The Pioneer Preacher: Incidents of Interest and Experiences in the Author's Life

Forsideomslag
University of Illinois Press, 1989 - 200 sider
Originally published in 1887,
The Pioneer Preacher is a lively account of a Congregationalist
minister's attempts to lead a sin-free existence on the American frontier.
Sherlock Bristol (1815-1906)
was a California gold miner, wagon train captain, Wisconsin farmer, Idaho
rancher, Indian fighter, abolitionist, and Oberlin-trained clergyman.
While serving a series of churches in the East, he periodically cured
himself of "nervous disorders" by journeying out West. He only
broke the Sabbath once---during an Indian attack!
Reflecting in his memoirs
the exploits of Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, Bristol delights in recounting
his adventures, ecclesiastical or otherwise. He vividly recalls his redemption
in the wilderness where he enjoyed having "little opportunity for
reading books or mental exercise, and an abundance of calls for muscular
employment." Greatly influenced by the evangelist Charles G. Finney
at Oberlin, Bristol tried to teach miners and frontiersmen the principles
of revivalism, postmillennialism, and perfectionism. In The Pioneer
Preacher he shares his own disputatious views on abolition, American
Indians, temperance, and other issues of his day.
 

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Indhold

The First Fifteen Years of My Life
1
The Sabbath School and Its Influence
8
Conversion and Early Christian Work
10
Two Years in Phillips Academy
18
Life and Experiences in Oberlin College
25
An Eventful Journey
32
Returning to Oberlin
40
A Year in New Haven Theological Seminary
47
From California to New York
105
Pioneer Labors in Wisconsin
113
Across the Plains to Oregon before the Railroads and during an Indian War
128
Two Years in Idaho
150
The Journey Back to Wisconsin
157
Renewed Labors in Wisconsin
161
Third Journey to the Pacific Coast
167
Twenty Years in Southern California
177

Graduation at Oberlin and Labors in Central Ohio
54
Agency for Oberlin College
62
Pastoral Labors in Fitchburg New York and Andover
65
Poor Health and a Trip to California
72
A Year among Miners in 1850
90
Appendix
184
Notes to Text
185
Index
193
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