Bachman - Sermon on the Doctrines and Disciplines of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

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It has been a while since I have contributed a new book to you all.  I have multiple ones partially done.  I have also been working on some copyrighted ones for me...  But I figure I can let this one out.

John Bachman was born in New York, and received a call to Charlestown, SC, where he then lived from 1815 until he died in 1874.  Probably what he is most know for is his work as a Naturalist with JJ Audubon, but he was a parish pastor for over fifty years. He faced the issue of race in the South.  On the one hand, he was an apologist for slavery.  On the other hand, he used his naturalist training to see that our concept of "race" is quite different from "species".  He ministered to slaves and freedmen. Although a unionist, he offered prayers at the assembly when SC left the union, starting the US Civil War. His arm was paralyzed and his library was burnt by Sherman's army...

This work is from much earlier than that.  It is a Sermon given at a South Carolina Synod in 1837.  It is a defense of what later became known as "American Lutheranism" at least as much also an attack on the Synod of Tennessee.  And so it should be viewed with the Shober's work I made available at http://community.logos.com/forums/t/66580.aspx.  Bachman is in the tradition of Shober, a generation later.  It should also be viewed with (or maybe against would be a better word) the works of David Henkel (of which I have found only terrible scans) and the later history of the Synod of Tennessee available at http://community.logos.com/forums/t/68915.aspx.

I have read enough of David Henkel's _Answer to Joseph Moore_ of 1825 to see that 1) my sympathies are with Henkel and 2) IMHO Bachman doesn't seem to understand what Henkel is saying.  Yet it is good to hear our opponents too.

Source is from http://archive.org/details/sermonondoctrine00bach (I think - it has been a WHILE since I worked on this)

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.....           John Bachman was born in New York, and received a call to Charlestown, SC, where he then lived from 1815 until he died in 1874.  Probably what he is most know for is his work as a Naturalist with JJ Audubon, but he was a parish pastor for over fifty years. He faced the issue of race in the South.  On the one hand, he was an apologist for slavery.  On the other hand, he used his naturalist training to see that our concept of "race" is quite different from "species".  He ministered to slaves and freedmen. Although a unionist, he offered prayers at the assembly when SC left the union, starting the US Civil War. His arm was paralyzed and his library was burnt by Sherman's army...

This work is from much earlier than that.  It is a Sermon given at a South Carolina Synod in 1837.  It is a defense of what later became known as "American Lutheranism" at least as much also an attack on the Synod of Tennessee.  And so it should be viewed with the Shober's work I made available at http://community.logos.com/forums/t/66580.aspx.  Bachman is in the tradition of Shober, a generation later.  It should also be viewed with (or maybe against would be a better word) the works of David Henkel (of which I have found only terrible scans) and the later history of the Synod of Tennessee available at http://community.logos.com/forums/t/68915.aspx.

I have read enough of David Henkel's _Answer to Joseph Moore_ of 1825 to see that 1) my sympathies are with Henkel and 2) IMHO Bachman doesn't seem to understand what Henkel is saying.  Yet it is good to hear our opponents too.

Source is from http://archive.org/details/sermonondoctrine00bach (I think - it has been a WHILE since I worked on this)

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Ken McGuire

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