Gilbert Tennent sermons 123, "De periculis Divitiarum" (On the dangers of riches), 1750

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Title

Gilbert Tennent sermons 123, "De periculis Divitiarum" (On the dangers of riches), 1750

Date

1750/1760

Digital Identifier

PHS.TennentSermons123

Description

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

Tennent begins this sermon, "On the dangers of riches," with reference to Proverbs 30:7-9, "Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain." He also references 1 Timothy 6:9, "But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition."

From dates noted in the manuscript, it looks like Tennent wrote this sermon in 1750, then delivered it again in 1752, 1755, and 1760.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Presbyterian Historical Society

Extent

15 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