The Right Interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures : The Helps and the Hindrances; An Inaugural Discourse, Delivered at Andover, Sept. 1, 1852 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Right Interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures: The Helps and the Hindrances; An Inaugural Discourse, Delivered at Andover, Sept. 1, 1852 The intellectual activity of the last fifty years has scarcely been equalled, never surpassed, in any other half century of the world's history. It has busied itself in every department of human thought; theology and sacred science have been as much the subject of it as chemistry and astronomy, and it ought not to have been, it could not have been otherwise. The Andover Theological Seminary, the care liest of its kind in existence, was projected at the commencement of this period; and was specially designed by Providence to accomplish a specific work indispensably necessary just at this stage of the world's progress, a mission which it has successfully fulfilled and is still ful filling. Notwithstanding the great practical advantages, in many important respects, of pursuing the study of theology with a settled pastor, it is absolutely certain that the great missionary enterprises of the age, and the intellectual excitement and culture necessary to meet the multiform and active infidelity of the period, never could have been provided for without the ample resources, the extended associations, the large combinations, the friendly collisions, the permanent relation ships of well endowed and numerously attended theological schools. Such ah institution was a necessity of the age, and was so proved by the numerous imitations to which this first example of the kind so speedily gave origin. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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