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Beecher, Lyman

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Born: 1775 AD
Died: 1863 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen

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1775 - Born on the 12th of October in New Haven, Connecticut.

 

Worked as a boy in an uncle's blacksmith shop and on his farm.

 

1797 - Graduated from Yale, having studied theology under Timothy Dwight.

 

1798-1810 - Preached in the Presbyterian church at East Hampton, Long Island and ordained in 1799.

 

1810-1826 - Congregational Church at Litchfield, Connecticut.

 

1814 - A series of six sermons on intemperance, which were reprinted frequently and greatly aided temperance reform.

 

1826-1832 - Hanover Street Church of Boston.

 

1833-1834 - Second Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

President of the newly established Lane Theological Seminary at Walnut Hills, Cincinnati.

 

1832-1850 - Professor of didactic and polemic theology.

 

1836 - Accused of being a moderate Calvinist and was tried for heresy, but was acquitted.

 

He lived in Boston for a short time, devoting himself to literature.

 

1863 - He died on the 10th of January in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Father of Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

 

 

 


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