Faithlife Corporation

Business Hours

Monday – Saturday
6 AM – 6 PM PST
Local: 5:57 AM
Discourses on Truth
See inside
This image is for illustration only. The product is a download.

Discourses on Truth


Robert Carter & Brothers 1855

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


This resource consists of seven sermons preached on the campus of the South Carolina College at the time Thornwell was the chaplain. The sermons were so well-received and useful to their original audience that Thornwell was urged to print them in order that their benefits would become widespread. Topics covered in the sermons include faithfulness, consistency, sincerity, and the love of the truth.

Professor Eugene Genovese describes Thornwell as wanting “to envision a Christian society that could reconcile, so far as possible in a world haunted by evil, the conflicting claims of a social order with social justice and both with the freedom and dignity of the individual.” These ideas shine through in Thornwell’s writings, which are now more accessible than ever through Logos Bible Software. In electronic format, his writings are easily searchable and easily referenced—his works in Logos make the ideal companion to theological studies.

Key Features

  • Includes seven sermons on a variety of topics
  • Intends to encourage young believers


  • The Ethical System of the Bible
  • The Love of Truth
  • Sincerity
  • Faithfulness
  • Vows
  • Consistency

Product Details

  • Title: Discourses on Truth
  • Author: James Henley Thornwell
  • Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1855
  • Pages: 344

About James Henley Thornwell

James Henley Thornwell, born in 1812, was a Southern Presbyterian minister from South Carolina. He was a professor both at South Carolina College and Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Columbia, and penned many theological essays throughout his life. A contemporary of Robert Lewis Dabney and Charles Hodge, he founded the Southern Presbyterian Review and was one of the leading figures in the establishment of the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America. Thornwell was highly involved with the current day's political situation—a vocal proponent of slavery and supporter of the South during the Civil War. He died in 1862 after a long battle with tuberculosis.