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DOUGLAS, WILLIAM, 1769?-1819.
William Douglas sermons, 1807

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Douglas, William, 1769?-1819.
Title: William Douglas sermons, 1807
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 058
Extent: 0.1 cubic ft. (3 volumes)
Abstract:Contains nineteen sermons delivered by Reverend William Douglas, Prebendary of Westminster and Canon Residentiary of Sarum and Salisbury.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], William Douglas Sermons, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Cynthia Crouch, 1986 September.

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A collection of nineteen sermons delivered by Reverend William Douglas, Prebendary of Westminster and Canon Residentiary of Sarum and Salisbury. The sermons are copied in three leather-bound volumes. The volumes are dated 1807, although one of the sermons was delivered in 1805.

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Volume 1
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Sermon 1: On the reasonableness, in some cases, of wanting to die.
Sermon 2: On the just appreciation of the dignity of human nature, and the effect, which it ought to produce on our conduct.
Sermon 3: On the reasonableness of the duties required of man.
Sermon 4: On the duty of acquainting ourselves with the scriptures.
Sermon 5: On Brotherly love.
Sermon 6: On the advantages of public education.
Sermon 7: On the inefficacy of a deathbed repentance.
Sermon 8: On trust in God.
Volume 2
Sermon 9: On the objects, which Christianity was designed to effect, in the state of man, and on the degree in which they have been accomplished.
Sermon 10: Preached at second Visitations on the charges brought against the Regular clergy by the dissenters.
Sermon 11: Preached on the martydom of King Charles 1st.
Sermon 12: On religious principle.
Sermon 13: Preached at Sarum Cathedral on the 5th of Dec[ember] 1805 being the day appointed for a general Thanksgiving for the victory over the combined French and Spanish fleets.
Sermon 14: Doing good proved to be the absence of Christian virtue.
Volume 3
Sermon 15: "And everyone, that hath this hope in him, purifieth himself, even as He is pure."
Sermon 16: Adversity the best school for practical wisdom and moral improvement.
Sermon 17: On the nature of the relation in which stand to God and on the effects which it ought to produce on our religious opinions.
Sermon 18: Preached at Nearington, Births [?], as a charity sermon, for the benefits of the parochial schools.
Sermon 19: We preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness.