Smith, Henry B. An Argument for Christian Colleges: An Address delivered in Boston, Mass., May, 1857, in behalf of the Society for the Promotion of Collegiate and Theological Education in the West; and repeated at the fourteenth Anniversary, in New York City, October 27, 1857. New York: John F. Trow, 1857. First Edition. 
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Prof. Smith has an outline.
I. - The very idea of Education among a Christian people demands the institution of Christian Colleges;
II. - The History of Education enforces the same demand;
III. - That demand that comes to us is made imperative by our own position and exigencies.
Henry Boynton Smith (1815-1877)d, "New School Presbyterian theologian and historian. Born of Unitarian parents in Portland, Maine, Smith was converted during a revival at Bowdoin College and later prepared for the ministry at Andover and Bangor seminaries. He also studied in Germany from 1838 to 1840, where he was heavily influenced by German philosophy and theology, especially that of Georg W. F. Hegel and the mediating theology of Friedrch A. G. Tholuck, Ernst W. Hengstenberg and Johann A. W. Neander. Smith was appointed professor of mental and moral philosophy at Amherst College in 1847 and moved to Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 1850 to teach first church history and then systematic theology (1853-1874). A. C. Guelzo, Dictionary of Christianity in America (IVP).