Theodore Parker's Experience As A Minister; With Some Account Of His Early Life, And Education For…

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byTheodore Parker

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... tical contact with living men, turnod time into life, and mere thought became character. But I had much leisure for my private humanitarian and philosophic studios. One of the Professors in the Theological School had advised against my sottling "in so small a place," and warned me against"the seductions of an easy chair," telling me I must become a " minister at largo for all mankind," and do with the pen what I could not with the voice. I devoted my spare time to hard study. To work ten or fifteen hours a day in my literary labors, was not only a habit, but a pleasure; with zeal and delight I applied myself anew to the great theological problems of the age. Many circumstances favored both studious pursuits and the formation of an independent character. The years of my preliminary theological study, and of my early ministry, fell in the most interesting period of New England's spiritual history, when a great revolution went on,--so silent that few men knew it was taking place, and none then understood its whither or its whence. The Unitarians, after a long and bitter controversy, in which they were often shamelessly ill-treated by the " Orthodox," had conquered, and secured their ecclesiastical right to deny the Trinity, " the Achilles of dogmas;" they had won tho respect of the New England public; had absorbed most of the religious talent of Massachusetts, founded many churches, and possossod and liberally administered the oldest and richest College in America. Not yet petrified into a sect, they rejoiced in the large liberty of "the children of God," and, owning neither racks nor dungeons, did not covet any of those things that were their neighbors'. With less education and literary skill, the Universalists had fought manfully against Eternal Damnation -- the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... tical contact with living men, turnod time into life, and mere thought became character. But I had much leisure for my private humani...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217299547

ISBN - 13:9780217299541

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