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bMS 736

Ballantine, John, 1716-1776. Sermon, April 11, 1773: A Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 736
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Ballantine, John, 1716-1776
Title: Ballantine, John, 1716-1776. Sermon,April 11, 1773.
Date(s): April 11, 1773
Date(s): 1735
Date(s): 1741
Date(s): 1743
Date(s): 1741
Date(s): 1776.
Date(s): April 11, 1773
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box, 16 pages)
Abstract: This sixteen page, unsigned autograph manuscript sermon, composed by John Ballantine on April 11, 1773, is based on 1 John 3:15.

Acquisition Information:

This sermon was donated by the Universalist Historical Society in 1976.

Processing Information:

Processed by Fran O'Donnell, 2014.

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Biographical / Historical

John Ballantine, 1716-1776, was born in Boston into a prominent mercantile family that had long been associated with the Brattle Street Church. He was educated by Nathaniel Williams at the Boston Latin School, and graduated from Harvard in 1735. After his ordination in 1741, he was settled as the third minister of the Congregational Church in Westfield, Massachusetts. He married Mary ("Molly") Gay (1726-1794) of Dedham, Massachusetts, in 1743 and he served as Westfield's pastor from 1741 until his death in 1776.

Scope and Contents

This sixteen page, unsigned autograph manuscript sermon, composed on April 11, 1773, is based on 1 John 3:15-"Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer and we know that no murderer hath Eternal Life abiding in Him."

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