Title Sermon, Delivered Sept. 22, 1818, a the Dedication of the New Edific
Binding Disbound pamphlet, newly side-stitched with linen
Location Published 19TH-AM-MA-ANDOVER-FLAGG & GOULD
Book Number 17401
PORTER, EBENEZER. A Sermon, Delivered Sept. 22, 1818, a the Dedication of the New Edifice, Erected for the Use of the Theological Seminary in Andover. By Ebenezer Porter, D.D. Bartlet Professor of Sacred Rhetoric in the Seminary. Andover: Flagg and Gould......Printers. 1818. Octavo, 13.2x21.7cm. Disbound pamphlet, newly side-stitched with linen thread, scattered light foxing. "7" written in old pen on top of title page. Collation: 1-34, 43, lacking final blank. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, -30pp. Amer. Bibliography #45382. Ebenezer Porter (1772-1834) Congregational minister. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1792; received license to preach in 1794; was ordained 1796 and became pastor of the church in Washington, Conn. He remained here until 1811 when he accepted the chair of the Bartlet professor of pulpit eloquence in the Theological Seminary at Andover. In 1817 he was appointed Professor of Divinity in Yale College but he declined the appointment. We offer Porter's dedication sermon of the new seminary building in Andover, preached on the text of Psalm 128:1 "Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it"--and the necessity of the blessing of God for a successful enterprise. He continues with arguments in favor of an enlightened and educated ministry with education under God's guidance.
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