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The piety of John Witherspoon : pew, pulpit, and public forum

Author: L Gordon Tait
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Geneva Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presbyterian minister John Witherspoon was a key figure, politically and religiously, in the formative years of the United States. In this fresh account of Witherspoon's thought, L. Gordon Tait focuses on Witherspoon's piety--the way Witherspoon believed that the Christian faith should take visible and practical form in ministry, politics, and everyday obedience and devotion. The Piety of John Witherspoonis filled  Read more...
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Named Person: John Witherspoon; John Witherspoon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L Gordon Tait
ISBN: 0664501338 9780664501334
OCLC Number: 43919811
Description: xxiii, 256 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 : Piety for Those in the Pew --
Chapter 1. Holy Dispositions --
Chapter 2. Pious and Useful Actions --
Part 2 : Piety for Those in the Pulpit --
Chapter 3. Real Religion for a Minster --
Chapter 4. Piety and Learning / From Proof to Promise --
Part 3 : Piety That Makes Politics Possible --
Chapter 5. Providence --
Chapter 6. Practical Improvement --
Appendix A : The Titles of John Witherspoon{u2019}s Sermons Included in Practical Discourses on the Leading Truths of the Gospel (Edinburgh, 1768) --
Appendix B : A List of Books of Character as Collected by Dr. Witherspoon.
Responsibility: L. Gordon Tait.

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Presbyterian minister John Witherspoon was a key figure, politically and religiously, in the formative years of the United States. In this fresh account of Witherspoon's thought, L. Gordon Tait focuses on Witherspoon's piety--the way Witherspoon believed that the Christian faith should take visible and practical form in ministry, politics, and everyday obedience and devotion. The Piety of John Witherspoonis filled with photographs from Witherspoon's life, and Tait's comprehensive treatment of Witherspoon makes a significant contribution to the understanding of his impact on church, education, and society.

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