The Divine Commendation of Abraham or Parental Duties and the Blessings Resulting from their Faithful Performance.Blessing

By: HOUSTON, THOMAS.

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HOUSTON, THOMAS. The Divine Commendation of Abraham or Parental Duties and the Blessings Resulting from their Faithful Performance. By the Rev. Thomas Houston Pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Knockbracken. Revised by the Committee of Publication. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, (Stereotyped by S. Douglas Wyeth, No. 7 Pear St. Philadelphia.) (no date, preface 1844), 16mo, 10.5 x 15.5cm. Bound full faded light purple/brown embossed cloth with gilt spine, spine ends cloth worn away, 1 x 1cm piece of cloth lacking from top of spine, worn through cloth at corners, corners bumped, light yellow endpapers, medium foxing throughout. Oval cut-out bookstore label on bottom of front paste-down endpaper: "Presbyterian Depository New Orleans." Pagination: (1) title, (1) printer, iii-viii preface, ix-x contents, 11-224pp. Thomas Houston 1803-1882, minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Ireland, Knockbracken Church. Re Knockbracken Church: "...a new chapter in the life of the congregation began on 8th April, 1828, with the appointment of the influential Thomas Houston, who had been reared under the influence of Dr. Stavely in Kellswater. Houston from the earliest years was noted for his piety... For 54 years he was the outstanding Covenanting minister of the day, a prolific author, able controversialist, gifted preacher & well-loved pastor."--http://knockbracken.rpc.org/page4.html. Knockbracken was 3 miles from Belfast. From the author's preface: "The Author of the following work has long been impressed with the conviction, that the declension or revival of religion throughout the church, is inseparably connected with the state of domestic society... Children, whose early conversion to God has not been prayerfully and earnestly sought,--who have not been trained to godly practice,--and who parental instruction and example have not attracted to wisdom's ways, cannot reasonably be expected to display the amiable lustre of Christian character, or to be distinguished by self-denial, and consecrated zeal in God's service... Full persuaded that anter

Title: The Divine Commendation of Abraham or Parental Duties and the Blessings Resulting from their Faithful Performance.Blessing

Author Name: HOUSTON, THOMAS.

Illustrator: Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, (Stereotyped by S. Douglas Wyeth, No. 7 Pear St. Philadelphia.) (no date, preface 1844)

Categories: RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, PRESBYTERIANISM, 19TH CENTURY BOOKS,

Publisher: 1844

Binding: Bound full faded light purple/brown embossed cloth

Book Condition: spine ends cloth worn away, 1 x 1cm piece of cloth lacking from top of spine, worn through cloth at corners, corners bumped, light yellow endpapers, medium foxing throughout. Oval cut-out bookstore label on bottom of front paste-down endpaper: "Presbyterian Depository New Orleans."

Size: 16mo, 10.5 x 15.5cm

Book Number: 17446

Keywords: Children, Christian Education, Family, Parenting, Presbyterianism, Religious Education