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Title: A Genetic History of the New England ...
Publisher: Garland Publishing, Incorporated
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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII EDWARDS A. PARK We have now arrived in the progress of our history at the close of the New England development, having considered all the great productive minds which contributed to the erection of this system of thought. The impression made upon the mind of the reader must still be somewhat discordant, for the history has been one of many differing tendencies, which have as yet been brought into complete and comprehensive expression by no one theologian. If the history had to close here, it would appear like a broken column in the great edifice of human thought. So far as it is a history of printed systems, it must close here; but there is a system which, though it does not exist yet in printed form, and may never do so, is still in existence in so many students' notebooks, and in so complete and careful reports, that it may be included among the materials of this history, and will serve the essential purpose of representing New England theology in its most perfect systematic form. Professor Edwards Amasa Park, of Andover,1 was himself the ripest fruit of New England, and was one of her most loyal sons. His theology summed up in the most perfect form the long line of her theological discoveries and ratiocinations. He himself was contemporary with some of her greatest and her latest theological innovators. He continued to lecture till all the original contributions of the last explorers had been brought in, and while he lectured he thought critically upon all that was proposed, and incorporated what seemed good into his instruction and his system.- Thus closing his lectures in 1881. he was among the last, though not the very last, representative of New England theology; and he might thus, for this reason alone, be placed at the end of the historical account of the schoo...
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