Fairbairn, P. – Pastoral Theology

Pastoral Theology:
A Treatise on the Office and Duties of the Christian Pastor.

By the Late Patrick Fairbairn, D.D.

EDINBURGH: T. & T. CLARK, 38 GEORGE STREET.
1875.

This is a treatise for Pastors on their duties and the obligations of their ministries. Fairbairn first turns to the nature of the pastoral office, its relationship to the church, the nature of it, and the call to enter the office. Then he discusses the social life of the pastor, special duties of the office, different kinds of discourses, pastoral visitations and catechetical instruction, visitation of the sick, afflicted and dying. He then turns to public prayer and devotional services, the administration of discipline, and finally the subsidiary means and agencies.

CONTENTS.

Biographical Sketch, . . . . , ix

CHAPTER I. Introductory. — The Relation of the Pastoral Office TO THE Church, and the Connection between Right Views of the one and a Proper Estimate of the OTHER, . . . . . . .1

CHAPTER II. The Nature of the Pastoral Office, and the Call to ENTER on its FUNCTIONS, . . . . -39

CHAPTER III. The Pastoral and Social Life of the Pastor, . . 79

CHAPTER IV. The more Special Duties of the Pastoral Office, . 120

CHAPTER V. Different Kinds of Discourses, …. 239

CHAPTER VI. Supplementary Methods of Instruction. Personal Intercourse. Dealings with Special Cases. Pastoral \ Visitations. Catechetical Instruction. Visitation OF the Sick, the Afflicted, and Dying, . . 271

CHAPTER VII. Public Prayer and other Devotional Services, . . 307

CHAPTER VIII. The Administration of Discipline, . . . 326

CHAPTER IX. Subsidiary Means and Agencies, …. 346

 

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