Eddy. Universalism in Gloucester, Mass.: An Historical Discourse on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the first Sermon of Rev. John Murray in that Town
Eddy. Universalism in Gloucester, Mass.: An Historical Discourse on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the first Sermon of Rev. John Murray in that Town
Eddy. Universalism in Gloucester, Mass.: An Historical Discourse on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the first Sermon of Rev. John Murray in that Town

Eddy. Universalism in Gloucester, Mass.: An Historical Discourse on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the first Sermon of Rev. John Murray in that Town

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Eddy, Richard. Universalism in Gloucester, Mass.: An Historical Discourse on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the first Sermon of Rev. John Murray in that Town; Delivered in the Independent Christian Church, November 3, 1874, By Richard Eddy, D.D., then Pastor of the Church. With Addresses on the same Occasion, Notes and Appendix. Illustrated. Gloucester, Mass.: Proctor Brothers, 1892. [7151]

Faded maroon cloth, gilt title to spine, 5 1/2 x 8 inches, 1931 owner's inscription on front paste-down partially crossed over with black marker. Frontispiece portrait of Rev. John Murray plus two additional plates of the meeting house and 11 of pastors of the Church over the years. 245 clean pp., tight, includes a useful index. Good. Hardcover.

A vital history of some of the earliest Universalist preaching and ministry in the United States.

Ricard Eddy, D.D. (1828-1906), b. Providence, RI; d. Gloucester, MA. He studied under Thomas J. Sawyer at Clinton, NY (of whom Eddy was later biographer), and was ordained to the Universalist ministry in 1852. He served parishes in upstate New York, and during the American Civil War he was chaplain of the 60th New York Volunteer Infantry for three years, after which he wrote a history of the regiment. He was later pastor at Philadelphia, and at Franklin and Gloucester in Massachusetts.  He became a popular Temperance lecturer, delivering over 2,000 orations and writing several learned works on alcoholism. His penchant for books and history was instrumental in his writing Universalism in America, published in 1894 as one of The American Church History series. Eddy held many important posts in his denomination. - See the biography of Richard Eddy written by Alan Seaburg in the Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography, an online resource of the Unitarian Universalist History & Heritage Society.