Gilbert Tennent sermons 21, "De humiliatione, prece, et reformatione" (On humbling oneself, prayer and reformation), 1744

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Title

Gilbert Tennent sermons 21, "De humiliatione, prece, et reformatione" (On humbling oneself, prayer and reformation), 1744

Date

1744/1763

Digital Identifier

PHS.TennentSermons021

Description

Gilbert Tennent (1703-1764) was an Irish-American Presbyterian clergyman, and one of the leaders of the Great Awakening.

Tennent begins this sermon with the Bible verse 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." He urges his congregation to practice earnest humility and heart-felt prayer, and to strive for serious reformation in the face of troubled times - here identified as warfare with France and the withdrawal of God in dissatisfaction with his followers, who have fallen away from established religion and clear-cut truths into Moravianism and other errors. Tennent reminds the Brethren of their obligations to God and his goodness in the face of man's sinfulness.

From dates noted on the manuscript, it appears Tennent wrote this sermon in 1744, and delivered it again in 1747, 1751, 1755, and 1763.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Second Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA

Extent

22 pages

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Language

eng

Type

Text

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Rights Holder

Presbyterian Historical Society