Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, (1846). With an introduction and notes by J. M. Peck. Revised Edition. 24 mo. 6-1/8" x 4-3/16. Brown blind-stamped cloth. Spine decoratively stamped in gold. Small portion of paper scraped off front board (see photo). A few very small stains on back board. A little light foxing here and there. Endpapers darkened a little. Overall a tight, unmarked very good copy. Item #703
Chapter headings: History of Universalism; Origin of Universalism; Absurdity of Universalism; Universalism Unscriptural; Universalism Demoralizing; Concluding Reflections; Appendix. From the Introduction: "The influence of Infidelity and French Jacobinism, under the specious names and forms of Universalism, Fourierism, Owenism, Transcendentalism, Garrisonism and 'Come-out-ism' is of much wider extent in our country than many suppose. And though there are points of dissimilarity in these sects, yet in their broad principles there may be found strong affinities. Doubtless it will startle some readers to find Universalists, who claim to be a Christian sect, placed in such an anti christian alliance. The author knows well what he has written, for he is a gentleman of searching acumen, intimately known to the editor; and his statements are sustained to the fullest extent, by the disclosures of the Rev. M. Hale Smith, who for twelve years was a Universalist preacher of no small celebrity and influence, in his 'Text Book of Universalism, recently published. Mr. Smith has been converted from the fallacies of Universalism, and is now an orthodox minister of Christ amongst the Congregationalists of New England.