Drawing upon scriptural examples, Samuel Miller asserts the duty of Christians to practice religious fasting. He then describes several benefits to be gained from this practice. Miller discusses the proper way to observe a biblical fast, including some of the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of this exercise.
Samuel Miller (1769-1850) was a Presbyterian pastor in New York City for over 20 years. In 1813 he was selected as the second instructor at Princeton Seminary, where he served for over 35 years as professor of ecclesiastical history and church government.