Thoughts on the Education of Pious and Indigent Candidates for the Ministry
As a professor of theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, Archibald Alexander concerned himself with the training and formation of candidates for ministry. This volume explores the continued necessity of educating ministers in an era of diminished respect for author, where individuals resist dependence on others. Alexander also ponders the church’s duty to support, encourage, and train youth to discern their callings.
In addition to the practical advice contained in this volume, Thoughts on the Education of Pious and Indigent Candidates for the Ministry also offers a revealing glimpse of the early years of Princeton Theological Seminary, including the relationship of seminaries to churches, as well as the state of Presbyterianism in early nineteenth century America.
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- Exploration of the continued necessity of educating ministers
- Consideration of the church’s duty to support, encourage, and train youth to discern their callings
- Examination of the state of Presbyterianism in early nineteenth century America
- Title: Thoughts on the Education of Pious and Indigent Candidates for the Ministry
- Author: Archibald Alexander
- Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
- Publication Date: 1846
- Pages: 12
About Archibald Alexander
Archibald Alexander (1772–1851) was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He was educated at nearby Liberty Hall, and studied for two years under William Graham. At age 25, he was elected president of Hampden Sydney College in Virginia. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Philadelphia to become the pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church. When Princeton Theological Seminary opened in 1812, Archibald Alexander became the first professor of theology, where he served until 1840. Among his students was Charles Hodge, who named his son, A. A. Hodge, after his mentor.