It our desire is to see more and more works from other languages translated and
published in the Italian langauge. Many of our brethren who work with existing publishing groups do a fine job of
translating and publishing a pletheroa of titles that are of use in Italian churches. Wherever possible, we
prefer to work with these existing publishers. On occassions and for various reasons, however, there may be
titles that we publish under the local church name.
Our first translation and publication: Christianity and Liberalism, by J. Gresham
Why this book first? The book was referenced at a conference. it was
suggested thereafter that we translate and publish this book in Italian. It is as relevant today as it was
almost 100 years ago, when it was first published. There are several books that could have been chosen to publish
first, but we decided "to strike while the iron is hot." Furthermore, the effects of liberalism are as real and
evident today as they were in the past century, regardless of church type or affiliation.
"Here is found the most fundamental difference between liberalism and
Christianity–liberalism is altogether in the imperative mood, while Christianity begins with a triumphant
indicative; liberalism appeals to man’s will, while Christianity announces, first, a gracious act of
"The great redemptive religion which has always been known as Christianity is battling
against a totally diverse type of religious belief, which is only the more destructive of the Christian faith
because it makes use of traditional Christian terminology."
Chapters includes the following subjects:
- God and Man
- The Bible
- The Church
"Only, let us not try to do without the Spirit of God. The fundamental fault of the modern Church is that she
is busily engaged in an absolutely impossible task--she is busily engaged in calling the righteous to repentance.
Modern preachers are trying to bring men into the Church without requiring them to relinquish their pride; they are
trying to help men avoid the conviction of sin."
This is an important work because the pervasive effects of Liberalism are still
present with us today. In Italy, as in the U.S., it can be seen in churches and groups, where theological language
and precision may be diluted and confused.
The Italian publisher, Alfa e Omega, has agreed to take up this project. They have
already procured copyright permission from the original publisher and are ready to complete work once funds
are collected. Dr. Carl Trueman will write the preface for the Italian edition.
The book will be
available to evangelicals throughout Italy through Alfa e Omega.
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP:
THANKS BE TO GOD!
THE BOOK SHOULD BE IN PUBLICATION IN
Church, Greenville, SC, is overseeing and
collecting your tax-deductible
gifts. Once the goal is reached, the funds will be forwarded to
the publisher, Alfa e Omega. Thereafter, the work of translation and publication will be
completed. Please help us -- We need your
help! We are receiving gifts for future publications.
If you know of any churches, groups, or
individuals that are interested in giving toward this work, they may do so in the following
- Make a check out to the
Calvary Presbyterian Church (PCA)
- In the MEMO SECTION write"exactly" as
"Mission to Italy Publications"
- Mail the check directly to the church at the official
9201 Old White Horse
Thank you for your consideration of this project!