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The hand and the road
Mackay, John Alexander, 1889-1983.
Christian biography.
Princeton Theological Seminary--Biography.
Theological seminary presidents--New Jersey--Biography.
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Illustrative Content
LCC: BR1725.M24 M48 2010 (Source: dlc)
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Lccn: 2009011997
This is the first biography of John A. Mackay (1889-1983), an important Presbyterian leader, missionary, and professor who served as president of Princeton Theological Seminary from 1936 to 1959. As president, he rebuilt the seminary faculty after the split in 1927. His ecumenical vision opened Princeton to a wider ecumenical stance and, under his leadership, the seminary prospered as a leading Protestant theological institution. Mackay was a leading ecumenist for much of the twentieth century and helped establish the World Council of Churches. He also founded Theology Today and is recognized as a major figure in both the Presbyterian Church and in theological education. --from publisher description
Table Of Contents
Boyhood : "enter ye in at the strait gate" (1889-1907)
Scottish education : "ask, and it shall be given you" (1907-1913)
Student days at Princeton : "study to show thyself approved" (1913-1915)
Final preparations : "go, view the land" (1915-1916)
Earning the right to be heard : "you need someone to teach you" (1916-1922)
Evangelist to students : "and he gave some
evangelists" (1923-1926)
The YMCA in Montevideo : "a cottage in a vineyard" (1926-1929)
The Christian message, furlough, and travels : "what think ye of Christ?" (1929-1932)
North America and the mission board : "go ye therefore, and teach all nations" (1932-1936)
Return to Princeton : "that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations" (1936-1959)
Let the church be the church : "that all the kingdoms of the earth may know" (1936-1959)
The ecumenical church : "there is one body, and one spirit" (1936-1959)
Washington years and retirement : "faithful servant" (1959-1983).
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Metzger, John Mackay. hand and the road