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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Eldred Edward Iungerich, 1930-07-24

Identifier: RG.004.01

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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Eldred Edward Iungerich in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Pendleton agrees with Iungerich’s criticism of Pfeiffer’s doctrinal ideas regarding mediate and immediate influx. Pendleton reports on the contents of his letter to Theodore Pitcairn; He has told Pitcairn that there may be hope of reconciliation if the Hague changes their stance. As things are now, Pendleton believes the Hague’s current position will eventually lead to their withdrawal from the General Church. Pendleton believes Pfeiffer’s teachings amount to an interior judgement of the General Church, a judgement which he is not qualified to pass. According to Pendleton, Pfeiffer has attributed only one single true idea to the General Church, i.e., that the Writings are the Word, and has “put the General Church on a low level, not unlike that signified by Abraham’s converse in Egypt concerning his wife.” Pendleton also advises Iungerich on how to conduct a dedication service; Pendleton writes that the phrase “The Lord is in His holy temple” is appropriate, as is the addition of “What Shall We Render.” Names mentioned: Mr. (Ernst) Pfeiffer, Theodore (Pitcairn), (Emmanuel) Swedenborg


  • 1930-07-24


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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