Title Inaugural Address of Rev. Bennet Tyler, D.D.; and Addresses of Rev. Dr
Location Published 19TH-AM-CT-HARTFORD-GLEASON
Book Number 16130
TYLER, BENNET, et al. Inaugural Address of Rev. Bennet Tyler, D.D.; and Addresses of Rev. Dr. Perkins and Rev. Mr. Riddel, on Laying the Corner Stone of the Theological Institute of Connecticut, Delivered at East Windsor, May 14, 1834. Published at the request of the Pastoral Union. Hartford: P. B. Gleason & Co....Printers. 1834. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, light to medium foxing. Collation: 1-34, 42. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (1) Perkins--laying corner stone, 4-9 Riddel's address, 10-11 inauguration by Perkins, -28pp Tyler's address. Amer. Imprints #27165. Bennet Tyler (1783-1858) American Congregational pastor, theologian, educator. President of Dartmouth College for 6 years, first President and professor of Christian theology of the Theological Institute of Connecticut, leader of the `Old School' Calvinists. "Being an ardent conservative and one of the ablest interpreters of the old theology, Tyler was drawn into the debate and became a recognized leader of conservatively orthodox... Not an original or speculative thinker, Tyler dwelt contentedly in the Calvinistic system as modified by Jonathan Edwards and tempered by Timothy Dwight"--Dict. Amer. Biog. XIX:85.