The Sermon Delivered at the Inauguration of the Rev. Archibald Alexander
Whiting and Watson 1812
This volume contains material from Archibald Alexander’s inauguration as professor of theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. The first part contains a sermon delivered by Samuel Miller, who at the time was pastor of the Church on Wall Street in New York, and would later become a prominent professor of theology at Princeton. His sermon is written to encourage Alexander in his new vocation, and draws extensively from Paul’s letters to Timothy. The second part of this volume contains Archibald Alexander’s discourse on theological education. He locates theological study—at Princeton in particular—within the entire sweep of church history, determining its contents and reiterating the importance of its subjects in a curriculum for ministry training.
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- Sermon delivered by Samuel Miller which draws extensively from Paul’s letters to Timothy
- Archibald Alexander’s discourse on theological education
- Title: The Sermon Delivered at the Inauguration of the Rev. Archibald Alexander
- Author: Archibald Alexander
- Publisher: Whiting and Watson
- Publication Date: 1812
- Pages: 122
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.