of The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi, from Doug Clapp
2000-06-21
  • Added Centuries of Meditations by Thomas Traherne. Digital facsimile edition.
2000-06-20
  • Note: our software for on-line editing of digital facsimile editions is nearing completion. Want to try it and give your feedback on the interface? You can try it on the book below.
  • Added Treatise on the Love of God by St. Francis of Sales. Digital facsimile edition. Want to correct a page?
2000-06-08
  • Installed a revised version of the Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary. This edition has been carefully corrected by Ernie Stefanik.
  • Installed a new version of Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible. The Old Testament is complete. This edition is being carefully corrected by Ernie Stefanik.
  • Added Ascent of Mount Carmel in Microsoft Reader format, prepared by Doug Clapp
2000-05-25
  • Added The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol XI: Son of Man - Tremellius by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version. I need to tweek the program that makes these a bit. I'll probably make a new version of all of them soon.
  • Added The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. XII: Trench - Zwingli by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version.
  • Added The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol XIII: Index by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version.
2000-05-24
    Added two Microsoft Bookreader (.lit) files, prepared by Doug Clapp:
  • The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
  • Light, Life, Love by W. R. Inge
2000-05-18
  • Added The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol X: Reutsch - Son by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version. Still needs a bit of tweaking.
    Want to type a page or two?
2000-05-18
  • Added mp3 audio files for 23 Tales by Leo Tolstoy, read by Ruth Lomas
2000-05-15
  • Added mp3 audio files for Trees of Pride by G.K. Chesterton, read by Ruth Lomas
2000-05-09
  • Added St. Augustin: Anti-Pelagian Writings, by Philip Schaff, 3rd CCEL edition.
2000-05-01
  • Added mp3 audio files of some of Jonathan Edward's sermons, read by Ruth Lomas
2000-04-28
  • Added Robert Falconer by George MacDonald, prepared by John Bechard.
2000-04-25
  • Added mp3 audio files of The School of Prayer by Andrew Murray, read by Ruth Lomas
2000-04-21
  • Added a ThML edition of The Saints' Everlasting Rest by Richard Baxter.
2000-04-20
  • Added a new ThML edition of Uniformity with God's Will by St. Alphonsus de Ligouri.
2000-04-19
    We are experimenting with books read and stored as MP3 files. One book currently is available and more are in process -- see the MP3 page. Download them to your mp3 player or play them on your computer. Please let us know if you find this useful; otherwise we may not continue the project.
2000-04-18
  • Added On Cleaving to God, by St. Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus), in a new public-domain translation by John Richards. (jhr@universalist.worldonline.co.uk). The translator says that he knows of no other available English translation.
  • Added Theologia Germanica by anonymous, ThML edition.
2000-03-30
  • Added The Journey of the Mind into God by St. Bonaventure. This translation is from the The Franciscan Archive
2000-03-29
  • Added The Government of the Tongue by Richard Allestree. Quick conversion from HTML document. Typed by Peter Smircich.
2000-03-28
  • Added a new version of the The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim. This text has been proofread and corrected by Dr. Chris Benner, and this version is of much higher quality. However, the Hebrew text has not been entered -- any volunteers?
  • Added J.H. Newman's The Dream of Gerontius,, HTML [173k], PDF [157k]
2000-03-22
  • Added The Confessions and Letters of St. Augustin, with a Sketch of his Life and Work by Philip Schaff, aka NPNF1-01. This is version 3, the first of a new version of the Early Church Fathers files. They are being carefully proofread and corrected, and indexes of scripture references subjects, etc. are available. Also, page images are available. Some development continues on the software that builds the HTML webs.
  • Added St. Augustin's City of God and Christian Doctrine by Philip Schaff, aka NPNF1-02. Doesn't yet have a subject index.
  • Added On the Holy Trinity; Doctrinal Treatises; Moral Treatises by Philip Schaff, aka NPNF1-03.
  • Added The Writings Against the Manichaeans and Against the Donatists by Philip Schaff, aka NPNF1-04.
  • Added The Journal of John Wesley by John Wesley. Quick conversion from HTML document. Needs a good proofreading; page scans are available online.
