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Friday, August 4, 2017

A Summary of the Christian Faith by Henry Eyster Jacobs - Chapter 1 Sources and Methods - Comfort for Christians,
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A Summary of the Christian Faith by Henry Eyster Jacobs - Chapter 1 Sources and Methods - Comfort for Christians:



"A Summary of the Christian Faith by Henry Eyster Jacobs - Chapter 1 Sources and Methods

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A Summary of the Christian Faith was published in 1905. Dr. Jacobs intended this to be a Biblical, orthodox, and insofar as it was possible, a non-sectarian treatment of the most important aspects of Christianity. This book was written for everyday Christians. Each chapter of this book contains rich nuggets to strengthen faith.

There is probably too much in this post for one reading. Bookmarks fall by the wayside. One suggestion is to print it out and review it little by little over the next week. Lord willing, a new chapter from Jacobs will be posted regularly.

Henry Eyster Jacobs - Quick biography

Henry Eyster Jacobs was born in 1844 in Gettysburg, PA. He served as Principal of Thiel College in Pennsylvania, as Professor of Latin and History at Gettysburg College (1870-1880), and Norton Professor of Systematic Theology and also President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. His books include:

The Lutheran Movement in England (1891)
History of the Lutheran Church in America (1893)
Book of Concord (1894)
Martin Luther: Hero of Faith
Lutheran Cyclopedia, with John A. W. Haas (1899)
The Lutheran Commentary
The German Emigration to America, 1709-40 (1899)
Works of Martin Luther, translated by Eyster and Spaeth, (1915)
Lincoln’s Gettysburg World-Message (1920).
Henry Eyster Jacobs died in Philadelphia in 1932.

Here are Jacob’s words, from his Preface:

The book, however, is not a mere compilation, but the matured expression of the convictions of the author, from the time when, as a child he was introduced to many of the problems treated, to the present.

On certain living questions, widely and hotly agitated, greater space and freedom of discussion was allowed, that a candid testimony might be given on every important topic, for which the book may be consulted. It is not offered as the final word of controversy on any point, but as a starting point and suggestion of earnest thought…

Material pertaining to the History of Doctrine has been introduced only to a very limited extent. The scope of this book is one of results. For the process, whereby those results have been attained, we have another book in prospect, if life and strength should be spared to undertake it.

And so, with the hope that it might be a blessing to you and a strengthening of your faith, here is Chapter 1 - Sources and Methods, from Henry Eyster Jacobs’ A Summary of the Christian Faith (1905):

Chapter 1 - Sources And Methods

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