Balfour, Walter. Letters to the Rev. Moses Stuart (1833) Universalism
Balfour, Walter. Letters to the Rev. Moses Stuart (1833) Universalism
Balfour, Walter. Letters to the Rev. Moses Stuart (1833) Universalism
Balfour, Walter. Letters to the Rev. Moses Stuart (1833) Universalism

Balfour, Walter. Letters to the Rev. Moses Stuart (1833) Universalism

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Balfour, Walter. Letters to the Rev. Moses Stuart, Associate Professor of Sacred Literature, in the Theological Seminary at Andover. Boston: B. B. Mussey, 1833. First Edition. [8336]

Cloth spine with green paper covered boards, original paper title label pasted to front, 4 x 6 3/8 inches, binding worn & soiled yet still tight. 125 (1) pp., the last being a list of books published by the author. Old dampstain at bottom center in most of the book, darkest at the title page. Good. Hardcover.

First edition in book form; previously published under the pen name An Inquirer after Truth in the Universalist Magazine.

In the Introduction Balfour explains that it was the controversy in print between Moses Stuart and William Ellery Channing that first caused him to examine and then doubt the doctrines of Calvinism. His thoughts are developed in these letters to Stuart and show the progression of a line of reason that led him to adopt Universalism.

Walter Balfour (1776-1852) b. St. Minians, Scotland; d. Charlestown, Massachusetts. Educated as a Presbyterian at the expense of his friend Robert Haldane, he emigrated to the United States about the year 1796 and turned Baptist. He converted to Universalism in 1823 and became an effective writer and preacher of that sect.