Pirate edition of Ballou’s Treatise on eBay

My dear readers will know I’m mentioning this auction because I already have a copy of this book, also gotten on eBay.

It is the 1811 Bennington, Vermont pirated or “surreptitious” edition of Hosea Ballou’s Treatise on Atonement, following the first edition of 1805. It makes a fun read, though I admit I’ve only skimmed through a few pages. The last printed edition (of 1986?) was derived from a later, more moderate edition so this copy is worth having if you’re keen on knowing more about Ballou.

The auction

Author: Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

2 thoughts on “Pirate edition of Ballou’s Treatise on eBay”

  1. Hi Scott, I’m just reading Treatise on Attonement. It has some great antiwar passages in the chapter on the consequences of sin. I also read a poem that Ballou wrote in 1859 against the death penalty. He is definately worth studying in our times. Hope you are well Scott and keep up the theologizing. Perry King

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