Wilbur Fisk by George PrenticeWilbur Fisk by George Prentice

Wilbur Fisk

byGeorge Prentice

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE EDUCATOR.--WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. The report of the Committee on Education to the General Conference in 1828 was a long and able document drawn by Wilbur Fisk. It begins with a statement of the efforts already made in different conferences to comply with the instructions of the Conference of 1820, that classical schools should be established within the bounds and under the patronage of the annual conferences. The work is summarized as follows:--"In review of the whole, we find the successful efforts in the different conferences to promote the cause of literature and science have increased very considerably since the last General Conference. There are six or seven promising institutions in successful operation, two of them having college charters, namely, Madison College and Augusta College, which are already prepared to take students through a regular course, and confer upon them the ordinary degrees and literary honors of such institutions, and hold forth encouragements and assurances that authorize us to commend them to the patronage of our friends. Other institutions are advancing to the same standing, and several more are contemplated and will soon be in operation. It is a matter that calls for special gratitude to God that revivals of religion are so frequent in our colleges. This ought to encourage and stimulate our people to patronize these institutions.... "The subject of education ought to be considered of special importance and of special interest to Methodist ministers, both as it respects their own usefulness and that of their families. A cultivated church will have a cultivated ministry." The report ends with these resolutions:--"1. Our people are not sufficiently awake as yet to establish a university for the whole connection....
Title:Wilbur FiskFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021790694X

ISBN - 13:9780217906944