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By James M. Garretson

ISBN-10: 1601782985

ISBN-13: 9781601782984

Samuel Miller (1769–1850) performed an essential component in founding Princeton Theological Seminary, which grew to become probably the most influential education grounds for Presbyterian ministers within the 19th century. whereas Miller is most ordinarily remembered for his writings on church workplace, he additionally performed an important function teaching scholars and shaping their theology of preaching and pastoral ministry. within the current quantity, Jim Garretson highlights the narrative of Miller’s lifestyles and the key ministerial emphases present in his released writings, sermons, and unpublished lecture notes. accordingly, readers will come to grasp the non secular convictions of Miller’s center and comprehend the theology of ministry he imparted over the process his lifetime.

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James M. Garretson serves as ministry director for the Christian union at Harvard legislations School.

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“James Garretson has already supplied erudite and welcome additions to the historical past of yank pastoral theology along with his paintings on Archibald Alexander. Now he has moved directly to examine the lifestyles and instructing of one other previous Princeton large, Samuel Miller. once more, his contribution to antebellum American spiritual background is notable. by means of contextualizing Miller’s pastoral instructing inside of his higher lifestyles and old surroundings, Garretson finds a lot to us approximately why Miller was once so highly influential between Presbyterians (and others) in the course of his lifetime. Miller himself might take pleasure in Garretson’s emphasis at the sensible makes use of of spiritual biography and heritage for modern readers. it's a profoundly welcome paintings on an outdated Princeton determine who has got some distance much less realization at the present time than he deserves.”— Paul Gutjahr, professor and chair, division of English, Indiana University

“There is far debate this day approximately precisely what the pastoral ministry may still seem like, what its priorities can be, what the instruments of its alternate are, and how much guy may still carry it. once more, Jim Garretson has enriched the literature in this subject via establishing up the realm of the outdated Princetonians for us. This ebook is not just a relocating portrait of 1 of the nice nineteenth-century Presbyterian pastors and thinkers but in addition a stimulus to functional mirrored image on how the normal ordinary-means-of-grace version of church and pastor should be utilized this day. an excellent volume.”— Carl Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church heritage, Westminster Theological Seminary

“James M. Garretson’s booklet on Samuel Miller and his educating at the pastoral workplace brings one of many founding fathers of yankee Presbyterianism again to lifestyles. Herein, Miller enriches us together with his piety, publications us along with his knowledge, and equips us to be extra capable and trustworthy preachers of God’s Holy notice. This examine will make clear your name to gospel provider or function a refresher path at the godly perform of Reformed ministry.” — Peter A. Lillback, president, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

“James Garretson’s An capable and trustworthy Ministry: Samuel Miller and the Pastoral place of work complements the becoming learn of previous Princeton through bringing to our awareness Samuel Miller’s contributions to theological schooling. His classes ‘Composition and supply of Sermons’ and ‘Pastoral Care’ express how Miller and his colleagues construed pastoral ministry as a religious calling. With considerable illustrations, Miller unfolds the ministry’s ‘Grand layout’ as ‘preaching the Gospel.’ His distinct lectures on sermon content material and supply involved in cautious explication of the textual content and employing the reality of the Bible to way of life. Garretson thereby demonstrates Princeton’s view of Christian ministry prior to it used to be professionalized within the 20th century."— W. Andrew Hoffecker, emeritus professor of church background, Reformed Theological Seminary,Jackson, Mississippi

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