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Review of the Statement of the Faculty of Lane Seminary in Relation to the Recent Difficulties in that Institution
			
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     The faculty tell us: "It was the spirit and manner of doing a few 

things not necessary to the prosperity of the Society itself, against the 

advice of the faculty, and reckless in consequences in doing violence to 

public sentiment", "that rendered the existence of the Abolition Society 

inexpedient and impracticable in Lane Seminary."

     1st.  They acted against the advice of the faculty.  It must be 

granted that students ought to yield to the advice of their teachers 

so far as it can be done with a good conscience; but there may 

be cases in which even a faculty may give wrong advice.  A 

Socinian faculty might advice students to deny the Lord that 

bought them, but ought they to receive such advice?  A coloni-

zation - faculty advice their abolition students not to discuss two 

prominent and distinctive principles of abolition lest they should 

"commit the institution before the public on a subject upon 

which the public is divided and exceedingly sensitive," when 

they themselves had already deeply committed it by their own 

public addresses on the other side.  The students give the 

advice respectful consideration, and then proceed with


			
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John Rankin Papers

Review of the Statement of the Faculty of Lane Seminary in Relation to the Recent Difficulties in that Institution


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