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History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. by the REV. E.H. Gillett ... - E H (Ezra Hall) Gillett

History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. by the REV. E.H. Gillett ...

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...reduced to silence, and the country rang with praises of the university and its brilliant President. The success of the law and medical schools connected with the university contributed not a little to this result. The personal attractions of Dr. Holley, his gay and genial spirit, his social parties, with music, cards, and dancing, his frequent and sumptuous entertainments, accompanied by all that could charm the tasteful and refined, united to give new lustre to his fame. The Legislature were won by his tact, and extended their liberality to the university. But the friends of religion were more dissatisfied than ever. Dr. Hollcy's sermons were little better than eloquent Deism with the gilding of Christian phraseology. Public opinion began to be freely expressed. It found new provocation in the publication of the "Transylvania Theses,1' or Latin exercises of the students, which showed only too plainly that the rationalistic views of the President were bearing fruit in the minds of his pupils. In October, 1823, the Synod renewed the proposal of a college at Danville. A conference was had with the Trustees of Centre College to effect a reorganization. It was successful in its object. Arrangements were made to secure in behalf of the Presbyterian Church an institution of which they might have the control It was a step to which they were impelled by an obvious necessity. The views of Dr. Hollcy had now become too obviously antagonistic to evangelical religion to allow any longer delay. He ridiculed the doctrines of human depravity, the efficacy of prayer, and atonement through " Christ crucified." His lessons in morals may be judged from his address to the students: --"Young gentlemen, whatever you find within you, cherish it, for it is a part of...

ISBN: 9781425564643
ISBN-10: 142556464X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 600
Published: 13th September 2006
Publisher: University of Michigan Library
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.83