In July of 1832, a city-wide fast was observed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The danger of an Asiatic cholera outbreak loomed over the city and John Williamson Nevin took center stage at the First Presbyterian church to address the “angel of death” standing on the “borders with a commission to destroy”. His sermon implored people not only to pray and humble themselves before God, but also to seek practical, preventative safeguards against the potential plague.
This volume includes his full sermon along with the resolution correspondence concerning the city-wide fast.
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John Williamson Nevin (1803–1886) was an American theologian and professor. He studied at Princeton University and was a professor of biblical literature at Western Theological Seminary in Allegheny, Pennsylvania and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church. Well-versed in German, he studied contemporary German theologians, and eventually converted to the German Reformed Church, accepting a position at the Church’s seminary in Mercersburg, PA. He and his colleagues developed a conservative doctrinal position eventually labeled the “Mercersburg Theology.”