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Suggestions in Vindication of Sunday Schools


n.p. 1829

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“To know a thing accurately, the best method is to teach it.” Archibald Alexander’s prescription applies to all learning, but especially theological education. This volume serves not only as an apology for education, but argues for the importance of religious education. It encourages respect for the opinions of others, and is central to the church’s task of educating young people. Suggestions in Vindication of Sunday Schools was first written for the American Sunday School Union—the dominant Sunday school organization at the time—but applies to any context where the church has an interest in the education and formation of young people.

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Key Features

  • Discussion of the importance of religious education
  • Encouragement for the church’s task of educating young people

Product Details

  • Title: Suggestions in Vindication of Sunday Schools
  • Author: Archibald Alexander
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1829
  • Pages: 32

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.