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Sermon Notes of Jesse Townsend, a Presbyterian Minister in Palmyra, New York
|Title||Sermon Notes of Jesse Townsend, a Presbyterian Minister in Palmyra, New York|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Turner, John G.|
|Journal||BYU Studies Quarterly|
|Keywords||Palmyra, NY; Presbyterianism|
The sermons published here provide us with insight into what messages the Smiths might have heard at Western Presbyterian. At the very least, they provide the opportunity to examine the Presbyterian message—or, rather, one example of it—on its own terms rather than through the vituperative war of words between the early Latterday Saints and their detractors. The sermons are revealing not because of any unusual eloquence or contribution to Presbyterian theology, but rather because Townsend preached on very typical subjects: the sinfulness of all human beings, the urgency of repentance, the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and the sovereignty of God.
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