1837-William S. Plumer (1802-1880).-This tract, by Presbyterian minister W.S. Plumer, various considerations against theatrical entertainments are advanced together with an array of testimonies against its compatibility with public morality.Read More
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1757-John Witherspoon (1723-1794).-In this essay, the character of the theater is subjected to close scrutiny and its nature and tendencies are shown to be contrary to the piety and spirituality of the Christian profession. To this is appended a Letter Respecting Play Actors highly critical of their general moral and spiritual character.Read More
1755-Samuel Hayward (1718-1757).-An casuistical exercise on the matter of Christians and theatre attendance wherein Mr. Hayward affirms the unlawfulness of such displays together with the detriment they pose to maintinag a Christian demeanor.Read More
1863-Fales Henry Newhall (1827-1883)-A sermon by a prominent Methodist Episcopal minister wherein he decries the inherent immorality of the theater as an institution and theatrical amusements as entertainment.Read More
1840-Thomas Brainerd (1804-1866).-This lecture, by long time pastor of Old Pine Street Presbyterian church, in Philadelphia, explores the dangers and defects of the theater and its incapability with a sound profession of Christianity.Read More
A Sermon, Delivered January 19, 1812, At The Request Of A Number Of Young Gentlemen Of The City Of New-York.
1812-Samuel Miller.-A sermon occasioned by the burning of the Richmond theater in which a number of notable persons perished. Miller, while expressing sympathy for the grieving, explains why the theater is not a Christian amusement.Read More