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Henry Ward Beecher
b. June 24, 1813 – d. March 8, 1887 • Abolitionist
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Beecher, Henry Ward
Beecher, Henry Ward (1813–1887)America’s most prominent preacher (1840–70) and son of Lyman Beecher, Beecher preached a mixture of civil religion and Christianized Social Darwinism. He largely ignored the theological substance of his Calvinist upbringing to popularize a romantic view of God superintending
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Henry Ward Beecher
Henry Ward Beecher(1813–87). A liberal Congregational minister, Henry Ward Beecher became one of the most influential Protestant spokesmen of his time. His oratorical skills and social concerns made him a popular lecturer. His reputation grew after publication in 1844 of his Seven Lectures to Young
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Beecher, Henry Ward
Beecher, Henry Ward (1813–87). Pastor and Presbyterian theologian who influenced social causes. He was born in Connecticut in a prominent family; his father was the noted pastor and preacher Lyman ⇒Beecher, and his sister was Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. After graduating
Who’s Who in Christian History
Beecher, Henry Ward
BEECHER, HENRY WARD (1813–1887)Congregational clergymanBeecher was born at Litchfield, Connecticut, and was educated at Amherst College and at Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, where his father, Lyman Beecher, was president. After two “new-school” Presbyterian pastorates in Indiana, he was called