The Reformed Church in America; Its Origin, Development and Characteristics

The Reformed Church in America; Its Origin, Development and Characteristics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...About 900 students have thus far been connected with this theological school. UNION COLLEGE AT SCHENECTADY, N. Y. Union College was not founded as was Queen's, for the express purpose of aiding in the preparation of students for the ministry in the Reformed Dutch Church; nor was it ever brought into such covenant relations with the General Synod and the theological school as Queen's (Rutgers) held for many years. Yet it is entitled to notice in this connection, because it arose out of the Schenectady Academy, which was founded in 1785, by the Rev. Theodorick Romeyn, D.D., Pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church in Schenectady, and which, converted into a College, was chartered by the Legislature of New York in 1795. Dr. Romeyn was at that time a lector in Theology, and in 1797 he was made Professor of Theology by the General Synod. But this College is more especially worthy of mention, because it was for many years the principal feeder of the Theological School at New Brunswick. Many will be surprised to learn, that of the students connected with our Seminary previously to the year 1834, fifty-seven were graduates of Union College and thirty-seven of Queen's (Rutgers). The long continued suspension of the exercises in the College at New Brunswick doubtless had much to do with this, and perhaps also something is to be attributed to long-lingering prejudices arising out of the Coetus and Conferentie controversy. Since 183-f, Rutgers has been the principal source of supply to the Seminary, having furnished it with far more students than have come from all other colleges. Two of the present Professors of Theology, who were graduated from the Theological School at New Brunswick, are alumni of Union College. And of those who have...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971620
  • 9781236971623