Title Barbarism the first Danger. A Discourse for Home Missions
Binding Disbound pamphlet,
Book Condition side-stitched with new linen thread, light foxing.
Location Published New-York: Printed for the American Home Missionary Society, by William Osborn, Spruce-Street, Corner of Nassau.
Book Number 17207
BUSHNELL, HORACE. Barbarism the first Danger. A Discourse for Home Missions, by Horace Bushnell, Pastor of the North Church, Hartford, Conn. New-York: Printed for the American Home Missionary Society, by William Osborn, Spruce-Street, Corner of Nassau. 1847. Octavo.
Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched with new linen thread, light foxing. Collation: 1-28. Pagination: (1) title, (1) author's note, -32pp.
Horace Bushnell (1802-1876) American Congregational divine, pastor of North Church of Hartford, Conn. 1833-1859. Bushnell was a pioneer of liberal theology in New England. There were repeated formal accusations of heresy brought against him, but his church stood by him and he was not tried. We offer Bushnell's sermon on Judges xvii.13, "Then said Micha, now know I that the Lord will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest." "A very unimportant chapter of biography is here preserved to us--save that if we take the subject as an exponent of his times, we shall find a serious and mementous truth illustrated in his conduct. He lives in the time of the Judges, that is the emigrant age of Israel. It is the time, when his nation are passing through the struggles incident to a new settlement, a time therefore of decline towards barbarism. Public security is gone. The people have run wild. Forms are more sacred than duties, and a costly church furniture is taken as synonymous with a godly life. It is at just such times that we are to look for the union of great crimes and scrupulous acts of devotion..."
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