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Mr. Abbot's sermon at the Dudleian lecture at Harvard College in Cambridge August 29, 1764 pm: being the third in course on the important subject of Reveal'd-religion
Title
Mr. Abbot's sermon at the Dudleian lecture at Harvard College in Cambridge August 29, 1764 pm: being the third in course on the important subject of Reveal'd-religion
Description
The hand-sewn notebook contains a 27-page manuscript draft of the Dudleian lecture delivered by Hull Abbot on August 29, 1764 at Harvard College on the topic of revealed religion. The sermon begins with the Biblical text Zech. 4:6 and Rom. 10:18. The copy includes a small number of edits and struck-out words. The lecture was not printed.
Hull Abbot (1702-1774), a minister in Charlestown, Mass., was born on June 15, 1702 in Boston. He received an AB from Harvard in 1720 and an AM in 1723. He was ordained a minister of Charlestown on February 5, 1724. Abbot died on April 19, 1774.
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
Abbot, Hull , 1702-1774
Repository
Harvard University Archives
Date
1764
Format
p. Manuscript. 16 x 10 cm.
.03 cubic feet (1 volume)
Language
eng
Type
Sermons-1764.
Lectures-Massachusetts-Cambridge-1764.
Citation
Abbot, Hull , 1702-1774, “Mr. Abbot's sermon at the Dudleian lecture at Harvard College in Cambridge August 29, 1764 pm: being the third in course on the important subject of Reveal'd-religion,” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed May 30, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/12072.