New Blogging Rules and the Ninth Commandment

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Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
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At Matt's suggestion, I have posted some blogging rules. Credit for the text comes from his Presbytery. I merely edited them down a bit but I think they are superb. The rules are posted here: http://www.puritanboard.com/blog_rules You can also find them on the side bar.

I'm currently reading Durham's Exposition of the Ten Commandments, which is excellent. I highly recommend it to all. The rules are an excellent example of how the Ten Commandments command us to consider not only what God forbids but what He positively requires of us toward Him and our neighbor. Is it not fascinating, given all the prohibitions in the Ten Commandments, that the Law is summed up by Christ by positive commands?

We, who are Christs, ought never forget that Christ kept the Law perfectly but, as those transformed by the Gospel, we ought to be all the more motivated to perform the principles of the Law out of love and motivation toward our Redeemer. Please consider the rules posted and let's discuss the rules as well as the nature of the 9th Commandment.
 

bookslover

Puritan Board Doctor
At Matt's suggestion, I have posted some blogging rules. Credit for the text comes from his Presbytery. I merely edited them down a bit but I think they are superb. The rules are posted here: http://www.puritanboard.com/blog_rules You can also find them on the side bar.
Just as long as the Ninth Commandment is not abused for the purpose of suppressing discussions. I've seen that done - not here on the PB, but on other group discussions lists.
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
Staff member
At Matt's suggestion, I have posted some blogging rules. Credit for the text comes from his Presbytery. I merely edited them down a bit but I think they are superb. The rules are posted here: http://www.puritanboard.com/blog_rules You can also find them on the side bar.
Just as long as the Ninth Commandment is not abused for the purpose of suppressing discussions. I've seen that done - not here on the PB, but on other group discussions lists.
Well, barring immediate divine judgment on a particular instance, what constitues abuse is always going to be a judgment call.
 

toddpedlar

Iron Dramatist
Durham's work can be read online here, along with Watson on the ten commandments here and Plumer on the ten commandments here.
:up: Thanks. The Naphtali work is re-typeset with updated spelling that makes it very easy to read.
Yes, and very nicely bound, too... and nothing, to my taste, beats a book in hand. I appreciate all the pointers to online versions of great puritan works - but I'm a sucker for a nicely bound hardback copy. Words on a page in front of me make online reading really pale in comparison. (means I don't spend a lot of money on much else, though ;))
 

VirginiaHuguenot

Puritanboard Librarian
Durham's work can be read online here, along with Watson on the ten commandments here and Plumer on the ten commandments here.
Andrew,

Thanks for the links. If I don't stop buying books for a while my wife is going to divorce me. :mad: :book2:
I hear ya -- you're welcome, brother! :pilgrim::up: For some, online literature is useful. I think it complements hardcopies well. In the case of Matthew Poole's Synopsis, for example, one can read each chapter online or buy the book, as it suits each reader. :book2:
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
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Durham's work can be read online here, along with Watson on the ten commandments here and Plumer on the ten commandments here.
Andrew,

Thanks for the links. If I don't stop buying books for a while my wife is going to divorce me. :mad: :book2:
I hear ya -- you're welcome, brother! :pilgrim::up: For some, online literature is useful. I think it complements hardcopies well. In the case of Matthew Poole's Synopsis, for example, one can read each chapter online or buy the book, as it suits each reader. :book2:
Andrew,

I hope you know I'm thankful for the link. I actually am happy you posted it because it will be a great place for me to find a particular quote I need from it.
 

toddpedlar

Iron Dramatist
Andrew,

Thanks for the links. If I don't stop buying books for a while my wife is going to divorce me. :mad: :book2:
I hear ya -- you're welcome, brother! :pilgrim::up: For some, online literature is useful. I think it complements hardcopies well. In the case of Matthew Poole's Synopsis, for example, one can read each chapter online or buy the book, as it suits each reader. :book2:
Andrew,

I hope you know I'm thankful for the link. I actually am happy you posted it because it will be a great place for me to find a particular quote I need from it.
Oh, don't get me wrong... I'm very thankful for the links! (they just cause me to buy more books!)
 

Calvibaptist

Dallas Cowboys' #1 Fan
I hear ya -- you're welcome, brother! :pilgrim::up: For some, online literature is useful. I think it complements hardcopies well. In the case of Matthew Poole's Synopsis, for example, one can read each chapter online or buy the book, as it suits each reader. :book2:
Andrew,

I hope you know I'm thankful for the link. I actually am happy you posted it because it will be a great place for me to find a particular quote I need from it.
Oh, don't get me wrong... I'm very thankful for the links! (they just cause me to buy more books!)
Or you could do what I do and just print it out from the internet. Then you just get the cost of paper and ink.
 

toddpedlar

Iron Dramatist
Andrew,

I hope you know I'm thankful for the link. I actually am happy you posted it because it will be a great place for me to find a particular quote I need from it.
Oh, don't get me wrong... I'm very thankful for the links! (they just cause me to buy more books!)
Or you could do what I do and just print it out from the internet. Then you just get the cost of paper and ink.
Sure, you can do that... but neither I nor my wife know how to Smyth-sew. :)
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
Staff member
Andrew,

I hope you know I'm thankful for the link. I actually am happy you posted it because it will be a great place for me to find a particular quote I need from it.
Oh, don't get me wrong... I'm very thankful for the links! (they just cause me to buy more books!)
Or you could do what I do and just print it out from the internet. Then you just get the cost of paper and ink.
Depending on how you print it out, that could actually be more expensive in some cases.

