An Appeal to the Young Men of the Presbyterian Church in the Synod of South Carolina and Georgia
BV 4011.4 .P74 .H69x
Date of Publication
1 bound volume; 51 pages
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Rev. George Howe, minister and Professor of Biblical Literature at the Theological Seminary in Columbia, S.C. was born at Dedham, Massachusetts on November 6, 1802. He attended Middlebury College in Vermont and Andover Theological Seminary, graduating with a divinity degree in 1825. Rev. Howe arrived in South Carolina in 1831 and accepted the position at the Theological Seminary where he remained for the rest of his life. His greatest literary work is his 2-volume "History of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina" published in 1870 and 1883. Rev. Howe died of injuries sustained in a carriage accident on April 15, 1883.
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In 1836, Rev. George Howe, distressed that many young men lacked interest in pursuing a career in the ministry, wrote an appeal to these youth to consider answering the call to preach. In addition to the appeal, the book also contains statistical tables on the number of Presbyterian ministers added each year in South Carolina for the years 1803, 1809, 1813, 1814, 1819, 1825-1835, a table showing the increase or decrease of ministers 1803-1835, a table showing the increase of church members 1826-1834, and a table showing the number of ministers and vacant churches in 1834.
Purchased by Winthrop from the Continental Book Company on November 21, 1949
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Howe, George, "An Appeal to the Young Men of the Presbyterian Church in the Synod of South Carolina and Georgia" (1836). Rare Books. 2.