In four essays, Vincent draws attention to the relationship between the church and entertainment. He maintains that the church must realize that amusement plays a part in daily life and argue for moderate enjoyment of entertainment. Vincent examines questions of conformity, entertainment, and what is appropriate for young people. He also addresses the response of churches and pastors to popular forms of entertainment.
Vincent’s writing is academic yet highly readable, perfect for students, pastors, and anyone wanting an introduction to Biblical criticism and practical application of Scripture. Amusement: A Force in Christian Training contains over a hundred pages of Biblical scholarship and exegesis. With the Logos edition, all Scripture references link to the other resources in your library, making study and research effortless.
Marvin Vincent was born in 1834 in New York, the son of a clergyman. A professor at Union Theological Seminary and a pastor, Vincent was best known for his work in textual criticism and Biblical scholarship.