  • Added Frances Bevan, Three Friends of God: Records from the Lives of John Tauler, Nicholas of Basle, Henry Suso, here
2000-03-21
  • Added a public domain text version of The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 1 [text, 1440k], Vol. 2 [text, 1083k], Vol. 3 [text, 1236k]
2000-03-09
  • Added a proofread HTML version of Two Covenants... by Andrew Murray
2000-03-02
  • Added NPNF1-01: The Confessions and Letters of St. Augustin, with a Sketch of his Life and Work by Philip Schaff. Version 3 of this volume has been carefully proofread and corrected (though the conversion may have introduced new errors...). Work is still underway on the subject index and page images. Please report any problems you find in these new editions.
  • Added NPNF1-02: St. Augustin's City of God and Christian Doctrine by Philip Schaff. Version 3 as above.
  • Added NPNF1-03: On the Holy Trinity; Doctrinal Treatises; Moral Treatises by Philip Schaff. Version 3 as above.
2000-02-24
  • Added Poems of St. Teresa, carmelite of Lisieux, known as the "Little Flower of Jesus" as one large HTML file, typed by Dave Dermody
2000-02-16
  • Added Holy Wisdom: or, Directions for the prayer of contemplation: extracted out of more than forty treatises by the Ven. F. Augustin Baker by Augustine Baker. Scan-file version. Want to type a page or two?
2000-02-15
  • Added The Cloud of Unkowing by Anonymous. Quick conversion from HTML document
2000-02-14
  • Added David Elginbrod by George MacDonald. Quick conversion from HTML document
  • Added Sir Gibbie by George MacDonald. Quick conversion from HTML document
2000-02-09
  • Added The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. VIII: Morality - Petersen by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version. Want to type a page or two?
2000-02-07
  • Added Donal Grant by George MacDonald. Quick conversion from HTML document. Typed by John Bechard.
2000-02-04
  • I added a page for the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia project. I'm working on making these volumes more usable. (Anyone want to type in some of the article titles?)
2000-01-28
  • Added The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. VII: Liutprand - Moralities by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version. Want to type a page or two?
2000-01-27
  • Added The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. VI: Innocents - Liudger by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version.
2000-01-19
  • Added The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. V: Goar - Innocent by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version.
2000-01-13
  • Added The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. III: Chamier - Draendorf by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version.
  • Added The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. IV: Draeseke - Goa by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version.
2000-01-11
  • Added The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. II: Basilica - Chambers by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version.
2000-01-10
  • Added The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. I: Aachen - Basilians, by Philip Schaff. Scan-file version. Eventually, this will be a digital facsimile edition of the whole encyclopedia, and later still, hopefully, an etext edition. Want to type a page or two? Or make a better index/table of contents?
2000-01-04
  • Added Lord Teach Us To Pray by Alexander Whyte. Scan-file version. Want to type a page or two?
1999-11-27
  • Added The God Of All Comfort by Hannah Whitall Smith. Quick conversion from HTML document. Typed by Jackie Henderson.
1999-12-20
  • Added several biographies from Butler's Lives of the Saints, typed by Nelson Chin. Click on author names on the CCEL main page.
  • Added Fenelon's Maxims of the Saints, scanned by Robert Withers
1999-11-08
    Added a work of fiction by George MacDonald, digitized by John Bechard and available as one large file:
  • Sir Gibbie, HTML [3050k], RTF [2749k]
1999-11-03
    Added two volumes of hymns and hymnology, edited in ThML by Stephen Hutcheson:
  • Added Hymns of the Eastern Church by J. M. Neale.
  • Added Translations from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion by William Cowper.
1999-10-29
    Added four volumes of hymns and hymnology, edited in ThML by Stephen Hutcheson:
  • Added Hymns and Meditations by Miss Anna L. Waring.
  • Added The Hymns of Methodism in their Literary Relations by Henry Bett.
  • Added The Hymns of Wesley and Watts: Five Papers by Bernard L. Manning.
  • Added Olney Hymns by John Newton.
1999-10-27
  • Added The Two Covenants by Andrew Murray. (Digital facsimile edition.)
  • Added Homiliae in Primum Librum Samuelis by Ioannis Calvini. (Digital facsimile edition.)
