Title Sermon, Delivered in Boston, April 14, 1819, at the Ordination of
Book Number 13696
WARE, HENRY. A Sermon, Delivered in Boston, April 14, 1819, at the Ordination of John Pierpont, to the Pastoral Charge of the Church in Hollis Street. By Henry Ware, D.D. Hollis Professor of Divinity in Harvard University. Cambridge, Printed by Hilliard and Metcalf. 1819. Octavo. Pamphlet in original plain blue wrapper--tattered along edges of front cover and spine, two small binder holes in margins, untrimmed page edges, light foxing. 24pp. Amer. Bibliog. #50036 [MWA only] First Edition. Henry Ware (1764-1845) One of the founders of Unitarianism in America, was Hollis professor of divinity in Harvard College, 1805-16 and in the divinity school until 1840. "His significance historically, altogether apart from his own pleasing personality and scholarly attainments, lies in the fact that his election to the chair of divinity evoked a controversy which led to the separation of Unitarians from Congregationalists. His election was opposed on the ground of his `liberal' leanings, but the opposition was unsuccessful."--New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl. XII:272. Sermon on 2 Cor. v.18 "And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation."
John Pierpont, Ordination Sermons