The Christian, Being a Course of Practical Sermons
Samuel Walker (1714-1761)
London 1756

Samuel Walker, an Anglican divine, was drawn to many of the same evangelical matters that concerned John and Charles Wesley. In fact, the Wesleys often conferred with Walker on various points of theology. Although he agreed with them on numerous issues, Walker remained rather critical of the religious movement that would eventually emerge as Methodism.

The original owner of this volume, William Douglas, established a boarding school in Goochland County, Virginia. Between 1752 and 1757, Thomas Jefferson attended this school. It is possible, albeit unverifiable, that Jefferson handled and read this copy of The Christian.

Gift of Lee Sikes and Hunter Meriwether in memory of James Hunter Meriwether

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