By James M. Garretson
James M. Garretson serves as ministry director for the Christian union at Harvard legislations School.
“James Garretson has already supplied erudite and welcome additions to the background of yankee pastoral theology together with his paintings on Archibald Alexander. Now he has moved directly to examine the existence and educating of one other previous Princeton tremendous, Samuel Miller. once more, his contribution to antebellum American non secular background is notable. by way of contextualizing Miller’s pastoral educating inside of his higher existence and ancient atmosphere, Garretson unearths a lot to us approximately why Miller was once so highly influential between Presbyterians (and others) in the course of his lifetime. Miller himself might delight in Garretson’s emphasis at the useful makes use of of spiritual biography and heritage for modern readers. it's a profoundly welcome paintings on an outdated Princeton determine who has got a ways much less realization this day than he deserves.”— Paul Gutjahr, professor and chair, division of English, Indiana University
“There is far debate this present day approximately precisely what the pastoral ministry should still appear like, what its priorities may be, what the instruments of its exchange are, and what sort of guy may still carry it. once more, Jim Garretson has enriched the literature in this subject by way of beginning up the realm of the previous Princetonians for us. This e-book is not just a relocating portrait of 1 of the good nineteenth-century Presbyterian pastors and thinkers but in addition a stimulus to sensible mirrored image on how the normal ordinary-means-of-grace version of church and pastor might be utilized this day. a superb volume.”— Carl Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church background, Westminster Theological Seminary
“James M. Garretson’s e-book on Samuel Miller and his educating at the pastoral place of work brings one of many founding fathers of yankee Presbyterianism again to lifestyles. Herein, Miller enriches us along with his piety, courses us along with his knowledge, and equips us to be extra capable and trustworthy preachers of God’s Holy notice. This research will make clear your name to gospel carrier or function a refresher path at the godly perform of Reformed ministry.” — Peter A. Lillback, president, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
“James Garretson’s An capable and devoted Ministry: Samuel Miller and the Pastoral workplace complements the starting to be examine of outdated Princeton through bringing to our awareness Samuel Miller’s contributions to theological schooling. His classes ‘Composition and supply of Sermons’ and ‘Pastoral Care’ convey how Miller and his colleagues construed pastoral ministry as a religious calling. With considerable illustrations, Miller unfolds the ministry’s ‘Grand layout’ as ‘preaching the Gospel.’ His precise lectures on sermon content material and supply fascinated by cautious explication of the textual content and utilising the reality of the Bible to lifestyle. Garretson thereby demonstrates Princeton’s view of Christian ministry prior to it used to be professionalized within the 20th century."— W. Andrew Hoffecker, emeritus professor of church background, Reformed Theological Seminary,Jackson, Mississippi
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