Annals of the Jewish Nation During the Period of the Second Temple, 1832, 355 pages
A rich history of early presbyterian ministers in 1700’s America and the revivals that occurred in their time. The “Log College” was the predecessor school to what would culminate in the opening of the first presbyterian seminary in America at Princeton in 1812.
Originally published for the blind, a winsome and easy to read summary of Bible truth. Great for beginners and young people.
A Brief Outline of the Evidences of the Christian Religion, 1825, 257 pages
A summary of the evidences for the truth of Christianity in the old evidentialist style of apologetics from the founding professor of Princeton
A defense that our 66 books of the Bible are the Word of God
Counsels of the Aged to the Young, HTML, 1844, 67 pages, 20 counsels
Here is godly counsel from the aged at the end of life to all those who are still in the middle of their lives. You won’t find such balanced, scriptural and practical wisdom on the Christian life being printed today.
Evidences of the Authenticity, Inspiration, Canonical Authority of the Holy Scriptures, 1906, 326 pages. This is a later expanded edition that includes A Brief Outline of the Evidences of the Christian Religion, 1825, and parts of The Canon of the Old and New Testaments Ascertained, 1833.
A History of Colonization on the Western Coast of Africa, 1846, 630 pages
Gives history and background information (as well as much exposition) to the Old Testament, the inter-testamental age and the NT.
Letters to the Aged, HTML, 1868, 84 pages, 7 letters, originally published as an Appendix to Thoughts on Religious Experience
Godly and wise advice on how to grow old well.
Outlines of Moral Science, 1852, 284 pages
A systematic treatment of the foundations of Morality
A Pocket Dictionary of the Holy Bible, 1831, 566 pages
Alexander is the best at making short simple illustrations come alive with profound spiritual truth that moves the soul.
A Selection of Hymns, 1831, 666 pages
Required reading. A classic of experiential religion. This was the first book of its type in America. Alexander defines true religious experience as the objective truths of God’s Word stamped on the soul, with all the effects that follow.
A Treatise on Justification by Faith, 1837, 50 pages
A largely unknown and scarce work of Alexander’s on an important topic from an important figure
Here is an example of Alexander’s polemics against the rising tide of his day that denied the eternity and retributive nature of Hell.
Einstein said what takes brilliance is making complex truths simple to understand. Alexander was brilliant. Here is help for you talking to your children about the Lord.
Chapters from Books (14)
Answer to Prayer Long Deferred, no date or source info
Christ Standing and Knocking at the Door, no date or source info
Counsels to Christian Mothers, HTML, no date or source info
The Day of Judgment, no date or source info
Erroneous Views of Regeneration, HTML, from his Thoughts on Religious Experience, 1844
The Faithful Elder, HTML, no date or source info
The Lord’s Day, HTML, from his Brief Compend of Bible Truth, 1846
The Misery of the Lost, no date or source info
The New Birth, from his Thoughts on Religious Experience, 1844
Practical Directions on How to Grow in Grace and Make Progress in Piety, no date or source info
A prayer for one who feels that he is approaching the borders of another world, from his Thoughts on Religious Experience, Banner of Truth edition, p. 259-262
Sinners Welcome to Come to Jesus Christ, no date or source info
Thoughts for Young People, HTML, from his Thoughts on Religious Experience, 1844
A Dialogue Between a Presbyterian and a “Friend”, 1792, 40 pages
The Duty of Catechetical Instruction, 1836, 18 pages
Love to an Unseen Savior, 1863, 12 pages
Missionary Paper #10: The World to be Reclaimed by the Gospel, search for “Alexander”, 1800, 12 pages
A Practical View of Regeneration, HTML, 1836, from The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review, volume 8
Suggestions in Vindication of Sunday-Schools, 1829, 46 pages
Discourses and Addresses (5)
An Address Delivered Before the Alumni Association of Washington College, Virginia on Commencement Day, June 29th, 1843, p. 204, search for “Address” to find it, 1843, 31 pages
An Address to Candidates for the Ministry, 1832, 46 pages
Inaugural Discourse, Aug. 12th, 1812, search for “Inaugural”, p. 55, 47 pages, Archibald Alexander’s inaugural address when he was installed as Princeton Seminary’s first professor
An historic occasion. This was the opening of Princeton Seminary, the first presbyterian seminary in America. His message is on John 5:39, “Search the Scriptures”
Book of Sermons
Practical Sermons to be Read in Families and Social Meetings, Buy 1850, 596 pages
Alexanders sermons are some of the best: warm, experiential, clear and simple. Read and imitate these to become a better preacher.