1999-11-18
  • The final piece of Kierkegaard's Selections is in place.
1999-11-01
  • Added The Lutheran Hymnal, originally from Project Wittenberg, formatted in HTML for the CCEL by Nelson Chin
  • A nice pdf version of George MacDonald's The Light Princess, prepared by Tim Middleton
1999-10-27
    I'm working on a program to quickly convert RTF files to basic Theological Markup Language and from there to HTML webs. I've converted two books: The School of Obedience and Absolute Surrender. I think it's an improvement over one big HTML file -- what do you think?
1999-10-14
  • Added David Elginbrod, HTML [3360k], RTF [1188k], by George MacDonald, contributed by John Bechard. (Oooh, those nasty HTML files that Word 2000 emits! I'll have to clean it up some time.)
  • Added Volume 1 of Gurnall's A Treatise of the Whole Armour of God, contributed by Steve Balke. I'll create an index page etc. when the remainder of the work is available.
1999-10-08
  • The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God, by Jonathan Edwards, has been proofread (part of the Edwards' Works project).
  • Added another section (The Present Moment) from Kierkegaard's Selections
  • Added Touching Incidents and Remarkable Answers to Prayer by S.B. Shaw, contributed by Joe Hagerty
1999-10-07
  • Added Daily Light on the Daily Path, a compilation of scripture readings
1999-10-06
  • Added two Andrew Murray books: The School of Obedience and Absolute Surrender
1999-09-27
  • Added another section from Kierkegaard's Selections
  • Added proofread version of Edwards' Thoughts on Revival -- see Edwards' Works page.
1999-09-08
  • Added a link to Tracts for the Times, by J.H. Newman, J. Keble, E.B. Pusey, and others
1999-09-04
  • Added The God of All Comfort by HW Smith, HTML [586k], RTF [459k]. Typed by Jackie Henderson.
1999-08-27
  • Added most of the remaining sections of The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper. Not included are Cowper's translations of the works of Milton, Virgil, Ovid, Horace, Homer, Owen, and misc. Greek authors as they were primarily in praise of pagan gods.
1999-08-24
  • Added another section from Selections from the Writings of Kierkegaard, tr. L.M. Hollander, digitized by Joseph Perry. Added a page for the whole book and changed the link to the previous section so that it is now a part of the book. More parts to come.
1999-08-20
  • Added With Christ in the School of Prayer, by Andrew Murray, HTML [745k], RTF [584k], typed by Carolyn Kent (ckent@centex.net)
1999-08-18
  • Added to the more books page John Willison's A Fair and Impartial Testimony...Against the Backslidings, Corruptions, Divisions, and Prevailing Evils... (1808), HTML
1999-08-17
  • Added Life of William Carey, Shoemaker & Missionary, HTML [1274k], RTF [1138k], to the more books page
1999-08-13
  • Added A History of the Moravian Church by J.E. Hutton, text [900KB], RTF [1721KB]. Digitized by John Bechard.
  • Added The Sufferings of Christ by George Griffin, HTML [896k], digitized by Glen Palmer.
1999-08-12
  • Added The Life of Our most Holy Father S. Benedict Being the Second Book of the Dialogues of St. Gregory the Great with the Rule of the Same Holy Patriarch.
  • Added three sections of Edwards' Works:
    • The End for which God Created the World
    • Two Sermons
    • Five Sermons
1999-08-09
  • Added In Vino Veritas (The Banquet), by Soren Kierkegaard, digitized by Joseph Perry. This is from the only public domain translation of Kierkegaard I am aware of: Selections from the Writings of Kierkegaard, Translated by L. M. Hollander, 1923. I hope that more of this volume will be forthcoming.
  • Added PDF scan files (page images) of George Edmundson's The Church in Rome in the First Century
1999-08-03
  • Added another section of the cowper book of poetry.
1999-08-02
  • Added the rest of the Orr files. This work is now complete.
1999-08-01
  • Still have nasty problems with linux crashing every few days.
  • Has anyone noticed that this fancy new ISO date format, 1999-08-01, is going to have a serious y10k problem?
1999-07-19
    The transition to Calvin College is making good progress.
