The man was a tall, lean, haggard personification of fanaticism, bearing on his breast this label,--A WANTON GOSPELLER
,--which betokened that he had dared to give interpretations of Holy Writ unsanctioned by the infallible judgment of the civil and religious rulers.
The listeners usually look at the Gospeller
, and I always wonder if they're really taking it all in.
These include a splendidly meaningless speech by a politician, a hot gospeller
accompanied by an accomplished pastiche of Stainer and an advert for vivisection accompanied by a rather good facsimile of the bagpipes.
In the case of television gospeller
Jim Bakker, the Lord gaveth him too much and eventually had to taketh it all away.
56) Davis connects this law to Hawthorne's having included in "Endicott and the Red Cross" a man standing on the meetinghouse steps "bearing on his breast this label,--A WANTON GOSPELLER
Chapter five, a reappraisal of social gospeller
Norman Thomas, begins an arc of the book that examines the slow transformation of one strand of American socialism into neoconservatism.
At his best [George] was a torch-bearer, and a prelate of words; at his worst he may have been a gospeller
and a demagogue' (Garland 1934, p.
This ubiquitous personality, this modern gospeller
, this irrepressible character, this herald of the dawn is the Newsvendor.
Bennett was not a Social Gospeller
, but as a Methodist he could hardly fail to be influenced by its ideas.
Before long, the audience is given foresight of its destiny, assembling at "bonfires" in the nether world; "A Dedham drunkard, or hypocrite, careless carnal gospeller
, or covetous one, the devils will rejoice for him when he comes to hell.
The Word of God and the ministers of the Word alike were to be free from criticism or contempt, and punishment for such contempt for a second offender was either to pay a fine of five pounds or to stand two hours openly upon a block 4 Foote high, on a lecture day, with a pap fixed on his breast, wth this, A WANTON GOSPELLER
, written in capitall letters, yt othrs may fear '& be ashamed of breaking out into the like wickedness.
Silcox, a True Social Gospeller
(1847-1933)," Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society, 45 (2003): 31-64.