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Traveler, Scholar, Writer, Lecturer Figure Professor CAMDEN M. COBERN, D. D., Litt. D. Thoburn Chair of English Bible, and Philosophy of Religion ALLEGHENY COLLEGE, MEADVILLE, PA. DR. COBERN is known on both continents as the man who discovered the bricks without straw which the Israelites made in Egyptian bondage. He was with the world's most famous excavator, Dr. W. M. Flinders Petrie, visiting him, while he was digging up several cities in Egypt and Palestine. He has written a large work on Egypt which is used as a reference book in various universities, and also a Commentary on Ezekiel and Daniel (Whedon Series) and several other books. Some of these have been honored with translation into other languages. He also contributed several important articles to Dr. Hastings' new Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels (Edinburgh, 1908). He is one of the few men who unite technical knowledge with popular gifts. He has been pastor of several of the largest churches in the country, including Ann Arbor (which is the largest university congregation in the world) and St. James, Chicago, where he was preceded by Dr. (now Bishop) McIntyre and followed by Dr. (now Bishop) Quayle. He also followed Dr. McIntyre at Trinity Church, Denver. As a lecturer on the Bible he has recently taken first rank. Twice last year he was called to Toledo to repeat the same course of lectures and is invited back for a similar course this year. During his course at Chautauqua, N. Y., last summer his audiences grew from 1,200 to 3,500. It has been many years since as large an audience gathered at the same hour there. POPULAR LECTURES Personal Adventures Among the Arabs. This contains personal experiences of a very exciting character, as Dr. Cobern visited many places, at the risk of his life, where tourists never go. This is very popular with city lecture courses. It is the only lecture of the kind on the American platform. The Twentieth Century Man. The World Four Thousand Years Ago. The Might and Mystery of Ancient Egypt. The Bible the Twentieth Century Book. The Learning of the Ancients. Afternoons With Great Men. This includes personal reminiscences of John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips and Oliver Wendell Holmes. The above lectures have been given to countless Chautauquas, Men's Clubs, Epworth League or Christian Endeavor Conventions, College and High School Commencements, etc. COURSE LECTURES EARLY HEBREW PROPHETS AND THEIR MESSAGES TO THE MEN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 1. Amos, the Peasant Prophet. 2. Hosea and his Prodigal Wife. 3. Isaiah, the Prince. 4. Micah and his Perfect Definition of Religion. 5. Nahum and the Fall of Nineveh. 6. Habakkuk, the Doubter, and Jeremiah, the Cursing Prophet. This is the course which drew such extraordinary audiences at Chautauqua. Dr. Cobern has a second series of lectures on LATER HEBREW PROPHETS AND THEIR MESSAGES, which includes all the exilic and post-exilic prophets, and directly connects the Old Testament with the New Testament. NEW LIGHT ON THE NEW TESTAMENT 1. The New Testament in the Light of Recent Discoveries. 2. Light from the Talmud on the Gospels. 3. St. Paul as a Missionary. 4. St. Paul as a Letter Writer. 5. Jesus and His New Gospel. 6. The Twelve. This is one of the most popular series of Bible lectures known to the public. It is the most frequently repeated of any course mentioned here. ARCHAEOLOGICAL LECTURES 1. The Romance of Papyri Hunting. 2. Light from the Papyri on the New Testament. 3. The World of Abraham's Day and Earlier. 4. The Age of Moses and the Wisdom of the Egyptians. 5. The Hebrew Prophets and their Times. 6. New Light on the Times of Jesus and St. Paul. Upon hearing one of these lectures Dr. Wilbur Chapman immediately engaged the lecturer for a course at the great Bible School (attended by 3,000 preachers) at Winona, Indiana. The course was also given in 1909 at West Virginia University. EVIDENCES OF RELIGION 1. Argument from Nature. 2. Argument from Human Nature. 3. Argument from Archaeology. 4. St. Paul on the Witness Stand. 5. Jesus. 6. Christianity, the Absolute Religion. This course was first given 1909 under the auspices of the Men's Brotherhood of St. Paul's M. E. Church, Toledo, Ohio, during Passion Week. NEW IDEAS INTRODUCED BY CHRISTIANITY 1. New Idea of God. 2. New Idea of Brotherhood. 3. New Idea of Sin. 4. New Idea of Duty. 5. New Idea of the Church. 6. New Idea of Man's Value and Destiny. This course was first given 1908 to constantly increasing audiences at Titusville, Pennsylvania, under the auspices of the Men's Club of the First Presbyterian Church. CATCH WORDS FROM INNUMERABLE PRESS NOTICES, GATHERED FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC, CONCERNING PROF. COBERN'S LECTURES Full of wit and humor. The audience laughed and wept alternately. Entrancingly interesting. Word pictures vivid and brilliant. Novel information and wild personal adventure. Crammed with new knowledge not to be found in books. The immense audience listened for two hours as if spellbound and then complained because the lecture was too short. Thrilling descriptions which made the ancient past to live again. Jokes four thousand years old, which no newspaper reporter has ever heard. A tremendous message for the men of the twentieth century. SOME SPECIAL WORDS CONCERNING DR. COBERN'S BOOKS THE COMMENTARY Prof. A. H. Sayce, Oxford University.—Fair, thoroughly up-to-date, well-weighed. Prof. Dr. O. Karl Marti, University of Bern.—An extraordinary work, especially in its handling of archaeological material. THE STARS AND THE BOOK Mark Guy Pearse.—Admirable, fresh, forceful, convincing. S. Parkes Cadman.—Freshness, catholicity, simplicity, power. Russell H. Conwell.—So elegant in simplicity, so comprehensive in accuracy, such gospel radium. Frank W. Gunsaulus.—Forceful because true interpretations of the spiritual life of man ETCHINGS OF IMMORTALITY Rev. Wm. I. Haven, D. D.—Graphically and charmingly sets forth the great, unspeakable message … flashes of light from the throne. Rev. Henry Ostrom, D. D.—A whole library of rich thoughts and suggestions in one volume. UNDER MANAGEMENT OF LYCEUM BUREAU Address: Manager, Lock Box 525, Meadville, Pa.
|Title||Camden M. Cobern|
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|Personal Name Subject||Cobern, Camden M.|
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