Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 Volume 6

Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...and after the war he became general missionary of the Young Men's Christian Association in Chicago. In 1871 this church was dest-roycd in the great lire, but subsequently was rebuilt, and under the name of the Chicago Tabernacle supervises the great Chicago training-school for foreign missionaries and lay Christian Workers. In 1873, with Ira D. Sankey, his famous coworker, who had joined him two years before, he visited Great Britain and began Christian work in York. From England he went to Edinburgh, 'and soon afterwards the whole of Scotland was aroused. After visiting the chief cities of Ireland, where he met with similar success, he returned to England, and conducted great meetings in Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool. His greatest meetings of all were held in Agricultural Hall, London, where audiences of from 10,000 to 20,000 gathered. In November, 1875, enormous meetings were begun in Philadelphia, continuing for three months. Then, in turn, New York, Chicago, and Boston had similar religious awakenings. In the latter city a great tabernacle was built in 1877, at a cost of $40,000, and daily meetings were held for four months, with an average attendance of from 5,000 to 10,000. Like success attended Mr. Moody during his whole life, both in the United States and in Great Britain. In 1880 he erected the first public building of the now famous Northfield and Mount Hermon institutions. It is estimated that Mr. Moody. during his ministry, addressed more than 50,000,000 people. He died in Northfield, Mass., Dec. 22, 1899. See Narrow Moody, VVILLIAM HENRY, jurist; born in Newbury, Mass., Dec. 23, 1853; graduated from Harvard University in 1876; district attorney for Eastern District of Massachusetts, 1890-95; member of...
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236829158
  • 9781236829153