Gilbert Tennent sermons 83, "De metaphora Salis" (On the metaphor of salt) and "De columba et lilio" (On the dove and lily), 1746

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Title

Gilbert Tennent sermons 83, "De metaphora Salis" (On the metaphor of salt) and "De columba et lilio" (On the dove and lily), 1746

Date

1746/1759

Digital Identifier

PHS.TennentSermons083

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 by Tennent. The first sermon, "On the metaphor of salt," begins by citing Matthew 5:13, "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."

The second sermon, "On the dove and the lily," begins by citing Song of Solomon 2:14-16, "O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies."

From dates noted in the manuscript, it looks like Tennent wrote these sermons in 1746, then delivered one or both of them again in 1759.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Presbyterian Historical Society

Extent

11 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