[Sermon on Devotion]

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[Sermon on Devotion]

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"He [Johnson] said, ""I read yesterday Dr. Blair"s sermon on Devotion, from the text "Cornelius, a devout man." His doctrine is the best limited, the best expressed: there is the most warmth without fanaticism, the most rational transport. There is one part of it which I disapprove, and I"d have him correct it; which is, that "he who does not feel joy in religion is far from the kingdom of heaven!" There are many good men whose fear of GOD predominates over their love. It may discourage. It was rashly said. A noble sermon it is indeed. I wish Blair would come over to the Church of England""."

Source

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Reader
Johnson, Samuel
Aged 69 [Experience in 1778, born in 1709]

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Notes
Originally published 1791.

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Related place
England
Related people
Johnson, Samuel
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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[Sermon on Devotion]

Reading experience
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Evidence

"He [Johnson] said, ""I read yesterday Dr. Blair"s sermon on Devotion, from the text "Cornelius, a devout man." His doctrine is the best limited, the best expressed: there is the most warmth without fanaticism, the most rational transport. There is one part of it which I disapprove, and I"d have him correct it; which is, that "he who does not feel joy in religion is far from the kingdom of heaven!" There are many good men whose fear of GOD predominates over their love. It may discourage. It was rashly said. A noble sermon it is indeed. I wish Blair would come over to the Church of England""."

Source

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
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Aged 69 [Experience in 1778, born in 1709]

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Notes
Originally published 1791.

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Life of Johnson
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/79815
Accessed on 2019/09/16 15:08:21

Related place
England
Related people
Johnson, Samuel
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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