Bennet Tyler's Vindication of His Strictures on Nathanial W. Taylor's Review of Dr. Spring's Dissertation on the Means of Regeneration. Portland, Maine, 1830
TYLER, BENNET. A Vindication of the Strictures on the Review of Dr. Spring's Dissertation on the Means of Regeneration, in the Christian Spectator for 1829, in Reply to the Reviewer and Evangelus Pacificus.
By Bennet Tyler, D.D. Pastor of the Second Congregational Church, Portland, Maine. Portland: Shirley and Hyde, Exchange-Street. 1830. Octavo. $35.00
Bennet Tyler (1783-1858) American Congregational pastor, theologian, educator. President of Dartmouth College for 6 years, first President and professor of Christian theology of the Theological Institute of Connecticut, leader of the `Old School' Calvinists. "In this same year  a sermon preached by Dr. Nathaniel W. Taylor at the Yale Commencement let loose a flood of theological controversy among the New England churches, especially in Connecticut, between the 'Old School' Calvinists and the 'New Divinity' as promulgated from New Haven. Being an ardent conservative and one of the ablest interpreters of the old theology, Tyler was drawn into the debate and became a recognized leader of conservative orthodoxy. On Sept. 10, 1833, forty ministers met in East Windsor, Conn., and resolved to establish a theological seminary--if twenty thousand dollars could be raised--to counteract, as far as possible, the harmful effects of the 'New Divinity' as taught in New Haven. The money was raised in a few weeks, the corner-stone of the Theological Institute of Connecticut, now the Hartford Theological Seminary, was laid May 13, 1834, and Tyler was inducted into office as president and professor of Christian theology on the same day. This position he held for twenty-three years, resigning on account of the infirmities of age July 16, 1857... Not an original or speculative thinker, Tyler dwelt contentedly in the Calvinistic system as modified by Jonathan Edwards and tempered by Timothy Dwight"--Dict. Amer. Biog.
Gardiner Spring wrote the original pamphlet, Dissertation on the Means of Regeneration. Nathanial W. Taylor reviewed Spring's work in Essays on the Means of Regeneration as did Winslow Hubbard (under the pseud. Evangelus Pacificus) in Evangelical View of the Nature and Means of Regeneration. Tyler then replied with Strictures on the Review of Dr. Spring's Dissertation on the Means of Regeneration. Nathanial W. Taylor replied with Review of Dr. Tyler's Strictures upon an Article in the Christian Spectator. Tyler then replied to Taylor with our pamphlet. "The objections which I have urged against the scheme of the Reviewer, are not to my mind satisfactorily obviated. It still appears to me to involve principles of dangerous tendency--principles tending to sap the foundation of the doctrines of grace:--although I do not believe that he will ever adopt as his own belief, the consequences to which his principles lead, yet I do seriously fear, that he is preparing the way for the gradual influx of error upon the American churches, disastrous to the interests of evangelical religion"--p.v.
Disbound pamphlet, newly side-stitched with linen thread, small 2cm hole in title page, top corner torn from pp.21-22, light to medium foxing, verso of final leaf tanning quite a bit. Collation: 1-84. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-vi introduction, -63, (1) blank. American Imprints
Title: Vindication of the Strictures on the Review of Dr. Spring's Disserta
Illustrator: Portland, Maine
Categories: THEOLOGY-AMERICAN, SALVATION, PAMPHLETS-AMERICAN, NEW ENGLAND THEOLOGY, CONGREGATIONALISM, CALVINISM, ARMINIANISM, 19TH CENTURY BOOKS,
Book Condition: Good
Weight: 2.00 Item
Book Number: 17209
Keywords: Arminianism, Calvinism, Congregationalism, Native Depravity, New England Theology, New Haven Theology, Original Sin, Pamphlets--American, Regeneration, Salvation, Theology--American,