Our Priceless Heritage: Christian Doctrine in Contrast with Romanism by Henry Woods

“There are many urgent reasons why the great doctrines of the Christian faith, as set forth in Holy Scripture and reaffirmed at the Reformation, in contrast to the errors of Romanism, should be proclaimed, and their truthfulness and reasonableness be made plain.

“It is most regrettable to see the woeful ignorance which prevails, even among intelligent Protestants, regarding the grounds of our faith and the grave errors of Romanism.” - From the Foreword.

Level of Difficulty: Primer: No prior subject matter knowledge needed.


  • About the Lutheran Library
  • Titlepage
  • Dedication
  • Epigraph
  • Foreword to the First Edition
  • Dedication
  • Foreword to the Second Edition
  • Contents
  • Bibliography
  • 1 The Church of God
  • 2 The Church’s Rule of Faith
  • 3 The Church’s Head and Foundation
  • 4 The Church’s Object of Worship
  • 5 Apostolic Succession
  • 6 The Development of the Papal System
  • 7 The Sacraments
  • 8 The Mediator and Forgiveness of Sins
  • 9 Confession of Sin, Penance, Indulgences
  • 10 The Future State, Purgatory, Masses for the Dead
  • 11 The Celibacy of the Clergy
  • 12 Pilgrimage, Incense, Holy Water, Rosaries, Relics
  • 13 The Relation of Church and State
  • 14 Religious Liberty and Persecution
  • 15 Summary

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2024
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0