Title Review of Dr. Dana's Remonstrance Respecting Andover Theological Sem
Location Published 19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-CROCKER & BREWSTER
Book Number 17210
ANONYMOUS. A Review of Dr. Dana's Remonstrance Respecting Andover Theological Seminary. By a Layman. Boston: Press of Crocker and Brewster, 47, Washington-street. 1853. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, light to medium foxing. Collation: 1-54. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, -40pp. The pamphlet was written in response to one written by Daniel Dana in 1849: "A Remonstrance Addressed to the Trustees of Phillips Academy, on the state of the Theological Seminary under their care." It concerns primarily the chair of Christian Theology held by Edwards Amasa Park and whether doctrinally and instructionally it met the conditions of the founders set down in the constitution of the institution. Dana decried the fact that Andover Seminary candidates for a license to preach often "failed in some essential points; particularly that of native depravity."(p.6). The author asserts that because neither the seminary nor the ministers have followed up on Dana's concerns, it is left to the laymen and hence his pamphlet. The anonymous author sides with Dana in considering Dr. Parks views as inconsistent with the constitution of Andover. An appendix (pp.33-40) includes: Note A: The Covenant with Adam, and Original Sin; Note B: Atonement; Note C: Regeneration; Note D: Human Ability. These notes treat specifically on Dr. Park's views on the delineated subjects.
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