Samuel Miller Publications Online
The second Professor at the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church at Princeton, NJ (now Princeton Theological Seminary) was the Rev. Dr. Samuel Miller. As the lone colleague of Archibald Alexander during the first few years of the seminary, Miller is well remembered for his voluminous catalogue of writings on ecclesiology, Christian ministry and theological training, as well as for his influence on so many of the greatest theologians and seminary professors throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries. You can read about his life and work in The Life of Samuel Miller, D.D. LL.D. Many of his published writings can be found on Google Books or Internet Archive. Below is a complete index of his publications together with links to all the free PDF versions available online:
“Faith Shewn by Works: A Sermon on James 2:18” as published in The Confessional Presbyterian Journal 1 (2005): 3-9. Transcription by Mr. Christopher Coldwell. 1792,
“Christianity the Grand Source and the Surest Basis of Political Liberty.” A sermon before the Tammany Society, New York, July Fourth, 1793. New York, 38 pp., 8°.
A Sermon, Preached in New-York, July 4th, 1793, being the Anniversary of the Independence of America (New-York: Printed by Thomas Greenleaf, 1793), 38pp. [photocopy]
A Sermon, delivered in the New Presbyterian Church, New-York, July fourth, 1795 : being the Nineteenth Anniversary of the Independence of America : At the Request of, and before, the Mechanic, Tammany, and Democratic Societies, and the Military Officers (New-York : Printed by Thomas Greenleaf, 1795), 33pp. [photocopy]
“Discourse before the Grand Lodge of the State of New York, New York, June 24, 1795.” New York, 1795, 32 pp., 8°.
A Discourse, delivered April 12, 1797, at the Request of and Before the New-York Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves, and Protecting Such of Them as Have Been or May Be Liberated, 36pp. [photocopy], 1797
A Sermon delivered May 9, 1798, Recommended, by the President of the United States, to be Observed as a Day of General Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer, (New-York : Printed by T. and J. Swords, 1798), 46pp.; 22 cm. [original printing]
A Sermon, delivered February 5, 1799, recommended by the clergy of the city of New-York, to be observed as a Day of Thanksgiving, Humiliation, and Prayer, on Account of the Removal of a Malignant and Mortal Disease, which had Prevailed in the City some time before, (New-York : Printed by George Forman, 1799), 36pp. [photocopy]
A Sermon, Delivered December 29, 1799, Occasioned by the Death of General George Washington, Late President of the United States and Commander (New York : Printed by T. & J. Swords, 1800), 39pp. [photocopy]
Miller, Samuel, 1802, A Sermon, delivered before the New-York Missionary Society, at their Annual Meeting, April 6th, 1802 (New-York: Printed by T. & J. Swords, 1802), 81pp. [photocopy]
Two letters concerning Thomas Jefferson, to Rev. Mr. Gemmil, [personal], New York, Dec. 7, [and Dec. x], 1800. Printed, without permission, in The American Mercury, Jan. 6, 1803. Hartford.
A Brief Retrospect Of The Eighteenth Century. Part the First, in 2 vols. New York, 1803, 1076 pp., 120 and 8°. vol. 1 and vol. 2
Open Letter (in explanation of above personal letters) to Mr. Babcock, New York, Feb. 5, 1803. The American Mercury, Feb., 1803. Hartford.
Address of the Presbytery of New York, as to the education of candidates for the ministry [in conjunction with Mr. Griffin], Oct., 1805. A circular, 8°.
Miller, Samuel, 1805, The Guilt, Folly and Sources of Suicide (1805), 72pp. [photocopy]
Miller, Samuel, 1808, A Sermon, preached March 13th, 1808, for the Benefit of the Society Instituted in the City of New-York, for the Relief of Poor Widows with Small Children (New York : Printed by Hopkins and Seymour, 1808), disbound, 31pp.; 23 cm. [original printing]
Miller, Samuel, 1812, “A Sermon delivered January 19, 1812, At the Request of a Number of Young Gentlemen of the City of New-York, Who Had Assembled to Express Their Condolence with the Inhabitants of Richmond, on the Late Mournful Dispensation of Providence in that City” (New-York : Printed by T. & J. Swords, 1812), 18pp.
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Miller, Samuel, 1812, “An Able and Faithful Ministry,” [originally published as The Duty of the Church to Take Measures for Providing an Able and Faithful Ministry, as part of Miller’s sermon delivered at the inauguration of the Rev. Archibald Alexander as professor at Princeton] , 17pp. Source:www.swrb.com/newslett/actual/NLs/AbleFait.htm
Miller, Samuel, 1812, A Sermon, delivered January 19, 1812, at the Request of a Number of Young Gentlemen of the City of New-York, who had assembled to express their condolence with the Inhabitants of Richmond, on the late mournful dispensation of providence in that City (New-York : Published by Whiting and Watson, 1812), 42pp. [photocopy]
Miller, Samuel, 1813, Memoirs of the Rev. John Rodgers, D.D., Late Pastor of the Wall-Street and Brick Churches, in the City of New-York (New-York : Published by Whiting and Watson, Theological and Classical Booksellers; J. Seymour, printer, 1813), leather, 432pp.; 22 cm.
