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Austin Phelps

Austin Phelps

Austin Phelps, American Congregational minister and educationalist, was born at West Brookfield, Massachusetts.

He studied theology at Union Theological Seminary, at the Yale Divinity School, and later at Andover. Circa 1840, he was licensed to preach by the Third Presbytery of Philadelphia. During the Autumn of 1842, he married Elizabeth Phelps (nee Stuart, August 13, 1815 - December, 1852). Around the time he got married, he was pastor of the Pine Street (Congregational) Church in Boston. In the Spring of 1848 his family moved to Andover and from then till 1879 was professor of sacred rhetoric and homiletics at Andover Theological Seminary. Later to become president from 1869 to 1879, when his failing health forced him to resign.
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Austin Phelps

Phelps, Austin "The Christian Theory of Amusement"

The Christian Theory of Amusements by Austin Phelps Certain incidental principles are essential to a working theory. 1. It must be a theory which can be made to seem reasonable to youthful inquiry. There is a period of transition from youth to manhood, in which authority must take reason into partne... Read More

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