The Religious Poetry of Alexander Mack, Jr.
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|Format: ||Paperback, 278 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 September 2015|
Excerpt from The Religious Poetry of Alexander Mack, Jr.
To rescue from oblivion, to preserve and put into a book the writings of a good man so that others may enjoy and be blessed by them is always a most commendable thing to do. The present volume presents an example of that kind of unselfish work. Not for pecuniary gain but for the love has the author labored, and he has done well.
The literary work of Alexander Mack, Jr., has not been accessible, heretofore, to the general reader. Only those who had time and opportunity to search great libraries and private collections knew of the existence of the writings of the son of the first bishop of the Church of the Brethren in America. Mack was a modest man and like unto Moses one of the meekest men. For many years he signed his name Sander Mack giving as a reason that Alexander had too much the sound of greatness and that he much preferred a more modest name. Mack never made an effort to preserve his writings but they were taken care of by friends and now we have them brought together in book form.
The author of the book spent much time in collecting and translating the poems and essays of Mack. He has done his part conscientiously and well and is to be heartily commended for his labor of love. His only remuneration will come to him in the consciousness that he did well the task to which he set himself.
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