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Beecher, Lyman

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

Nationality: American
Categories: Clergymen


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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