The Relation of Christianity to Civil Government in the United States
BV 631 .A214r 1833x
Date of Publication
1 bound volume; 56 pages
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Rev. J. (Jasper) Adams, D.D. was an American clergyman, college professor and college president. He was born in Massachusetts on August 27, 1793. Graduating from Brown University in 1815, he served as a teacher at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts until 1819 when he became a professor of mathematics and philosophy at his alma mater. In 1820, he was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church. He was appointed president of the College of Charleston in 1824. After a disagreement with the trustees, he left for the presidency of Geneva College (now known as Hobart College) in Geneva, New York. He returned to the College of Charleston in 1828, remaining through 1838. He was appointed chaplain and professor of geography, history, and ethics at the United States Military Academy until 1840. He died in Pendleton, South Carolina on October 25, 1841.
The Rev. Jasper Adams, Episcopal minister and President of the College of Charleston, preached this sermon in St. Michael's Church in Charleston, S.C. on February 13, 1833 before the convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of South Carolina. Taking place a little more than fifty years after the beginning of the country, Adams made the case that Christianity, primarily Protestant Christianity, was the basis of American political order. The scripture on which he based his sermon was 1 Peter 3: 15, Proverbs 14: 34 and Revelation 11: 15.
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Adams, J. D.D., "The Relation of Christianity to Civil Government in the United States" (1833). Rare Books. 11.