Dr. McCorkle's Sermon


Dr. McCorkle's Sermon


Reverend Samuel Eusebius McCorkle (1746-1811), was a Presbyterian minister and an educator. McCorkle was called to pastor Thyatira Church in Rowan, NC in 1776. A graduate of Princeton under John Witherspoon, his classical education and views on deism are clearly demonstrated in his Four Discourses, one of the first volumes printed in North Carolina.

The digitized version of this collection was produced as a part of the Internet Multimedia Studio (IMS) project in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). The IMS project is a part of an initiative to enhance the instructional use of technology at UNC-CH. The virtual archives presented here is the result of a pilot project conducted with the Rowan Public Library in Salisbury, North Carolina, during the spring of 1997. It had the explicit goal of developing a model for conversion and distribution of such materials that could be applied on a larger scale to libraries across the state. SILS faculty member, Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, coordinated this project with Mr. Kevin Cherry, a recent SILS alumnus, and Public History Librarian at Rowan Public Library. SILS students, Laura Micham and Lynn Pritcher, were responsible for the document selection, scanning, and Web page development for this project.

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Reverend McCorkle, like other Presbyterian ministers of his day, supported the American Revolution, and opposed the rising of French "infidelity" (deism), and published sermons on this theme. Among his more famous texts was the Four Discourses, which…
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