Thursday, August 23, 2007


Google Books is like going through a good used bookstore, and finding things you weren't even looking for:

4 comments:

Carrie said...

Agreed!

I have found some great older books on Google. And usually I just stumble on them searching for something related.

With regards to the topic of Roman Catholicism, I find it somewhat fascinating to see the same arguments floating around over a undred years ago.

Thos said...

Thanks for sharing this. I've read through it, and had the chance to summarize its thesis. It's been helpful to my discernment process between the Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran and Reformed views. God bless.

Ben Douglass said...

Bishop Trevern's Amicable Discussion, against which Faber is writing, is also available online, in English translation:

http://www.archive.org/details/anamicablediscus01lapauoft

There is an interesting comment on Faber's Difficulties in the translators preface:

"As this book of Difficulties seemed calculated to give a very illusory idea of the general character of the volumes it attacked; as it evidently suppressed some of the most powerful arguments therein contained, and mutilated or distorted others; as it undeniably gave, in some instances, a most grossly false translation of very important passages, and on this false interpretation raised no small proportion of its arguments; it was thought very desirable that the Bishop of Strasbourg's original work should be fairly and strictly rendered into English, and thus appear in its own defence, that the purely English reader might be enabled to form a more correct estimate of its character and merits.

David Waltz said...

IMHO the Internet Archive site is significantly superior to GoogleBooks. Faber’s book is available via IA here:


http://www.archive.org/details/difficultiesofro00faberich


A detailed rebuttal of Faber’s work is also available:


Faberism exposed and refuted and the apostolicity of Catholic doctrine vindicated : against the second edition, "revised and remoulded," of Faber's "Difficulties of Romanism" (1836) Husenbeth, F. C. (Frederick Charles), 1796-1872


http://www.archive.org/details/a588169700huseuoft


Grace and peace,

David