Compromising

One of 35 works in the series: G. Dallas Smith Collection available on this site.

Description

A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, it does not appear that the items on the left corresponded directly to each item on the right column. However, a contrast appears to be in the preacher's mind as illustrated by Biblical examples of moral or spiritual compromise and temptation. Next is a survey of the contemporary Christian landscape with critiques of, among others, creeds, "church and human organizations", Holy Days, societies, conventions and the Mourner's Bench. Rather than show "weakness" by "lack of conviction" the preacher urges ... continued below

Physical Description

1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 57.50 in. (146 cm) x 79 in. (200.6 cm)

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. [1900..1960].

Context

This artwork is part of the collection entitled: Abilene Christian University Sermon Charts and one other and was provided by Abilene Christian University Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 21 times . More information about this work can be viewed below.

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Abilene Christian University Library

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A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. In this particular sermon chart, it does not appear that the items on the left corresponded directly to each item on the right column. However, a contrast appears to be in the preacher's mind as illustrated by Biblical examples of moral or spiritual compromise and temptation. Next is a survey of the contemporary Christian landscape with critiques of, among others, creeds, "church and human organizations", Holy Days, societies, conventions and the Mourner's Bench. Rather than show "weakness" by "lack of conviction" the preacher urges listeners to "stand firm for God and divine pattern."

Physical Description

1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 57.50 in. (146 cm) x 79 in. (200.6 cm)

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Abilene Christian University Sermon Charts

Sermon charts, or bed sheets painted with text and/or artwork, were used as visual aids to preachers' sermons. The sermon charts in this collection date from the 1900s to the 1970s.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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Creation Date

  • [1900..1960]

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 29, 2013, 6:48 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Nov. 8, 2013, 10:49 a.m.

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Compromising, artwork, [1900..1960]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347026/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.