The Way of Salvation Familiarly Explained
The Way of Salvation Familiarly Explained contains a hypothetical conversation between a father and his four children, explaining the basic principles of Christianity in ordinary language. Although it is intended for children, it serves as a comprehensive theological primer appropriate for any age. In this conversation, Alexander explains weighty doctrines in plain language and understandable terms, including the sin, salvation, and redemption.
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- Explanation of the basic principles of Christianity in ordinary language
- Analysis of weighty doctrines, such as sin and salvation
- Four concluding hymns
- Title: The Way of Salvation Familiarly Explained
- Author: Archibald Alexander
- Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
- Publication Date: 1839
- Pages: 64
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.