  • All files (hopefully) have been transferred from the Wheaton server
  • A new Search Engine has bee installed -- htdig -- and it seems much better than Excite had been. A little slow when there are lots of hits, perhaps.
  • Early crashing problems have been resolved and the server seems much more stable -- though I did have one crash when trying to index a CD-ROM with the htdig search engine.
  • FTP access should be working
  • Theoretically, accesses should be faster, with a faster server and a faster internet connection here at Calvin. Anyone notice a difference?
1999-07-02
    I have moved to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, and the CCEL has moved along with me. The new URL is ccel.org or www.ccel.org, though the old URL of ccel.wheaton.edu should continue to work. The server at Calvin college is being used, though no doubt it will take me some time to get the bugs all worked out. FTP access and searching are not working yet.
1999-05-19
  • Added David Brainerd by Johanthan Edwards, from the Banner of Truth edition of The Works of Jonathan Edwards, prepared by John Bechard.
  • Added the 1677/89 London Baptist Confession of Faith, formatted by M.T. Smith.
1999-05-17
    Added books digitized by Teus Benschop:
  • A Discourse on the Cleansing Virtue of Christ's Blood, HTML [130k],
  • A Discourse of God's being the Author of Reconciliation, HTML [648k]
  • Added Enoch to the Pseudepigrapha, being formatted in html by Nelson Chin
  • Added Genesis, Isaiah, and Zechariah to Brenton's Septuagint with Apocrypha: Greek and English, being transcribed by Nelson Chin
1999-04-29
  • Added The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, originally from originally http://wesley.nnc.edu/noncanon/pseudepigrapha.htm, being reformatted by Nelson Chin (in progress)
  • Added two selections of children's stories by Henry Drummond to the More Books page: Baxter's Second Innings, RTF [41k]; The Monkey who Wouldn't Kill, RTF [69k] RTF with pictures [3MB], scanned by Phil Potter
originally from http://wesley.nnc.edu/noncanon/pseudepigrapha.htm 1999-04-20
  • Added volume 2 (1 Samuel -- Job) of F.B. Meyer's Our Daily Homily, transcribed by Jim Ackert. Could use an additional proofreading pass.
  • Added an HTML version of Jonathan Edwards' Freedom of the Will, derived from an existing Internet edition. HTML version prepared by Jason Watts.
1999-04-19
  • Added The Journal of John Wesley, in HTML [1239K] or RTF [1044K] format. Typed by Dorothy Kunkel. Currently available as one big file; could benefit from having formatting normalized in word and/or being formatted in ThML.
1999-04-08
  • Added The Formulae of St. Eucherius of Lyons, translated and placed in the public domain by Karen Rae Keck.
  • I haven't been reporting sections of Jonathan Edwards' works that are completed here, but perhaps I should when a whole section is finished. Added Miscellaneous Observations on Important Subjects by Jonathan Edwards, Transcribed by Peter Smircich, and RTF files of The Life and Diary of the Rev. David Brainerd
1999-04-07
  • Added a link to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
1999-03-24
  • Added a link to Billy Graham's book Peace with God, from the Library of Online Evangelical Books.
1999-03-09
  • Added A Life for A Life and Other Addresses by Henry Drummond
3/1/99
  • Added a preliminary version of Calvin's Commentaries, complete. This edition needs further work and is subject to change. It is a result of the joint efforts of volunteers for the CCEL and the OnLine Bible project and the good folks at Ages Software. The files currently on line are HTML exported from Word 2000 and modified with a perl program to remove some of the ms-specific extensions to HTML. The files are large, averaging around 1MB and topping out at over 2MB. Skip Gaeda and Bruce Lambert are working on conversion to ThML and thence to OnLine Bible format. If you are interested in helping out, let me know.
2/19/99
  • Added The Art of Divine Contentment: An Exposition of Philippians 4:11, by Thomas Watson.
2/18/99
  • Added Translations from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion [Poetry], tr. William Cowper.
2/16/99
  • Added The Holy Rule of St. Benedict, 1949 Edition Translated by Rev. Boniface Verheyen, OSB of St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, Kansas. Electronic text (with added scripture references) prepared by Br. Boniface Butterworth, OSB Used by permission.
