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Dewey, Orville 1794-1882

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Works: 223 works in 689 publications in 1 language and 7,501 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Controversial literature  Church history  Speeches  Biography 
Roles: Author, Correspondent
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Moral views of commerce, society, and politics, in twelve discourses by Orville Dewey( )

27 editions published between 1838 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of human destiny; or, The end of Providence in the world and man by Orville Dewey( )

25 editions published between 1864 and 2012 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No person, with any comprehension of what he is doing would publish a book on the Problem of Human Destiny, without wishing to put into the title of it, some such phrase as "humble attempt" at a solution of, or "approximation" thereto. Herder denominates his great work, "Ideen--Ideas, on the History of Humanity." I would hare entitled this Volume of Lectures, "Hints on the Problem of Human Destiny, " but that the word "hints" did not seem to befit a Course of Lectures. Nor could I very well, say, "Outlines of the Problem; " for the work does not pretend to be so much. In short, I do not see but I must let the title stand in its appalling nakedness and vastness; presuming that the reader will expect nothing on such a subject, but approximations, hints, and outlines. I would say, however, very explicitly, that here are no abstruse discussions, such as might be looked for, perhaps, from the title of this volume; that, as I was to address a popular audience, my discourse has been conformed to that intention; that I undertook to speak for those who were to hear me, and not for philosophers; and that all I attempted, was to offer for the consideration of my hearers, certain views of life, of the human condition, and of the scene of the world, that might help them better to understand their nature, lot, and destiny. I am sensible that I am putting forth this work at a time when the public mind is absorbed with questions, not of philosophy, but of awful fact; when we are pressed to solve, not the problem of the world, but the problem of our own national stability and honor. But although the first shock of the crisis seemed almost to unseat all our theories and thoughts of life, yet as the struggle has gone on, I confess that it has driven me, more and more, to the great principles and resorts of my faith in Providence and Humanity; and it has seemed to me, therefore, that the discussions proposed have some pertinence to the time"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Discourses on various subjects. by Orville Dewey( )

18 editions published between 1835 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discourse on slavery and the annexation of Texas by Orville Dewey( )

15 editions published in 1844 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laws of human progress and modern reforms. A lecture delivered before the Mercantile library association of the city of New York by Orville DEWEY( )

14 editions published between 1852 and 1996 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old world and the New : or, A journal of reflections and observations made on a tour in Europe by Orville Dewey( Book )

12 editions published between 1836 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The claims of puritanism. A sermon preached at the annual election, May 31, 1826, before His Excellency Levi Lincoln, governor, the honorable council, and the legislature of Massachusetts, by Orville Dewey( )

9 editions published between 1826 and 1977 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses on human life by Orville Dewey( )

9 editions published between 1841 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses on the nature of religion : and on commerce and business : with some occasional discourses by Orville Dewey( )

13 editions published between 1847 and 1873 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses and discussions in explanation and defence of Unitarianism by Orville Dewey( )

5 editions published between 1840 and 1978 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Orville Dewey, D.D. : with a biographical sketch by Orville Dewey( Book )

20 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On patriotism : the condition, prospects, and duties of the American people, a sermon delivered on fast day at Church Green, Boston by Orville Dewey( )

7 editions published between 1859 and 1977 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of an English traveller to his friend in England, on the "Revivals of religion" in America by Orville Dewey( )

5 editions published between 1828 and 1976 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oration delivered at Cambridge before the Society of the Phi Beta Kappa, August 26, 1830 by Orville Dewey( )

3 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses and reviews upon questions in controversial theology and practical religion by Orville Dewey( )

13 editions published between 1846 and 2010 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sermon on the moral uses of the pestilence, denominated Asiatic cholera : delivered on Fast-day, August 9, 1832 by Orville Dewey( )

6 editions published in 1832 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discourse on the character and writings of Rev. William Ellery Channing, D.D. by Orville Dewey( )

4 editions published between 1843 and 1880 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On American morals and manners by Orville Dewey( )

5 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The problem of human destiny; or, The end of Providence in the world and man
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Dewey, O.

Orville Dewey American priest

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English (265)