School Of The Prophets

In the early days of the Bible Students, before there was a properly constituted Theocratic Ministry School, there was a kind of ad hoc school operating in some congregations in order to give training to those who felt they could aspire to be public speakers. These schools were open to males only, and may have had an elder from the congregation present to provide oversight and offer constructive counsel. The book Jehovah's Witnesses - Proclaimers Of God's Kingdom refers to these schools on page 247.

Some, at least, of the counsel of experienced brothers and outlines for talks were put together in written form and published privately under the title: The School Of The Prophets. How many of these were published I do not know, but one of them has come into my possession (acknowledgement is made in the "Latest News" page) in .pdf format. It was written by J. C. Lardent and C. E. Stewart and published in 1922 by The New Era Enterprise.

It has been used, and some of the titles appear to have written in Polish in pencil by the owner. The text is very readable. This, I feel, is a very interesting artifact in Theocratic history and I am sure that many readers would be happy to be able to see this. I am therefore very pleased to be able to make it available through Strictly Genteel. Clicking the link below will start the download. Please be aware that it is an 11 megabyte file, and you will need Adobe Acrobat reader to open it (most computers will open it automatically).

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