This book is published with the hope of doing good in more ways than will be expedient to state at this time. It is intended not only to disseminate the truths and glory of the gospel system, but also, as far as possible, to inspire the Negro to think, and to encourage investigation, literary advancement and authorship by men of my race. The sermons, essays, etc., are selected from what I have been preaching and writing for the last decade. Originally, the sermons were not designed for publication, but for private use. The lectures and essays, with few exceptions, were designed for the public, and most of them have appeared in the public prints. I have written as I have thought, always following what seemed to be the truth, the conclusions of others, save the inspired Word, to the contrary notwithstanding. Rev. Prof. John W Gilbert; A.B., A.M., of The Paine Institute, is the immediate cause of the appearance of the book upon the arena of thought and action. Often he has urged me to publish a book of sermons for the sake of helping the church and race of which I am a representative. He has gone so far as to become sponsor for its publication. Also, he has, in collaboration with Rev. Geo. Williams Walker, D.D., President of The Paine Institute, read the manuscript and corrected the proof. Gladly do I take this opportunity of thanking these two distinguished scholars for the labor which they have so patiently and willingly bestowed upon these pages. I am incapable of expressing the high appreciation and esteem which their labor upon this book begets. Their labor, of course, was confined to the mechanical make-up of the book. For its doctrines and sentiments I am solely and independently responsible. Twenty per cent. of the net proceeds of the sale of this volume I shall give to The Paine Institute. If by this book the kingdom of Christ and the uplift of mankind are promoted even in the slightest degree, my prayers will have been abundantly answered. THE AUTHOR. Atlanta, Ga., March 31, 1898.Far out in the open sea towards heavena#39;s impalpable periphery the loyal legions of the royal dominions stand with stately mien and awful muteness, while a thousand suns peep up from the horizon, uniting their blended splendors inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Autobiography, Sermons, Addresses, and Essays of Bishop L. H. Holsey, D. D.|
|Author||:||Bishop L. H. Holsey, D. D.|
|Publisher||:||HISTORIC PUBLISHERS - 2015-07-23|