The Philip Mauro Library

PHILIP MAURO wrote 35 books and at least 80 shorter writings although he is more than likely best known for his famous trilogy, The Seventy Weeks and the Great Tribulation (1923), The Gospel of the Kingdom (1928) and The Hope of Israel (1929).

Lamentably, probably not much is known of the rest of his literary efforts. It all started for him in 1905 when A. B. Simpson published his first effort, Reason to Revelation. His last major book was what he personally considered his most important book, The Church, the Churches and the Kingdom (1936). He did a major revision of The Seventy Weeks and the Great Tribulation in 1944 and that probably was his last major literary work. By then he was already 85 years old and he more than likely no longer engaged in any serious writing.

Philip Mauro had gradually made major discoveries in the Bible and after he had written Looking for the Saviour in 1913 and The Last Call to the Godly Remnant and Baptism in 1914 and before the publication of The Seventy Weeks and the Great Tribulation in 1923 he wrote a total of ten books.The Chronology of the Bible (published in 1922) was later revised and appeared as The Wonder of Bible Chronology in 1933. For the content of these two books Mauro relied heavily on Martin Anstey’s monumental The Romance of Bible Chronology published in 1913. The Wonder of Bible Chronology is still in print today. I have made a single chart from the different charts in this book; all the different charts were brought together into one and added as a bonus to the download. Another little known book from 1927, How Long to the End? is also added to the download list of manuscripts.

From his approximately 80 shorter writings a few of note are included in the Collected Shorter Writings. These are What is the Millennium of Revelation 20 (from The Banner magazine in 1944), as well as three others that appeared in the church journal of his biographer, Gordon Gardiner. They are Things Pertaining to the Kingdom of God (in 1979), Gog and Magog (in 1981) and The Prayer in Gethsemane (in 1981).

The few books by Philip Mauro that are still in print today are now supplemented by much of the rest of his writings. This is a necessary step and something that will benefit anyone reading most of these rare and out-of-print books and shorter pieces. There are many sides to Philip Mauro’s literary legacy.

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