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Lyman Beecher
b. October 12, 1775 – d. January 10, 1863
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Beecher, Lyman
Beecher, Lyman (1775–1863), American Protestant minister. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, he went to Yale University, where he came under the influence of its first president, Timothy Dwight (1752–1817) and the spirit of *revivalism which led to the Second *Great Awakening. He became pastor of *Presbyterian
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Beecher, Lyman
Beecher, Lyman (1775–1863)Congregationalist, later a Presbyterian minister, Beecher maintained a pragmatic indifference to creedal definitions of orthodoxy. He preached human ability to respond to God’s grace despite his Calvinist allegiances. After initial opposition, he eventually embraced the manipulative
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Lyman Beecher
Lyman Beecher(1775–1863). A contemporary called Lyman Beecher “the father of more brains than any other man in America.” His three marriages produced 13 children. A Presbyterian religious leader and social reformer, he led revival meetings at which he preached against excessive drinking, Roman Catholicism,
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Beecher, Lyman
Beecher, Lyman (1775–1863). Highly successful Presbyterian pastor in New York, Connecticut, and Masachusetts. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, he studied at Yale University in the same city, where he came under the influence of his mentor Timothy ⇒Dwight and felt the impact of the Second Great Awakening.
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Beecher, Lyman
Beecher, Lyman (1775–1863). Best known as a revivalist and social reformer, Lyman Beecher was one of the most prominent churchmen of his age. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Beecher graduated from Yale University, where he was deeply affected by the godly Timothy *Dwight. Beecher served first as a Presbyterian,
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Lyman Beecher
Pastors and PreachersLyman BeecherRevivalist who moved with the times“Sin is black, grace abounds, the will is free.”—one biographer’s summary of Lyman Beecher’s TheologyDuring Lyman Beecher’s sophomore year at Yale, school president Timothy Dwight launched a preaching campaign against the
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Beecher, Lyman
BEECHER, LYMAN (1775–1863)American evangelical leader during the first half of the nineteenth centuryBorn in New Haven, Connecticut, Beecher entered Yale University in 1793. Yale’s new president, Timothy Dwight, inspired him to become a revivalist. In 1799 Beecher was ordained into the Presbyterian