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Lyman Abbott, Christian Evolutionist

A Study in Religious Liberalism

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674731790

Publication Date: 01/01/1953

303 pages


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Lyman Abbott lived from 1835 to 1922. He was a mature and major force on our national scene from the time of Lincoln’s crusade until after that of Wilson. Lyman Abbott was not a profound man, but he was a righteous one, and his capacity to grow was amazing. Ira Brown discusses Abbott’s full life beginning with his early years as a lawyer; then his prohibitionist and anti-slavery stand; his middle years as a successor to Henry Ward Beecher in Brooklyn’s Plymouth Church; his assumption of the editorship of The Outlook; and finally the two decades of collaboration with Theodore Roosevelt.

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