Henry Ward Beecher: A Sketch of His Career: with Analyses of His Power as a Preacher, Lecturer, Orator and Journalist, and Incidents and Reminiscences of His Life
American Publishing Company, 1887 - Clergy - 670 pages
"In the present sketch of Henry Ward Beecher, the author presents analyses of Beecher's power as a preacher, lecturer, orator and journalist, and incidents and reminiscences of his life. The characterizations and personal reminiscences are contributed by thirty-nine eminent writers, also Mr. Beecher's life as sketched by himself shortly before his death." -- goodreads.com
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Page 584 - As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
Page 502 - The authority of the holy Scripture, for which it ought to be believed and obeyed, dependeth not upon the testimony of any man or church, but wholly upon God (who is truth itself), the Author thereof; and therefore it is to be received, because it is the Word of God.
Page 514 - The sum of the ten commandments is, To love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind ; and our neighbour as ourselves.
Page 63 - It is the unique faculty of not only perceiving " sermons in stones, books in the running brooks, and good in everything...
Page 572 - And inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me...
Page 502 - God, and of his will, which is necessary unto salvation; therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry times, and in divers manners, to reveal himself, and to declare that his will unto his Church; and afterwards, for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the Church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing; which maketh the holy Scripture to be most necessary; those...
Page 538 - I declare that in ten or twenty years of war we will sacrifice everything we have for principle. If the love of popular liberty is dead in Great Britain, you will not understand us; but if the love of liberty lives as it once lived, and has worthy successors of those renowned men that were our ancestors as much as yours, and whose example and principles we inherit...
Page 502 - We may be moved and induced by the testimony of the Church to an high and reverent esteem of the holy Scripture; and the heavenliness of the matter, the efficacy of the doctrine, the majesty of the style, the consent of all the parts, the scope of the whole (which is to give all glory to God), the full discovery it makes of the only way of man's salvation, the...
Page 36 - Christ, or to a law, or a plan of salvation, but from the fullness of his great heart ; that he was a Being not made mad by sin, but sorry ; that he was not furious with wrath toward the sinner, but pitied him — in short that he felt toward me as my mother felt toward me, to whose eyes my wrong-doing brought tears, who never pressed me so close to her as when I had done wrong, and who would fain with her yearning love lift me out of trouble.