College Chapel Sermons
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This collection of 24 sermons was edited by Henry M. Kieffer, a member of the Class of 1870 at Franklin and Marshall College. Like many preachers represented in the Library, Nevin rarely prepared complete manuscripts of his sermons; with the exception of the baccalaureate sermon at the end of the volume, which had previously been published in a periodical entitled The Mercersburg Review, the texts presented here are based on the “very full and careful notes” Kieffer took while Nevin spoke (p. 6, 11). While they “do not profess to be exact and verbal reports,” Kieffer was confident that they nonetheless captured, “with some degree of fidelity, the peculiar style of Dr. Nevin, both as to the thought and the expression” (p. 11).
These sermons were delivered outside Appalachia; they are included in the Library to help illustrate the full range of Nevin’s oratory.
Reformed Church Publication House
Appalachia, Pennsylvania, John Williamson Nevin, Presbyterian Church, Reformed Church in the United States, Sermons
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Nevin, John Williamson and Kieffer, Henry M., "College Chapel Sermons" (1891). Nevin, John Williamson, 1803-1886. 4.