Nathaniel Emmons

American theologian

Nathaniel Emmons (April 20, 1745 – September 23, 1840) was an American Congregational minister and influential theologian of the New Divinity school.

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Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) edit

Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).

  • Moral conduct includes every thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable. They are active in their desires, their affections, their designs, their intentions, and in every thing they say and do of choice; and for all these things they are accountable to God.
    • P. 1.
  • The weakest spot in every man is where he thinks himself to be the wisest.
    • P. 532.
  • There is not a single spot between Christianity and atheism, upon which a man can firmly fix his foot.
    • P. 348.
  • Style should be like window-glass, perfectly transparent, and with very little sash.
    • P. 481.
  • Be short in all religious exercises. Better leave the people longing than loathing. No conversion after the first half hour.
    • P. 484.

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