Gilbert Tennent & Ben Franklin “On the Dangers of an Unconverted Ministry”, 1740

Gilbert Tennent (1703-1764), an Irish-born Presbyterian minister, burst on the national scene in 1740, with his sermon entitled, “On the Dangers of an Unconverted Ministry”.  This sermon was printed in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin.  In that sermon, Tennent suggested that pastors who stood in opposition to the current revival may be unconverted. That pamphlet created quite a controversy throughout the Colonies.  The original 24 page imprint measures 4 1/2” x 6 1/2”. It follows all the printing conventions of the day: Caslon-style type, excessive capitalization of nouns, using italics to quote Bible verses, and using “catchwords” (which is a preview the word or syllable at the bottom on a page that will be the first word/syllable on the following page).  You may purchase this pamphlet/sermon for yourself or a friend from my Etsy Shop at the following link:  Purchase Here