By James M. Garretson
James M. Garretson serves as ministry director for the Christian union at Harvard legislation School.
“James Garretson has already supplied erudite and welcome additions to the historical past of yank pastoral theology along with his paintings on Archibald Alexander. Now he has moved directly to examine the existence and instructing of one other outdated Princeton great, Samuel Miller. once more, his contribution to antebellum American spiritual heritage is striking. by way of contextualizing Miller’s pastoral instructing inside his better lifestyles and ancient environment, Garretson finds a lot to us approximately why Miller used to be so highly influential between Presbyterians (and others) in the course of his lifetime. Miller himself could delight in Garretson’s emphasis at the useful makes use of of non secular biography and historical past for modern readers. it's a profoundly welcome paintings on an outdated Princeton determine who has acquired some distance much less cognizance at the present time than he deserves.”— Paul Gutjahr, professor and chair, division of English, Indiana University
“There is far debate this day approximately precisely what the pastoral ministry should still seem like, what its priorities will be, what the instruments of its exchange are, and what sort of guy should still carry it. once more, Jim Garretson has enriched the literature in this subject by way of commencing up the area of the outdated Princetonians for us. This ebook is not just a relocating portrait of 1 of the nice nineteenth-century Presbyterian pastors and thinkers but in addition a stimulus to useful mirrored image on how the normal ordinary-means-of-grace version of church and pastor may be utilized at the present time. an excellent 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 workplace brings one of many founding fathers of yankee Presbyterianism again to lifestyles. Herein, Miller enriches us along with his piety, publications us together with his knowledge, and equips us to be extra capable and devoted preachers of God’s Holy note. This examine will make clear your name to gospel carrier or function a refresher direction 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 recognition Samuel Miller’s contributions to theological schooling. His classes ‘Composition and supply of Sermons’ and ‘Pastoral Care’ express 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 designated lectures on sermon content material and supply involved in cautious explication of the textual content and using the reality of the Bible to everyday life. Garretson thereby demonstrates Princeton’s view of Christian ministry earlier than it was once professionalized within the 20th century."— W. Andrew Hoffecker, emeritus professor of church background, Reformed Theological Seminary,Jackson, Mississippi
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