Excerpt from The Hartford Seminary Record, Vol. 10: Issued Under the Auspices of the Faculty of Hartford Theological Seminary We welcome most heartily the recent increase of interest in methods of training for the ministry. Some ten years ago President Hartranft, in his inaugural address, sketched certain ends at which a theological seminary should aim, and mentioned certain means which must be employed if these ends were to be attained. In clearness of discernment, in comprehensiveness of grasp, and also, it should be said, in radicalness of view in some directions, it still stands as the most significant and progressive utterance we have seen on the subject. At the time, the address aroused some comment among educators, but its chief results appeared incorporated in the reconstruction and expansion of Hartford Seminary. Last winter President Harper, in the interests of a closer relation of the theological school to the university, published his brilliant and interesting paper on theological education. Like most things done by the President of Chicago University, this paper had the quality of arousing attention. In this case the quickened interest was due partly to the valuable character of some of his suggestions, partly to the radical nature of others, and partly to the disregard for facts involved in some others. The papers presented at the International Council by Presidents Hyde and Slocum, the keen reply of President Moore, again did much to turn the eyes of the public to the seminaries. And w the press, secular and religious, is taking up the matter. As already observed, we are thoroughly glad of it. Up to the present time this later discussion has t showed what could be precisely deminated as a zeal according to kwledge. In fact, it has, for the most part, displayed a disregard of the necessity of investigating fundamental facts, which has robbed it of any considerable value as a guide to discriminating criticism or to intelligent constructive effort. Furthermore, there has been manifested a failure to recognize certain essential principles and qualities of ministerial character and service which, if the ministry is to be what it should be, must always differentiate it radically from the professions of law and medicine. 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.