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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... welfare of students in college. It were good economy in the government of the students to labor for frequent revivals. Such a college, as we have described, would govern itself. There is no dissipation, no vice, no call for discipline, in time of revival, and for some time after. The presence of God is too visible, too awful for such profanation. The moral power of truth and holiness is too clearly seen and too deeply felt. Let such seasons become so frequent that their influence shall continue, and, so to speak, overlap each other, and the college will be an easily governed community, well ordered and beautiful in itself, as well as a school of discipline and preparation for heaven. Personal conversation of the officers with the students on the subject of personal religion is an important means of good, not only in revivals, but at all seasons. Why should students go away from Christian colleges, where the teachers are all, or nearly nil, professed Christians, and many of them Christian ministers, and where revivals occur every few years, and complain that not one of those teachers has ever said a word to them personally on that great subject, which is the chief concern of every human being, which is the most essential element in every student's education? Direct intercourse and intercommunion of officers with students is much more frequent now than it was in the days of our fathers, when students must take off their hats if they came in sight of a college officer; and when, of course, they shunned the sight of an officer, as the children and youth of the parish, for a similar reason, dreaded the visits of the parson. The consequence is (and this is one of the most encouraging aspects of the times in regard to colleges), that the faculty and...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674545
  • 9781236674548