|Author:||Thurman, Henry, d. 1670.|
|Title:||A defence of humane learning in the ministry, or, A treatise proving that it is necessary a minister (or preacher) should be skill'd in humane learning by H. Th., St. Ch. Ch.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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A defence of humane learning in the ministry, or, A treatise proving that it is necessary a minister (or preacher) should be skill'd in humane learning by H. Th., St. Ch. Ch.
Thurman, Henry, d. 1670.
Oxford: Printed by A. Lichfield ... for Rich. Davis, 1660.
Epistle dedicatory signed: Hen. Thurman.
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Learning and scholarship -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
TO The Reverend and Worshipfull IOHN WALL, Doctor of Divinity, and Preben∣dary of Christ Church, My very good Freind and Patron.
THE Necessity of a Learned Ministry.
1. As to the First Argument drawn from the power of the Tongue, and that,
2 Arg. In that it is absolutely necessary, that the Preacher should exceed the people in know∣ledge, since he takes upon him by his Preaching to instruct them.
3. Arg. Because learning is especially necessary for the understanding of the Scriptures.
4. By the Examples of, 1. Moses, Daniel, and Solomon in the old Testament.
5. Because Learning in a Preacher is necessa∣ry in a politick sense: And to contemn it, brings in dis-order both to Church and Common-wealth.
6. From the use and end of Learning.
7. Lastly, By answering all Objections.
A Catalogue of Bookes printed for, and to besold by Richard Davis at his shop neer Oriell Colledge in Oxford.