REV. Abram Herbert Lewis, D.D., LL.D; A Biographical Sketch

REV. Abram Herbert Lewis, D.D., LL.D; A Biographical Sketch

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...which should follow. Aside from his regular church services, he gave an extended course of lectures upon practical questions, such as "Amusements," "Woman's Rights," "Reading" and "What Shall We Eat?" For weeks he discussed many subjects upon which the people needed counsel and help. These lectures called out crowds of people who came from far and near to fill the large church each week. They stirred up quite a commotion, and Doctor Lewis soon became popular beyond 'the borders of his own pastorate. As he grew stronger he began again to send out, through the Retorder, stirring articles upon the Sabbath question, and people rejoiced to see once more the searching words of truth from his pen. During the second winter in Shiloh, he began to reap the fruits of his labors in a gracious revival of religion which added a number to the church, many of whom were adults and heads of families. In I874 he went to all the associations as delegate from the Eastern Association, and once more cheered the people by his inspiring and helpful presence among them. Again, as president of Conference, in I875, he was greeted by a host of friends. During the winter of I875-76, he held special meetings for several weeks, and the church was blessed with the greatest revival it had known for fifty years. The meetings were quiet, but the feeling was deep and the Spirit's work was powerful. There were fifty-four additions to the membership, many of whom had reached middle life. In the spring of I876, after three years of service at Shiloh, he closed his labors there to accept a position as teacher of church history and homiletics in the theological department of Alfred University. It was a sad day for...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863259
  • 9781236863256