A Dialogue between a Presbyterian and a “Friend”
A Dialogue between a Presbyterian and a “Friend” contains a hypothetical conversation between two people—one a regular church attendee, and the other attending for the first time. This conversation addresses obstacles which prevent church membership, and reveals the conception of the nineteenth century church from the outside. It also addresses common questions posed by skeptics—everything from church membership to the payment of ministers.
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- Discussion of obstacles which prevent church membership
- Consideration of the nineteenth century church from the outside
- Title: A Dialogue between a Presbyterian and a “Friend”
- Author: Archibald Alexander
- Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
- Publication Date: 1792
- Pages: 24
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.