Antique 1850s Methodist Book History of The Christian Church by Martin H Ruter

Antique 1850s Methodist Religious Book History of The Christian Church by Martin Henry Ruter, Vintage Christian Gifts, Vintage Religious Literature Book, Vintage Victorian Era Hardcover Book, Antique Theology Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, American Protestant Churches, American Literature, 19th Century Books, Old Used Book, Antique Home Decor

A concise history of the Christian church: from its first establishment to the present time / containing a general view of missions and exhibiting the state of religion in different parts of the world; compiled from the works of Dr. G. Gregory; with numerous additions and improvements; by Martin Ruter, D. D. New York, published by Carlton & Phillips, 1852.

Rev. Martin Henry Ruter, D.D. (April 3, 1785 - May 16, 1838) was a prominent Methodist minister, missionary and educator of the early 19th century. The son of a blacksmith, Ruter was born in Massachusetts but moved with his family to Vermont at an early age. Largely self-educated, he read English literature and taught himself Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and French. After being called into the ministry, he joined the New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1801 and received his elder’s orders from Bishop Francis Asbury in 1805. In 1805, Ruter married Sybil Robertson of Chesterfield, New Hampshire. She died only three years later and neither of the couple’s two offspring survived childhood. In 1810, Ruter married Ruth Young of Concord, New Hampshire. This marriage produced eight children, one of whom, Augustus Ruter, followed in his father’s footsteps and was a professor of languages at both Allegheny College and Transylvania University. Two other sons, Philander and Marcellus, also became Methodist ministers. Martin Ruter’s youngest brother, Calvin W. Ruter, was a prominent Methodist minister in Indiana and considered a founding father of DePauw University.

Dimensions: 6"x 1"x 9" inches / Weight 629 grams / All measures are an approximation
Condition: Book is in fair condition. Have slight fraying, few tears, and wear to binding. Cover and pages are discolored and stained. Writing and use markings


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