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Edward Hitchcock sermon no. 243, "Comparison between the knowledge derived from the scriptures & human literature & science," 1824 May

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Title:
Edward Hitchcock sermon no. 243, "Comparison between the knowledge derived from the scriptures & human literature & science," 1824 May
Description:
A sermon by Edward Hitchcock discussing the importance of having knowledge of the scriptures compared to having worldly knowledge of the arts and sciences. He notes that he does not mean that knowledge of the arts and sciences is worthless, but says that knowledge of scriptures is infinitely more important because it is infallible, instructs mankind on heavenly things, and instructs mankind on how to obtain eternal happiness. Hitchcock states that too many neglect the bible and emphasizes that those who study the scriptures are wisest. He suggests starting a bible study class for children in the parish over age twelve, but says a member of the congregation must lead it since he does not have time. Jeremiah 23:28 is quoted. Hitchcock has noted the date and location where he delivered this sermon as well as Bible chapters and hymns related to the sermon on the first page.
Creator:
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Date:
[ca. May 1824]
Format:
Manuscripts
Genre:
Sermons
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 8 Folder 12 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
Subjects:
Sermons
Sermons, American
Religion and science
Study and teaching
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Bible
1800-1899
Places:
Massachusetts
Extent:
1 item (16 pages)
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Place of origin:
Massachusetts
Language:
English