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Diocesan Episcopacy: as Founded on the supposed Episcopacy of Timothy & Titus, subverted in a sermon preached at Harvard College May 9, 1770 at the Lecture founded by Paul Dudley
Title
Diocesan Episcopacy: as Founded on the supposed Episcopacy of Timothy & Titus, subverted in a sermon preached at Harvard College May 9, 1770 at the Lecture founded by Paul Dudley
Description
Two handwritten drafts of the Dudleian lecture delivered by Amos Adams on May 9, 1770 at Harvard College written in the same hand. The sermon begins with the Biblical text Titus 1:5. The first copy (HUC 5340.70) is bound between black paper covers and includes edits and citations written on interleaved pages. The second copy (HUC 5340.70.2) appears to be a subsequent draft of the address with additional edits.
by Amos Adams AM one of the Trustees of said lecture.
Amos Adams (1728-1755), a minister in Roxbury, Mass., was born September 1, 1728 in Medfield, Mass. He received an AB from Harvard in 1752 and an AM in 1755. Adams was ordained the minister of the First Congregational Church of Roxbury on September 12, 1753. He also served as an Overseer of Harvard College and the executive officer of the Association of the Clergy of Massachusetts from 1766 until his death on October 5, 1775.
Harvard’s oldest endowed lecture, the annual Dudleian lecture, is funded by a bequest from the 1750 will of the Chief Justice of Massachusetts Paul Dudley (1675-1750/1). Dudley specified that the topics of the annual sermon were to rotate among four themes: natural religion, revealed religion, the "Romish church," and the validity of the ordination of ministers. The first lecture was given in 1755, and the series continued uninterrupted until 1857, when the fund was suspended to allow for accumulation. The lecture series began again in 1888. In 1911, the Trustees voted to discontinue the third lecture topic, and the series continued rotating among the three topics until 1956, when another lecture topic, "Catholicism and Protestantism," was voted into the rotation.
Creator
Adams, Amos , 1728-1775
Repository
Harvard University Archives
Date
1770
Format
.06 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Language
eng
Type
Sermons-1770.
Lectures-Massachusetts-Cambridge-1770.
Citation
Adams, Amos , 1728-1775, “Diocesan Episcopacy: as Founded on the supposed Episcopacy of Timothy & Titus, subverted in a sermon preached at Harvard College May 9, 1770 at the Lecture founded by Paul Dudley,” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed May 30, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/12068.