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Modern (1800-Today) Expository Topics Living a Christian Life Bible Interpretation

David Roberts Dungan

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Rum and Ruin: The Remedy Found

This is a true classic of Temperance Literature from the late 1800s (1879, to be specific).  In this book, the author makes the case that alcohol is an evil upon mind, body, soul, society, and family.  He sets forth, in logical progression, biblical evidence (regarding the word "wine"), medical evidence, political evidence, criminal evidence, and quite a lot of other evidence.

This book has as one of its major emphases the goal of ending the "licenses" that many cities and states make available to places which want to sell alcohol.  He gives evidence in support of this ideal by showing the criminal statistics in places which had licenses, and comparing them with places which had total prohibition in the same time period.

Quotations from experts abound in this work.  Interestingly enough, there is a sizable quotation from a notable paper which was published among the sellers of alcohol which openly sought to undermine the efforts of the "fanatics and hypocrites" who are called "temperance men."

About this edition

Extensive time was spent in re-reading the entire book, correcting many spelling errors in the original (most likely typographical errors), formatting the quotations with indentions, updating one word which appears frequently to the modern equivalent (sausion to persuasion), inserting headings which stand out, as well as some other small changes (see the section "About This Edition" in the refx file for more complete details) which makes this edition far easier to read than the scanned pdf which can be found on Google books.

A fully searchable and clickable (and fully reformatted) PDF file (suitable for iPads, eReaders, and tablet computers) can be found here.

title page and copyright
About this Edition
1. Alcohol: a Physical and Mental Evil
2. The Physical, Mental, and Moral Evil
3. Does the Bible Sanction the use of Alcohol?
4. The Cost of Alcohol
5. How Shall We Remove the Evil?
6. The Right to Prohibit
7. Local Option
8. Can the Liquor Traffic be Restrained by a Prohibitory Law?
9. How Can We Secure and Enforce the Law We Need?

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