These are occasional posts from the writings of Methodist scholar and holiness advocate Daniel Steele. They come several sources, but they are primarily from the book Steele's Answers published in 1912. They reflect views that were characteristic of the Holiness movement of that era. Daniel Steele (1824-1914), the late vice-president of Syracuse University, was born in Windham, NY, October 5, 1824. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1848, and served for two years afterwards as a tutor in that school. He joined the New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1849, and served in pastoral work till 1862, when he was elected Professor of Ancient Languages in Genesee College. From 1869 to 1871 he served as acting president of the College, and in the latter year, upon the incorporation of Genesee College with Syracuse University, because vice-president of the university. He retired from the university in 1872, and engaged in pastoral work in the New England Conference of the M. E. Church. H
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