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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 360

Cobb, Sylvanus, 1798-1866. Sermons, 1830-1837.

Sermons of Universalist minister, Sylvanus Cobb. The sermons span 1830-1837.

Dates

  • 1830-1837.
  • 1839
  • 1846
  • 1864

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Extent

1 boxes

Biographical / Historical

Sylvanus Cobb (1798-1866) was ordained as a Universalist minister in Winthrop, Maine, in 1821. He held ministerial positions throughout Maine and Massachusetts and founded the Universalist newspaper The Christian Freeman and Family Visiter in 1839 in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also authored Compend of Divinity in 1846, a compilation of Universalist doctrine and beliefs, and New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: with explanatory notes and practical observations in 1864. Cobb was very active in politics and social reform issues and was a strong supporter of the anti-slavery movement, even serving two terms each in the Maine and Massachusetts legislatures. He died in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 68.
Title
Cobb, Sylvanus, 1798-1866. Sermons, 1830-1837: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00360

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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