I actually like to do that for commentaries though when I'm teaching because I can highlight the portions as I'm working on it.
 

VaughanRSmith

Puritan Board Sophomore
Andrew,

I hope you know I'm thankful for the link. I actually am happy you posted it because it will be a great place for me to find a particular quote I need from it.
Oh, don't get me wrong... I'm very thankful for the links! (they just cause me to buy more books!)
Or you could do what I do and just print it out from the internet. Then you just get the cost of paper and ink.
My wife gets very annoyed with all the tattered A4 booklets I leave around the house.
 

Machaira

Puritan Board Freshman
You guys are killing me. See if I spend years editing any more books to publish.:p
Don't sweat it. I only read online when I have no other choice, but eventually I want to add the book to my library. I agree with Todd 100% that there is nothing like actually holding a beautifully bound hardback book. It's a thrill that those who are not bookworms will never understand.
 

VictorBravo

Administrator
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You guys are killing me. See if I spend years editing any more books to publish.:p
Anyone know where I can find an online version of Dabney's The Sensualistic Philosophy?
:lol:

A hint for those who print out on-line works. Print both sides and go to your friendly neighborhood litigation-lawyer's office and ask if they have any old three-hole deposition covers they'd give away. Our office has a couple big boxes full. They make pretty sturdy binders and are fairly easy to read from.

(Don't tell Chris, but I have a bookshelf full of such things)
 

NaphtaliPress

Administrator
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I'm like standing here guys.:lol: (where's the go away in a huff smillie? ;) ). I guess I need to get my other venture going, manufacturing horse and buggy whips.
 

NaphtaliPress

Administrator
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For what it's worth, the version online is apparently the first edition; the NP edition is a pseudo critical version including two new chapters from the third edition and some notation on any major change to the earlier chapters, and bibliographical notes as well. This is what I say on the reverse of the copyright page:

The text taken as the basis for this new edition came from The
Sensualistic Philosophy of the Nineteenth Century Considered by Robert L.
Dabney (NY: Anson D. F. Randolph & Company, 1875; Edinburgh:
T&T Clark, 1876). Chapters 14 and 15 and Notes are taken from the
2nd and Enlarged edition (NY: Anson D. F. Randolph & Company,
1887). The same printing plates appear to have been used for all three
editions, except as the plates were modified for the enlarged edition
of 1887. Though a strict word for word comparison was not
undertaken, the editor has tried to incorporate all the changes or
corrections made to the first 13 chapters that were found in the course
of preparing the text. Most were related to the addition of the new
material. Significant changes between the two editions are noted;
editorial footnotes and comments are in square brackets [ ]. Square
brackets original to the text were changed to regular brackets { }. The
chapter heading for chapter two was modified, with the original title
below it.
 

NaphtaliPress

Administrator
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Then there is the wonderful repro of the oil painting of Dabney held by the University of Texas at Austin, which as far as I know has never been repro'd before. I went through a lot of trouble getting the right to use it. Buy it for the cover.;)


 

VictorBravo

Administrator
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Then there is the wonderful repro of the oil painting of Dabney held by the University of Texas at Austin, which as far as I know has never been repro'd before. I went through a lot of trouble getting the right to use it. Buy it for the cover.;)


I second everything Chris has said. By all means buy it! It is a wonderful, solid, and well done edition.

(And don't print out those old books until you've asked Chris if he is planning on bringing out an edition. We need his services. ;)--I repent!)
 

Semper Fidelis

2 Timothy 2:24-25
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Then there is the wonderful repro of the oil painting of Dabney held by the University of Texas at Austin, which as far as I know has never been repro'd before. I went through a lot of trouble getting the right to use it. Buy it for the cover.;)


Well, so much for the Blogging rules and the 9th Commandment.

I enjoyed the book Chris. I finished reading it last week. I must admit, however, that I have a hard time reading people from the 19th century. It's the same thing with Edersheim. I'm not sure what it is about writing during that period but it is really cumbersome and boring. I did understand what his arguments were and benefitted from it.

I actually find Durham more readable than Dabney.

Oh, and to the rest of you:

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE NEW BLOG RULES?!
 
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