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Title   Remonstrance Addressed to the Trustees of Phillips Academy, on the


Book Number   17057

DANA, DANIEL. A Remonstrance Addressed to the Trustees of Phillips Academy, on the State of the Theological Seminary under their Care; Sept. 1849. By Daniel Dana, D.D. Boston: Press of Crocker and Brewster. 1853. Octavo. Pamphlet, disbound, side-stitched, light tanning of pages, light foxing. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [3]-4 Prefatory Observations, [5]-17 Remonstrance (1849), [18]-20 Additional Remarks (Feb. 15, 1853), [21]-24 Postscript (Feb. 24, 1853). Quotes from text: "As a member of the Presbyteries of Londonderry, and of Newburyport, I have been called to take part in the examination of some scores of candidates educated in the Seminary. Many of these have appeared well; but the greater part have failed in some essential points; particularly that of native depravity."--p.7. "The present Professor of Christian Theology has, agreeably to the Constitution, solemnly declared and subscribed his assent to the doctrines of the Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism, and solemnly engaged to teach them, to the exclusion of all apposing doctrines and errors. That Catechism recognizes the doctrine of original sin. Is it consistent in the Professor to hold and teach that our nature is not sinful, and that original sin i not sin?"--p8. "His favorite maxim, that all sin consists in action, is equally opposed to sound philosophy and Scripture"--p.23. "His views of human ability are extravagant and extreme. They obviously tend to foster in men a spirit of pride, of self-sufficiency, of independence on God, and emphatically, of procrastination."--p.24. According to the first sentence of the "Remonstrance." Daniel Dana (1771-1859) was for 45 years a member of the B

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