The Gates of Dreams (poetry) John Jordan Douglass 1940
The Gates of Dreams. By John Jordan Douglass, Published by Martha Taylor Douglass, Newton, North Carolina, 1940.
For more than fifty years, John Douglass produced a voluminous amount of written material, both prose and poetry. Gates of Dreams was a carefully selected arrangement of his poems, published by his wife the year after his death.
He studied at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. In 1892 he was licensed in the Baptist ministry by the Carthage Baptist Church and was ordained by a presbytery from his studies at Louisville, he went to Beaufort as pastor of the Baptist Church. In 1910, he changed his denominational affiliation to Presbyterian and distinguished himself as pastor, preacher, and community leader in churches at Blenheim, S.C., Wadesboro, N.C., Jefferson City, Tenn., and Newton, N.C. His sermons were sprinkled with high imagery and multiple poetic references to buttress his careful exegesis of the Scriptures.
Blue cover with gilt spine title. Secure binding with clean pages and mild cover sun. Publisher name Happy Birthday! 1963 Love, Martha, on front endpaper. About 7-1/2 x 5 with 315 pages.