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.
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.