Very unusual to find all three of the first years of The National Preacher bound as one. They published the best of the American, evangelical pulpit from across denominational lines, focusing on missionary, experimental, revivalist, and political discourse.
The present copy belonged to Rev. Samuel Hopkins Emery [1815-1901]. Emery was minister at Taunton and Providence before moving Westward ward during the Westward Expansion and serving in Chicago. In 1862, Emery noticed a significant gap in the Civil War Chaplaincy, i.e. at the hospitals where soldiers might need spiritual care most urgently. He scheduled and obtained a meeting with President Abraham Lincoln. The result of the meeting was the formation of the Army Hospital Chaplaincy Corp, to which he was the first appointed Chaplain . . . and that by Lincoln himself.
Sermons included here by many important Second Great Awakening divines, i.e. Edwin Dorr Griffin, William Buell Sprague, Gardiner Spring, etc. Both Iain Murray and Dr. Joel Beeke have recommended this important distillation of theological and revivalist preaching as a "must read."
Dr. John M. Mason, "The Value of the Gospel" Luke 7:22
Thomas H. Skinner, "The Utility of Prayer" Job 21:15
Austin Dickinson, "Gain from the Sufferings of Christ" Luke 24:26
Dr. Edward D. Griffin, "The Duty of Sending the Gospel to the Heathen" Mat. 28:18-20
Dr. Gardiner Spring, "Internal Evidence of Revelation" Psalm 138:2
W.B. Sprague, "The Mediation of Christ, The Ground of the Believer's Triumph" Romans 8:34
Dr. Samuel Miller, "The Evidence and Duty of Being on the Lord's Side" Ex. 32:26
Baxter Dickinson, "The Day of Pentecost" Acts 2:1
Dr. John Matthews, "The Benefit of Afflictions" Hebrews 12:10
Dr. James M. Matthews, "The Duty of Family Worship" 2 Samuel 6:20
Isaac Lewis, "The Union of Believers with Christ" John 15:5
Dr. Leonard Woods, "Duties of the Rich" 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Justin Edwards, "The Great Change" 2 Corinthians 5:17
Dr. Lyman Beecher, "The Native Character of Man" 1 John 4:17
Carlos Wilcox, "The Unreasonableness and Danger of Indecision" Acts 26:28
Daniel A. Clark, "Mirror of Human Nature" Proverbs 27:19
Daniel A. Clark, "Practical Test of Love or Enmity of God" Malachi 1:6
Prof. Eleazar T. Fitch, "The Repentance of Peter" Mark 14:72
Prof. Eleazar T. Fitch, "The Duty of Reproof" Ephesians 5:11
Dr. Lyman Beecher, "Resources of the A, and Means of their Destruction" Isaiah 49:25
William Patton, "The Duty and Importance of Special Efforts for the Conversion of Cities" Luke 24:47
Dr. Aaron W. Leland, "The Pure Gospel Rejected by the Perishing" 1 Corinthians 1:18
Elihu W. Baldwin, "The Final Judgment" Hebrews 9:29
Edward Payson, "Concern for the Spiritual Wants of Men" Phil. 2:20
Austin Dickinson, "Scriptural Measure of Benevolent Effort" Hebrews 13:16
Dr. John Woodbridge, "Pride Abased by the Gospel" 1 Corinthians 1:29
Dr. John Woodbridge, "God's Respect to the Lowly" Psalm 138:6
Dr. Alexander V. Griswold, "The Malady and Physician of the Soul" Luke 5:31
Dr. Alexander V. Griswold, "Christ the Divine and Only Savior" Isaiah 45:22
Dr. Bennet Tyler, "Free Salvation" Revelation 22:17
Thomas Snell, "Sovereign Grace" Romans 9:21
Baxter Dickinson, "Christian Decision" Daniel 3:18, etc. etc.
Dickinson, Austin [ed.]. The National Preacher; Or, Original Monthly Sermons from Living Ministers. Volumes 1, 2, and 3. New York. J. Seymour and. J. & J. Harper. 1826-1829.
Attracive half calf binding with marbled boards, small split and chip at head of spine, rubbed at hinges but sound. Some handling, rather diminutive tide mark, etc., Very solid and nicely provenanced landmark publication of the height of American theological-revivalist preaching from the Second Great Awakening.