2/15/99
  • Added Judges and Ruth to Matthew Henry's [unabridged] Commentary and a revision of BW Johnson's People's New Testament, all from Ernie Stefanik.
  • Added PDF scan files for T.M. Lindsay's The Church and the Ministry in the Early Centuries (1903)
  • Added one-file HTML and DOC versions of Alfred Edersheim's The Temple--It's Ministry and Services and Sketches of Jewish Social Life. These appear to need proofreading.
2/12/99
  • Added Thomas Shepard (1605-1649) work The Change of the Sabbath [78k]
2/9/99
  • Added the two volumes of Edersheim's Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah. These are important works. However, they are only available as large text files and it appears they could use some proofreading. Contributed by PW; gleaned from a newsgroup.
1/27/99
  • Added files for Joshua to the uncondensed version of Matthew Henry's Commentary, in progress by Ernie Stefanik.
  • Added The Ascent of Man
  • by Henry Drummond, Transcribed by Phil Potter
  • Added The New Evangelism and other Papers by Henry Drummond, transcribed by Phil Potter
1/21/99
  • Added a quick HTML version of Schaff's 8-volume History of the Christian Church, made by exporting the Electonic Bible Society RTF files as HTML in Word 2000. A better version is in the works -- but this one isn't bad.
1/20/99
  • Added one-file HTML editions of Andrew Murray's The Lord's Table and F. B. Meyer's The Secret of Guidance. These are exported in HTML format directly from Word 2000. Take a look at the HTML that Word 2000 generates -- it captures everything in the word file! I think I'll start archiving these HTML files rather than RTF files, since everything in the RTF file is in the HTML file.

    I do plan to format these and other books in ThML, though, so we can make multiple file versions and have the other features offered by ThML.

1/15/99
  • Added to the more books list: Luther on the Eve of His Revolt by M. J. Lagrange, tr. W. S. Reilly
1/12/99
  • Added Deuteronomy of the (uncondensed) Matthew Henry Commentary, being prepared by Ernie Stefanik.
1/8/99
  • The Czech Bible, being prepared by George Somsel. So far, Genesis through Malachi is available.
1/7/99
  • The following etexts have been generated from XML files in Theological Markup Language (ThML). These are the first, but the hope is eventually that all major books on the CCEL be in ThML format. Please give me feedback on the HTML that has been generated, as the program that generates HTML is still under development.
    • Added an alternate version of Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ, edited in ThML for the CCEL
    • Added Luther's Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians, originally from Project Wittenberg, edited in ThML for the CCEL
    • Anselm's Basic Works, edited in ThML for the CCEL
  • Added two books by John Owen, contributed by Paul Dean of The University of Nottingham:
    • On the Mortification of Sin in Believers...
    • On Temptation...
12/30/98
  • Added Brenton's English translation of the LXX for Proverbs, scanned by Nelson Chin.
  • Added Matthew Henry's Commentary (uncondensed), Leviticus and Numbers, from Ernie Stefanik.
12/10/98
    Added several works by Stephen Charnock, transcribed by Teus Benschop:
    • A Discourse of the Efficient of Regeneration, Part 1, HTML
    • A Discourse of the Efficient of Regeneration, Part 2, HTML
    • A Discourse of the Nature of Regeneneration, HTML
    • A Discourse of the Word, the Instrument of Regeneration, HTML
    • The Necessity of Regeneration, HTML
12/3/98
  • Added Stones Rolled Away scanned by Henry Drummond, from Phil Potter
12/1/98
  • Added a link to Kierkegaard's The Crowd is Untruth, translated by Charles K. Bellinger.
11/27/98
  • Added a link to The Catechetical Instructions of St. Thomas Aquinas
11/25/98
  • In honor of the 250th Anniversary of the death of Dr. Isaac Watts, who lived 17th July 1674 - 25th November 1748, Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts has been added.

    This was scanned and formatted in ThML by Stephen Hutcheson and converted to HTML by a program. (Hopefully all of the most important CCEL books will eventually be formatted in ThML and converted to HTML with a successor of this program.)

11/24/98
  • Added Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus, being edited by Ernie Stefanik. These files have not yet been proofread and made to conform to the Revell edition.
