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Cornelius's character. A sermon preach'd the Lord's-Day after the funeral of Mr. Cornelius Thayer, one of the deacons of the First Church of Christ in Boston; who died, April 10. 1745. Charles CHAUNCY.

Cornelius's character. A sermon preach'd the Lord's-Day after the funeral of Mr. Cornelius Thayer, one of the deacons of the First Church of Christ in Boston; who died, April 10. 1745.

Boston: D. Gookin, 1745. 8vo. 38, [2, blank]pp. Half-title. Uncut.

Stitched.

Provenance: James Cushing (presentation inscription on half title from Henry Newman, dated 1744)

In this sermon, Thayer criticizes the "Church of Rome" and the Great Awakening, whose supporters he says "go about to invent Methods of pleasing God, as tho' those of his own instituting were not sufficient..." Charles Chauncy was a well-known clergyman in Boston who is known for his opposition to the First Great Awakening and his contributions to the development of Unitarianism and liberal theology. According to DAB, he was "a man of the intellect utterly distrusting the emotions as calculated to befog and pervert the mind."

Evans 5556; ESTC W30557.

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Price: $300.00

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