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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Karl R. Alden, 1920-01-31

Identifier: RG.004.01

Scope and Contents

Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Karl R. Alden in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Pendleton acknowledges Alden's letter of Jan. 28th, in which Alden describes his evangelization methods. Alden suggests getting to know the parents and becoming a part of the life of a potential convert before bringing up the New Church. This reminds Pendleton of the methods of the I.W.W (Industrial Workers of the World?); they approach potential converts not when they are happy, but when they are unhappy. Pendleton thinks this is a kind of "devil's analysis", but it is good psychology. He writes, "Perhaps in this matter of choosing the time of approach we should be as wise as serpents." It will work for the Philadephia Local Assembly to be held in April, including Sunday the 11th, as Pendleton will be heading up the Toronto and Kitchener afterwards. Pendleton wants to have a series of local assemblies after Easter, and he feels that Alden's assembly should come first.


  • 1920-01-31


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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