The Reverend John Alonzo Clark sermons

Creator: Clark, John A. (John Alonzo), 1801-1843
Abstract: The Reverend John Alonzo Clark was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in May 1801. His professional career spanned the years of the Second Great Awakening, an evangelical movement which spread across much of the country, but was most strongly felt in portions of the Northeast. Aside from his numerous sermons, Clark authored several longer works In 1835, Clark became a member of the American Tract Society, an organization committed to the evangelical ideal of saving souls for Christ. This goal was to be accomplished, in part, by the distribution of religious tracts to every family in the United States within one generation. The collection spans the period 1828-1842, and consists of twenty-nine small booklets of sermons, two bound volumes of sermons, a booklet that consists of an index of his early sermons, and a certificate from the American Tract Society. The sermons were all written by Clark, and were preached at various locations, including churches in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Boston, and Philadelphia. Though the collection contains only some of the hundreds of sermons which Clark wrote and preached during his short career, the information which he provided about the date and location of his preaching offers a general indication of his movements over the course of the late 1820s and 1830s.
Date(s): 1826-1842
Call Number: MSS 0378