Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Eighteenth-Century Sermons, 1757, 1760-1761

Finding aid created by
Meg Hixon, January 2013

Summary Information
Title: Eighteenth-Century sermons
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: 1757, 1760-1761
Extent: 8 items
These Eighteenth-Century sermons pertain to numerous topics such as sin, repentance, and salvation.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site:

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

1991. M-2750.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.


Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information:

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation:

Eighteenth-Century Sermons, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


The sermons are arranged chronologically, with one undated item placed at the end.


These Christian sermons were written between 1757 and 1761.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Seven eighteenth-century Christian sermons concern numerous religious topics. Five are dated February 6, 1757-August 28, 1757; and 2 are dated August 17, 1760, and April 26, 1761. Each sermon is based on a Bible verse, usually in the New Testament, and most pertain to sin, repentance, and salvation. The undated item of copied Bible verses also has notes about baptism and the life and miracles of Jesus Christ. See the Detailed Box and Folder Listing for more information.

Subject Terms

    • Bible. N.T.
    • Bible. N.T. Revelation.
    • Bible. O.T. Psalms.
    • Grace (Theology)--Early works to 1800.
    • Hell--Christianity.
    • Jesus Christ--Biography.
    • Jesus Christ--Blood.
    • Jesus Christ--Miracles.
    • Moses (Biblical leader)
    • Salvation--Christianity--Sermons.
    • Sin--Christianity--Early works to 1800.
    Genre Terms:
    • Notes.
    • Sermons.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Box   13, Small Collections  
    Eighteenth-Century sermons [series]
    Folder   14  
      1757 February 6 . (20 pages)
    1 Peter 1:18-19. Redemption from sin. Salvation through blood of Christ. Most people fated to perish.
      1757 April 10 . (20 pages)
    2 Corinthians 5:11. Knowing "terror of the Lord." Hell. Motivation for proselytization. God's judgment.
      1757 June [9] . (21 pages)
    Romans 2:4. God's goodness and offer of salvation. God's goodness leads sinners to repent. Ways in which sinners despise God's goodness.
      1757 July 31 . (21 pages)
    Revelation 22:16. Nature of Book of Revelation. Jesus Christ as root and offspring of David. Jesus as "light" and source of reason, spirituality, and salvation.
      1757 August 28 . (21 pages)
    Psalm 76:10. Wrath of man turned to praise for God. God's patience. God's vengeance for unrepentant sinners. God's restraint of man's wrath. Current darkness and recent "victories which the enemy have obtained against us."
      1760 August 17 . (22 pages)
    Hebrews 11:25. Nature of faith. Faith of Moses. Believers' choice to reject pleasures of sin. Believers' suffering. Reasons to choose to suffer.
      1761 April 26 . (22 pages)
    Matthew 14:30. Jesus and Peter walking on water. Sinners' recognition of "perishable condition" and desire for salvation. Grace of Jesus Christ.
      Undated . (18 pages)
    Copied Bible verses. Jesus Christ's life and ministry. Baptism.