Correspondence -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 031:121 (Jan 1874)
Article: Correspondence
Author: Anonymous


Letter From Halle

It is known to our readers that about the time of Professor Tholuck’s Semicentennial Jubilee in Halle, measures were adopted for raising a fund, as a memorial of his great services in the cause of Christian education. The proceeds of that fund were to be devoted to the relief of indigent students of theology. Much good has resulted from those measures. It is now proposed to make an enlarged, or rather a new, contribution in honor of the distinguished Professor, and to make additional arrangements for the education of young men who have the requisite qualifications for usefulness in the Christian ministry. These arrangements affect not German students only, but also English and American young men, who desire to pursue their studies at Halle. A friend of Professor Tholuck, and a laborer in the cause of Christian education, writes substantially as follows: We could make an arrangement whereby several English or American students might, each for one or two years, find a home here. They need pay but a small, almost a nominal, sum for their board, lodgings, and the supervision of a competent instructor. Some Board of Directors connected with a Theological Institution in America, might receive a deed, entitling them always to nominate the candidates for receiving the income of the fund which is contributed by the friends of that American Seminary. Several Seminaries may thus enlarge the usefulness of their own alumni. Certain academical and theological attainments might be required as a condition of receiving such a nomination from the American Directors. In this manner much might be done towards furnishing the theological chairs of American Seminaries with accomplished occupants. Many young pastors, also, who desire to spend a year or two in Germany for the purpose of qualifying themselves more thoroughly for their ministerial work, might pursue their studies here at a very small expense. They would have some peculiar religious privileges in their German home. It would be arranged for their spiritual as well as their intellectual profit.

Many American, as well as English, Pastors and Professors, now living, owe a vast debt of gratitude to Professor Tholuck. Some, now among the dead, have acknowledged their special obligation to him. Some have been radically changed in their religious life by his instrumentality. Having received signal favors from him as a lecturer or a writer, many will be happy to aid in erecting the proposed monument to the excellent

Professor, and, by the same act, facilitate the intellectual and moral progress of clerical students.

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