John H. A. Bomberger Library



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This 145 page student notebook contains handwritten notes from Dr. John H. A. Bomberger's lectures during his time as a teacher in the School of Theology at Ursinus College.

The notes contain sections on emotions, affections (parental, filial, fraternal, conjugal, social) and desires, as well as freedom of the will. Other sections of the book contain notes on such topics as: Reformed theologians Heinrich Bullinger, Peter Martyr Vermigli and Theodore Beza, the Thirty Years' War, Hesse-Kassel, Brandenburg, French refugees, Pietism, Theodor Untereyck, Joachim Neander, Friedrich Adolph Lampe, Gerhard Tersteegen, sublapsarianism, Johannes Piscator, and rationalism.


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Collegeville, Pennsylvania




Ursinus College, School of Theology, John H. A. Bomberger, lecture notes, German Reformed Church, Albert Rhodes Thompson


Christian Denominations and Sects | History of Christianity | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


A volume from the private library of the Reverend John Henry Augustus Bomberger (1817-1890), founder and first President of Ursinus College.

As president and professor of theology at his own Ursinus College and School of Theology from 1870 to 1890, Bomberger taught six separate courses. Other volumes of student notes (almost verbatim) taken during his lectures are available at the Archives of the Historical Society of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (United Church of Christ) on the campus of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

It is speculated that the notes in this book were written by Reverend Albert Rhodes Thompson, graduate of the Ursinus College School of Theology in 1879. Another notebook on the same lectures, written by a different student, is also held in this collection.

Lectures on the Sensibilities and the Will



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