Miller, Samuel, 1821, A Letter to the Editor of the Unitarian Miscellany, in reply to an attack, by an Anonymous Writer in that Work, on a late Ordination Sermon delivered in Baltimore, (Baltimore : Published by E.J. Coale, 1821), 34pp. [photocopy]
Miller, Samuel, 1822, A Sermon, delivered in the Middle Church, New Haven, Con. Sept. 12, 1822, at the Ordination of the Rev. Messrs. William Goodell, William Richards and Artemas Bishop, as Evangelists and Missionaries to the heathen (Boston : Crocker and Brewster, 1822), 48pp. [photocopy]
The Literary Fountains Healed : A Sermon, preached in the Chapel of the College of New-Jersey, March 9th, 1823 (Trenton : Printed by George Sherman, 1823), 42pp. [photocopy]
The Utility and Importance of Creeds and Confessions : An Introductory Lecture, delivered at the Opening of the Summer Session of the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church, Princeton, July 2, 1824 (Princeton, N.J. : Printed and Published by D.A. Borrenstein, 1824), disbound, 34pp.; 20 cm.
A Discourse, delivered in the Chapel of Nassau-Hall, Before the Literary and Philosophical Society of New Jersey, 39pp. [photocopy]
A Letter to A Gentleman of Baltimore, in reference to the case of The Rev. Mr. Duncan (Princeton, NJ : Princeton Press; Printed by D.A. Borrenstein, 1826), pb, 91pp.; 24 cm. [original printing]
“The Evidence and Duty of Being on the Lord’s Side,” in The National Preacher, 1.7 (December 1826): 97-112. [photocopy]
Letters on Clerical Manners and Habits; Addressed to A Student in the Theological Seminary, at Princeton, N.J. (New York : Published by G. & C. Carvill, 1827), hb, xiv, -476pp.; 20 cm. [original printing]
Letters Concerning The Constitution And Order of the Chr1st1an Ministry, As Deduced From Scr1pture And Pr1mat1ve Usage: Addressed to the members of the United Presbyterian churches of the city of New York. New York, 1807, 355 pp., 160.
A Continuation Of Letters Concerning The Constitution And Order of the Christian Ministry: Addressed to the Members of the Presbyterian churches in the City of New York. New York, 1809, 434 pp., 160.
“The Duty, the Benefits, and the Proper Method of Religious Fasting,” in The National Preacher 5.10 (March 1831): 145-156. [photocopy; sermon text: Daniel 9.3]
An Essay on the Warrant, Nature and Duties of the Office of The Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia : Presbyterian Board of Publication, 2nd edition, 1832), hb, 4, vii-viii, 5-339pp.; 15.5 cm. [original printing]
Introduction to An Essay on the Spirit and Influence of The Reformation, by C. Villers (Philadelphia : Key & Biddle, 1833), hb, iv, 187pp. Dr. Miller’s introduction appears on pp. 1-12. [original printing]
Letters to Presbyterians, on the Present Crisis in the Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia: Published by Anthony Finley, 1833), 314pp. [photocopy]
“The Scriptural Basis for Infant Baptism.” From the Book Infant Baptism. Memeographed excerpt printed by Faith Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 4299, Philadelphia, PA, April 1943 , 12 p.; 28 cm.
“The Earth Filled with the Glory of the Lord,” in The American National Preacher 10.7 (December 1835): 289-304 [photocopy; digitized text prepared in pdf format; and online at http://www.pcahistory.org/documents/glory.html]
“The Importance of Domestic Happiness,” in The American National Preacher 10.4 (September 1835): 241-256.
“The Dangers of Education in Roman-Catholic Seminaries,” reprinted in The Protestant Preacher(London : Francis Baisler, 1888), hb, pp. 369-380.
The Christian Education of the Children and Youth in the Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia : Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1840), hb, 66pp.; 16 cm.
Presbyterianism the Truly Primitive and Apostolical Constitution of the Church of Christ (Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1840), pb, 98pp.; 18 cm. [original printing]
An Address delivered to the First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth-Town, N.J., November 24th, 1845, on the Dedication of a Monument, 24pp. [photocopy]
Thoughts on Public Prayer (Harrisonburg, VA : Sprinkle Publications, 1849, reprinted 1985), hb, xxxxii, 306pp., with biographical sketch by Kevin Reed, pp. i-xxxxii.
Miller, Samuel, 1852, “The Appropriate Duty and Ornament of the Female Sex,” appearing in The Princeton Pulpit (New York : Charles Scribner, 1852), pp. 9-28 [photocopy]
Miller, Samuel, 1852, Letters from a Father to his Sons in College (Philadelphia : Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1852), hb, 240pp.; 20 cm.
Miller, Samuel, 1852, Letters on Clerical Manners and Habits: Addressed to A Student in the Theological Seminary, at Princeton, N.J. (Philadelphia : Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1852), hb, viii, 9-384 pp.; 20 cm. [“A New Edition, Revised”]
Prayer for Our Country : Three Sermons (Philadelphia : Henry B. Ashmead, 1862), 46 pp. [photocopy]
A Treatise on Mercersburg Theology; or, Mercersburg and Modern Theology Compared(Philadelphia: Published by S.R. Fisher & Co., 54 North Sixth Street, 1866), hb, 131pp.; 17 cm. [origina printing]
The Life of Samuel Miller (Stoke-on-Trent: Tentmaker Publications, 2002; reprint of 1869 edition), 2 volumes: vol. 1: 381pp.; vol. 2: 562pp.
Miller, Samuel, 1984, The Ruling Elder (Dallas, TX : Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1984), pb, vi, 28pp.; 21.5 cm. [extract of Chapter XI of An Essay on…the Ruling Elder]- -58 Miller, Samuel, 1989, The Utility and Importance of Creeds and Confessions, reprinted as Doctrinal Integrity (Dallas, TX : Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1824, 1839; reprinted 1989), hb, xxii, 137pp.; 22 cm. With introductory essay by Kevin Reed, pp. ix-xxii.