Prayer for Colleges, a Premium Essay

Prayer for Colleges, a Premium Essay

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... in order to save them from utter extinction. They have been planned by the wisdom of political sages, and fostered by the wealth and power of the State, but they could not be well managed and governed without the sanctions of religion. They kavo not won the confidence of parents and guardians, for even irreligious parents do not generally want their children educated in infidelity or impiety; and Christianity, though hated in itself, has been welcomed as a necessary means; though excluded by statutes and constitutions, it has, sooner or later, been admitted to a practical and controlling influence. The history of the University of rginia, the University of South Carolina, Transylvania University, Dickinson College, Girard College, and, to some extent, Harvard College, had we time to give it, would furnish a satisfactory demonstration of these statements. Baptists and Methodists, Congregationalists and Presbyterians, ''--all the evangelical Protestant sects, have their prosperous literary institutions in almost every State of the Union; but infidelity has yet to make its first successful enterprise of this sort; and State policy, State patronage, exclusive of religious influence, cannot show a single flourishing college from the Atlantic and tile Great Lakes to the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico. Much the larger number by these last-named denominations. Of the 120 colleges in the United States, 13 are Baptist, 18 Methodist and Episcopalian, and the rest, for the most part, under Congregational and Presbyterian influence. These are remarkable facts, especially when considered in connection with the voluntary system, and the entire civil and religious liberty of the American people. A wealthy and powerful establishment, --a church wedded to the...show more

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  • 9781236588876