1776 JOHN FLETCHER. The Bible and the Sword. The Appropriateness of Battle and Fasting in Combination
1776 JOHN FLETCHER. The Bible and the Sword. The Appropriateness of Battle and Fasting in Combination
1776 JOHN FLETCHER. The Bible and the Sword. The Appropriateness of Battle and Fasting in Combination

1776 JOHN FLETCHER. The Bible and the Sword. The Appropriateness of Battle and Fasting in Combination

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A fascinating sermon first preached in 1776 by John Fletcher at the onset of the American Revolution. In it, he grants Price's argument that the American Colonies are people of greater prayer and personal piety than those of England. That, Fletcher asserts, is all the more shameful in that the Americans are still wrong and England still correct. Fletcher calls for a national repentance; that their soldiers be sent with prayer, fasting, and repentance. That they engage militarily, but this should be assisted by the intercession of the British people that God's will might be done and the American rebellion quashed. 

Fascinating read.

Fletcher, John. The Bible and the Sword: Or, the Appointment of the General Fast Vindication in an Address to the Common People, Concerning the Propriety of Repressing Obstinate Licentiousness with the Sword, and of Fasting when the Sword is Drawn for that Purpose. London. Printed and Sold at the New-Chapel, City-Road; and at the Rev. Mr. Wesley's Preaching-Houses in Town and Country. 1788. 22pp.

Apparently removed from a sammelband, but complete as issued. Remains of binding at spine, otherwise very good, crisp and clean. Rare.