11/18/98 Added three small items to the More books list, from Shane Rosenthal:
  • Ursinus' What is the Gospel
  • Ursinus' What is Catechism?
  • Cranmer's Necessary Doctrine
11/17/98 11/11/98
  • Added Uniformita alla Volonta di Dio (Uniformity with God's Will, Italian), prepared by John Richards
11/5/98
  • Added Genesis of Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible -- unabridged edition. Ernie Stefanik has taken on this large task (Genesis is about 2 MB).
11/3/98
  • Added RTF files of Schaff's History of the Christian Church, an 8-volume set, courtesy the Electronic Bible Society. These files need to be formatted in ThML for conversion to HTML, etc., which will be a big job.
10/14/98
  • Added a text file of The Rent Veil, by Horatius Bonar, prepared for Mt. Zion Publications.
  • Added Thomas Watson's A Divine Cordial, in html
10/13/98
  • Added Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, prepared by Stephen Hutcheson. This file is in ThML format, which may not do you much good as yet, but more formats are coming.
10/1/98
  • Added a link to Aquinas' Catena Aurea (Patristic Commenty on the Gospels) in Australia
9/29/98
  • Sergey Anikeev (anikeev@kaluga.ru) has started a page of Russian-language Christian Classics.
9/22/98
  • Added Revival Addresses, by R. A. Torrey, txt [434k] to the more books page. Scanned for the CCEL.
  • Added How to Pray, by R. A. Torrey, txt[142k] to the more books page. Found on the internet.
9/9/98
    Texts prepared by Ernie Stefanik:
    • People's New Testament by B. W. Johnson
    • The New Testament Commentary: Vol. III--John by B. W. Johnson
    • Original Commentary on Acts by J. W. McGarvey
    • The Fourfold Gospel by J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton
  • Writings of the Rev. John Bradford, Prebendary of St. Paul's, and Martyr, 1555, prepared by Teus Benschop of Zimbabwe
8/28/98
  • Added Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne as one 200k html file. From Paul Halsall's Modern History Sourcebook.
8/26/98
  • Added a biography of Milton, by Mark Browning.
8/19/98
  • Added new versions of the papers and the DTD describing the Theological Markup Language, which is intended for use for the CCEL in the future. New versions correct errors and make additions. Your comments are invited.
8/14/98
  • Added a first draft of a DTD for ThML. For more info, see the ThML page.
8/13/98
  • Added John Owen's Glory of Christ (html)
8/7/98
  • Added Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond, scanned by Phil Potter
8/6/98
  • Added The Work of Christ, by P. T. Forsyth, to the "More books" page. Typed by Jackie Henderson.
8/4/98 Added text files of E.G. White books from wiretap to the more books page:
  • The Acts of the Apostles, text
  • The Great Controversy, text
  • The Desire of the Ages, text
  • Prophets and Kings, text
  • Steps to Christ, text
8/3/98
    Added from Institute Practical Bible-education:
  • HTML version of flavel's On Keeping the Heart
  • Text version of Luther's Small Catechism, originally from Project Wittenberg
7/23/98
  • Added AW Pink's Comfort for Christians to the more books page.
  • Added Spurgeons Commenting and Commentaries Added new html versions of William Law's Spirit of Love and Spirit of Prayer from Pass the WORD.

    Added HTML editions of:

  • The Way to Divine Knowledge by William Law
  • A Demonstration of the Errors of a Late Book... by William Law
  • A Collection of Letters . . . on Several Occasions by William Law
  • The Grounds and Reasons of Christian Regeneration by William Law
7/21/98
  • IMPORTANT. Added a page for the Theological Markup Language (ThML) -- the markup that will be used for texts in the CCEL. Please give me your comments! The markup language used for the CCEL is obviously a very important issue.
7/17/98
  • Added an HTML version of Boethius' essay The Trinity is One God, Not Three Gods, scanned by John Gross
7/16/98
  • Added RTF, html versions of An Humble, Affectionate, and Earn est Address to the Clergy and Of Justification by Faith and Works by William Law
7/15/98
  • Added RTF, html versions of William Law's An Appeal to all who Doubt the Truths of the Gospel
7/14/98
  • Added RTF, html versions of The Christian's Great Interest, by William Guthrie
  • Oops! Finally linked html version of Bunyan's Holy War which was submitted long ago.
