A Discourse on Theological Education by George HoweA Discourse on Theological Education by George Howe

A Discourse on Theological Education

byGeorge Howe

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1844 Excerpt: ... CH A.PTE K II. We are now brought down to the times of the New Testament, and inquire of it what is the will of Christ, our Head, respecting the education of his ministers. The prophets prophesied until John, and he was appointed from the womb to be the forerunner of Christ. In what way was he qualified for this honourable office 1 In the first place, being of priestly birth, and residing, during his young days, in a Levitical city, he received whatever educaticn it was customary to give to the sons of Aaron. Zechariah his father, and Elisabeth his mother, fully understanding the will of God as to the station he should fill, no doubt superintended his education with the greatest care; and, we may believe, with signal ability. John himself was aware of the station he should occupy, and chose a life of seclusion, and was in the deserts until the time of his showing unto Israel. He pursued not a life of manual labour for his subsistence. This the sons of Aaron were not accustomed to do. But being removed from those places where the tithes and donations to the priests centered, he depended on the natural productions of the solitudes to which he resorted, locusts and wild honey, for his subsistence. And how must we suppose a man destined to fill a more honourable office than had yet rested on the shoulders of mortals would employ his time in this season of seclusion. In the dreamy indolence of monastic retirement, or in strenuous discipline of his mind and heart for the work before him 1 As might be expected from such a preparation, when at thirty years of age, he came before the public as a preacher of righteousness, and the forerunner of the expected Messiah, listening thousands hung entranced upon his lips, trembled before his bold and fervid eloquence, and s...
Title:A Discourse on Theological EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217422519

ISBN - 13:9780217422512