Title The Passage into the Ministry: an Address Delivered in St. Peters Church, New-York, to the Graduating Class of the General Theological Seminary, at the Commencement, June 27, 1850.
Binding Pamphlet in printed light tan paper wrapper,
Book Condition a few chips out of edges of wrapper, light foxing.
Location Published 19TH-AM-NY-NY-DANA
Book Number 16276
BURGESS, GEORGE. The Passage into the Ministry: an Address Delivered in St. Peters Church, New-York, to the Graduating Class of the General Theological Seminary, at the Commencement, June 27, 1850. By George Burgess, D.D., Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Maine. Printed at the Request of the Trustees. New-York: Daniel Dana, Jr., No. 20 John-Street. 1850. (Pudney & Russell, Printers) Octavo.
Pamphlet in printed light tan paper wrapper, a few chips out of edges of wrapper, light foxing. Collation: 8, 22. Pagination: (1) title, (1) printers, -18pp, (2) blank.
George Burgess (1809-1866) Episcopal bishop. Raised in the Congregational church, study led him to the Episcopal Church. After several years studying theology under the guidance of his rector he spent 3 years attending lectures at the Universities of Berlin, Bonn, and Gottingen. On his return he was ordained deacon and then advanced to the priesthood Nov. 2, 1834. He was elected the first bishop of Maine in 1847. "His diocese was weak, but by his steadfast devotion and saintly life, by his unwearying energy and convincing preaching, he had the satisfaction of seeing it develop and increase in influence under his guidance. Bishop Burgess possessed a well-informed mind, and the ability to give clear expression to his thoughts. As a result he wrote much..."--Dict. Amer. Biography III:276.
In this pamphlet Burgess gave advice to seminarians: "You have been educated to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ to men as men, to wise and foolish, to one and all. Cease not, then, to be students, but strive more and more to be men, with all the sympathies, the interests, the enterprize, of living, feeling, stirring men; shaking off all stiffness of the school, all habits of abstraction, all excessive refinement, all the vanity of superior knowledge, and in the love of Christ, holding yourselves as ready, with all manliness, for any post or toil, as, under far lower motives, is the soldier, the warrior, the physician, the pioneer settler, or the hard-handed labour."
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