[Steubenville, O.]: Published by Order of the Society, 1852. First edition. Original printed drab wrappers, 8.75 x 5.5 inches, 26,  pages, stitched. Wrappers a bit soiled and worn, with a few short closed tears; a trifle dust-soiled; in very good condition. Item #20021
“To us, especially, he has given the new world and all its hidden treasures, with all the arts and sciences of the old. Europe, Asia and Africa, look to Protestant America as the wonder of the age, as holding a preponderating influence on the destinies of all the world. We have then, a fearless and a glorious responsibility.” An uncommon but important address from one of the founders of the Disciples of Christ, delivered at the Presbyterian Jefferson College, about 40 miles down the road from Bethany College; Campbell argues here from a position of postmillennial obligations for the peculiar gifts of white Protestant America to act as the divine instrument to enlighten the world. With the printer’s slug on the verso of the title page, Steubenville Messenger Print, about fifteen miles up the Ohio River from Bethany College. OCLC notes copies at Emmaus Bible College, Bethany College, Pittsburgh Theological, and Penn State only. See Douglas A. Foster. A Life of Alexander Campbell. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020.