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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Richard Morse, 1925-03-04

Identifier: RG.004.01

Scope and Contents

Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Richard Morse in Sydney, Australia. Pendleton has received a copy of Morse’s sermon and his letter of Dec. 31st with enclosed reports. Pendleton reports that the recent ministers’ meetings in Bryn Athyn were highly successful with many of the speakers and writers demonstrating great intellect. Pendleton notes with interest what Morse has written about Mr. Edwards and the spiritistic group which he leads; Pendleton comments, “It is I suppose not impossible, but certainly very seldom that one gets out of spiritism when it has been indulged in to any extent. Commerce with spirits especially is as we know degrading and so destructive of that elevated spiritual rationality which should characterize the New Church.” Pendleton believes Morse’s Sunday school work will yield results for the Church in the long term. Pendleton has noticed that while many young people stray from the Church for a time, most of them usually return. He adds, “it is my belief that a sympathetic treatment of them while they are passing through their wild ass period will most effectively hold them.” Names mentioned: Mr. (Will) Caldwell, Mr. Acton, Mr. Edwards


  • 1925-03-04


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Academy of the New Church Archives Repository

PO Box 740
Bryn Athyn PA 19009 USA