Princeton and the Work of the Christian Ministry

2 Volume Set: A Collection of Addresses and Articles by Faculty and Friends of Princeton Theological Seminary

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Weight 1.87 kg
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Mar 12, 2012


‘Pastors, elders, and seminary students will be inspired and challenged by these books, scholars of Princeton history will find these volumes instructive and insightful. And anyone who loves the church and wants to see it at its best will be encouraged and blessed.’– DAVID B. CALHOUN

Book Description

Established in 1812 by the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, Princeton Theological Seminary was founded as ‘a nursery of vital piety as well as of sound theological learning … to train up persons for the ministry who shall be lovers as well as defenders of the truth as it is in Jesus, friends of revivals of religion, and a blessing to the church of God.’

Committed to the cultivation of ‘vital piety’ and ‘sound theological learning’, the seminary’s founders intended to graduate pious and learned men equally committed to biblical principles of pastoral leadership, preaching, and the confessional convictions of Presbyterian church polity.

Providing a cross-section of sermons, articles, and essays Princeton and the Work of the Christian Ministry brings together for the first time in a single collection a number of valuable out-of-print pieces which highlight the doctrinal convictions that informed and shaped the seminary’s training of men in preparation for Christian service in ministry and mission.

Rooted in the rich confessional heritage that emerged out of the Reformed and Calvinistic branch of the Protestant Reformation, the Princetonians’ profound grasp of Scripture, understanding of the human heart, and devout churchmanship remain of continuing value in providing a biblically-grounded theology of ministry for pastors, teachers, and missionary leaders in today’s churches.

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Foreword by David B. Calhoun ix
Preface xi
Introduction xiii
Remembrance of Things Past 1
William Buell Sprague 1795-1876 3
Inaugural Addresses at the Opening of Princeton Theological Seminary 85
Archibald Alexander 1771-1851 155
Samuel Miller 1769-1850 383
Ashbel Green 1762-1848 1
Gardiner Spring 1785-1873 39
J. W. Alexander 1804-1859 51
William S. Plumer 1802-1880 99
Charles Hodge 1797-1878 123
Nicholas Murray 1802-1861 299
Alexander T. M‘Gill 1807-1889 319
William M. Paxton 1824-1904 335
A. A. Hodge 1823-1886 377
B. B. Warfield 1851-1921 399
J. Gresham Machen 1881-1937 529
Geerhardus Vos 1862-1949 565
Maitland Alexander 1867-1940 583
Caspar Wistar Hodge, Jr 1870-1937 589


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  1. Titus

    High quality hardbound books, typical of Banner.

    Although at times some of the middle addresses seemed to blend together–a good half dozen pieces on the importance and responsibilities of the pastoral ministry–nevertheless these volumes helped me to appreciate the nineteenth-century Christians even more, to mourn the decline of Old Princeton afresh, and to love Jesus more heartily. Especially recommended are the works by Charles Hodge, A. A. Hodge, B. B. Warfield, and J. Gresham Machen.

    I recommend reading alongside Calhoun’s two-volume set on Princeton Seminary.

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