Rights, Claims, and Duties of Opinion. An Address delivered before the Berry St. Ministerial Conference, May 28, 1845.
Boston: William Crosby & H.P. Nichols, 1845. 23 pp. 8vo. Stitched self wrappers. First separate printing. A very good+ copy, minor browning at edges. American Imprints 451946. Item #38663
"Reprinted from the Examiner and Miscellany." Orville Dewey (1794-1882) was an American Unitarian minister who was addressing Theodore Parker and why he should not be allow to preach in the Unitarian Churches which occurred earlier in the year: "Alas! here is a difference that the opponent will not see, and perhaps cannot appreciate. He has passed into another hemisphere of thought and feeling with regard to Christianity, and he does not know what is thought and felt in ours. But the difference is immense.... But there is something higher than mere kindly feeling, by which we must be guided. And I would beseech the most aggrieved person in the case, to tell us what with our views we can do to satisfy him. Controversialists seldom look at a subject from each other's point of view. Let this justice be done to our position, and we ask what other we can take? We preach an authoritative and miracle-sanctioned Christianity. How can we unite in teaching with him who abjures all this, razes the very ground on which we stand, and preaches only Natural Religion?" OCLC locates only six copies: NYHS, Huntington, Trinity, Yale, Univ. Mass Amherst, Univ. Michigan.