Brief History of the Synod of Tennessee, from 1817 to 1887

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MacCalla & Company, 1890 - Tennessee - 155 pages
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Page 67 - An act for the government of the territory of the United States south of the Ohio River
Page 34 - THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America would proceed forthwith to the First Presbyterian Church.
Page 73 - ... $4,000; that when the faculty numbered three or more at least two professors besides the president should be Presbyterians; and that the president and at least two-thirds of the board of trustees should always be Presbyterians. If any of these conditions were violated the $7,000 were to be turned over to the board of aid of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. The board of trustees accepted the offer, and instead of building an $11,000 structure they built a $13,000 one. Of...
Page 1 - That agreeably to the request of the Synod of Kentucky, the Presbyteries of Union, Shiloh, West Tennessee, and Mississippi, be constituted a Synod, to be known and called by the name of the Synod of Tennessee. That they hold their first session at Nashville on the first Wednesday of October next, and that the Rev. James W. Stephenson, or, in case of his absence, the senior minister who may be present, open the Synod with a sermon, and preside till a new moderator be chosen.
Page 6 - ... Darke, Miami, Clark, Greene, Fayette, Ross, Vinton, and Gallia, Ohio. 17. COLUMBUS; to comprise the remaining, being the central, counties of the State of Ohio. 18. MICHIGAN; to embrace the whole of the lower peninsula of that State. 19. KENTUCKY ; to be conterminous with that State. 20. TENNESSEE ; to embrace the States of Tennessee, Louisiana, and Texas, with all our ministers and churches in the States intervening.
Page 32 - ... also severed its old connections, and in 1858 it entered into a kind of anomalous union with the United Synod. In a pastoral letter addressed to the churches under its care it declared that in taking this step it did not commit itself to any opinion on the slavery question, but simply took the ground that "the discussion and agitation of the subject of slavery, except as regards the moral and religious duties arising out of the relation of master and slave...
Page 6 - Iowa, and as such entitled to the possession and enjoyment of all the rights and franchises, and liable to the performance of all the duties, of that Synod.
Page 28 - We cannot pretend to give a detail of the proceedings of that assembly ; but having been near and attentive observers of them, we are prepared to say, that the spirit and purpose unequivocally manifested by a majority of the members, did impress on our minds the conviction — that our Theological Seminaries are in danger of being revolutionized, and perverted from the intention of their orthodox founders ; that the property and endowments of our church are in danger of passing, for application and...
Page 93 - IV. 32 amiable and gentlemanly qualities he combined great decision and independence of character. He possessed fine conversational powers, and was an uncommonly interesting companion — he had a boundless fund of good humour, and a great variety of interesting anecdotes, which were always at command, and always turned to the best account.

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