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"Fifty Years Syne" : by Rev James Chisholm, First Edition, 1898. The 50th anniversary history of the New Zealand Southern Presbyterian Church (being the Presbyterian Synod of Otago & Southland which joined with the NZ Presbyterian Church in 1901) from 1848 to 1898. Some staining to hard clocth cover, evidence of foxing to page edges (only), otherwise tidy copy with secure binding $25.00
"History of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand" : By Rev John Dickson 1899. An in depth history of the New Zealand Presbyterian Church from 1840 to 1899 (excludes provinces of Otago / Southland). 322 pages, numerous illustration, with index. Two copies, hard bound (secure) but seperated from spine. Otherwise good used copies. $40.00
"The History of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand 1840 - 1940" : by the JR Elder. An in depth history of the work of the Presbyerian Church in New Zealand from 1840 to 1940, including its Missionary work. 464 pages, hard bound, 34 illustrations, 4 maps, no dust jackets. De Luxe Edition limited to 100 Copies of which this is No. 41. Autographed by John R. Elder. $50.00
"Presbyterians in Aotearoa 1840-1990" - The 150th anniversary history of the Presbyterian Church in Aotearoa New Zealand. Hard bound with dust cover, 203 pages, 127 illustrations. Three copies. $15.00
"The Story of the Otago Free Church Settlement 1848-1948" : by the Very Rev Prof J Collie, 1948, 368 pages with illustrations, hard cover. Clean pages, no dust jackets. $25.00
"The Church in a Special Colony" - The History of the Presbyterian Church Synod of Otago and Southland from its founding in 1866 to its 125th Anniversary in 1991 by John McKean. 212 pages, 28 illustrations. Good used condition $15.00
"Grace & Truth", a History of the Theological Hall, Knox College, Dunedin, 1876 - 1975, By Prof Ian Breward, Hard Bound, 188 pages, This old publishers stock is in unused condition, $10.00
"The Flame Unquenched" : by Georgina McDonald, published 1956. The history of the Presbyterian Church in Southland from 1856 to 1956. A register of Parishes and their Ministers at rear, hard bound, 186 pages. Clean pages, $10.00
"By Love Serve" : By Rev JD Salmond - The Story of the Order of deaconesses of the Presbyterian Church of NZ, hard bound with dust jacket, 96 pages, 36 illustrations. Published 1962. Good condition but foxing / staining to end papers and name of previous owners written inside cover, $8.00
"New Hebrides - The Road to Independence" : by Chris Plant (ed.) 1977. The rise of political parties and progress towards independence by Kalkot Matas Kele-Kele, Jimmy Stevens, Aime Malere, Vincent Boulekone, Walter Lini, Barak Sope and others. Published by the Institute for Pacific Studies and the South Pacific Social Sciences Association; printed in Suva. 128 pages, map, 15 illustrations, glue spine, one copy is split. $5.00-10.00
"Beyond Pandemonium" : The story of the independence movement in the New Hebrides and the eventual creation of the Republic of Vanuatu, by Father Walter Lini. Chapters cover such topics as the Church and Politics, the Vanuaaku Movement, Political challenges, the John Frum Movement, the Nagriamel Movement, and lingering pre-independence Colonial rivalry. Asia Pacific Books LTD, Wellington, 1980, 63 pages including illustrations. Three copies : clean pages, card cover, good used condition $10.00 each
"Except a Grain of Wheat..." - The ensuing history of the Order of Deaconesses in the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand 1961-1975, by Rev NJ Burgess, 1979. Soft cover, 48 pages, 17 illustrations. $6.00 (used copy, good condition).
"Bible & Society - A Sesquicentennial History of the Bible Society in New Zealand" by Peter J Lineham, 1996. A history of the Bible Society in New Zealand and its work over the last 150 years. Soft card cover, 302 pages, some illustrations. As new condition $25.00
"The Return of Jesus" - Earthing the Christian Hope" by Rev Rob Yule, 1998. A 'Presbyterian Affirm' booklet looking at this subjecy from one viewpoint, including the hope of a Messiah, the restoration of the Jews, the resurrection of the dead, and the renewal of the Earth. Soft cover, 28 pages, higlighter pen on one phrase otherwise unmarked. $6.00 ***Sold Out***
"Hermeneutics: An Introduction" by H. H. Rex. A standard text for study at the Theological Hall at Knox College for its period. Typescript Lecture Notes in hard cover. 35 pages, ten chapters, unmarked. 1958. $8.00.
"New Zealand Jesus" by the Rev Dr GAF Knight. A contemporary look at how we can relate to Jesus in a New Zealand context. Published in 1974, card covers, 48 pages. $5.00 to $8.00 each depending on condition.
"Crumbs For the Puppies" - A collection of 16 sermons and notes by the Rev Frank Nichol, Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology, Theological Hall, Dunedin, 1990. Soft cover, 53 pages. $8.00 each.
"Pious Energy - Presbyterian Personalities and Perspectives" by Rev AK Davidson, Lecturer in Church History at St John's Theological College, Auckland. A 40 page booklet featuring five addresses published 1989. : John Dunmore Lang, Rev John MacFarlane, Rev David Bruce, Presbyterian Church extension, Social Happiness & Good Order - the Presbyterian World. Soft cover. $6.00 to $8.00 each depending on condition.
