« PreviousContinue »
TEACHER'S ASSISTANT 18 4:
JASES BLACK LIBRAT).
PREPARED FOR THE AMERICAN S. 9. UNION, AND RES
VISED BY THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLICATION.
AMERICAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION.
ENTERED according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1832, by PAUL BECK, Jr. Treasurer, in trust for the American Sunday School Union, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court, of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
WHEN this work was commenced, its chief design was, through the medium of the Sunday School Journal,' published by the Amer. S. S. Union, to present, once in each week, to those Teachers who were in the habit of using the Union Questions,' some explanations and reflections which would facilitate their business of Teaching. The publication had not long gone on in the paper, before the plan was universally approved, and found to answer the purpose for which it was designed; but inasmuch as the pages of a weekly Journal would preserve the Lesson only for the time being, it has been thought not only expedient, but necessary, to put the matter so published in a volume, that it may be used in a form perfectly convenient and permanent.
In order to make the work as complete as the nature of the case would admit, it has been carefully revised by the author, large addi. tions made, and such amendments as in his estimation would render it still more acceptable and useful. It will now answer the twofold valuable purpose of enabling Teachers to
give the instruction involved in the book of Questions, and parents to teach their children at their homes.
The book makes no pretension to the character of a commentary: it is a plain and simple explanation of those passages of scripture upon which questions are put in the third volume of the Union Questions. It is mainly designed as a companion for that volume; and if all is not found in it which a studious inquirer might wish, let it be remembered that it professes to do no more than to furnish answers and appropriate reflections connected with the volume of Questions already alluded to. Where teachers have the facilities of other books, it is their bounden duty to make themselves masters of the whole subject, by all the lights they can enjoy ; but where teachers and parents have but few opportunities, the author humbly hopes the book may be found useful.