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Thomas Jefferson Lamar; A Memorial Sketch (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 2 feb 2012


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X A Typ1cal Maryville: Man We have passed in review the life and services of a good man. Before we conclude our sketch, it is fitting that there should be a brief summing up of the more salient qualities that made him a man who will be remembered among us so long as Maryville College shall endure. And this is especially fitting since he is revealed by his life and labors to have been a typical Maryville College man. His life is at once a norm and an ideal to those who continue his labors, whether as directors, teachers, or students of the old College. A Builder of Maryville Men. He devoted half his lifetime to the building of character in the students that were under his influence at Maryville College. It was Christian character that above all else he sought to make dominant in the life of every student. He wrought tirelessly to build each one up in substantial and worthy scholarship; but his chief endeavor was to fashion him into a temple for the holy uses of his God. This kind of work was, in his view, the high calling of God in Christ Jesus that had come to the members of the faculty of the College. And his students all bore testimony to his faithfulness in this work, and were prompt to give him credit for much good that Jiad entered their hearts during those character-forming days that they spent at the College. A letter from a member of Maryville's Class of 1873 tells how an interview that Professor Lamar had with him when yet a preparatory student bore fruit six years later in leading him into the Christian ministry. Scores of others could tell a similar story. An Embodiment of the Maryville Spirit. The explanation of Professor Lamar's eminent success in the making of Maryville men was to be found in the fact that he was himself a living emb...

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