"Forty Years On - A History of the National Council of Churches in New Zealand 1941 - 1981", by Colin Brown. Published 1981, 358 pages, soft card cover. Two good used copies, one has cover marked with white ink and title written on spine. $8.00
"The Farthest Jerusalem" - Four Lectures on the Origins of Christianity in Otago covering Anglicanism, Catholicism, Methodism and Presbyterianism, by Rev. Ken Booth, John Broadbent, Rev. Donald Philipps and the Rev. Prof. Peter Mathieson, published by the University of Otago Faculty of Theology & The Hocken Library,1993, 64 pages, $8.00 (new)
"The God Slot" - The Church and its Broadcasting, by Rev George Dallard, 1989. A brief account of Religious Broadcasting in New Zealand with particular reference to the radio and television ministry of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. 51 clean pages, small mark on cover. $8.00
"Unwrapping His Message" - Jesus' Good News as understood by people of the new milennium, by Alun Richards, 1997. "The new 'worldview' is explained in the first chapter, then it links into it Jesus' real contribution to us all, and finally it sets out where to go from where we are". 106 pages, good used condition. $8.00 each
"Amsterdam 1948" : A 'popular' report of the First Assembly of the World Council of Churches at Amsterdam in 1948, by the Rev Alan A Brash. Soft card cover, 51 pages, 8 illustrations. Good used condition but slight tear to soft covered spine $6.00
"Evanston 1954" : A polular report on the Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches, by JF Bennett., Soft cover (marked), 48 pages, 20 illustrations, some pages slightly stained. $5.00
"Souvenir Booklet - New Zealand Young Women's Presbyterian Bible Class Union 1904 - 1925" - A history, with illustrations, of the New Zealand YWBCU including the history of regional branches. Published in 1925, 64 pages. Soft cover. Three good used copies, some wear to edges of soft covers. $15.00 each
"Life upon Life" by 'Ann Allan' (Mrs IP Brabyn) - A history of the NZ Presbyterian Young Women's Bible Class Union. Published c.1951, hard cover, 99 pages, some illustrations. Foxing to page edges, faded & torn edging to dust jacket, clean pages. $6.00
"Challenge and Response" - by PJ Stewart, The history of the Otago Presbyterian Social Service Association from 1910 to 1958, ranging from care of the aged and infirm to children's homes. Hard cover with dust jacket, 102 pages, 13 illustrations, good clean copies $8.00
"Layman's Answers - An Examination of the New Theology", by Prof. EM Blaiklock, published 1968: Written as a published reply to Prof. LG Geering's "God in the New World" (published at the time of the Geeering Controversy trial for heresy), this book seeks to give a clear and Biblical reply from the standpoint of "informed conservatism". Hard cover, 160 pages with slightly torn dust cover, minimal foxing to pages edges otherwise a good clean used copy. $10.00
"From Relief to Social Service - A History of the Presbyterian Social Service Association Otago 1906-1981" - by Rev Simon Rae, 1981. A history of the Otago PSSA from 1906 to 1981 charting its initial development from care of the elderly and infirm including child and adolescent care to the development of specialised care and counselling programmes relating to social work in later years. Hard cover, 192 pages, 18 illustrations. Three copies, one with slightly marked dust cover, both have very clean pages. $8.00 to $10.00
Orphans to Elderly - 75 Years of Presbyterian Service to the Community 1909-1984 Text prepared in consultation with Rev. Dr James Veitch. 50 illustrations, 32 pages, soft cover. Good condition $5.00
"For Young & Old - The Story of the first 75 years of Presbyterian Support Services Southland 1919-1994" - by Peter Muller. 58 illustrations, 130 pages, soft cover. Very clean used copy $10.00
"Presbyterian Church in Action 1945-46" : This small 22 page booklet details the work of the NZ Presbyterian Church 1945-46 as ain aid to support by way of giving and by prayer, hole punch through top left hand corner; 28 illustrations $6.00
"The Gospel Then and Now", Prof. AM Hunter, 1978 : Prof Hunter of Aberdeen University considers the old and New Testaments and the life of discipleship which follows from them. Soft cover, 87 pages, very good used condition. $6.00
"Jam on my Bread" - by Sr Jean Alexander, 1985. A recollection of stories of work among families in Auckland after World War Two where Sr Jean served as a City & Parish Deaconess from 1941 to 1956. Most of the women described are struggling with the social conditions and attitudes that existed in Auckland during the late 1940's with her book documenting the support given by the Presbyterian Church. Soft cover, 148 pages, clean pages, covers faded $6.00 each
"In Praise of The Secular" : by the Rev Lloyd Geering, 2007. This booklet traces the process of secularisation which is not a threat but is in fact essential for religious freedom. Rev Geering speaks also to those who hold there is no longer a place for religion reminding them of a 'wordly spirituality' and the responsibilities we have toward one another and the earth itself. $8.00 ***Sold Out***
"Healing - A Limitational Approach to a Theology of Health", by Rev Ian Provan, 1979. This publication looks firstly at traditional concepts of health then at limitational theology as being a more relevant and therapeutically dynamic attitude to illness, its philosophy, dynamics and ethics, especially in relation to psychiatric disorders and the institutionalised. Soft cover, 68 pages. $6.00
"The Birth of Jesus : History or Myth?" - by James Veitch, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, 1997. "Whether one agrees with the conclusions of Dr Veitch or not, he raises questions which we dare not ignore if we want to understand Jesus afresh for our own time". Soft cover, 28 pages. $6.00
"The Romance of the Catholic Presbyterian Church" - by Rev W Gray Dixon, 1918. A reference history neatly divided up into chapters and sections, charting the history of and eventual formation of the universal Presbyterian Church, together with the effect of political and religious factors and the strong and enduring influence of Luther, Calvin & Knox. Hard bound, 163 pages. Good used condition $6.00 each. ***Sold Out***
"New Zealand Chaplains in the Second World War" : Published by the War History Dept. of the Dept of Internal Affairs, 1950. Hard cover, 189 pages, 38 illustrations, torn dust jacket, very slight foxing to front and back inside pages only. Very good condition. $80.00
"Women of the Burning Bush" : The report of a survey of Women Ministers in the Presb. Church of New Zealand after 25 years of ordination, written by Vivienne Adair and published by the PCNZ 1991. 67 pages. Soft card cover, very good used condition. $10.00
"The Religious Question - Findings From the 1996 Census" : prepared by the Christian Research Association of New Zealand. Soft Cover, 75 pages. Full of statistical data and with useful notes on the figures and findings. $8.00
"A Handful of Grain" : The centenary history of the Baptist Union of NZ Volume 4 - 1945 to 1982 by SL Edgar. Soft card cover, 115 pages, 22 illustrations. Good clean copy $8.00
"From Scotland With Aroha - Exploring our Presbyterian Heritage" by Peter Mathieson, Professor of Church History, Theological Hall, Dunedin, 1988. Soft bound, 17 pages. Two copies, excellent used condition $5.00 each.
"Mark of a Non-Realist - A Contemporary Reading of the Second Gospel" : By the Rev Ian J. Cairns, published 2004. Influenced by the Sea of faith, Rev Cairns embarked on a major rethinking of his whole theological outlook. This book is the fruit of his labours and indicates what the churches will have to go through if they are to survive in the new millenium. Soft cover, 307 pages. Excellent used copy. $20.00
"Living Without Anzus" by Ray Galvin in 1984 at a time when we were still (just) a full member of Anzus (Australia New Zealand United States Security Alliance). This booklet explores Anzus, threats to our security, justifications for Anzus, the cost of Anzus, living without Anzus, and a policy for getting out. An interesting snapshot of this contentious issue at the time. Soft cover, as new. $6.00
"The Peace of Christ in a Nuclear Age" by Ray Galvin 1983. This book looks at the very real threat posed by nuclear weapons and outlines for Christians, based on peace being so central to the Gospel, practical ways of putting the peace of Christ into effect in today's world. Soft cover, 166 pages, good used condition. Stampmed with name of previous owner inside cover. $8.00
"Politics not Justice - The Government's Treaty Settlement Policy" - A Joint Methodist Peresbyterian Public Questions committee publication, 1999. 24 pages, soft cover. $3.00 each.
