Manual of Presbytery: Comprising, I. Presbyterianism The Truly Primitive and Apostolic Constitution of the Church of Christ; or a View of the History, Doctrine, Government, and Worship of the Presbyterian Church. & II. The Character and Advantages of Presbyterianism Ascertained by Facts; With an Appendix on the Testimony of the Fathers and Reformers to Presbytery – The Moral Tendency of Calvinism, Etc.

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Miller, Samuel (1769-1850); John G. Lorimer (1813-1886)

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Miller, Samuel (1769-1850); John G. Lorimer (1813-1886). Manual of Presbytery: Comprising, I. Presbyterianism The Truly Primitive and Apostolic Constitution of the Church of Christ; or a View of the History, Doctrine, Government, and Worship of the Presbyterian Church. & II. The Character and Advantages of Presbyterianism Ascertained by Facts; With an Appendix on the Testimony of the Fathers and Reformers to Presbytery – The Moral Tendency of Calvinism, Etc. Edinburgh & London: John Johnstone, 1847. Second Edition, Enlarged. pp. xvi, 288 + 24 pages of publishers’ advertisements. 12mo., measuring 7″ x 4.5″. Lovely blind-stamped cloth over boards with gilt lettering, and blind-stamped rules to the spine. Light bumping to spine ends, corners. Internally, the contents remain remarkably bright, clean, and entirely unrmarked with tight, sound binding; very good+ to near fine. Corresponds to OCLC 633559852 with a publication date of 1948; we note, however, that our offering indicates an earlier publication date of 1947. No extant copies available in commerce at time of cataloguing. Scarce. Hardcover. Born in Dover, Delaware in 1769, Samuel Miller was an American Presbyterian minister, theologian, and teacher. Having earned his D.D. (Doctorate of Divinity) from Princeton in 1804, he would later help to found the Princeton Theological Seminary, where he would serve as Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Church Government from 1813-1849. The Miller Chapel (located in New Jersey on the grounds of the Princeton Theological Seminary) bears his name to this day in honour of his contributions. A prodigious writer he penned many works spanning theology, the biographical, and polemical including: A Brief Retrospect of the Eighteenth Century (1803, 1805), Memoir of the Reverend John Rogers (1813), Letters on Unitarianism (1821), An Essay on the Office of the Ruling Elder (1831), The Primitive and Apostolical Order of the Church of Christ Vindicated (1840), Letters from a Father to a Son in College (1843), and Thoughts on Public Prayer (1849). Miller died at at the age of 80 in Princeton, New Jersey on January 7, 1850. (#1715) $495.00