The Pastoral Office

The Pastoral Office

by John W. Burgon

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TOP Publications believes this work will be valuable to some who may not be aware that it exists. This is a reprint of a book authored by the Dean of the University of Chichester in England, 1864, and it has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. We realize it will not be popular among some ministers of the Bible and Gospel because of its antiquity, but for those who take the time to read it, a reward lies ahead. Marks, notations and other marginalia present in the original volume will appear in this book - a reminder of this book’s long journey from the original publisher to a library and finally to you. As many stray marks as possible were removed. Dr. Burgon said: “In the front of any treatise on the Christian Ministry, must be placed the study of that much-neglected book, —the Bible. It is the one revelation to man of God’s mind and will, nothing which is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is “to be required of any man that it should be believed as an article of the Faith.” All other books which relate to the science of Divinity, have grown directly out of this. They are expositions of its teaching, or formularies of its doctrines; commentaries on its meaning, or exhortations based upon its precepts; treatises on its idiom, or discussions of its difficulties; unfoldings of its prophecies, or helps to its correct understanding. They all point back to the Bible: appeal to it, refer to it, submit themselves to its decision. From this celestial armoury, the minister of CHRIST derives all his weapons. At home and abroad, from what is here revealed he makes himself and others “wise unto salvation.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733606363
Publisher: Old Paths Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/27/2019
Series: 1 , #1
Edition description: Burgon ed.
Pages: 516
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

In 1863, Dean Burgon was presented by the College, that is the Provost and Fellows of Oriel College, the Patrons of the Vicarage of St. Mary the Virgin's, to St. Mary's, and prsume in due time that the other formalities wll be got through. He was preceded in the Vicarage by men such as John Wesley, Charles P. Eden, etc.; but he said, "All at present is heavy, strange, lonely, and discouraging." In the office, he restarted services, appointed important officers, and finished his work on "The Pastoral Office." He had studied a country Parish for 25 years. Eventually, Dean Burgon would become the Dean of Chichester in England and from that sacred pulpit defend the Bible against the onslaught of corrupters such as Westcott and Hort. His work has been venerated by the research conducted over the years. His writings are a treasure to the church.

Table of Contents

Chapter I: On the Study of the Bible p.1

Chapter II: Inspiration. —The Text of Scripture p. 52

Chapter III: On The Study of the Prayer Book p.78

Chapter IV On Pastoral Studies p. 125

Chapter V On Preaching, and Sermon-Writing p. 165

Chapter VI On Pastoral Visiting p. 210

Chapter VII On Village Education, and Catechizing p. 244

Chapter VIII On Confirmation p. 286

Chapter IX The Pastoral Method p. 303

Chapter X The Pastoral Method, continued p. 345

Chapter XI On Parochial Management, Part I p. 375; Part II p. 399

Chapter XII The Pastoral Spirit p. 446

(see page 448)

One Soweth and Another reapeth p. 449

Appendix A. (Page 459)

Appendix B. (Page 459)

Appendix C (Page 461

Index p. 465

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