"The term Palingenesy is employed by our Saviour to denote social regeneration, and from this has passed in classic usage to designate the second birth of nationality or civilization; not simply reorganization or reconstruction, but the renovation of the vital and organic forces themselves; the revivification and reinvigoration of modes of thought and feeling which must constitute the primordial and organic forces of any restoration.
The times I think call for this discussion; for not only our Government, but our very civilization is menaced. Not only our institutions are assailed, but the ideas which created them - ideas which, with our fathers, held the place of first truths, and were to them the most practical convictions, and for which they braved the axe and the faggot, imprisonment and exile and battle - overturned thrones, crossed seas, founded empires, achieved revolutions, organized society and government - these have become terribly shaken by the shock of our present rebellion."
An address from the height of the Civil War calling for a renewal of the truly Christian nation as an act of Spiritual revival and vivification.
Very scarce. No copies on the market.
Post, T. M. Palingenesy. National Regeneration. An Address by Rev. T. M. Post, D.D., Delivered by Invitation at the Washington University, November 4, 1864. St. Louis: George Knapp & Co. 1864. 17pp.
Text very good and clean, complete, removed from larger sammelband with remains on spine. Trimmed quite closely as shown.