Individual Sermons (11)
Christ’s Gracious Invitation, 1861, 18 pages, from his Practical Sermons
The House of God Desirable, Ps. 84:1,2, p. 113, search for “Alexander”, 10 pages
A Missionary Sermon, Mk. 16:15, 1814, 44 pages
The Nature and Means of Growth in Grace: Two Sermons on 2 Pet. 3:18, p. 113, 1828, 15 pages
Obedience to Christ gives Assurance of the Truth of His Doctrines, 1850, from his Practical Sermons
The People of God led in Unknown Ways, Isa. 42:16, 1842, p. 184, search for “Alexander”, 18 pages
A Sermon, “Feed My Sheep”, Jn. 21:16, p. 37, search for “Alexander”, 1834, 26 pages
A Sermon Occasioned by the Death of Mrs. Margaret Breckinridge, Ps. 46:10, p. 70, 1839, 20 pages
A Sermon Preached in Nassau Hall, Ps. 119:9, 1826, search for “Nassau”, p. 1, 41 pages
The Cross, no date or source info, 4 paragraphs
The Deceitfulness of Sin, no date or source info, 5 paragraphs
Fasting, no date or source info, 7 paragraphs
The Gospel no Failure, no date or source info, 4 paragraphs
Heaven, no date or source info, 4 paragraphs
The Peace of God, no date or source info, 5 paragraphs
Prayer a Privilege, no date or source info, 6 paragraphs
Introductions and Prefaces (6)
The Nature of Vital Piety, HTML, 1843, 19 pages, the introductory essay to Advice to a Young Christian, by J.B. Waterbury
An important work in its own right. It begins, “True religion not only enlightens the understanding, but rectifies the affections of the heart. All genuine feelings of piety are the effects of divine truth…”
Matthew Henry’s Commentary, vol. 1, HTML, 1828, with a Preface by A. Alexander, 8 pages
A thoughtful and helpful introduction to the best commentary on the Bible there is
A Memoir of the Rev. Joseph W. Barr, Late Missionary…, 1833, by E.P. Swift, with an Introductory Discourse by A. Alexander, 16 pages
Pastoral Reminiscences, 1849, by Shepard Kollock, with an Introduction by A. Alexander, 5 pages
An engaging introduction to the subjective view of the godly soul, being a preface to Halyburton’s classic of spiritual autobiography
A Rational Defence of the Gospel, 1831, by Isaac Watts with a Preface by A. Alexander, 10 pages
The Duty of the Church to Take Measures for Providing an Able and Faithful Ministry, 2 Tim. 2:2: a Sermon Delivered at Princeton, Aug. 12th, 1812, at the Inauguration of the Rev. Archibald Alexander, D.D. as Professor of Didactic and Polemic Theology, 1812, 47 pages, by Samuel Miler, with the Inaugural Address of A. Alexander on p. 55, 47 pages
A very fitting text and subject for the opening of the first presbyterian school to train pastors for the Christian ministry in America, by he who would later become Princeton’s second professor.
Lecture Notes of Archibald Alexander on Theology, hand-written manuscript by Charles Hodge, 1818, 284 pages.
Alexander’s lectures on Theology are unavailable in any other form. A treasure.
A classic biography of an important life.
A Memoir of the Rev. John H. Rice, D.D., First Professor of Christian Theology in Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, 1835, 412 pages, by William Maxwell. Contains numerous letters from John H. Rice to Archibald Alexander. Search for “Alexander”.
John Holt Rice was an important southern presbyterian. Here is a window into the correspondence of leading figures in the early 1800’s church.
Archibald Alexander Travelogue, by the Rev. Sherman Isbell, a retired minister of the Free Church of Scotland (continuing), who lived near the area.
Take a vacation to Lexington, VA and see these special sites connected to such a godly legacy.