"Windows on Unity - Cooperative Ventures and the Search for Church Union" - Published by the Negotiating Churches Unity Council in 1992 in order to raise awareness and record the present life and experience of the cooperative ventures as well as ercording the history of church union negotaitions. Soft cover, 87 pages, as new. $8.00
"Confident Tomorrows" - 16 Devotional talks by Rev DW Storkey, Minister of Knox Church, Dunedin, published pre 1972. "Old Bones, "There's Glory For You", "Hope Springs Eternal", "Dealing with Worry", "The Ever Rolling Stream", "Undeserved Suffering", "The Cop and the Anthem", "The Responsibility of Being Looked After", "Growing Old Gracefully", "Fault Finding", "No Funeral Gloom", "Roaring Camp", "Religion - First Hand or Second Hand", "The Iodione of the Soul", "Pavement to Heaven", "Second Bests". 56 pages, soft cover. Two copies. $6.00
"Evangelicals and the Ecumenical Movement" - by Rev J.G. Miller & Rev A. Gunn. Published by the Westminster Fellowship 1964. This booklet contains transcripts of two addresses, "The Ecumenical Movement - Threat or Blessing" & "A Positive Approach to the Ecumenical Movement". Soft cover, 28 pages. $8.00
"Why We Remained as a Presbyterian Church" - by Rev. John McNab of the Presbyterian Church of Canada 1925. Re-published by the New Zealand Presbyterian Church League in response to Church Union discussions in New Zealand. Soft cover, 16 pages, 1 illustration. $6.00
"Centennial History 1864 - 1964 - The Bible Society of Otago and Southland" - Soft cover, 16 pages. $6.00
"To Keep the Faith - The Westminster Fellowship's forty years" - by Les Gosling. Oublished 1990, soft cover, 44 pages, 13 illustrations. Slight scuffing to cover. $5.00
"Report on Maladjusted and Anti-Social Youth" - Prepared by the Special Committee of the Assembly's Social Service Committee for presentation to the 1959 General Assembly. An interesting look at this perennial problem 50 years ago. Soft cover, 28 pages. Good used condition. $10.00
"From Prapat to Colombo - History of the Christian Conference of Asia 1957 - 1995" by Yap Kim Hao - An historical account of the CCA, the first regional ecumenical organization in Asia. The CCA (previously the East Asia Christian Conferenece) was born of teh conviction that the Christian task in Asia cannot be left to western mission enterprises or the initiatives of national churches alone, but had to be undertaken by all the Asian churches witnessing together. Soft cover, 205 pages with illustrations. Two copies as new condition $8.00 each
"The Finger of God in the Disruption Scottish Principles and Rewalities 1843-1993" - by Professor Peter Mathieson, 1993. This publication explores how the New Zealand Presbyterian Church has been influenced over 150 years by the rich heritage of the Free Church of Scotland which was born out of the 'Disruption' of 1843 when many left the Established Church of Scotland in search of Religious freedom and autonomy. Soft cover, 53 pages. Three copies, as new. $5.00 to $6.00 each
"Opinions", Compiled by Rev SC Read, published 1973 : A full and varied collection of "opinions" of the NZ Presbytyerian Church selected to assist members of the Judicial Committee, Book of Order Committee, Clerks of Presbyteries and others interested in matters of practise and procedure, includes full index. Now an interesting snapshot of the practise and procedures of the NZ Presbyterian Church almost 40 years ago. 40 pages, foxing to soft card cover. $10.00
"Columba College - The First Fifty Years 1915-65" : A 50th anniversary history of this respected Girls College in Dunedin, hard cover, 110 pages, 20 illustrations. $10.00 ***Sold Out***
"Presbyterian Theology in New Zealand from 1930 - 1980 - A Personal Retrospect" & "The Question of a Maori Theology" : By JM Bates; This 40 page soft covered booklet forms part of a publication of Rev. JM Bates' unpublished papers from the Presbyterian Archives. Some very slight markings on cover otherwise a good used copy $5.00
"The Waidale Story" : The story of the Waidale Missionary Trust based in Waikaka who in 1967 took upon the idea of fattening livestock in order to support a Missionary Trust which in turn supported the work of Missionaries overseas. Published 1994, 56 pages, 17 illustrations. $5.00 each.
"Celebrating Communion" : a handbook for Elders authorised to lead Communion services within the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, published 1994, 91 pages $3.00
"Alternative Vision - He Moemoea Ano" - From fiscal responsibility to constitutional change - the Significance of the Hirangi Hui - A joint Methodist/Presbytreian Public Questions Committee Occasional Paper, 1996. This 'occasional paper' was put together to assist churches to further understand the implications of the Hirangi Hui. The Hirangi Hui rejected the Government's proposals to settle Treaty of Waitangi claims in favour of constitutional change on the basis of the Declaration of Independence 1835 and the Treaty of Waitangi 1840. 37 pages $8.00 (new)
"Freedom, Religion & Spirit" - A published collection of 8 lectures given by Rev Albert C.Moore to the Dunedin University of the Third Age on Primal cultures & religions, ancient empires & religions, Hebrew Prophets, Abrahamic religions, Hindu tradition, Buddhism, Western modernity & Secular enlightenment, and Spiritual Revolution. c. 2000, soft cover, 84 pages $10.00 (new)
"Pioneers, Protestors and Pluralism", exploring Presbyterian Identity by Rev Allan K Davidson, 1989, 34 pages, $3.00 (new)
"Mutterings of a Lay Moderator" : by Hugh Perry. A selection of addresses given while serving as Lay Moderator of Christchurch Presbytery, c.1990's (?), 37 pages, $3.00 (new)
"Religious Studies in Dialogue" - Essays in Honour of Albert C. Moore, Published by the University of Otago Faculty of Theology, 1991, 204 pages, $8.00 (new)
"Voices of Hope in a Suffering World - Reflections on Ecologically Sustainable Lifestyles" - by Rev RJ Eyles, 1991. This book demonstrates in very practical ways what can be done locally to effect global renewal. 120 pages, soft cover, excellent condition $8.00
"A Resource For Elders, Sessions & Parish Councils" - by Rev. Lester J Reid, 1985 : A well laid out and instructive resource book prepared for the use of Parish Elders defining the role of an Elder, their tasks, and other inter-related issues involved in this position of great responsibility. 98 pages, Good used copy $3.00
"2100 : A Faith Odyssey - The Changing Face of New Zealand Religion" - by Lloyd Geering. This publication sketches the changing character of religion in NZ over the last 200 years and forecasts possible trends in the 21st century, 36 pages, soft bound. $8.00 (new)
