J. Gresham Machen is considered the last in the lineage of the Great Princeton Theologians, following in the steps of Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, A. A. Hodge, and B. B. Warfield. Machen taught at Princeton Seminary for almost 15 years and established himself as a well respected New Testament scholar. After a dispute that divided faculty members over an emerging modernist theology, Machen left Princeton and became one of the principal founders of Westminster Theological Seminary, where he taught until his death.
Written by four eminent scholars and Bible teachers, Teaching the Teacher: A First Book in Teacher Training specializes on the history of God’s redeeming grace. It reviews Old Testament history, disclosing the stream of God’s redeeming purposes flowing down through ancient times. It reviews New Testament history, disclosing the broadening and deepening of that purpose for mankind in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his church. It reviews the history of that church in the world. It introduces the student to the study of the human spirit, made in the likeness of God. It discusses the organization of the Church in order to carry out the Great Commission, particularly among the children and youth whose minds and hearts and consciences God has designed for that spiritual development which we call religious education.
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- Provides a guide to becoming an impactful teacher
- Discusses not only Old and New Testament history, but the history of the church as well
- Offers a way to strengthen the spirit, along with the knowledge to understand the Great Commission
- Section I: The Development of the Church in Old Testament Times
- Section II: The Life of Christ and the Development of the Church in Apostolic Times and in Post Apostolic Times
- Section III: An Introduction to the Study of the Mind
- Section IV: The Church as a Teaching Institution
- Title: Teaching the Teacher: A First Book in Teacher Training
- Author: J. Gresham Machen, James Oscar Boyd, Walter Scott Athearn, and Harold McA. Robinson
- Publisher: Westminster
- Publication Date: 1921
- Pages: 214
About the Authors
John Gresham Machen (1881–1937) was professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary from 1915–1929. After a dispute against the emerging modernist theology at Princeton, Machen became one of the principal founders of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he taught until his death. Machen is considered the last of the great Princeton Theologians (after Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, A. A. Hodge, and B. B. Warfield), and his works reflect their tradition of conservative, Calvinist orthodoxy.
James Oscar Boyd (1874–1947) was assistant professor of Oriental and Old Testament literature at Princeton Theological Seminary. His numerous works include The Octateuch in Ethiopic According to the Text of the Paris Codex, The Documents of the Book of Ezra, The Historicity of Ezra, and A Brief Bible History: A Survey of the Old and New Testaments.
Walter Scott Athearn (1872–1934) received his bachelor’s degree of pedagogy from Drake University and was elected professor of grammar, physiology, and methods there. In 1916, he moved to Boston University where he taught for 13 years and served as dean of the School of Religious Education. Considered a pioneer in religious studies for higher education, Athearn also authored numerous works, including The Church School, The City Institute for Religious Teachers, The Organization and Administration of the Church School, A National System of Education, and The Minister and the Teacher: An Interpretation of Current Trends in Christian Education.
Harold McAfee Robinson (1881–1934) was Helen H. P. Manson Professor of Bible at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He authored numerous works, including The Secularization of Education in America, How to Conduct Family Worship, and Man: Slave or Free?