c1920s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF OBSERVATIONS AND QUOTES BY AN EVANGELICAL REVEREND TRAVELING AMERICA TO ATTEND CONFERENCES AND SPEECHES BY SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT CHRISTIAN ICONS OF THE DAY

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On offer is a very interesting notebook kept by an American minister in the early years of the 20th century. This small pocket notebook measures 6 inches by 3.75 inches and contains 144 pages. It is about 95% complete. The cover, binding and pages are all in good condition. The handwriting is quite legible. The author of this flip-top notebook is unknown. Context suggests that it is a male and that he is a minister. The notebook, written in 1924 and 1925, contains texts, quotes and reflections on Bible teaching, preached by a number of American Bible scholars. Notable scholars include William Jennings Bryant, William Evans, Samuel D. Gordon and others. Bryant was a very popular public speaker who was a three-time contender for the U.S. Presidency Other speakers, such as Evan and Gordon, used to travel across the United States conducting Bible conferences. Their emphasis was spreading the message of Evangelicalism. Evangelicalism is the worldwide, trans-denominational movement within Protestant Christianity which holds the belief that the essence of the Gospel is the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atonement. Evangelicals believe in the centrality of the "born again" experience in receiving salvation, in the authority of the Bible as God's revelation to humanity, and in spreading the Christian message The author of this notebook seems to have attended various such conferences. On Jan 14th, 1925, he wrote about a talk given by Bryant at the Venetian Pool (a swimming pool/resort in Coral Gables, FL: "Some things said by W.J. Bryant in his talk at Venetian Pool Coral Gables about the resources or opportunities of Southern Florida". In Chicago, he attends a lecture by Rev William Evans entitled Why I Am Not A Christian Scientist. In New York, he listened to a Dr. Laws speak on Hebrews - Christians Need of Patience In February, 1924, he attended a lecture by Samuel D. Gordon in Boston titled Can We Have Communication With Our Loved Ones After Death. All of his notes are replete with scriptural references and teaching articulated by evangelical Christians. For a social historian, this notebook offers an insight into the evangelical stream of thinking that played such a significant role in shaping American religion, culture and eventually politics. Evangelicals came to dominate US cultural institutions, including schools and universities. Over time, with the advent of new ideas and approaches, the evangelical movement fractured into modernist and fundamentalist groups. This continues to have significant cultural and political ramifications in the United States.

Title: c1920s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF OBSERVATIONS AND QUOTES BY AN EVANGELICAL REVEREND TRAVELING AMERICA TO ATTEND CONFERENCES AND SPEECHES BY SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT CHRISTIAN ICONS OF THE DAY

Author Name: NOT IDENTIFIED

Categories: 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview,

Publisher: CHICAGO NEW YORK BOSTON CORAL GABLES, 1924

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 0008226

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