A Book of Remembrance; The Presbyterian Church New School, 1837-1869. an Historical Review

A Book of Remembrance; The Presbyterian Church New School, 1837-1869. an Historical Review

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...and earnest effort in the pulpit and elsewhere was recommended in the interest of universal peace. But it was evident that the inordinate discussion respecting slavery, while it prolonged the sessions of the Assembly for more than two weeks, had crowded out injuriously other subjects, such as temperance, the Sabbath, psalmody, doctrinal literature, which were of great practical moment to the Church. It also became evident that Assemblies, meeting but once in three years: ould never give adequate consideration to these and other kindred denominational interests. It was also realized that though since 1843 there had been some adyance in the roll of ministers and churches and membership, as the statistics showed, the Church had suffered in several respects in consequence of so long an interim of fellowship in and through the Assembly. It was therefore resolved, not without serious questionings as to validity, that the Assembly when it adjourned should meet at Cincinnati in the coming year: and an overture was sent down to the presbyteries proposing a return to annual sessions and a restoration of appellate power to the Assembly. The Narrative of Religion was then read, referring with interest to the Church growth as real though small, and lamenting certain hindrances such as the spread of pernicious literature, the rise and influence of gross forms of error, and especially the prevalence of war as a public condition always unfavorable to the progress and power of the Gospel of Peace. And the Assembly then adjourned. When the body met again in 1847 according to adjournment, the attendance from both the east and the farther west was found to be but small, and a shadow seemed in view of the recent constitutional rule to rest upon the convocation. But...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678257
  • 9781236678256