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3G ANNUAL REPORT 1S5 pitulation here It may suffice to say that after the publica- tion by Professor of Divinity in King's College of series of "Theological Essays setting forth opinions which were in the judgment of the Council of dangerous tendency audcal- culated to unsettle the minds of the Theological Students the Council felt that no other course was open to them than that which was adopted Whilst however they lament the neces- sity which constrained them to so painful step the Council feel bound in justice to the Professor to express the sense which they entertain of the zealous and able manner in which he discharged the duties of the two offices which he held and of the attachment which he at all times manifested towards the College The Professorship of Ecclesiastical History thus vacated has been entrusted to the Rev Dr McCaul who continues at the same time to discharge his duties as Professor of Hebrew The Council esteem themselves fortunate in thus securing for two important branches of Theology the services of divine whose character for sound and comprehensive learning is so generally known This arrangement made it necessary to relieve the Professor of Hebrew from the labour of teaching the elements of that language and with this end in view the Council resolved to institute Lectureship in Hebrew To this new office they have elected the Rev Perovv ne Μ Λ Fellow of Corpus Christ College Cambridge The same gentle- man has also been appointed Censor of the Resident Students an office which the Rev McCaul to the great regret of the Council had been compelled by ill health to resign The re-arrangement of the Classes consequent upon these changes having suggested the feasibility of giving greater prominence to Pastoral Theology than had hitherto appeared possible the Council determined to advance the Rev Ε II Plumptre hitherto Lecturer in Divinity to the rank of Pro- fessor of Pastoral Theology thus marking at once the import- ance of that branch of Divinity and the sense which the Council entertain of the zeal and ability with which Mr Plumptre has so long discharged his duties It will be satisfactory to the Court of Proprietors to learn
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