The Pioneer Preacher: Incidents of Interest and Experiences in the Author's Life
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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The First Fifteen Years of My Life
The Sabbath School and Its Influence
Conversion and Early Christian Work
Two Years in Phillips Academy
Life and Experiences in Oberlin College
An Eventful Journey
Returning to Oberlin
A Year in New Haven Theological Seminary
From California to New York
Pioneer Labors in Wisconsin
Across the Plains to Oregon before the Railroads and during an Indian War
Two Years in Idaho
The Journey Back to Wisconsin
Renewed Labors in Wisconsin
Third Journey to the Pacific Coast
Twenty Years in Southern California
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