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Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture
The story of Princeton Theological Seminary, the Presbyterian Church's first seminary in America, begins in 1812, shortly after the United States had entered into its second war against Great Britain. Princeton went on to become a model of American theological education, setting the standard for subsequent seminaries and other religious higher education institutions.
Hardcover, 570 pages
Published June 2012 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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Writing an institutional history seems to me to be a no-win situation. Either one is an outsider, and thus will be scoffed at by insiders for petty inaccuracies and vague misprisions of ethos, or one is an insider, and will be derided for the sentimentality, politics, and perhaps even hagiography that have worked their way into the text. Furthermore, almost no one at the institution is going to agree with the author on the exactly correct proportion of coverage and on which minor figures and eve ...more