All Items 6 Collection 1 Archives & Special Collections 6 Contributor 1 Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 6 Topic 9 Christianity 6 Conversion 6 Outlines, syllabi, etc. 4 Sermons 4 Sermons, American 3 Christian life 2 Religion 2 Career in priesthood 1 Unitarianism 1 show more 4 show fewer Part Of 1 Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers 6 Genre 4 Notes 5 Outlines (documents) 4 Sermons 4 Diaries 1 Subject 8 Conversion – Christianity 6 Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 – Sermons 4 Sermons, American – Outlines, syllabi, etc. 3 Christian life 2 Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 – Religion 2 Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 – Career in priesthood 1 Sermons – Outlines, syllabi, etc. 1 Unitarianism 1 show more 3 show fewer Edward Hitchcock sermon notes, 1831 March 27 Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 Sermon notes by Edward Hitchcock quoting Acts 26:28 and discussing the concept of an "almost Christian." Hitchcock dealt with this subject in sermon notes from December 1822, but in these notes he provides more detail about the quoted verse and Agrippa's situation. Hitchcock goes on to list what makes someone an "almost Christian" and then lists reasons why one should convert and devote oneself fully to Christianity. On the final page Hitchcock has noted that the sermon was preached at Amherst College on the "Sabbath evening" of March 27, 1831. Edward Hitchcock sermon notes, 1831 March 27 Edward Hitchcock sermon notes, 1822 December Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 Sermon notes by Edward Hitchcock containing notes for two sermons. The first quotes Acts 26:28 and discusses the concept of an "almost Christian," which is one who conforms to the beliefs of Christianity in most aspects but is lacking in some aspect of conviction or faith. Hitchcock also lists motivations why such a person should convert fully. The second quotes Genesis 28:17 and focuses on the Kingdom of Heaven and why it was described as dreadful in the verse. Hitchcock has noted on the third page that he preached the first sermon at Conway in December 1822. Edward Hitchcock sermon notes, 1822 December Edward Hitchcock sermon notes, 1839 April Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 Sermon notes by Edward Hitchcock for a sermon delivered at Amherst College in April 1839, discussing 1 Corinthians 2:14 "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God." Hitchcock claims that this verse explains several moral phenomena in a way similar to scientific discoveries explaining many natural phenomena at once. He says a "natural" man is one who is unconverted, and lists ten characteristics or attitudes of unconverted men that he believes are explained by the quoted verse. This includes, for example, why unconverted people see no distinction between morality and holiness and why devoted Christians seem fanatical to the unconverted. He then uses these points to make a few remarks on the importance of conversion and the unfortunate state of the unconverted. Edward Hitchcock sermon notes, 1839 April Edward Hitchcock sermon notes Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 Sermon notes by Edward Hitchcock quoting 1 Corinthians 6:11, noting similar scripture verses, and discussing the feelings and beliefs of converted Christians prior to their conversion. Edward Hitchcock sermon notes Edward Hitchcock notes on religious conversion, 1817 December Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 Notes by Edward Hitchcock discussing the idea of a change occurring within those who join the church, possibly intended to be read by Mrs. Henry Hitchcock. Hitchcock notes that a Mr. Williston may be correct that a "gracious change" may occur, but he hazards against assuming that all people experience this change equally. Hitchcock maintains that one's experience and upbringing may influence whether or not they feel changed by accepting Christ. Hitchcock suggests that one should judge one's own temper and disposition rather than comparing oneself to others. On the verso are the words "Decr 1817 age 23" in ink and "to Mrs. Henry Hitchcock" in pencil, as well as a poem that has been entirely crossed out. Edward Hitchcock notes on religious conversion, 1817 December Edward Hitchcock diary, "Memorandum" Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 A diary by Edward Hitchcock explaining his faith and his conversion to believing in Jesus Christ and the Bible. He claims his change of heart began in the year 1815 and in 1816 he decided to pursue a work in ministry. He goes on to write about his experiences with Unitarianism and Orthodoxy, explaining what caused him to reject the former and embrace the latter. He describes the Unitarian community in Deerfield, Massachusetts and contrasts it with the Orthodox community he encountered in New Haven, Connecticut. Edward Hitchcock diary, "Memorandum"