Beecher, Lyman; Cross, Barbara M. [editor]. The Autobiography of Lyman Beecher

Beecher, Lyman; Cross, Barbara M. [editor]. The Autobiography of Lyman Beecher

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Beecher, Lyman; Cross, Barbara M. [editor]. The Autobiography of Lyman Beecher. In two volumes. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1961. First Edition. ISBN: 0674054008.

Two volumes in brick red cloth, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, bindings fine, former owner's signature on the ffeps. Vol. I. xxxix., 418 pp.; Vol. II. vii., 447 pp. Pages are clean, books are tight, illustrated. Dust jackets very good with light soil, now in clear protective wrappers. Very good in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.  [4050] 

No. 418 in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. "An annotated version of the first edition." Roberts writes of the first edition (1864), "A rich source of material on the revivals of his day with significant details on Asahel Nettleton, Charles G. Finney and the great controversy surrounding them."

Lyman Beecher, D.D. (1775-1863), “an eminent Presbyterian minister, was born at New Haven, Connecticut…was sent to Yale College, where he graduated A.B. in 1797…In 1825 he accepted a call to the Hanover Street Church, Boston, where he spent six years of immense activity and popularity, distinguished also by his boldness and success with which he opposed Dr. Channing and grappled Unitarianism…In 1832 he accepted the Presidency of Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, in which service, and that of the Second Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, he remained during twenty eventful years…The doctrinal views of Dr. Beecher has always been moderately Calvinistic, and he was charged by some of the stronger Calvinists with heresy. A trial ensued, ending in 1835, by the adoption of resolutions to which Dr. Beecher assented; but the controversy went on until at last the Presbyterian church was rent in twain by it. In 1852 Dr. Beecher resigned the presidency of the seminary and returned to Boston.” – M’Clintock & Strong.

Dr. Beecher was the father of Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and the father of the preachers Henry Ward Beecher, Charles Beecher, Edward Beecher, and Thomas Beecher.