Baptist System Examined, the Church Vindicated, and Sectarianism


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SEISS, JOSEPH AUGUSTUS. The Baptist System Examined, the Church Vindicated, and Sectarianism Rebuked. A Review of Dr. Fuller and Others on "Baptism and the Terms of Communion." By Rev. J. A. Seiss, A.M Pastor of Lombard Street Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Md. Third Edition Revised and Enlarged. Baltimore: T. Newton Kurtz, No. 151 West Pratt Street, 1859. (c1858) 12mo, 13.2cm x 19cm. Bound publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, worn & chipped through cloth at spine ends and corners as well as along cloth along the hinges, 5 small wear holes in spine cloth, loose edges of cloth pasted back down, light to medium foxing. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, 5-6 preface, 7-8 contents, 9-403 text, (1) blank; 1-[12] Cat. of books for sale by Kurtz. Joseph Seiss (1823-1904) Lutheran minister, author; "he was licensed to preach when only nineteen years of age and was ordained two years later. No other Lutheran clergyman in America has risen to prominence so early... After a year of missionary activity at Mount Sidney and Harrisonburg, Va., he was pastor from 1843 to 1847 at Martinsburg and Shepherdstown, Va. (now W. Va.), from 1847 to 1852 at Cumberland, Md., and from 1852 to 1858 at the Lombard Street Church in Baltimore...While in Baltimore he published several other books, carried on a lively, urbane controversy with the Baptist Clergyman, Richard Fuller In 1858, when St. John's Philadelphia, the largest English Lutheran congregation in America, sought a worth successor to Philip Frederick Mayer, Seiss was its unanimous choice... He was the most admired preacher of his denomination and its most prolific author, his publications extending to more than one hundred separate titles, besides numerous contributions to periodicals... "--Dict. Amer. Biog. XVI:564. We offer the third edition of Seiss' work against the Baptists. The much smaller 1st edition was published in 1854. The much larger 2nd & 3rd editions were published in 1858 and 1859. "The author has endeavored to ' speak the truth in love.' If comment has occasionally assumed a tone of severity, facts and fidelity not only excuse but demand it... The teachings of Baptist are full of the grossest assaults upon the Church and its ordinances, which, with out convictions, we are in duty bound to meet and expose... He [the writer] believes that Baptists are in serious error, and he would reclaim them if possible, at least check their misdirected zeal, by showing that material modifications of their system are essential to harmonize it with the truth."--preface, pp5-6. (17602)

Title: Baptist System Examined, the Church Vindicated, and Sectarianism

Author Name: SEISS



Edition: 3rd Edition

Publisher: T. Newton Kurtz: 1859

Binding: Cloth

Size: 12mo, 13.2 x 19cm

Book Number: 17602