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Author Preston, Andrew Stephen
Title The Massillon connection : a pioneer woman, a French bishop, and a village on a river / Andrew Preston, Katina Hazimihalis, Jean-Baptiste Massillon ; edited by JoAnne Shade ... [et al.]
Published Massillon, Ohio : MassMu Press, c2014
 Rodman Main Adult  977.162 P937    AVAILABLE
Descript vi, 120 pages : color illustrations, maps, portraits, genealogical tables ; 26 cm
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Note Publication sponsored by the Massillon Museum and the Massillon Public Library
Folded genealogical table inserted between pages 34 and 35
Includes what is arguably Bishop Massillon's most famous sermon, "On the fewness of the elect," from an 1818 English translation by William Dickinson to contemporary English. The sermon, also known as "On the small number of the saved," was written in French more than three hundred years ago and was designed to appeal to an audience with perhaps a different temperament than an audience of today. Unlike present sermons, it is lengthy, and if read aloud takes nearly an hour to complete. The collaborators on this project were careful not to change the meaning and compared this translation to the original French. Furthermore, every effort was made to maintain the style of prose favored by Bishop Massillon as he preached in the flowery, complicated, and sometimes convoluted form in vogue during his lifetime. -- paraphrased from the introduction, page 3
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references
Contents Preface -- Introduction / David W. Schultz, David Dowd, and Charles Paquelet -- Section 1. The Duncans / Andrew Preston -- Section 2. The priest / Katina Hazimihalis -- Section 3. The sermon. "On the small number of the saved" or "On the fewness of the elect" / preached by Jean-Baptiste Massillon in the presence of the King Louis XIV on Septuagesima Sunday, 1704 ; edited by Shane Jackson, Paul Renier, Charles Paquelet, Trisha Merchant, and Monique DeChiara -- Afterword / Reverend Thomas E. Blantz, C.S.C., professor of American history, University of Notre Dame -- Postscript -- Massillon pastry -- Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Endnotes
Subject Massillon (Ohio) -- History
Duncan, James, 1789-1863
Duncan, Eliza Tillinghast (Vilette), 1796-1878
Duncan family
Massillon, Jean-Baptiste, 1663-1742
Alt Author Hazimihalis, Katina
Massillon, Jean-Baptiste, 1663-1742. On the small number of the saved
Shade, JoAnn
ISBN 9780983055334

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