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Item # RI 8. Titled: "Reminiscences of the late Rev. Samuel Hopkins, D.D. of Newport, R.I. Illustrative of his character and doctrines, with Incidental Subjects." Written by William Patten, D.D. Isaac H. Cady Market Street, Providence, R.I. Boston . . . etc. 1843. Samuel Hopkins was born September 17, 1721 and died December 20, 1803. He was an American Congregationalist minister of the late Colonial era. Created a new theological structure called The New Divinity also called Hopkinsianism. He is credited with originating the concept of "disinterested benevolence" which became and central concept in "The Great Awakening". An early opponent to the institution of slavey, he published a pamphlet entitled, "A Dialogue Concerning the Slavery of the Africans," which was addressed "To the Honorable Members of the Continental Congress, Representatives of the Thirteen United American Colonies." Size: app. 4" x 6"; condition: fraying to the top outerbinding, some foxing and a couple of tiny holes in a couple of pages. A good Rhode Island reverence book in usable condition. Price: $150.00.
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