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The text of David Thurston's 1818 sermon which includes an admonition for preachers to remember their place in the church, to adhere to "truth [as] the principal means of awakening sinners and of sanctifying saints," and to modify their preaching style "to the capacity of their hearers."
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Early American Religion, 18th Century Sermons
Religion | Rhetoric and Composition | United States History
Thurston, David, "Causes of an Unsuccessful Ministry: A Sermon, Preached at the Ordination of the Rev. Samuel Johnson, over the Church and Society in Alna, November 25, 1818" (1818). Maine Bicentennial. 101.