Skinner, Thomas H. Love of Country: A Discourse, Delivered on Thanksgiving Day, December 12th, 1850

Skinner, Thomas H. Love of Country: A Discourse, Delivered on Thanksgiving Day, December 12th, 1850

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Skinner, Thomas H. Love of Country: A Discourse, Delivered on Thanksgiving Day, December 12th, 1850, in the Bleecker Street Church. New York: E. French, 1951. First Edition.

Green printed wrapper, some soil to edges, 6 x 9 inches, 30 clean pp., small chip to top margin of tp, creased in same place on several pages following. Good. Pamphlet.  [5059] 

Skinner says that patriotism is consistent with Christianity, and that those who deny this are in error. "[I shall] prove that Patriotism is a Christian virtue. Then, secondly, I shall specify the prominent duties of Christian patriotism; and, finally, I shall consider how love to our country, guided by the Gospel, will show itself in reference to two or three subjects of national moment..." These subjects are Popular Education, Romanism, and Slavery.

Thomas H. Skinner (1791-1871), born in North Carolina and graduated at Princeton in 1812. He became co-pastor with Dr. Janeway in the Second Church, Philadelphia. Skinner adopted New School views, which led to his separation from Janeway in 1816. He pioneered several local Presbyterian churches in his ministry, and was a Professor first at Andover and later at Union Theological Seminary, NY.