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Rev. Increase Mather frequently wrote on the role of divine providence in natural disasters and phenomenon. He preached on the need for his congregation to rededicate themselves to their covenant with God and used disaster narratives as evidence of…

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This is an image of the title page of the Rev. Thomas Doolittle’s 1693 pamphlet on the natural causes of earthquakes and the providential meanings of them. He, like many religious leaders and laypeople alike, …

Elborough_Robert-Londons_calamity_by_fire_bewailed-Wing-E320-1091_08-p1.pdf
London's Calamity by Fire Bewailed and Improved in a Sermon was preached in 1666 by the Reverend Robert Elborough, the pastor of St. Laurence Pountney, immediately after the Great Fire, which destroyed his church. The displaced minister described the…

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This compilation of Presbyterian ministerial teachings was published in 1812 in direct response to the Richmond theater fire of 1811. It warned Christians of the evil influence of the theater on individuals and society and sought to discourage…

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Reverend F. F. Ellinwood of Richester, N.Y., was one of many clergy who heeded President Abraham Lincoln's call to give thanks for recent Union victories in the spring of 1862. In his sermon, however, Ellinwood also remembered some much lamented…

Janeway Tken for Mariners.pdf
A Token for Marinerswas a popular anthology of shipwreck stories that went through six editions (under different titles) in London and Boston between 1674 and 1708. Its author was James Janeway, a nonconformist London clergyman. Janeway presented his…
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