"Creating God : Re-imaging the Christian way in a secular world", by Ian Harris, 1994, 44 pages, $3.00 (new)
"Fragile Signs of New Found Strength" by the late Wynne Glassey (Sr W. Benton) - a collection of poems written during the last five years of her life, 1984, 60 pages, $2.00 (new)
"The Word Made Flesh", a Dissertation in Pastoral Theology, by Feiloaiga J Taule'ale'ausumai, 1990, 45 pages, $3.00 (one slightly marked $2.00)
"The Call of Christ - Good God, They're Gay" - a resource booklet prepared by St Ninian's Parish in Christchurch to assist others in understanding this issue,1992, 86 pages, $2.00 (new)
"Healing - A Limitational Approach to a Theology of Health", by Ian Provan : Explores traditional concepts of health and healing and limitational Theology $5.00
"Not Self - But Others" - "The Story of the New Zealand Methodist Deaconess Order together with An Index of all those who have served in it", by Wesley A. Chambers : A background to the Methodist Church Deaconess order plus biographies and / or record of individual service. 152 pages, soft card cover with numerous illustrations. Ex library stock with two labels of soft card cover otherwise a good clean used copy $10.00
"The Spiritual Unity of the Home - A Discussion of the Vexed Question of Mixed [Presbyterian / Catholic] Marriages", by the Rev JD Salmond, soft cover 8 pages, published post 1944, $3.00
"The Presbyterian Church - A Manual for the use of members of our Bible Classes and Senior Scholars" : Edited by the Rev George H Jupp, 1920. A summary of the beliefs and practices of the NZ Presbyterian Church, soft cover, 40 pages, two hole punch holes along edge. $3.00
"A Communicant's Handbook", by Gordon S Troup, 1952 : A handbook for the use of intending NZ Presbyterian Church Communicants explaining the beliefs and practices of the Church as well as the expectations for new members. Soft Cover, 36 pages $3.00
"Break Camp and Move On", by John S. Murray : An evaluation of the NZ National Council of Churches Consultation on the Mission of the Church, held in Christchurch, 1962 under the auspices of the East Asia Conference; published 1963. Soft cover, 55 pages, $3.00
"Iron Rations" - a booklet written as a teaching aid to increase knowledge of the beliefs and doctrine of the Church in support of the Bible Class Forward Movement, published 1950, soft cover, 35 pages. $3.00
"Baptism in the Presbyterian Church", by Rev JG Miller. A handbook clearly explaining the sacrament of baptism to parents, 1962. Soft cover (some fading), 16 pages. $3.00
"Christ Our Life - A Communicant's Manual" - written for new communicants to the Presbyterian Church, 1964, soft cover, 64 pages. $4.00
"Centennial History 1864 - 1964 - The Bible Society of Otago and Southland" - Soft cover, 16 pages. $3.00
"Small Church - Big Mission!", by David J. Inglis and Margaret Reid Martin. Based on research into small urban and rural parishes sharing ideas for mission and survival. Part A: The Story of the Surveyed Parishes; Part B: Strategies for Change. A Publication of the Christian Research Network of Aotearoa New Zealand 1996, soft cover, 45 pages. $6.00
"Fuel for the Soul" A New Zealand Anthology of Poetry and Prose. Compiled by the Albury Pleasant Point Presbyterian Parish, soft cover, 134 pages. $8.00.
"Presbyterian Church Archives" - Care & Conservation. Our own handy guide for the keeping of, care, listing & preservation of Church Records & Archives, 44 pages, Free for Parish Use or free with any other order (postage charge only)
Ephesus Series Booklets : 'Project Ephesus' seeks new ways of understanding God and expressing our faith in terms of New Zealand culture and experience. All booklets new or good used condition :
1) "What New Zealanders Believe" - $2.00 each
2) "Attitudes and Life-Styles" - $2.00 each
3) "Earthing our Faith in the 20th Century" by Ian Harris & "The Church and the New Era" by James Veicth ($3.00 each)
4) "Bridging the Generations" by Robin Lane - $3.00 each
5) "Salvation and Hope in the New Zealand of the 1990's" - $3.00 ***Sold Out***
6) "The Greening of Christianity" by Bob Eyles - $3.00 each
7) "A Deep Flowing Stream" by Margaret Martin & a network of women - $3.00 ***Sold Out***
8) "Exploring the Meaning of Life" by Neville Glasgow - $3.00
Used Mission Books :
"Light in Dark Isles", a Jubilee record of Mission work carried out by the NZ Presbyterian Church in the New Hebrides [Vanuatu] from 1868, compiled by Rev A Don, published 1918. These volumes contain an amazing wealth of material including many references to native life and customs. Subject content includes Tongoa, North Epi, Nguna, Ambrim, and Tanna Islands. 199 pages, 48 illustrations, soft bound. $35.00 in good order.
"Christina's Story" - The Realities of family life on an isolated Pacific Island 1938 - 1956 : The engaging story of Mrs Christina Crump, the wife of the Rev Donald Crump who served as a Missionary on Nguna Island in the New Nebrides (now Vanuatu). As new condition, published 2000, 112 pages, numerous illustrations, card cover $30.00
"Women's Work for Missions Jubilee Edition" - 43 pages. The story of the beginnings and growth of the Presbyterian Women's Missonary Union of New Zealand 1905-1955. 22 illustrations, card cover. $8.00
"The PWMU (1906-1964) & APW (1964-2006) "Harvest Field" Centennial Issue" - 56 pages commemorating the centenary of the Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union and the Association of Presbyterian Women, 23 illustrations) $12.00
"The Story of The Canton Villages Mission - Semi-Jubilee 1901-1926" - edited by William Mawson and published by the Foreign Missions Committee, 1926. An enlarged edition of an earlier booklet, published to commemorate the Canton Villages Mission 25th Jubilee. 96 pages, 22 illustrations, 2 maps. 3 copies, one copy has 3 illustrations cut out. $8.00 to $10.00 each depending on condition.
"Our Missionaries at Work - The Record of a Journey to China and India" - by the Rev Don MacDiarmid. This booklet contains his observations of the Mission work of the PCNZ in South China and the Punjab area of India in 1939. A full first-hand account is given of the difficulties and dangers imposed by the Japanese occupation and 'war' in South China including his hastily arranged departure before all exits from Canton were closed by the Japanese. 47 pages, 13 illustrations, soft card cover. Two copies with yellowing to covers, foxing to inside covers and name of previous ownes. $8.00 to $10.00 each depending on condition.
