"The Christian Philosopher. Number III [A Vision]"

Title"The Christian Philosopher. Number III [A Vision]"
Year for Search1790
Secondary TitleThe Christian Scholar's and Farmer's Magazine (Elizabethtown, NJ)
Volume / Edition2.4
Pagination422-26
Date PublishedOctober/November 1790
Annotation

Christian allegory with three routes to salvation, which is represented by the temple of Contentment. Two, gaiety and melancholy, are dead ends. The third, Virtue, leads to the temple, but the rich are told that they cannot enter with their wealth and turn back, as does Pride. Temperance, Benevolence, and Cheerfulness gain entry.

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1790 “The Christian Philosopher. Number III [A Vision].” The Christian Scholar’s and Farmer’s Magazine (Elizabethtown, NJ) 2.4 (October/November 1790): 422-26.

Christian allegory with three routes to salvation, which is represented by the temple of Contentment. Two, gaiety and melancholy, are dead ends. The third, Virtue, leads to the temple, but the rich are told that they cannot enter with their wealth and turn back, as does Pride. Temperance, Benevolence, and Cheerfulness gain entry.