Social dancing as an amusement for professing Christians
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Social dancing as an amusement for professing Christians a discourse, delivered in the First Presbyterian Church, Utica, N.Y., February 13, 1859 by P. H. Fowler

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Published by Roberts, printer in Utica .
Written in English


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Statementby P.H. Fowler.
ContributionsYA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsYA 9526
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. ;
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1365551M
LC Control Number92839246

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English Life, Social and Domestic, in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century: Considered in Reference to Our Position as a Community of Professing Christians Elizabeth Whately John W. Parker, - Great Britain - pages. THE SIN OF DANCING A. NON-CHRISTIANS RECOGNIZE DANCING AS LUSTFUL 1. "The popular teen-age dances of the mid 20th century have no set steps; the dancers respond spontaneously to the beat of the musicians. Social amusement was hardly a major purpose of dancing, and the modern method of dancing by couples is unknown." - Zondervan Pictorial.   Should Christians dance?" Answer: The Bible doesn’t give specific instructions on dancing. It may be helpful to point out some examples of good and bad dancing, and then mention some biblical principles to build dancing standards on. Exodus , —This is a disappointing part of Israel’s history. While Moses was up on the mountain. Christians avoided social dancing, too, as it was usually associated with drinking and sexual immorality in Roman culture. The church fathers paint a generally bleak view of dancing but do not.

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