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Samuel Miller (1769–1850) And Professional Education For The Ministry, Robert John Robertson May 2006

Samuel Miller (1769–1850) And Professional Education For The Ministry, Robert John Robertson

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In the Nineteenth Century graduate theological education became the dominant form of training for the ministry in Protestant churches. In North America, one of the first institutions founded to provide graduate training for the ministry was the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America at Princeton. This thesis examines the life and work of Samuel Miller (1769-1850), one of the key proponents for the foundation of, what is now, Princeton Theological Seminary and one of its first professors. Through an examination of the context of his life, his response to the perceived failure of training ...