Richards, James. Lectures on the Prayer of Faith, from 1832

Richards, James. Lectures on the Prayer of Faith, from 1832

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Richards, James. Lectures on the Prayer of Faith: read before the Theological Students at Auburn, N. Y. and published at their request. New York: Jonathan Levitt, 1832. First Edition.

Removed, institutional stamp top of tp, 5 x 8 1/4 inches, 37 pp., light foxing. Good. Pamphlet.  [3869] 

James Richards, D. D., (1767-1843), a native of New Canaan, Connecticut. Educated at Yale college, he finished his preparation under the tutelage of Dr. Dwight. Richards was pastor of churches in New Jersey; was made moderator of the General Assembly in 1805, and chosen to a trustee of the College of New Jersey, and was a director of the Theological Seminary from its commencement. He was made Professor of Christian Theology in the seminary at Auburn, N.Y., in 1823, a position he held until his death.

This sermon examines the questions, I. What is the great end or design of prayer?; II. Wherein does the importance of this duty appear?; What are some of the characteristics of an acceptable prayer?; and, What is to be understood by the prayer of faith, and how far has God bound himself to hear and answer such prayer?