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First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville Certificate of Dismission Regarding James W. Deaderick

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Identifier: MS-1784
Abstract

This certificate of dismission, signed by James Park for the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, Tennessee, indicates that James W. Deaderick has been dismissed by his own request and is affectionately recommended to the fellowship of the First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, Tennessee. A later hand has added Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tennessee above Deaderick's name.

Dates: 1885 September 15

Frederick A. Ross Sermon

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Identifier: MS-3847
Abstract

A pamphlet printed in 1830 of Reverend Frederick A. Ross' "A Sermon on Intemperance," given in Knoxville, Tennessee a year prior.

Dates: 1830

"Historical Sketch of the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, Tennessee"

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Identifier: MS-0144
Abstract

In this synopsis, Rev. James Park describes the history of Knoxville's First Presbyterian Church. He begins with its founding in 1796, mentions the development of the church's buildings from 1812 to 1852, and ends by noting that the church's first pastor, Samuel Carrick, died on August 6, 1809 of apoplexy. This item is a transcript of the original prepared by John S. Van Gilder on November 11, 1935.

Dates: 1901 August

The Good Shepherd

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Identifier: MS-0710
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...
Dates: 1905 April 2

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