John Rogers Coe papers, 1819 -- 1823

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John Rogers Coe papers, 1819 -- 1823

This series is open for research.

0.5 linear feet; 0.5 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains sermons and other writings of John Rogers Coe, including over 50 handwritten sermons that Coe delivered over the course of his short career. In addition to regular sermons, at least two were composed for a special occasion: one for a child's funeral, another for a Christmas service. The sermons include extensive revisions, such as new readings written in between lines, in the margins, or on strips of paper that have been sewn into place. Nine of the pamphlets contain small sheets of paper that outline the text of the sermon itself. Other writings include a small notebook of copied Biblical texts with added commentary ("Text Book") and a 74 page essay titled Critica Sacra, structured as a series of questions and answers on the subject of textual criticism of the Bible, which it defines as "all that learning which is employed in attempting to ascertain the genuine text of the O[ld]. and N[ew]. Testaments."

This series is arranged numerically, chronologically, and by format.

Box 1 Folder 1 Numbered sermons: 1-20, 1820 -- 1823

Numbered sermons 4, 6, and 8 are not included.

Box 1 Folder 2 Numbered sermons: 20-34, 1820 -- 1823

Box 1 Folder 3 Numbered sermons: 35-49, 1820 -- 1823

Numbered sermons 39, 42-43, and 45-46 are not included.

Box 1 Folder 4 Dated sermons and "Text Book", 1820 -- 1823

This file contains sermons dated Aug. 20 1820; Dec. 6 1821; Aug., Aug. 22, Aug. 23, Sep. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 22, and Dec. 25 1822; and Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Mar. 9, Mar. 16, Mar. 30, May 25, Jun. 8, Jun. 22, Jul. 6, and Jul. 13 1823; as well as six undated sermons, and a small notebook of copied Biblical texts with added commentary ("Text Book").

Box 1 Folder 5 Critica Sacra, or Biblical Criticism, 1819-03-29