Letters On Clerical Manners And Habits; Addressed To A Student In The Theological Seminary, At…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ... LETTER VII. And let us consider one another, to provoke unto love, and to good works. Heb. X. 24. HABITS IJ" THE SEMINARY GENERALLY. My Dear Yovkg Friend, Yon are no longer a school-boy, nor even a College student. Having become a man, you will be expected to put away childish things. Having taken your place in a Theological Seminary, as a candidate for the holy Ministry, you thereby give a solemn pledge that every thing weak, irregular and disorderly: every thing calculated to retard your own progress, or to offend others, shall be carefully avoided. Many, indeed, carry this idea so far as to imagine that, in a Theological institution, there can be no need for regulation or discipline at all. They imagine that all candidates for the sacred office will, of course, have so much gravity, prudence, sense of decorum, and fixed religious principle, as to render all specifick measures for maintaining order altogether unnecessary. And hence it is, that such persons consider a system oi rules, intended to control the personal deportment of such students, as altogether superfluous, if not an unworthy reflection on their character. Such persons, however, take a hasty and narrow view of the subject. Their impressions are not derived from experience. They forget that the greater part of an associated band of Theological students have just left College; and that there they have been accustomed to a certain set of habits appropriate to institutions in which the regular and the disorderly are mingled together, and in which puerility, and as much disregard of rule as can be ventured upon, are apt to be indulged by many. There students who profess to fie pious, are, as a matter of course, subjected to the same regulations which bind the most licentious...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ... LETTER VII. And let us consider one another, to provoke unto love, and to good works. Heb. X. 24. HABITS IJ" T...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217857116

ISBN - 13:9780217857116

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