Very scarce on the market, The Christian Advocate had the greatest distribution among Christian periodicals of the period. But today, the bound volumes are very scarce and desirable; not a single bound volume on the market we can locate.
Extensive content related to Methodism, Reconstruction and the Freedmen, the Status of "Colored" Churches and People Charles Darwin and Evolution, Camp-Meetings, Holiness, Missions, D. L. Moody and Ira Sankey; Local Revivals [including an extensive one under the first female M.E. licensed preacher, Maggie Van Cott], etc.
The Christian Advocate. November - December 1877. New York. Methodist Book Concern. 1877. 689-836pp.
The Christian Advocate. January - December 1878. New York. Methodist Book Concern. 1878. 836pp.
The Christian Advocate. Supplement from the Missionary Convention. New York. Methodist Book Concern. 1878. 4pp.
Contents Include: The Apocalypse by E. L. Fancher; Bibles Old and Rare; Matthew Arnold's View of the Conscience by Joseph Cook; Resolutions Proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the State of New York; D. L. Moody and Ira Sankey in Vermon; Kissing and Cleaving by Theodore L. Cuyler; Dean Stanley [on Ultimate Reconciliation] by Abel Stevens; The Shanghai Missionary Conference by S. L. Baldwin [series]; Methodism in Sing Sing Prison; Martin Luther's Argument with Satan; Opium or Coffee? [we're going with coffee]; Some Modern Miracles [Brothels and Barrooms Emptied] by W. H. Daniels; Darwin and Organic Evolution by Joseph Cook; John Wesley on Saving Faith by Isaac L. Hunt [series]; D. L. Moody in His Work; Is it a Worm on the Beauty of Holiness? by J. Pullman [Discusses camp-meetings, Phoebe Palmer, etc.]; Love without Marriage by Joseph Cook; The Lamb and the Dragon of Revelation; An Original Letter from Bishop Francis Asbury [apparently never before published]; The Oriental Crisis; D. L. Moody and Ira Sankey in Boston; Among Some of Our Sothern Schools [Slavery, Reconstruction, Civil War, etc.]; The Freedmen's Aid Society; The Conference of Colored Preachers [report]; Causes of Insanity; The Right of Women to Pray and Speak in the Churches by Asa Mahan; Preaching Punishment by Jacob Todd; The District Conference in China by Nathan Sites; Hereditary Taints in Blood by Joseph Cook; The Value of Hymns by J. N. Brown; The Fatherhood of God by William Reddy; The Demands of the Hour -God Arraigns this Nation by Bishop Jesse T. Peck; Race War in North Carolina; On Preachers' Salaries; a Three Months' Revival at Grace Church in Buffalo [under Maggie Van Cott, the first woman licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church]; The Church Must Answer before God by Jesse T. Peck; How to Resuscitate Decayed Churches; Our Missions in China and Japan [series by Bishop Wiley]; Annihilationism by J. B. Mann; Notes from North China; Is It Civil War [worries about a Civil War as a result of election fraud in the 1876 Election involving Rutherford B. Hayes, Tilden, etc.]; The Chinese Problem; The Hereditary Influence of Alcohol; Politics by Jennie Fowler Willing; Letter from Liberia; Heroes of Interior Africa; Consecrated Alcohol by J. E. Irvine; The Great Pyramid [series] by W. H. Daniesl; Everlasting Punishment by J. G. Crate; Opium vs. Coffee; Worshiping in the Woods - Camp-Meetings for 1878; The Indian War; Original Wesley Papers Never before Published by George J. Stevenson; Christian Work at Sing Sing Prison; Letter from the Ocean Grove Camp-Meeting; Translating the Old Testament into Japanese by R. S. Maclay; Election of a Mormon Bishop; Singing at Ocean Grove; The Despotism of the California Nationals; Two Days in Mormondom by G. G. Saxe; The Indian Outbreak; Western Camp-Meetings; The Progress of Total Abstinence; Mormonism and the Church by G. G. Saxe; The Colored Methodist Episcopal Church of America; Spiritual Miracles; Shall We Fraternize with the Methodist Church of the South? [slavery, abolition, civil war, reconstruction, etc.]; Science and Religion - William Cullen Bryant's Views; Heredity and Alcoholism; The Murder of Chinese Christians; The Sing Sing Prison Camp-Meeting; Yellow Fever; Scriptural Cases of Immersion; The Return of the Jew to Palestine by Joseph Parker Camp; Camp-Meetings Still Owned of God; George Muller on Prayer; Daddy Will, or the Slave's Lesson; The Apostolic Spirit; The African Slave Trade [Asking Muslims to Follow Suit with Christians and Adopt Abolition]; The Bannock War; The Idea of Evolution [ Charles Darwin ]; Indians Speaking out on the Indian Question; Sanctified Communism by Henry W Warren [series]; The Holy Spirit - Masculine or Neuter; The Colored School Question in New York; Coffee as a Beverage [series]; W. B. Pope on Christian Perfection by J. T. Crane; Good Indians not Yet Dead [Yakima Nation; Pacific Coast Tribes]; Anecdote of Mr. D. L. Moody; Wrongs of the Liquor Traffic; Temperance in Ireland; Terrorism in the South [on the routine rounding up and murdering of "colored" people]; Millenarianism by D. P. Kidder; The Millenarian Conference [ Millerites noted, etc. ]; On the Americo-African. An Address by Bishop Haven before the Freedmen's Aid Society of New York - Extensive; Christian Perfection by William Reddy; Secret Socialist Societies by Joseph Cook; Liquor Saloons; Doom! On Earth Outside of the Churches by Jesse T. Peck; The Nature and Work of the Christian Ministry by Bishop Simpson; Earliest Methodism in the United States; The Chinese in America; Sex in Industry by Joseph Cook; The Call to the Ministry by Bishop Simpson; America for Republicanism; Wages and Children's Rights by Joseph Cook; The Yellow Fever Plague by A. B. Leonard; etc. etc. etc.
Massive folio, measuring 14 x 18.5 inches in half leather; front board nearly deatched and spine relaid. Else, generally clean and sound. Rather nicely preserved.