The Rebuke of the Lord. A Sermon, Preached in the Chapel of the Institute at Flushing, L.I. On the Sunday After the Great Fire in New-York, on the 16th and 17th Dec. 1835
Muhlenberg, Wm. Augustus

Flushing, New York: Published By Several of the Instructers of the Institute, 1835. F 16 pages; printed at Jamaica, Queens New York by I.F. Jones & Co., Printers. William Augustus Muhlenberg (1796 -1877) American Episcopal clergyman, a very socially and communally active participant in his church's activities, was " of the first major religious leaders in the United States to see that the Christian church must adopt new methods, new kinds of organization, and new institutions to meet the needs of an urban-industrial society. Most of his ideas had precedents or were already advocated by contemporary movements. He was, however, able to discern those movements that had a significant impact on the church and society in the late nineteenth century and become an effective advocate. He is ranked by historians of the Episcopal church as one of the most influential figures produced by that church. His vision was of a church that permeated society with the social ideals of Christianity, ameliorating the problems spawned by the urban-industrial revolution." (Alvin W. Skardon in the ANB) Approx. 5 1/4" x 8" size; side-sewn, evidence indicates has been removed from a bound volume. Paper a little darkened, light wear; in very good condition. The Great Fire of 1835 in New York City was a conflagration that destroyed hundreds of the city's buildings and was the cause of reform for building construction methods as well as modernization of the fire department & its practices. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25453)


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