Sunny Memories of Three Pastorates

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Cosimo, Inc., Dec 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
If I were to say that in looking over my life as a pastor, it seemed to me that I had but one charge, and that was in Schenectady, I might be doing injustice to my fellow-Christians in Boston and Ithaca, who were co-workers with me; and yet I should not be far from the truth in uttering my feelings thus; for, apart from the freshness of first love, there was, between the edifice itself and my boyhood dreams, a providential link of endearment of which I shall tell.-from "In the Home Land Again-Schenectady"Cosy and intimate, these recollections of a life in the service of God make up a warm and heartfelt professional autobiography of a man who dedicated his life to faith and education. William Elliot Griffis served as a pastor and teacher in Schenectady (from 1877-1886), Boston (1886-1893), and Ithaca (1893-1903), where he drew around him a wide circle of dedicated students and devoted friends, and his cheerful stories of them and his work are a joy to read. First published in 1903, this lovely book also includes an inspiring collection of Griffis's sermons and essays on such topics as camaraderie, community, and Christ.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Griffis's The Religions of Japan.American author, educator, and theologian WILLIAM ELLIOT GRIFFIS (1843-1912) was born in Philadelphia. He is also the author of Welsh Fairy Tales, The Firefly's Lovers, The Unmannerly Tiger, Brave Little Holland, and Bonnie Scotland.
 

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Contents

Chaptek Page I The Domines Talk to His Readers
1
Our Master
13
Holy Holy Holy is the Lord of Hosts _
22
The Christians Eureka
30
Japan
39
A Protest Against Sectarianism
41
The Dominie Becomes a Domine ____
49
In the Homeland Again __
53
XIV From Mohawk Dutch to Boston Yankees
115
For Glory and for Beauty
119
Experience __
132
Cleanse First the Inside
142
The Holiness of Jesus
154
The Ideal Side of Life
165
The Plough and the Backward Look
173
Ithaca
179

The Church Beautiful
59
IX Deep Calleth Unto Deep
74
Earthly and Heavenly Friendships
83
Glorifying God in Our Sleep
89
The Faithful Wounds of a Friend
95
Compensation
103
Boston
113
Into the Lake Region of New York
181
Symbolism of Church Architecture
184
The Raven
205
Chapter Page
218
Mothers Love and Gods
251
Why I Wrote Certain Sermons
279
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