"A Century of Growth" : The history of overseas Missionary work by the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand (including the Synod of Otago & Southland to 1901) from 1869 to 1969 by the Very Rev Stan Murray, Missions Secretary from 1949 to1968. A well written and honest account which includes work in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu), India, South China, NZ Chinese, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and Papua. 112 pages, 25 illustrations, soft cover, good used condition $5.00 to $8.00 each
"One Small Finger" : The story of overseas Mission work by the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand 1949-69 as told first hand by the Very Rev Stan Murray who ably served as Missions Secretary over this period when the focus of Missionary work had to evolve to meet changing circumstances and needs. 153 pages, soft bound with illustrations. Good used condition (one with library catalogue number on spine but otherwise excellent condition) $10.00 each.
"Twenty Days' Ice & Snow" - A Lantern Tour in Central Otago, July 1899 by Rev Alexander Don : A photocopy of this early descriptive pamplet describing a winter tour visiting Chinese goldminers in Central Otago, 14 pages, $6.00
Missions to the Chinese 1904 - Views and Notes" compiled by Rev Alexander Don : A photocopy of a pictorial review of the Presbyterian Church mission to the Chinese, both in Central Otago, Dunedin and around Canton in South China. Each (photocopied) image is accompanied on the opposite page by a wealth of supporting information $12.00
"Live - A History of Church Planting in the New Hebrides to 1880, Book One" by J G MIller. The development of Mission work in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) including chapters on John Williams & the London Missionary Society and John Geddie & The Presbyterian Mission. Soft cover, 178 pages with illustrations. Ex library stock, good used condition $15.00 Sold
"Live - A History of Church Planting in the Republic of Vanuatu, Book Five - The Central Island Efate to Epi from 1881 - 1920", by J G Miller, 19877. Chapters include Church Planting on South Efate, Havannah Harbour & West Efate, The Nguna District, The Tongoa District, and The Island of Epi. Soft cover, 464 pages with illustrations. Ex library stock, good used condition. An invaluable historical resourse. $25.00
"Live - A History of Church Planting in the Republic of Vanuatu Book Six The Northern Island 1881 - 1948", by J G MIller. Chapters include Church Planting on Lopevi & Paama, Ambrym, & Malekula. 534 pages with illustrations, Soft cover (torn) & rubbed spine, average used condition. An invaluable historical resourse. $25.00
"New Hebrides Calling" : A very abridged history of the New Hebrides (Vanuatu), including Mission work, life and culture, and the present work of the NZ Presbyterian Church in the Islands to approx the 1940's prepared for Sunday School and Bible Class usage by the Rev BRC Nottage, 40 pages, soft cover. Average used condition (slightly dog-eared pages and creased soft cover) but otherwise good condition $6.00 each
"New Hebrides Centenary 1848-1948 - The Journal of a Visit by Alice Townrow" : Sr Alice Townrow visited the New Hebrides in 1948 in her capacity of Organizing Secretary for the NZ Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union. This is the record of her visit. 24 Pages, 6 illustrations. Good used condition. $6.00
"The Birth of a Nation" : by Rev RG McDowall, 1954. A description of the work carried out by the Missionaries in the New Hebrides [Vanuatu], including descriptive notes on the environment, social conditions, communication, transport, Government, commerce, food, medical work and education, including the problems encountered. 26 illustrations. Soft cover, slight fading around edges, 24 clean pages. $10.00 each
"The Chinese In Our Midst" : by Rev. G. H. McNeur, based on his book "The Church and the Chinese in New Zealand". Studies for the Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union 1951-1952. Soft cover, 16 pages. $5.00
"Our Continuing Witness" : by Rev. J. S. Murray, 1955. Studies for the the Presbyterian Women's Missionary Union in its Jubilee year. Soft cover, 16 pages. $10.00
"For All or For None" : by Very Rev. J. D. Smith and Rev. J. S. Murray, 1959. Six Studies in the Christian World Mission with Particular Reference to Overseas Missions of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, for use by Missionary Unions, Fellowship Groups, Senior Bible Classes and similar bodies. Published for the Overseas Missions Committee of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand by the Presbyterian Bookroom, Christchurch.. Soft cover, 35 pages, no illustrations. $10.00
"The United Church in Papua, New Guinea & Solomon Islands" - the Development of an Indigenous Church. the history of the evangelisation of the various regions, the formation of the United Church in this region in 1968, and post 1968 developments. Soft cover, 316 pages, illustrations. $10.00
"The Land of the Five Rivers" - a study of our Mission work in the Jagadhri, Kharar, Sirmur and Saharanpur districts of the Punjab province of Northern India, published c.1937, soft cover, 24 pages, 30 illustrations. $10.00
"That Other Front Line" : by Rev. James L. Gray, with articles by E. L. Saunders and Rev. Abdul Rahim, c. 1940. Overview of Presbyterian Mission Work in North India, includes chapters on Gandhi, Sirmoor State, Women's Work, Casteism, and Church Union in India. Soft cover in poor condition, 36 pages, 9 illustrations. $10.00
"Missionary Project 1968 - Evangelism - Telling the Good News" : Presbyterian Church of New Zealand - Christian Education Department 1968. Soft cover, 54 pages, 32 illustrations. $10.00
"Missionary Project 1970 - Be Doers of the Word, Not Hearers Only" : Presbyterian Church of New Zealand - Christian Education Department 1970. Soft cover, 24 pages, 33 illustrations $10.00
"TAMU - A New Zealand Family in Java" : by Marie Gray. This 296 page soft covered book tells the story of Dr David & Marie Gray who served the NZ Presbyterian Church as Missionaries in Indonesia from 1959 to 1971. It is a tail of turmoil and tension interspersed with hilarious situuations in the crowded quarter of Bandung in West Java. $15.00
"The Golden Gate of India" : by Miss Alice Henderson, 1922. A useful historical study resource booklet exploring India and the Punjab, including the history of India, Christianity in India, descriptions of the Punjab and it's peoples, the religions of the Punjab, the lives of Indian men, women & Children, the Mission Medical, Educational & Evangelistic work of the New Zealand Presbyterian Church, the Mass Movement, and a description of Evangelistic work in the Sirmur Hills. 95 pages, soft cover, 37 illustrations. $30.00
"The Shield of India" : by Miss Alice Henderson, 1933. A useful historical study resource booklet exploring India and the Punjab, including the history of India, the Native States, border problems and India's neighbours, the peoples of the Punjab, Indian women, the different religions of India, Christianity in India, and the evangelical, medical and educational work of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand in India. 72 pages, soft cover, 25 illustrations. Two copies, all clean pages, one with marked cover, one with tearing to binding on spine. $20.00 to $30.00 depending on condition.
