Armstrong. The Sacraments of the New Testament as Instituted by Christ

Armstrong. The Sacraments of the New Testament as Instituted by Christ

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Armstrong, George D. The Sacraments of the New Testament as Instituted by Christ. New York: A. C. Armstrong & Son, 1880. [9020]

Two books bound as one. Publisher's dark purple pebble cloth, boards stamped in blind, spine in gilt, light wear at the spine ends & corners, 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. xiv., 232; xiv., 314 clean pp., publisher's catalogue at end. Slightly shaken, nothing is detached, but there are a couple of pulled sections at the center. Good. Hardcover.

The two book here bound under one general title page are, I. The "Doctrine of Baptisms" and II. The Doctrine of the Lord's Supper, as Set Forth in the Word of God; to which is added, An Examination of the Romish Sacraments of Confirmation, Penance, Extreme Unction, Matrimony and Orders.

George Dod Armstrong (1813-1899), born in Mendham, New Jersey; died at Norfolk, Virginia. Armstrong graduated at Princeton University in 1838, afterward entering Union Theological Seminary, Virginia. He was for thirteen years professor of chemistry and mechanics at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia. In 1851 he became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Virginia, which position he occupied until his death. He authored several works on Christian doctrine as well as the controversial The Christian Doctrine of Slavery (1857).

“Puritan in rigidness of convictions and performance of duty, he was Irish in his love of combat. Sympathizing with the views on slaveholding held in the South, and aroused by the attempt of Albert Barnes to ‘wrest the scriptures respecting slavery,’ he published in 1857 The Christian Doctrine of Slavery, a detailed exposition of the teachings of Christ and the Apostles regarding that institution. This book aroused a controversy, and it was followed in 1858 by A Discussion on Slaveholding; Three Letters to a Conservative by George D. Armstrong, D.D., of Virginia, and Three Conservative Replies by C. Van Rensselaer, D.D., of New Jersey…” – DAB.