Spiritualism vs. Materialism. Discourse by E. P. Powell, Delivered in Utica City Opera House [caption title]. Powell, dward, ayson.

Spiritualism vs. Materialism. Discourse by E. P. Powell, Delivered in Utica City Opera House [caption title].

[Utica? n. p., ca. early 1880s]. First edition. 8vo, unbound bifolium, 3 pages, printed in double columns. Small stain to the foot of the gutter; paper a bit browned; in very good condition. Item #14745

"A gentleman is said to have recently complained of me that he could not see what I was aiming at; he could not see any point that I was making. I am not making a point. A man that carries about a religious microscope to define the universe is likely to end in finding a point. It seems to me that orthodoxy has found a point and nothing else, and it is spending precious time in taking care of a precious small thing. . . . Spiritualism is the apprehension of life in the light of knowledge; materialism is the apprehension of life in the light of an authorized ignorance, and that authorized ignorance is the bible." Another interesting example of an ephemeral text of one of the heterodox lectures delivered by the Utica Unitarian minister (and author on agricultural subjects), who regularly gave public sermons at the Utica Opera House. OCLC notes one location (Hamilton College).

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