"My Yesterdays in Sunshine and Shadow", by Alice Henderson, 1947, being her inspiring and wonderfully descriptive story of educational and evangelistic mission work with the Church of Scotland Madras Mission 1896 to 1909, and with the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand Punjab Mission 1910 to 1933. This book was written for a general readership in a matter of fact style and for us today it gives an honest and often very candid view of India and her difficult life during those times as seen through the eyes of a European women Missionary from New Zealand . 199 pages, 9 illustrations, secure and relatively clean soft cover, clean pages. Three copies, one with library catalogue number on spine, otherwise all clean copies. $15.00to $20.00 each
"The Light of Other Days" - by the Rev TE Riddle, 1949. A down to earth and very readable autobiography of the his life, including post-graduate study in Edinburgh, visits to Europe and Palestine, Missionary work and observations of Epi in the New Hebrides [Vanuatu], Missionary work and observations of the Punjab [India], service in Europe during World War One, and recollections of and the search for his close friend, Sadhu Sundar Singh. 223 clean pages. $15.00
"Indian Insights - a Visit to the Punjab Mission" : A record of a visit to the Punjab Mission of the PCNZ by the Rev JS Murray, Missions Secretary, 1949. 40 pages, 14 illustrations. Good used condition. $5.00 each
"50 Years in the Punjab 1909-1959" - This booklet briefly details the history of, progress and current work undertaken by the NZ Presbyterian Church Mission in India, published to commemorate the 5oth anniversary of work in the Punjab. Soft cover, 48 pages, 101 modern and historical illustrations. Clean to slightly marked covers $5.00 to $8.00 each
"Illustrations from The Church and the Chinese in New Zealand" : A soft bound booklet containing solely illustrations (including some taken by the Rev A Don) appearing in the publication "The Church and the Chinese in New Zealand". Published 1951, 27 illustrations. $5.00
Minutes of the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) Presbyterian Mission Synod 1948 : This is an original soft-cover bound copy of the minutes of the Centenary Synod 1848-1948, being the final Synod meeting prior to the formation of the Presbyterian Church of the New Hebrides in 1949. A reasonably clean copy except for a hole punch through the top, occasionally obliterating part of a word. $10.00
Minutes of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) : These are original soft-cover bound minutes, including sub-committee reports, published after each General Assembly for the years 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957 & 1958. All copies have one hole punched through top, occasionally obliterating part of a word. A very rare chance to obtain an original copy of these publications. $10.00 each or a copy of each issue negotiable.
Minutes of the New Hebrides Presbyterian Mission Council (Vanuatu) : These are original soft-cover bound minutes published after each annual Mission Council meeting for the years 1949 and 1950. After the formation of the Presbyterian Church of the New Hebrides in 1949, the newly formed Mission Council dealt with matters pertaining directly to the Missionaries working on the field. All copies have either an ink stamp on the front cover or a hole punched through top, occasionally obliterating part of a word. $8.00 each.
"His Praise in the Islands (Isaiah 42:12) - Christian Work in the New Hebrides" : by John Patrick, 1966. Written from material supplied by workers in the New Hebrides for the New Zealand Presbyterian Bible Class Movement. 4 studies. Soft cover with slight fading, 20 pages, 10 illustrations, 2 maps. $5.00
"Tanna - 71" : by Duncan Brocket 1971. A Diary of the Presbyterian Workparty to the New Hebrides. Foreword by Rev. Ken Calvert of White Sands, Tanna. Typescript. Front page is signed by Ken Calvert. Soft cover, 15 illustrations, maps. $20.00
"By this..." : by Duncan Brocket (ed.) 1977. The Workparty to the New Hebrides from the Diaries of the Members. Published by the New Hebrides Association. Soft cover, 112 pages, maps. $20.00
"The Call of the Solomons - The New Zealand Methodist Women's Response" : By Daphne N. Beniston - A collection of biographies of 106 methodist women who worked on the Methodist Mission Filed in the Solomon Islands between 1922 and 1972. 100 pages, ex library stock with two stickers on soft card cover but otherwise an almost as new used copy $10.00
"We Seek a City" - 6 Mission Studies for Centennial year, 1969 : Explores the Church in the New Hebrides, Lesson from the Past - Hong Kong, Mission Work in India, Retrospect of Mission Enterprise in Indonesia, A Bridge to Papua, and The Why of Mission - designed for study and discussion to interest Church groups in what has been accomplished in the past 100 years in the whole field of mission work. 54 pages, soft cover, slightly marked cover. $5.00
"Who's Who In Our Overseas Field's" - Printed photos with biographical notes of all Mission Workers in our overseas Mission fields from 1950 to 1960. Enquire as to price and condition.
"Indonesia" : produced by the Australian Presbyterian Board of Missions and the Overseas Mission Committee of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, 1965. Indonesian History, Council of Churches in Indonesia, New Zealand Presbyterian Work in Indonesia, Satya Watjana University, Siesta, Church in Indonesian Society, Social Welfare, Education, Facts and Figures. Soft cover, 34 pages, 29 illustrations, map. $10.00
"Presbyterian Church of Myanmar Golden Jubilee Album" - Produced by Golden Jubilee Committee of Presbyterian Church of Myanmar, 2006. Album of Pastors, Presbyterian Church of Myanmar Office Staff, and Synod Offices Staff. Soft cover, 20 pages, about 168 photos. $5.00
Used Biographies & Autobiographies :
"A Great Coloniser - Rev Dr Thomas Burns" : by Rev EN Merrington, published 1929. The story of Otago's pioneer Minister, the Rev Dr Thomas Burns who accompanied the first of the Free Church settlers to Dunedin in 1848, thereafter becoming the first Chancellor of Otago University. Hard bound, 9 illustrations. $25.00 ***Sold Out***
"A Daughter Remembers" - Papers from the Archives of First Church about Dr Thomas Burns and his family - 8 pages, photocopied. Good used copy, mark on cover $4.00
"Discovering the Sikhs - Autobiography of a Historian" - Written by Prof. Hew Mcleod who is generally acknowledged as the world's foremost historian of the Sikhs. In two parts, this book charts the author's career in Sikh studies with part two attempting to answer the vigorous attacks that have been made on his views regarding Sikh history and religion. Published 2004, 245 pages with index, 14 illustrations. In excellent used condition with dust jacket. Inscription from authour to previous owner. $20.00
"The Teeth of the Dragon - The Incredible Story of a Woman's Survival", by Rev Roy Belmer : The gripping and truly heroic story of the indomitable Sr Annie James who served the NZ Presbyterian Mission in South China during the time of the Japanese occupation before and during World War Two (the only NZ Missionary not to be interned) and her subsequnt imprisonment by the Communist authorities on trumped up charges until her release at the eleventh hour. Hard cover with dust cover, 189 pages, some foxing to end papers, 11 illustrations. A good tidy used copy $15.00 Sold
