Handbook on the Origin and History of the International Uniform Sunday-School Lessons: From 1825 on and 1872-1924 with List of Lesson, 1872-1924 Arranged in Order of Their Sequence in the Bible, with the Date When Each Lesson Was Studies and List of Lesso by Edwin Wilbur Rice (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Handbook on the Origin and History of the International Uniform Sunday-School Lessons: From 1825 on and 1872-1924 With List of Lesson, 1872-1924 Arranged in Order of Their Sequence in the Bible, With the Date When Each Lesson Was Studies and List of Lesson Committees, 1872-1922 The immense popularity that followed the adoption of the Uniform Bible Lessons in 1872 marked an epoch in the modern Sunday-school movement. Uniform topics of Bible study, as presented by successive lesson committees, aroused an enthusiasm which concentrated a greater amount of scholarship upon the study of the Bible than had been given to it for centuries before. After fifty years of world-wide use, this course of study still holds a wide popularity in America. Evolution of Uniform Lessons Uniform Bible lessons did t spring up in a night. The idea was the culmination of a series of experiments with many schemes for biblical study during more than a century. Religious instruction of the young, in the family and in church, before the introduction of Sunday-schools, was from catechisms, and was by means general. These catechisms were based upon theological creeds and confessions that were intended as compends of Christion doctrine for churchmen to give assent to, and were generally quite beyond the comprehension of children. The early ones were very crude. Among the first in English was one entitled The Maister of Oxford's Catechism, used in Oxford University, England, about 1425. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.