BV 4275 .M2 .T4x
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Rev. James Henley Thornwell (December 9, 1812-August 1, 1862) was a Presbyterian minister and author from South Carolina in the 19th century. Born in Marlboro County, S.C., Thornwell graduated from South Carolina College (now USC) at the age of 19. After briefly attending Harvard, he was ordained in the Presbyterian Church, beginning his ministry at Waxhaw Presbyterian Church. He taught at his alma mater SC College, eventually becoming its president. Later he became a member of the faculty of Columbia Theological Seminary. He wrote extensively on religious subjects. Thornwell staunchly defended biblical orthodoxy, but also sought to harmonize new scientific learning with the faith. His defense of slavery was based on the idea that he could find no explicit condemnation of slavery in Scripture. Thornwell died of tuberculosis in 1862.
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James Henley Thornwell preached this sermon on the occasion of the death of Benjamin R. Maybin, a member of the Freshman Class of South Carolina College on October 9, 1842. In it he encourages the students to eschew the vanity of earthly pursuits and place their hope and faith on the promise of God's eternal blessings. Thornwell based this sermon on the Scripture Job 14: 10.
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Christianity, Vanity, Pride, Sermons
Biblical Studies | Christianity | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
BV 4275 .M2 .T4x and Thornwell, James H., "The Vanity and Glory of Man" (1842). Rare Books. 6.