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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gerrit Barger, 1920-02-02

Identifier: RG.004.01

Scope and Contents

Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Gerrit Barger in the Hague, Holland. Pendleton acknowledges Barger’s letters of Dec. 15th and January 3rd. Pendleton discusses the case of Mr. Pfeiffer and his acceptance of the Authority of the Writings; He writes, “In a conflict between Kant the philosopher and Swedenborg the Revelator, the Divine Truth will surely prevail with all those who receive it sincerely and in simplicity.” Pendleton is glad to hear Barger no longer plans to leave the Hague, and he hopes relations have been repaired between Barger and the circle there. Pendleton is pleased that Mr. Tilson and Mr. Ottley have joined the General Church, but now he faces the question of whether to unite the two societies in London: Colchester and Peckham Rye. Barger has expressed concern about the activities of the Jesuits and their influence on Theodore Pitcairn’s work in South Africa, but Pendleton believes Providence will ultimately keep people in freedom. Barger’s son, Gerrit, arrived in Bryn Athyn a few days ago and is now on a visit to State College. Pendleton would like to have a talk with him about the subject of the Church in Holland and Belgium.


  • 1920-02-02


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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