New for ALL Ministers - Pastoral Theology by Alexander Vinet

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C. Matthew McMahon

Christian Preacher
With a sea of unqualified and untrained ministers today, what does the Bible say about the office of a pastor?
His home life? His work among the poor? His catechizing? His study? His preaching? His prayer life? His piety? Study with the pastor's pastor, Alexander Vinet, on this most needful topic of pastoral theology.


Pastoral Theology or the Theory of the Evangelical Ministryby Alexander Vinet (1797-1847).

Alexander Vinet (1797-1847) is considered as one of the most prominent theological thinkers of 19th century French-speaking Reformed Protestantism, and seen by most scholars as a pastor’s pastor.

To sum up this work is to say with Vinet, “The minister’s life is a life of consecration, without which it has no meaning.” Vinet covers all of Pastoral Theology, focusing in on all the major tenants of the office of the herald sent of God. The steward of the mysteries of God is sent to preach and to pray, and these two main functions are broken down by Vinet into a full-orbed look at pastoral theology covering everything from what a minister is, to the necessity of the Evangelical Ministry, the call to the Evangelical Ministry, and the domestic life of the minister. He covers the government of the church, and the government of the pastor’s house. He shows how preaching is to be accomplished, and it’s biblical outworking into catechizing, pastoral visitation, house to house praying, the care of souls in general and the object of pastoral oversight.

This work is thoroughly biblical, and Vinet masterfully pulls together all the facets of the pastoral ministry in explaining what Christ taught concerning this most sacred and consecrated office.

(This work is not a scan or facsimile, has been carefully transcribed by hand being made easy to read in modern English, and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.)


Get the eBook version here at Puritan Publications (PDF, mobi and ePub in a zipped file)

Get the Printed Hardback Book Here. (450 pages)

Google Play Version Here

Kindle Version Here

Nook Version Here

 

Stephen L Smith

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Matthew, I see on your video that you are about to publish another of Vinet's works. I guess it is 'The cure of souls on pastoral theology'. Am I correct? These two would go nicely together as a pastoral set for ministers of the gospel.

When will this second work be available?
 

C. Matthew McMahon

Christian Preacher
Brother,

Vinet's second work is on Homiletics.

And yes, the two would be an ideal set.

It will take a little time to get the second volume ready. We are only about 3/4ths through the process.
 
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