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Thelyphthora or A Treatise on Female Ruin Volume 1: In Its Causes, Effects, Consequences, Prevention, & Remedy; Considered On The Basis Of Divine Law Paperback – April 8, 2009


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  • Paperback: 452 pages
  • Publisher: Born Again Publishing, Inc. (April 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982537506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982537503
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,292,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

At the time the Reverend Martin Madan penned this Treatise On Female Ruin, or Thelyphthora, as he called it, he was the most famous clergyman in all of Christendom. He'd entered the gospel ministry as a philanthropist, some thirty-four years before this publication, with the founding of the Lock Hospital, in London. It was the first hospital of its kind, dedicated exclusively to the treatment of women with venereal disease. To this day, such hospitals are called "lock hospitals" in honor of that first institution. The staff of physicians treated the patients' physical ailments while the Reverend Madan attended to their spiritual needs. It was not long before the need for a chapel became apparent and an eight hundred seat chapel was erected with funds raised by Reverend Madan. Madan's friend, George Frideric Handel, the famous composer of The Messiah, contributed his talents at one such fund raiser. Reverend Martin Madan would become famous for his own concerts at the Lock performed every Sunday evening. Chapel Street in London is named after the Chapel at the Lock. Madan became the primary representative of Evangelicalism from its infancy. By the time the chapel had been erected, Madan was already a famous defender of the Evangelical cause for his Exhortatory Address to the Brethren in the Faith of Christ. Madan continued serving the Evangelical cause with his Letters to Joseph Priestley and provided a much needed criticism of the English system of justice with his Thoughts on Executive Justice. He served as Chaplain at the Lock till the day of his death; Forty one years of service to the outcast of London.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Whitten on December 26, 2009
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I have read "Thelyphthora" twice and find it to be the most informative book I have seen to date on the topic of marriage. Mr. Madan has done his research and presents his work in a clear logical fashion. Even though it was written over 200 years ago, it is very easily understood today. This is truly a book for the ages for those that wish to understand the real scope of marriage as God intended. Mr. Madan produces a very clear understanding of how the moral status of a nation is affected by its belief system. This author relies upon Biblical principles and texts to convey his discovered truth. I recommend this book and its sequels to everyone that wishes to have a greater insight into the mystery of marriage.

JLW
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SCANNERMAN on August 14, 2013
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I simply cannot say enough about this book. Though perhaps not the easiest reading material available, this book deals with some very sobering truths about marriage even today that should never be taken for granted. The NEW EDITION by Don Milton makes it a very enjoyable reading experience. Although I do not agree with about ten percent of the text, I must confess that finding a virtual mine of diamonds in the rough makes this experience particularly agreeable. Feel free to wipe off the mud but by all means, keep the diamonds! The work is in nowise short of brilliance merely waiting to be discovered. I recommend this book to anyone with a grade 12 reading level. Get educated and see how the magistrates of England pulled the wool over your eyes long before you even made it to America. Don Milton has resurrected a precious collection of wisdom and knowledge that would easily apply to our present age and to all who value the institution of marriage. After 228 years we can read what the social engineers of today do not want you to know. If anything, this should be enough reason to read it and own it. GET YOUR HANDS ON THIS BOOK!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hunter Coleman on May 25, 2013
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Thelyphthora is a three-volume treatise written by Martin Madan, an evangelist in Britain during the 18th century. The treatise summarizes the divine institution of marriage, divorce, and the suffer-able consequences that beset a country of its woes: the prostitution of the weaker sex (i.e. females) and its inconveniences supported by bloated laws set by governments.

You will find in this book requires an open-mind, a strong stomach to understand both the written text and footnotes, a trustworthy King James Version 1611 (which Madan would reference to many times without noting it in his footnotes), several other books (i.e. Parkhurst's Hebrew Lexicon: Without All Points, earlier editions are better), Alexander's History of Women (for free online), Ancient History of the Jews (volumes 1 to 10), and others that Madan uses in this first volume.

This book will also open you up to the suggestion that polygyny is an accepted practice regardless of the times. In it, you will find Madan strongly arguing in his claims, supported by the King James Version, that polygyny is not a based evil of man's nature nor was it a vile practice of human abuse. He rather argued that polygyny is divine, accepted by God, and naturally follows His law of procreation. This is also another means of avoiding the manipulation of the weaker sex into further adultery and ruin (as suggested by the Treatise). The arguments set forth also exemplified marriage as a divine institution under God, not under the rule of government; that alone would bring you closer to understanding the Scriptures and realizing that today's modern marriages are practically devoid of God's divine touch and are amalgams of pagan traditions, sourced from different parts of the world.
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More About the Author

It's impossible to tell you about Don Milton without discussing the Philippines. On his first visit there, long before the Internet, he was kidnapped by his penpal. On his second visit he came face to face with a wild eyed cannibal. His travels have taken him from the Islamic City of Marawi to mountain top villages where corn fields thrive on spring water. Don learned Tagalog, the Philippine National Language, at the University of Washington where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics. He's been a taxi driver, an insurance agent, a Christian minister, and always a story teller.

For the last ten years Don has pastored ChristianMarriage.com, an online ministry dedicated to providing theological answers to questions about marriage. Pastor Don has published a half dozen books dealing with the topics of Courtship and Christian Marriage as well as Law & Justice. Don is currently working on a historical novel.

Don has three children. He would like to have more.

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