Theodore Parker and the Revival of Religion

April 16, 1858

In this speech, extracts here, Parker comments on the Religious Revival currently being experienced in many places.  “How much we need a Revival of Religion! Not a renewal of  Ecclecisastic Theology, but a Revival of Piety and Morality in men’s hearts…” He argues that, if there should be a great influx of people into the churches “it would not abate one of those five great evils -War, Political Corruption, Slavery , Selfish Antagonism in Society, nor the Degradation of Woman…”