Our Southern Zion: Old Columbia Seminary (1828-1927)

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I have long admired the historicall theological writings of Dr. David Calhoun (of Covenant Seminary) because he has the rare gift of combining historical accuracy, wide and deep cultural perception, theological insights and best of all, the fragrance of Christ and his gospel. His most recent volume on the first century of Columbia Theological Seminary (then in South Carolina), 1828-1927 exhibits all of these qualities in a beautiful combination.

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Overview

I have long admired the historicall theological writings of Dr. David Calhoun (of Covenant Seminary) because he has the rare gift of combining historical accuracy, wide and deep cultural perception, theological insights and best of all, the fragrance of Christ and his gospel. His most recent volume on the first century of Columbia Theological Seminary (then in South Carolina), 1828-1927 exhibits all of these qualities in a beautiful combination.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848711723
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Preface Dr Douglas F. Kelly xi

Introduction: 'Another Sun' xv

1 A New Town 1

2 A New Theological Seminary 9

3 John Leighton Wilson 27

4 An Old School Seminary 39

5 James Henley Thornwell 51

6 Benjamin Morgan Palmer 61

7 The Southern Presbyterian Review 73

8 'A Door Opened' 81

9 'The Glory of the Lord Risen Upon It' 95

10 Dr Thornwell at the Seminary 101

11 Thornwell's Legacy: Theologian 113

12 Thornwell's Legacy: Churchman and Southerner 125

13 John Adger and James Woodrow 137

14 The Southern Presbyterian Church 163

15 The War between the States 179

16 'Streams in the Desert' 195

17 Joseph Ruggles Wilson 209

18 John Lafayette Girardeau 221

19 'The Dear Seminary' 241

20 'The Lord's Ordering' 255

21 The Evolution Controversy 265

22 Girardeau's Legacy 281

23 'No Uncertain Sound' 293

24 Columbia and Louisville 303

25 'A Passing Breath' 317

26 'The Line of Descent' 333

27 'The Prophet's Call and the Shepherd's Heart' 345

28 The Last Commencement 355

Conclusion: 'This Pure Light' 365

Index 369

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