Gilbert Tennent sermons 82, "De Misericordia pauperibus" (On mercy towards the poor,) "De confessione peccati" (On confessing sin) and "De faciendo pacem cum proximis" (On making peace with your neighbors), 1746 or 1747

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Title

Gilbert Tennent sermons 82, "De Misericordia pauperibus" (On mercy towards the poor,) "De confessione peccati" (On confessing sin) and "De faciendo pacem cum proximis" (On making peace with your neighbors), 1746 or 1747

Date

1746/1756

Digital Identifier

PHS.TennentSermons082

Description

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

This manuscript contains three sermons written by Tennent. The first sermon, "On mercy towards the poor," begins by citing Matthew 5:7, "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy;" and Psalms 18:25, "With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright."

The second sermon, "On confessing sin," begins by citing Psalms 32:5, "I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah."

The third sermon, "On making peace with your neighbors," begins by citing Matthew 5:9, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God;" and James 3:17, "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy."

Note: There is a fourth title listed, "De dispositione pacifico (on a peaceful disposition or temperament)," but no fourth sermon present - this may be an alternate title for the third sermon.

From dates noted in the manuscript, it looks like Tennent wrote these sermons in 1746 or 1747, then delivered on or more of them again in 1749 and 1756.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Presbyterian Historical Society

Extent

30 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