John H. A. Bomberger Library



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This 35 page book contains a sermon delivered at the Race St. German Evangelical Reformed Church in Philadelphia.


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sermons, communication, telegraph, religion and science, electricity


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


A volume from the private library of the Reverend John Henry Augustus Bomberger (1817-1890), founder and first President of Ursinus College.

"It will be recalled that in 1858 the first Atlantic cable was laid and enjoyed a brief success of four weeks. In celebration of this marvelous achievement Dr. Bomberger preached a sermon on the significant text, Psalm 104: 4, “Who maketh his angels spirits, His ministers a flaming fire.” Here is laid down the proposition that “All the elements and agencies of nature are under the sovereign control of Jesus Christ, the great Head of the Church, and He employs them continually in subserviency to the advancement and ultimate triumph of His Cause.” This is developed under three heads, 'viz., 'The Atlantic Cable in Its True Character, in Its Practical Uses, and in Its Moral Lessons.'" - From page 84 of The Reverend John H.A. Bomberger, Doctor of Divinity; Doctor of Laws, 1817-1890: Centenary Volume.

The Atlantic Telegraph in its Religious Aspects: A Sermon Preached in the Race St. G. Evangelical Reformed Church, August 22, 1858



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