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After Death What - The Big Question - A Christian Minister Explains All. Edwardian Era Antique Book from 1909

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An American Minister Asks the Greatest Question of All time ...

A Scholarly Exposition of a Vitally Interesting
Question That Has Deeply Agitated Thinking Men and Women
from Time Immemorial
By Madison C. Peters, D. D.
Author of "The Great Hereafter", etc.
Published by The Christian Herald
Louis Klopsch, Proprietor
92 to 116 Bible House
New York
[1909] (© 1908)

Rev. Peters was, throughout his life, and variously, a minister for the Presbyterian Church and the Baptist Faith, a Pastor for five years of the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia; for eleven years he was pastor of the Bloomingdale Reformed Church of New York, and then of the Epiphany Church in New York, and then the People's Church in Brooklyn. He was the author of many books.

In a brief Preface Rev. Peters states the purpose of the book: "The work here presented to the public is the result of many years of thought, reading and preaching upon the subject. Whittier speaks of the grave as 'that low green tent
Whose curtain never outward swings'.

Millions have gone through the gate of death, and while we have given the hopes which the poets have woven into a song, and the attempts of the philosophers to penetrate the veil of mystery that lies beyond, we have portrayed the after life as we learned it by the study of God's Revelation. We have presented reason's strong presumption, not only in favor of immortality, but of heavenly recognition also, in support of which we have sought and found full light in the Gospel.

The reader will find interesting things from the wise of the ages, and sit at the feet of the poets, the interpreters of the human heart-the expounders of its mysteries, but in every instance the Bible has been our court of final appeal. We do not share the popular opinion that we are in the dark with regard to 'The Life Beyond.' We have avoided speculation and have earnestly sought to declare the positive teachings of Christianity, to throw God's light on dark clouds, to cheer the desponding, to comfort the bereaved, and inspire the readers with the holy ambition to live here in such a way that they may be sure of the life to come. - MADISON C. PETERS. New York, December, 1908.


- Does Death End All?
- What Has the Old Testament to Say Upon the Life Beyond?
- A Comforting Belief
- Light After Darkness
- The Soul Between Death and Resurrection
- Our Children in Heaven
- Our Heavenly Home
- What is Heaven and How to Reach It?
- Shall We Know Each Other There?
- Poems of Comfort
- The Tearless Land
- Reunions in Heaven

- A Symposium on Immortality - In which the following thinkers are quoted:
T. C. Coleridge - Lord-Chancellor Erskine - John Fiske - Dr. Lionel Beale - Dr. John Bascom - Dr. Martineau - Dr. N. S. Shaler - Dr. George Gordon - Dr. Brooke Herford - The Duke of Argyle-Frances Power Cobbe - Victor Hugo - Thomas Carlyle - Lyman Abbott - Dr. Newman Smythe - Dr. Theodore Munger -
R. W. Emerson - Dr. Salmond - Dr. S. D, McConnell - George Romanes - Prof. William. James - Johann W. von Goethe - H. W. Thomas, D.D. - William Trail - Seneca - Bishop Randolph - S. Foster - Joseph Cook - Henry Ward Beecher - George R. Wendling - Dr. Amory Bradford - Prof. Goldwin Smith - Washington Gladden - Daniel March - William Jennings Bryan - Prof. Harnack

TITLE : After Death - What? A Scholarly Exposition of a Vitally Interesting Question That Has Deeply Agitated Thinking Men and Women from Time Immemorial
AUTHOR : Madison C. Peters (Rev. Madison Clinton Peters, 1859 - 1918)
YEAR : (©1908) [ Likely released in January of 1909 ]
PLACE : New York
IMPRINT : Christian Herald
EDITION : First Edition
Has a half-tone photographic portrait of Rev. Peters as frontispiece; 398 pages;
approximately 5" x 7 5/8" (12mo); lavender ribbed cloth with title, etc. stamped in gold on spine and front board;


BOARDS : Mild surface rub -- a few small dents to edges -- the edges display mild shelf wear -- barely discernible are a few transparent spots on the rear board -- else clean and presentable with title displaying brightly

SPINE : Extremities are compressed - a small, vague spot displays under the title - title, etc., still bright ... publisher's name at foot is patially effaced

BINDING / HINGES: Solid - the book has obviously been read and the pages open widely, exposing binding threads here and there --- no leaves are loose or detached

PAGE EDGES : Toned but clean

END-PAPERS :Clean and unmarked

INTERIOR : A few page edge tears, a few page corner tips are softly bumped , else clean and presentable throughout with only modest signs of use

DUST-JACKET : None present (issued?)

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After Death What - The Big Question - A Christian Minister Explains All. Edwardian Era Antique Book from 1909


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