Title Jesus the Great Missionary. A Sermon, Delivered in Bowdoin Street
Location Published 19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-PAERKINS & MARVIN
Book Number 16693
KIRK, EDWARD NORRIS. Jesus the Great Missionary. A Sermon, Delivered in Bowdoin Street Church, Boston, on the evening of November 13, 1839, at the Ordination of Samuel Wolcott, as a Foreign Missionary. By Rev. Edward N. Kirk. Published by request. Boston: Printed by Perkins & Marvin. 1839. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, small oval embossed library blind stamp on title page, library accession number stamped on verso of title, light foxing. Collation: 1-44. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, -32pp. Amer. Imprints #39-56695. Edward Norris Kirk (1802-1874) clergyman, pastor of Presbyterian and Congregational churches and promoter of revivals. "After studying law for eighteen months in New York city, he entered Princeton Theological Seminary, and remained there four years, after which he was appointed agent of the Board of Foreign Missions, and travelled through the south on its behalf... In 1828 he became pastor of the 4th Presbyterian church, which had been gathered by his labors in the revivals under Charles G. Finney. Mr. Kirk coincided with Mr. Finney's views, and in connection with Dr. Beman, of Troy, established a school of theology to train young men for service in the ministry of evangelists... He was president of the American Missionary Assoc. and secretary of the Evangelical Alliance. The degree of D.D. was conferred on him by Amherst in 1855."--Appletons' Cycl. of Amer. Biography, III:554. We offer Kirk's Sermon "Jesus the Great Missionary" preached at the ordination of Samuel Wolcott as a foreign missionary.