• Creator
  • Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
  • Created Date
  • 1836-01-01
  • Publisher
  • Amherst (Mass.)
  • Description
  • A copy of an essay by Edward Hitchcock in which Hitchcock argues for an end to the use of wine as part of the Eucharist. This copy includes a cover letter (with "The Wine Question" written at the head) to the editors of the New York Observer discussing the history of this text, misunderstanding about it, and presenting it for potential publication in the Observer. Hitchcock presents three main arguments in the essay (which he titled, "What is ... more
    A copy of an essay by Edward Hitchcock in which Hitchcock argues for an end to the use of wine as part of the Eucharist. This copy includes a cover letter (with "The Wine Question" written at the head) to the editors of the New York Observer discussing the history of this text, misunderstanding about it, and presenting it for potential publication in the Observer. Hitchcock presents three main arguments in the essay (which he titled, "What is the duty of the churches in regard to the use of fermented (alcoholic) wine in celebrating the Lord's Supper?"), stating first that nothing in the scriptures justifies the use of wine in the present-day communion service, second that neither bread nor wine is an essential part of the communion service, and third that the temperance cause cannot triumph without ending the use of wine at the Lord's Supper. He expands upon each of these arguments and explains his reasoning. less
  • Format
  • Essays
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    Manuscripts
  • Rights
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