COOKE, JOHN ESTEN.
Title Essay on the Invalidity of Presbyterian Ordination. By John Esten
Binding Hardcover, cloth & paper
Location Published Lexington: Printed at the Reporter Office.
Book Number 17151
COOKE, JOHN ESTEN. An Essay on the Invalidity of Presbyterian Ordination. By John Esten Cooke, M.D. Lexington: Printed at the Reporter Office. 1829. Octavo. Bound brown cloth spine with tan paper over boards, hand lettered title on spine, cloth torn top of spine & front hinge with piece about 1 x 3cm lacking, cover soiled, light to medium foxing with heavier foxing in places, otherwise contents clean. Ownership inscription on top of title: "Mr. Clarkson 1830." Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, -216; [i]-xxiv Appendix, [xxv]-xxviii index. American Imprints #38267. Rowe: Meth. Union Cat. #C5969. The Appendix contains excerpts from the Martyrdom and Epistles of St. Ignatius. John Esten Cooke (1783-1853) medical teacher and writer of Virginia. John Esten was the eldest son of 8 children and was well educated and "a most accurate scholar of the English language besides reading Latin and Greek. He received his M.D. in 1805 from the Univ. of Pennsylvania, and settled in Warrenton Virginia. "In 1827 he was called to the chair of the theory and practice of medicine in Transylvania University Medical School at Lexington, Ky., as successor to the famous Daniel Drake... Dr. Cooke was the first professor at that institution to prepare a systematic treatise on any branch of medicine... For eighteen years Dr. Cooke had been a member of the Methodist Church when, a short time after moving to Lexington, he became converted to the Episcopalian faith. His zeal, his exemplary life, his learning gave him great influence in the church. On the organization of the Theological Seminary at Lexington in 1832, he was elected professor of the history and polity of the church. Within a short time he had collected for the seminary one of the best theological libraries in the country."--Kelly & Burrage:
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