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"EMMONS, NATHANAEL. A Sermon, Delivered March 20, 1816, at the Funeral of Mr. Farrington, at Wrentham, by Rev. Dr. Emmons. [No imprint, Providence, R.I., 1816?] [at head of title:] [Second Edition.] Octavo. $40.00 Pamphlet in plain blue-gray paper wrapper, ""Farrington, Mrs."" written on front of wrapper in old pen, side-stitched, untrimmed page edges, light to medium foxing, historical society library stamp on top of title, several light damp stains, tear in top of wrapper at spine is repaired with a piece of archival rag paper. Collation: 1-24. Pagination: -16pp. Self title, printed without separate title page. Pages 15-16 contain ""Extract from Dwight's Sermons."" Dwight's Sermons were published in 1828. Amer. Bibliography #37515. Emmons (1745-1840) ""Congregational minister, and theologian, the most entertaining of the teachers of the New England theology, representing the `exercisers' as against the `tasters,' like most of his school came from a Connecticut country township... He had surprising success as a preacher because of the pungent quality of his sermons. Students came to him in greater numbers than to any other man of his time for instruction in theology and the art of preaching. The principle of that art he expressed in the words, `Have something to say; say it.'...The peculiarity of his theology was that mental life is merely a series of `exercises,' the result of divine action, a theory which would reduce men to puppets, were it not that Emmons imputed to them freedom and moral responsibility. They act of necessity, not from compunction... His publications, which consist entirely of sermons or parts of sermons, were collected in Works of Nathanael Emmons, D.D. (6 vols, 1842, and republished, with additions, in 1861-63).""--Dict. of Amer. Biography, 6:150. We offer Emmons funeral sermon for a Mrs. Farrington, preached on the text of Psalm 17:15 ""As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness."" ""He expected [the psalmist] that as soon as he should be absent from the body, he should be present with the Lord, where he should see him face to face, and be completely blessed in his favour and presence for ever. And if his expectation was just, we may safely conclude, That saints will be perfectly happy in the presence of God in heaven.""--p.1 (16280) "
Title: A Sermon, Delivered March 20, 1816, at the Funeral of Mr. Farrington, at Wrentham, by Rev. Dr. Emmons.
Publisher: 1828 1828
Size: 19th Century Books,|American Church History,|Cong
Weight: 2.00 Item
Item Number: 16280
Keywords: 19th Century Books, American Church History, Congregationalism, Pamphlets, Sermons,