The 1884 Model Minister

The 1884 Model Minister

It seems that Qoheleth was right, yet again:

All things are wearisome;
    more than one can express;
the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
    or the ear filled with hearing.
What has been is what will be,
    and what has been done is what will be done;
    there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there a thing of which it is said,
    ‘See, this is new’?
It has already been,
    in the ages before us. (Eccl. 1.8–10)

[The image is taken from Ian Breward, ‘1871–1901: Clamant Needs, Determined Battlers’, in Presbyterians in Aotearoa, 1840–1990, ed. Dennis McEldowney (Wellington: Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, 1990), 50.]

3 thoughts on “The 1884 Model Minister

  1. Wait, did Breward create this himself or is it an actual prescriptive document created in the late 1800s?

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is great. But was this created by Breward as a synthesis of the values he’s analyzing, or is it an actual prescriptive document from the late 1800s?

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