Acts of the anti-slavery apostles by Parker PillsburyActs of the anti-slavery apostles by Parker Pillsbury

Acts of the anti-slavery apostles

byParker Pillsbury

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. ACTS OF PRO-SLAVERY APOSTLES--GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH--AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS--THE BAPTIST CHURCH--METHODIST-EPISCOPAL CHURCH--PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH--CAMPBELLITES--AMERICAN BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETIES--FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW. A long chapter this may be, though it is last but one, and that one, readers may be glad to know, will not be long. The charges against the church and clergy may be sweeping and severe. All that is now proposed is to submit their own recorded, printed, published testimony in support of them. In scripture phrase, "By their own words shall they be justified, or condemned." For convenience, the great representative ecclesiastical bodies will be considered separately, beginning with the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church. Notwithstanding its powerful testimony against slavery, so late as 1818, as has been shown, it grew to be one of the boldest blasphemers against the holy spirit of freedom the world has produced. And the Arcwschool assembly, after the memorable separation into old and new schools, became quite as unscrupulous as the other. Though slavery had little or nothing to do in dividing the body, the new school was much the strongest in the northern states. In the new-school general assembly, in 1840, a motion was made, by a member, on the subject of slavery, when Rev. Dr. Cox, of Brooklyn, immediately moved its indefinite postponement. On the motion being carried, he exultingly exclaimed: "Our Vesuvius is capped safely for three years," that being the time for the next meeting. And Judge Birney assures us that Dr. Cox was at the first an abolitionist. The clergy of the old-school were even more demonstrative in opposition to anything like hostility to the " p...
Title:Acts of the anti-slavery apostlesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217674798

ISBN - 13:9780217674799