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The Good Shepherd

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0710

In this sermon (entitled The Good Shepherd) Rev. James Park argues that although the shepherd is often considered to fill a humble position, protecting and caring for the flock is an extremely important task that often places its occupant in contact with very powerful individuals. He further contends that because of this combination of responsibility and power, the shepard is an excellent metaphor for Christ. The sermon's cover lists the Biblical text that it is based on (John 10:11, which reads I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep), the Biblical text to be studied that day (John 10:1-18), and the hymns to be sung.

Dates

  • 1905 April 2

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this sermon (entitled The Good Shepherd) Rev. James Park argues that although the shepherd is often considered to fill a humble position, protecting and caring for the flock is an extremely important task that often places its occupant in contact with very powerful individuals. He further contends that because of this combination of responsibility and power, the shepard is an excellent metaphor for Christ. The sermon's cover lists the Biblical text that it is based on (John 10:11, which reads I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep), the Biblical text to be studied that day (John 10:1-18), and the hymns to be sung.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Park was born to James and Sophia (Moody) Park on September 18, 1822 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He married Phebe C. Alexander of Lexington, Virginia on May 27, 1847 and the couple had nine children: Sophia Moody, John Preston, Juliet, Sallie Caruthers, Mary, James Welcker, William Alexander, Harriet, and Andrew. Park served as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1866 until 1905 and as Pastor Emeritus from 1905 to 1912. He died on July 14, 1912 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

James L. Getaz, Jr. donated this sermon to the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library in March of 1973.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480