|Previous||1 of 3||Next|
small (250x250 max)
medium (500x500 max)
large ( > 500x500)
Loading content ...
1917 Figure BALDWIN STUDIO Byron Piatt The Prophet of A New Era PIATT=A Prophet of the New Era American Morals A straight, steady look into the question of moral good and of evil. A FOREWORD A statement of the causes which have brought on a problem of morals. Is the monogamous relation worth defending? Shall we make marriage difficult and divorce easy? What is to become of the American home. Is the higher education of the masses of the people a moral necessity? Memphis Commercial Appeal: Holding the audience spell bound which filled to its capacity the auditorium of the First Methodist church, Byron C. Piatt delivered his lecture last night on the subject of American Morals. When the speaker finished there were amens from all over the house, (which came from throats not given to speech in public places). Men gripped the backs of benches and one was heard to say: By God, he is right. The people listened as perhaps they had never listened before. The New Era A prophetic message, interpreting Jesus Christ in terms of present-day life. A FOREWORD The contribution which Jesus Christ has made to the social life of mankind. Is the human race sufficient unto itself? Does the moral code of Jesus Christ justify a resort to force? Will the moral code of Jesus Christ become obsolete? Is it possible to realize the brotherhood of the race with Jesus Christ eliminated? Prof. W. O. Headlee, Mgr. Rushville, (Ind.,) Chautauqua: The New Era is a masterpiece. It was universally regarded as the strongest lecture of its kind ever given at our Chautauqua. The Mass Against the Man A sane but searching inquiry into the social unrest of our time. A FOREWORD What the social question is and what has produced it. Is the mass crushing the man or the man the mass? Is Kipling any more of a social necessity than the garbage man? Shall we use men to make money or money to make men? Will the civilization of the future be competitive or co-operative? Dr. Philip Vollmer, of Heidelberg (Ohio) University, author of The Old Testament in its Relation to the Social Question: I hope the nation will never want in speakers of your character when the general subject matter of your lecture becomes the burning question of the day, as it surely will. OTHER ADDRESSES The Gift of Power The moral responsibility attached to the possession of influence. Things Sacred and Secular An answer to the question:—What is Spirituality? Life Beyond the Law The necessity of doing with abandonment the thing which neither God nor man can compel us to do. The Dead Hand Live fish breathe water and go up stream. Live men breathe the Spirit of the Times and—go up stream. With Fire and Sword Being a question of Conscience, individual and social. (In preparation) Figure RLB We do not possess our ideas, but are possessed by them. They seize us and force us into the arena, where, like gladiators, we must fight for them. BYRON PIATT A PROPHET OF THE NEW ERA IN the most vital and far reaching sense Byron Piatt is A Prophet of the New Era. He refuses to gain popularity by justifying the ingrained selfishness of the average man. He rather quickens the dormant sense of altruism farther in and deeper down. Every lecture is a quivering cross-section of the individual, neighborhood and national life of our people—a cutting invective against ignorance, beastiality, cowardice, avarice, parasitism and inhumanity—a direct appeal to the active and latent good in mankind—a sane but glowing vision of what is possible to the race when men make up their minds to be brothers. Of no other man who has arrived can it be more truly said that he came to the lyceum platform because he had to; that his ideas possessed him completely and forced him into the arena to fight for them. Every sentence is welded together with overmastering conviction. He possesses the charm and magnetism of downright, thorough-going sincerity. The romance of facts and figures, masterly argument, thrusts of ridicule, flashes of wit and impassioned appeals to reason and conscience follow each other in rapid succession till the whole compass of human life is played upon. The lecture going public will welcome the man and his message. RLB REDPATH-SLAYTON LYCEUM BUREAU REDPATH-BROCKWAY Pittsburg, Pa. BOSTON·NEW YORK·PITTSBURG COLUMBUS.OHIO·CHATHAM,ONT. COLUMBUS,MISS.·CHICAGO·CEDAR RAPIDS·KANSAS CITY·DENVER SEATTLE·SAN FRANCISCO REDPATH·PRIEST Seattle, Wash.
|Title||Byron Piatt: the prophet of a new era|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Piatt, Byron|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
|Contributing Institution||University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.|
|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
|Rights Management||Educational use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder.|
|Contact Information||Contact the Special Collections Dept. at The University of Iowa Libraries: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/spec-coll/contact/index/|
|Number of Pages||3|
|Digitization Specifications||Scanned at 600 dpi, 32-bit color. Master image available in tiff format.|