7/13/98
  • Added an HTML version of Tolstoy's Confession.
7/9/98
  • Added The Ideal Life by Henry Drummond, scanned by Phil Potter.
7/7/98
  • Added an HTML version of The Scripture Alphabet of Animals, html
7/1/98
  • Updated the guidelines for formatting texts for the CCEL a bit. If possible, please follow these guidelines if you are formatting texts for the CCEL.
  • I added Charles Finney's Sermons on Gospel Themes (1876) in RTF format, sent to me by someone from an internet source.
6/29/98
  • I added two Russian-language texts to the More Books page: Brother Lawrence' The Practice of the Presence of God and St. John Chrysostom's Exhortation to Theodore, After His Fall
6/26/98
  • Added St. Anselm's Proslogium; Monologium; . . . and Cur Deus Homo, in RTF format, scanned by Jim Ackert. This work still needs to be proofread and formatted.
6/25/98
  • Added The New Life: Words of God for Young Disciples by Andrew Murray, typed by Jackie Henderson. Needs to be proofread.
6/24/98
  • Added The Greatest Thing in the World and Other Addresses by Henry Drummond, scanned by Phil Potter
6/22/98
    I added a link for James Orr's Christian View of God and the World, which is still in progress
6/8/98
  • Put scan files on line for Jonathan Edwards' works. I hope to start a project to get all of Edwards' Works typed and formatted and on the CCEL in the public domain. If you want to help, you could type a section (such as a sermon) that you find there. More organization of the project to come later.
6/5/98
  • Revised Books Wanted list
6/1/98
  • Placed scan files on line for Anselm's major works, Augustine Baker's Holy Wisdom, and a book of Homilies by F.B. Meyer.
5/26/98
  • Added RTF and HTML versions of Watchman Nee's The Normal Christian Life
5/22/98
  • Added Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis of Sales, scanned and formatted by John Gross and other volunteers.
5/19/98
  • Added Watchman Nee's The Normal Christian Life in RTF format, typed by Jackie Henderson. This book is copyright 1961 Angus Kinnear, used by permission.
  • Added html version of The Kneeling Christian.
5/15/98
  • Added links to William Blake's Songs of Experience, Songs of Innocence, and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
  • Added a biography of John Bunyan
  • Added a link to Oswald Chanbers' My Utmost for His Highest
4/16/98
  • Added text files for The Kneeling Christian by An Unknown Christian, scanned by Jim Ackert.
4/6/98
  • Added tif files of scans of St. Francis de Sales' Introduction to the Devout Life. Volunteers needed to download tif images, type or OCR to make text files, and send in the text file.
3/20/98
  • Added a version of Owen's Christologia.
  • Added Athanasius' On the Incarnation
  • Added an RTF version of Augustine's On Christian Doctrine
3/17/98
  • Added an html version of John Bunyan's Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
3/3/98
  • Added an html version of John Bunyan's Holy War, formatted in html by Daniel Roe.
3/2/98
  • Added html version of Heidelberg Catechism, converted to HTML from RTF formatted by Alan Wicks.
2/27/98
  • Added html version of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, formatted by Philip Atkinson
2/12/98
  • Molinos' Spiritual Guide, available in html, transcribed by Art D'Adamo from microfilm from the 1688 English translation.
2/3/98
  • You should be able to see the Greek and Hebrew in the Early Church Fathers files now, if you install fonts as describe here.
1/28/98
  • Improved version of the Early Church Fathers files.
  • Zipped text and Word Perfect 6.0 files of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer
1/8/98
  • Added Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso by Dante Alighieri, Tr. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, formatted by Philip Minh.
1/2/98
    A new, local HTML version of Aquinas' Summa Theologica, prepared from the text files with a program by Frank Westlake. It looks great!
1/1/98
  • Added The Cloud of Unknowing by Anonymous, scanned from the 1922 Underhill edition.
  • Added At the Masters Feet by Sadhu Sundar Singh, tr. Ref. Arthur and Mrs. Parker, typed by Kathy Sewell.