The Making Of A Country Parish. FOREWORD FOR many years lovers of the republic have been warning our people as to the perils of modern city life. In 1800 one person out of thirteen lived in the city today nearly every other citizen lives in a Iarge town, or a great city. The city is the home of wealth, commerce, and finance the home of music, art, and eloquence. Once each year all the great leaders come for a stay, long or short, to the metropolis. The birds leave the desert to seek the oasis, with its palm trees and ...
The Making Of A Country Parish. FOREWORD FOR many years lovers of the republic have been warning our people as to the perils of modern city life. In 1800 one person out of thirteen lived in the city today nearly every other citizen lives in a Iarge town, or a great city. The city is the home of wealth, commerce, and finance the home of music, art, and eloquence. Once each year all the great leaders come for a stay, long or short, to the metropolis. The birds leave the desert to seek the oasis, with its palm trees and springs of water. Young men, for two generations, have been deserting the farm and the village, to make their home in the great city. Many unexpected perils have sprung up from this massing of population. Among these dangers are the tenements, saloon, gambling houses, dens of vice, the tendency to anarchy, incident to the contrast between the palaces on the avenues and the rookeries on the Bowery. Insane people, defective children, men and women wrecked through drink and drugs, are some of the incidental results of congested populations. Innumerable addresses have been given upon the perils of the city life, and innumerable pamphlets and books have been published filled with warnings and black with alarm. The inevitable result is that the attention of the people has been focalized upon the manufacturing towns and the large cities. Now comes the Rev. Harlow S. Mills, with his study of the rural population. With the wisdom made possible by twenty years of first-hand knowledge he sets forth the influence of the country upon the large town and city. He tells us that the country has furnished the leaders for the people. It is in the country that the boy has his opportunity of brooding and reading and reflecting, while in solitude he develops his own gift and grows great. The Church has learned to depend upon the country for its theological students, as well as for its best students of law and medicine. But of late the country church has suffered grievously through the pull of the city upon its best young men and women. The inevitable result has been that as the city church has waxed the country church has waned in wealth, numbers, and influence. Many things have occurred during the past twenty years that are calculated to stir the note of fear, lest the life and institutions of the republic, rooted in the country, should slowly starve. Rev. Harlow S...
Good with no dust jacket. Blue cloth hardcovers are moderately rubbed and worn at spine ends and corners. Ink name and inscription on front endpaper, front hinge cracked, foxing to fly pages. A good reading copy. 8vo Professional bookseller for twenty years. Orders shipped daily in cardboard bookfolds.
VG/No Jacket. No Jacket. Clean, tight, spine tips softened. No name or marks. 126 pages. Documents the life of a town and church established in Michigan in 1860. Describes how the church exists to serve the'larger parish', the people in the area who are not attatched to any church. Dark blue boards with bright gilt titles on front and spine. ZSBH B6239.
Good. B0006AH2H8 Packaged carefully to protect the corners...1914 hardcover, Good/No DJ, missing dustjacket, Navy boards have very light wear, gilt lettering on spine & cover read perfect, sound binding, tape residue on front & rear pastedowns & slightly on endpapers, name on endpaper, embossed name stamp on title page, text has a very light amount of underlining & brackets.
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