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Because the doctrine is stated in a concise way, I believe a number of denominations would generally agree with much of this content, with the notable exception of the Baptism chapter. The numerous chapters on the Trinity were especially interesting.
Archibald Alexander (April 17, 1772 – October 22, 1851) was an American Presbyterian theologian and professor at the Princeton Theological Seminary. He served for 27 years as that institution's first principal from 1812 to 1840.
At the age of seventeen he became a tutor in the family of General John Posey, of The Wilderness, twelve miles west of Fredericksburg, but after a few months resumed his studies with his former teacher. At this time a remarkable movement, still spoken of as "the great revival," influenced his mind and he turned his attention to the study of divinity.
By the time he was 21 Alexander was a preacher of the Presbyterian Church. He was appointed the president of Hampden-Sydney College and from there was called to the Third Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. The Princeton Theological Seminary was established at Princeton, New Jersey in 1812 and Alexander was appointed its first professor, inaugurated on August 12, 1812. In 1824, he helped to found the Chi Phi Society along with Robert Baird and Charles Hodge.
Samuel Miller became the second professor at the seminary and for 37 years Alexander and Miller were considered together as pillars of the Presbyterian Church in maintaining its doctrines. Charles Hodge, a famous student and successor of Alexander, named his son Archibald Alexander Hodge after his mentor.
Table of Contents
Being of God
Personality and perfection of God
The Holy Scriptures
Unity of God
Spirituality and Simplicity of the Divine Nature
Character of God
The Holy Trinity
Divinity of Christ
Personality of the Holy Spirit
Providence of God
Man's Primeval State
Law of God
Fall of Man
Covenant of Grace; or, Plan of Redemption
The expiatory sufferings of Christ; or, The Atonement
Resurrection and ascension of Christ
Mediatorial offices of Christ
Regeneration and Conversion
Repentance toward God and Faith in our lord Jesus Christ
Sanctification; or Growth in Grace
Good Works; or, Christian Duties
Assurance of Salvation
Perseverance of the Saints
The Lord's Supper
The Lord's Day and Divine Worship
Heaven, or, the State of Glorification