"What Next" by the Rev Dr GAF Knight. An autobiography of the Rev Dr George Knight, born in Scotland where he trained for Ministry, served the Church of Scotland Jewish Mission in Budapest just before before WWII, became Professor of Old Testament Sudies at the Theological Hall New Zealand, first Principal of the Pacific Theological College Suva Fiji, and awarded 4 Honorary Doctorates. Published in 1980. This is the extraordinary story of an extraordinary man in an easy to read book. Card covers, 128 pages, 17 illustrations. Good Used condition. $8.00
"A Book of Helmut Rex" : An interesting selection of his writings including memoirs of the life and work of this fascinating German Pastor (name changed from Rehbein) who fled Nazi Germany in 1939 with his wife to New Zealand, becoming a highly respected Professor of Church History at Knox Thological Hall until 1964. Edited by Albert Moore & Maurice Andrew, Published by the University of Otago 1980. Soft cover, clean pages. Original black cloth tape over spine missing leaving a stain at edge of front and back covers but only slight staining on actual spine, 11 illustrations. Printing on pages legible but of rather poor quality. Otherwise a very good clean copy $10.00
"A Founding Ministry - Rev TD Nicholdon's pioneering role within the Presbyterian Church in Nelson and Marlborough 1848 - 1862" : Soft cover, 45 pages, 31 illustration, published 2007, totally as new condition. $12.00 each
"Margaret - A Daughter of the Manse" - A Memoir of Christina Margaret Sullivan, Daughter of the Rev Charles Sullivan of Caversham Parish, Dunedin. Margaret and her two companions died of exposure while tramping in the Southern Alps and getting caught in bad weather. hard bound, 116 pages, 17 illustrations and two photos, published 1949. $7.50 Sold
"Ship Ahoy and Hallelujah" by the Rev DN MacDiarmid. An autobiography of the life of the the Rev Don MacDiarmid, from a life at sea on a sailing ship, Missionary work among the Nubians in the Sudan, to becoming Director of Missions for the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Published in 1968. Soft card cover, 188 pages, 32 illustrations. Good used copy, slight mark on cover. $12.00
"Punjab Pioneers" : 'Incidents from the lives' of Dr William Porteous, the first Presbyterian Church of New Zealand Medical Missionary to India, and that of his wife, Edith Porteous. Dr Porteous was responsible for the establishment of Jagadhri Hospital, our first medical missionary work in India, where he served until 1926. A well written account by R Brodie & PMcC Smith, soft cover, 83 pages, 1 illustration, published 1966. Two good used copies, $10.00 each.
Little Feet in a Big Room - Frances Ogilvie of China" - by Gordon Ogilvie, 1994. An easy to read biography of Miss Frances Ogilvie, a long-serving and popular Presbyterian Church of NZ Missionary Teacher to South China and Hong Kong 1920 to 1960. A dedicated pacifist who held strong views on the subject, she experienced first hand the Japanese occupation of South China, 4 years of internment in Stanley Camp, civil war in China, then emergence of the Communist state. Hard bound, 108 pages, many illustrations. 2 copies, good clean used copies except for either scuffed dust jacket or library number on spine of jacket. $10.00 ***Sold***
"A Braided River of Faith - The Lives of One Hundred Women Vol I": Biographies and pictures of 100 women who have made a significant contribution to the work of the NZ Presbyterian Church, edited by Rev Nan Burgess. 190 pages, illustrations. Two copies - both in almost as new condition, one with library catalogue number on spine. $12.00 to $15.00
"A Braided River of Faith - The Lives of Women of Faith Vol II": Biographies and pictures of 57 women who have made a significant contribution to the work of the NZ Presbyterian Church, edited by Rev Nan Burgess. 103 pages, illustrations. Very clean used copy, signed by Editor. $15.00
"Tse Koo - A Heroine of China - The Story of Annie James" - A brief account by the Director of Missions of the life and work of the indomitable Sr James to 1946; the sole NZ Presbyterian Church Missionary who was able, despite many deprivations, to maintain her work in South China during World War Two. Included are many first hand observations of the brutal Japanese occupation of South China and increasing disruptions, including the consequent danger to herself. Slightly faded soft covers, 32 pages, 7 illustrations, clean pages. $5.00 each Sold
"I Was In Prison" : by Annie James 1952. A first-hand account of the experiences of one of the staff of the Presbyterian Mission in China at the hands of the Communists. Slightly soiled soft cover, title page cut to remove name, 44 pages, 1 illustration. $15.00
"George Hunter McNeur - A Pioneer Missionary in South China" : by Henry H. Barton, 1955. Soft cover, good condition, 44 pages, map, 15 illustrations. $15.00.
"Hewn From The Rock": A Memoir of the Very Reverend J. D. Salmond, O. B. E., M. A., Ph. D. of Queenstown and Dunedin, by Roy Belmer, c. 1976. 52 pages, 6 illustrations. $10.00.
"About Time - the Biography of a New Zealand Prison Chaplain" - by Marie Gray, 1991. The gripping 'inside story' of prison chaplaincy work and especially of those who resided within its walls as experienced by the Rev Lawrence More QSM, National Council of Churches Prison Chaplain 1964 to 1984. 272 pages, illustrations, soft cover, slight marking to cover otherwise a good used copy $15.00
"In Remembrance", - by A. Robert Scott, Minister at St James, 1994. The fascinating memoirs of a minister who served in Middlemarch, Dunedin, Southland and Canterbury. 179 pages, 32 illustrations, soft cover $10.00
"The Catholic Presbyterian", Essays in Honour of Frank Nichol, Professor of Systematic Theology (1963-86) and Principal of the Theological Hall (1971-85), 76 pages, $3.00
"Three Good Men", by Rev MW Wilson, 1955: Biographical sketches of three Ministers of the Presbyterian Church of NZ; Rev James Gibb (1857 - 1935), Rev William hewiston (1860- 1932), Rev James Wilson (1865 - 1936). Soft but very marked cover, 79 pages. $6.00
"Gold Diggings and The Gospel - the Westland Diary of the Rev GS Harper 1865-66" - published by the Methodist Wesley Historical Society, July 1964. A suprisingly full account of his Ministry based at Hokitika on the West Coast with many observations of people and life around him. Soft cover, 40 pages, 17 illustrations, ex library stock with two labels on cover plus name of previous owner, otherwise good clean copy. $15.00
"James Watkin Pioneer Missionary" By [Rev] Roy Belmer (reprinted 1979 by the Wesley Historical Society) : 34 pages, 1 illustration. Ex library stock with two labels on slightly card discoloured card cover, clean pages. $8.00
Used Maori Mission & Synod Publications :
"The Story of Maori Missions" : being five studies by the Very Rev. George Budd, published by the P. W. M. U., Auckland, November 1939. 1. The Days Before Waitangi, 2. Much Resolved - Little Done, 3. Breaking New Ground, 4. Boring-in Farther, 5. Love Fulfils Itself In Many Ways. Some Notes On Maori Religion by J. G. Laughton. Soft cover, 32 pages, no illustrations. Two copies $10.00.
