Fiske, Nathan. A Sermon preached at the Dudleian Lecture in the Chapel of Harvard College, September 7, 1796

Fiske, Nathan. A Sermon preached at the Dudleian Lecture in the Chapel of Harvard College, September 7, 1796

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Fiske, Nathan. A Sermon preached at the Dudleian Lecture in the Chapel of Harvard College, September 7, 1796. Boston: Manning & Loring, 1796. First Edition.

Removed, 5 x 8 1/2, 19 pp. (1) blank. Some smudges on the tp, rest clean. Evans 30426. Good. Paperback.  [3101] 

A sermon on John 10:32, "Jesus answered them, many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?" Fiske argues for the truth of Christianity, against "sneering unbelievers." He says that the miracles recorded in the NT are not only historically true, they are indisputable proof of the veracity of the Christian faith, and that Christ Himself appealed to them as proof of his ministry. He offers Thomas Paine as "the champion of infidelity", and that his "formidable phalanx consists principally of the apparitions of those armed forces which Celsus, Spinoza, and other succeeding leaders in the infidel Rebellion, brought into the field for the same purpose; but which were slain by the sword of the Spirit wielded by the hands of Origen and innumerable other successful espousers of the Christian cause."

Nathan Fiske, D.D. (1733-1799), Massachusetts Congregational minister, spent his entire career as pastor of the Third Church in Brookfield. He was honored with a D. D. from Harvard College in 1792. Sprague lists him in his first volume of Trinitarian Congregationalists.