Gilbert Tennent sermons 73, "De Amore Christo" (On the love of Christ), 1745 and "De margarita pretii" (On the pearl of great price), 1747

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Title

Gilbert Tennent sermons 73, "De Amore Christo" (On the love of Christ), 1745 and "De margarita pretii" (On the pearl of great price), 1747

Date

1745/1763

Digital Identifier

PHS.TennentSermons073

Description

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

This manuscript contains two sermons. The first sermon, on the subject of Christ's love, begins with reference to 1 John 4:18, Ephesians 6:24, 1 Peter 1:8, and Canticles (Song of Solomon) 8:6-7. Translating the title of the second sermon is tricky; it looks like Tennent wrote "De smaragdine pretii," which translates to "On the emerald of great price," but it is likely he meant "De margarita pretii," which translates to "The pearl of great price." He begins this sermon with reference to Matthew 13:45-46, "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it."

From dates noted in the manuscript, it looks like Tennant delivered these sermons in 1745, then delivered one or both of them again in 1747, 1748, 1755, and 1763.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Presbyterian Historical Society

Extent

28 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