Waukesha, Wi. 1890. 14,pp. Original self-wrappers, stitched. Light wear and soiling, some wrinkling. Very good. Item #258
“Popular education has become a mighty god, and he that will not bow down to it and its votaries, may expect the fiery furnace, which some are passing through today.” A rare holiness or even proto-Pentecostal tract (given the emphasis on rebirth in the Holy Spirit) from a prolific lay author. Mevis (1818-1894) was, per his obituary, a cooper in Waukesha who had “written, published at his own expense, and distributed free thousands of tracts on religious subjects.” This tract has sharp words on college-educated preachers and praise for continuing revelation. Despite the posthumous claim of prolific publication, OCLC notes only a single title by Mevis; this title is unrecorded.