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PHS.TennentSermons062 Gilbert Tennent sermons 62, "De Religione ut negotio" (On making religion one's business) and "De orandi in fide" (On faithful prayer), 1745


Gilbert Tennent sermons 62, "De Religione ut negotio" (On making religion one's business) and "De orandi in fide" (On faithful prayer), 1745



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(Philadelphia, United States, Presbyterian Historical Society)

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Presbyterian Historical Society




United States


Gilbert Tennent (1703-1764) was an Irish-American Presbyterian clergyman, and one of the leaders of the Great Awakening. This manuscript contains two sermons by Tennent. The first sermon begins with reference to Luke 2:49, "And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" and Matthew 20:6 "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest." The second sermon, on faithful prayer, begins with reference to Matthew 21:22, "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive;" and James 1:6, "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed." From dates noted in the manuscript, it looks like Tennent wrote these sermons in 1745, then delivered one or both again in 1746 or 1747, 1749, 1753, 1756 and 1760.


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