The Notebook of a Colonial Clergyman: Condensed from the Journals of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Jan 13, 2005 - Religion - 256 pages
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This Commemorative Edition of The Notebook of a Colonial Clergyman marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania and celebrates the pioneer missionary spirit and work of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg arrived in the American colonies as 31-year-old Lutheran pastorin 1742, to take up missionary work among the German immigrants who were coming to the New World in search of a new life. His ministry spanned 45 tumultuous years - years of political revolution, years that saw both the birth of a new nation and the establishment of the Lutheran Church on American soil. With the inception of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania in 1748, the Lutheran tradition took on an organizational structure that positioned the fledgling church to grow in the American context. The birth of the new nation and the growth of the new church are uniquely captured in this collection of Muhlenberg's journal entries. These excerpts from Muhlenberg's notebooks take you back to the colonial period with fascinating anecdotes and penetrating insights into the political, religious, and cultural realities of the time. Muhlenberg the man and Muhlenberg the missionary of the gospel of Christ come alive for later generations in these revealing journal entries.
  

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These are excerpts from the extensive journals of a Lutheran pastor in the 1700s. It was interesting to read about his positions on religion, theology and politics at that time and to see the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
17
Section 4
27
Section 5
32
Section 6
40
Section 7
44
Section 8
54
Section 15
151
Section 16
160
Section 17
169
Section 18
187
Section 19
207
Section 20
214
Section 21
220
Section 22
225

Section 9
70
Section 10
95
Section 11
112
Section 12
123
Section 13
131
Section 14
138
Section 23
232
Section 24
238
Section 25
242
Section 26
244
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Translated and edited by the late Theodore G. Tappert and John W. Doberstein.

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