"Upon Them Hath the Light Shined" : by Rev JN Smith, published 1952, being a brief history of the Presbyterian Maori Mission from 1889 (but mainly from 1916) to 1952 including the emergence of Te Hinita Maori (now known as 'Te Aka Puaho'). Maori Mission areas and institutions mentioned include Taupo,Taumarunui, Tokaanu, Nuhaka, Waikaremoana, Ruatahuna, Maungapohatu, Te Whaiti, Waihau, Waimana, Matahi, Te Teko, Kawerau, Opotiki, Turakina Maori Girls' School at Marton and the Maori Boys' and Girls' Hostels at Auckland and Whakatane. 52 pages, very clean soft card cover and pages, no illustrations. $25.00
"Maori and Pakeha in Church and Community - A Symposium" : Foreword (Very Rev. J. D. Salmond), Stating the Problem (Very Rev. J. G. Laughton), The Maori Point of View (Rev. Hemi Potatau), Implications of Common Citizenship (D. N. Perry), The Church's Constructive Contribution (Rev. D. E. Duncan), Implications beyond the Synod Area (Rev. J. Irwin). Soft Cover, 27 pages, no illustrations. $10.00
"From Forest Trail to City Street" : The Story of the work of the Presbyterian Church of NZ among the Maori people by the Very Rev JG Laughton, 1814 to 1961, 100 pages, some highlighted texts on pages, torn and marked soft cover, names of previous owner written in ink at front. A very collectable booklet $20.00
"Te Hinotu Maori - The Maori Synod, Maori Spirituality and Ministry" - This resource publication documents the history and work of the Maori Synod, and provides some broad insights into Maori Spirituality, published 1992. 31 pages, 2 illustrations, as new or slightly marked condition $8.00 to $10.00 (discount for full set of 5 publications)
"Te Maungarongo - The Ancestral House of the Maori Synod" - This resource publication is dedicated to the ancestral house of the Maori Synod, Te Maungaroto, at Ohope Marae, published 1992. 39 pages, 21 illustrations, name on inside cover, tidy condition. Only available as part of a full set.
"Te Kakano O te Aroha - The Church Marae of the Wellington Maori Pastorate" - This resource publication documents the story of Te Kakano o te Aroha, the Wellington Presbytery's urban church marae in Lower Hutt and assists to develop real understanding and action in the journey towards bi-cultural partnership, published 1992, 39 pages, 15 illustrations. Only available as part of a full set.
"Kawa Marae - A Detailed Guide to Marae Visits" - This informative and practical resource publication documents the usual structure and common protocol of most Maori marae, providing an insight into the nature of marae, the background to behaviour within them, and the procedure for visiting a marae, published 1992, 43 pages, 4 illustrations. Good used condition, name of previous owner on cover. $8.00 (discount for full set of 5 publications)
"Mahi Tahi - Practical Resources for Bi-Cultural Partnership" - This is a practical resource for beginning the journey towards bi-cultural partnership, including study papers, music, and advice on practical measures which parishes and congregations can take to expand their bi-cultural understanding and experience, published 1992, 55 pages, 3 illustrations. $10.00 (discount for full set of 5 publications)
"Murihiku 1970" - A survey of the social situation of the Maori population of Otago and Southland, excluding Dunedin and environs, by Alison Mirams, 1970. This comprehensive report was commisssioned by the Dunedin Presbytery as a prelude to considering the appointment of a Maori Minister to Otago/Southland. Two copies, soft bound cover in very good condition. $15.00 each.
"Who's Where in our Maori Field" - Printed photos with biographical notes of all Mission Workers in the Maori Mission Field in 1961 together with images of Maori Synod institutions. 1 soft bound copy, stained cover. $10.00
Presbytery & Synod Histories :
Parish Histories (please enquire for prices - most modern histories are relatively inexpensive) :
Presbyterian Historical Society
and bound booklets containing the annual lecture given to the Presbyterian
Historical Society of New Zealand.
25% discount applies on orders of five or more booklets.
|1973 :||"The Very Rev James Gibb : Patriot into Pacifist", by LH Barber, (Now out of print - photocopy available at $5.00)|
|1974 :||"Missionary Propaganda - I'ts Early development & Influence With Respect to the British Missionary Movement & India", by AK Davidson, (Now out of print - photocopy available at $5.00)|
|1975 :||"The Rev James Duncan - First Presbyterian Missionary to the Maori", by WW Gibson, (Now out of print - photocopy available at $5.00)|
|1976 :||"The Ministry of Rev John Moir (1809 - 1895), 1st Moderator of the Wellington Presbytery", by DG Bound, (Now out of print - photocopy available at $5.00)|
|1977 :||"The Growth of an Inward Looking Church on the Mission Field", by AC Herron, $2.00|
|1979 :||"Religion & New Zealand Society", by Ian Breward, $2.00|
|1980 :||"James Hamlin", by HJ Ryburn, $2.00|
|1980 :||"Thomas Chalmers & the Mission of the Church", by WJ Roxborogh, $3.00|
|1981 :||"The Church in Vanuatu since 1945", by Neal Whimp, $3.00|
|1982 :||"Changing Patterns of Presbyterian Social Service", by Simon Rae, $3.00|
|1983 :||"A Church in Mid-Life Crisis, The debate of 1966 - 1970", by James Veitch, $3.00|
|1984 :||"From Dependency to Autonomy", by James Irwin, $3.00|
|1985 :||"The Gospel in the Southern New Hebrides 1839 - 1958", by GS Parsonson, $3.00|
|1986 :||"Rutherford Waddell : Man and Parish", by RJ Eyles, $3.00|
|1987 :||"The Presbyterian Church of New Zealand and the Chinese", by Dr. James Ng, $3.00|
|1988 :||"Mission and Oecumene : The NZ Presbyterian Experience 1969 - 1988, by Simon Rae, $3.00|
|1990 :||"Rev. John Gibson Smith - The Story of the 1908 Heresy Trial", By James Veitch, $3.00|
|1991 :||"A Time of Sifting - Evangelicals & Liberals at the Genesis of NZ Theology", By Peter Mathieson, $3.00|
|1992 :||"The Road to Secularisation in Presbyterian Dunedin : The First Fifty Years of the Otago Settlement", by John McKean, $3.00|
|1993 :||"Girdle Round the Earth : New Zealand Presbyterian Women's Ideal of Universal Sisterhood, 1870 - 1918", By Yvonne M Robertson [Wilkie], $3.00|
|1994 :||"The Theological Case of JM Bates", by Clive Pearson, $3.00|
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