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Source: Evangelist
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 19 September 1901
Volume number: 72
Issue number: 38
Pagination: 4

“The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian.” Evangelist 19 Sept. 1901 v72n38: p. 4.
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William McKinley (death: religious response); McKinley memorial services (New York, NY).
Named persons
William McKinley; George Tybout Purves.


The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian

Dr. Purves, whose impaired health forbids his resuming pastoral work at present, returned to town that from his own pulpit he might pay a tribute to the martyred President. After speaking of the shame as well as of sorrow which this calamity calls forth, and expressing the sympathy and admiration that all feel for the character of Mr. McKinley, he pointed out two causes of comfort—that under such a shock the government stands unshaken, and “the sublime spectacle of the President’s Christian death. Of that sublime Christian faith which was his, and in which he represented the American people, we may say indeed, This is the victory that overcometh the world. By the power of that faith he lives in death.”



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