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A Discourse Occasioned by the Burning of the Theatre in the City of Richmond, Virginia

by Alexander, Archibald

John Welwood Scott 1812

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Overview

On December 26, 1811, a fire swept through the theater in Richmond, Virginia, burning it to the ground and killing dozens of people inside. This sermon was delivered two weeks later at the Third Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia on January 8, 1812 at the request of students from Virginia who attended the University of Pennsylvania. This sermon not only serves as a tribute to those whose lives were lost, but also recounts the biblical themes of grief and lament.

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Key Features

  • Tribute to those whose lives were lost
  • Recounts the biblical themes of grief and lament

Product Details

  • Title: A Discourse Occasioned by the Burning of the Theatre in the City of Richmond, Virginia
  • Author: Archibald Alexander
  • Publisher: Wilwood Scott
  • Publication Date: 1812
  • Pages: 28

About Archibald Alexander

Archibald Alexander (1772–1851) was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He was educated at nearby Liberty Hall, and studied for two years under William Graham. At age 25, he was elected president of Hampden Sydney College in Virginia. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Philadelphia to become the pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church. When Princeton Theological Seminary opened in 1812, Archibald Alexander became the first professor of theology, where he served until 1840. Among his students was Charles Hodge, who named his son, A. A. Hodge, after his mentor.