Henry Ward Beecher


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United States clergyman who was a leader for the abolition of slavery (1813-1887)

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With her focus on Henry Ward Beecher in her third chapter, Halpern moves away from fiction proper and into the realm of oratory and public figures.
Stowe's brothers, including Henry Ward Beecher in Brooklyn, preached fiery sermons denouncing the act.
Still, she took pride in her family tree: her great-grand father, Lyman Beecher, and her great-uncle, Henry Ward Beecher, were acclaimed ministers, and her great-aunts were also prominent--Harriet Beecher Stowe was famous as the author of the hugely popular anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), Catherine Beecher was an outspoken advocate for women's education, and Isabella Beecher Hooker was a leader in the woman's suffrage movement.
Even a highly regarded book like Debby Applegate's Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Henry Ward Beecher, The Most Famous Man in America (New York: Doubleday, 2006), paints his father Lyman as a dour and depressed determinist, even though, as Douglas Sweeney's essay shows convincingly, early nineteenth-century Calvinism was intellectually lively and far from depressing.
Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims: This was the home church of Henry Ward Beecher (1813-87), America's most famous preacher and anti-slavery crusader in the 19th-century/He helped design the simple 1849 church, which contains a great deal of beautiful stained glass.
She was the great granddaughter of Lyman Beecher, a leader of the Second Great Awakening, an early nineteenth-century religious revival movement, and the grand-niece of a stellar group of great-uncles and -aunts: the famous minister Henry Ward Beecher, the noted theologian Edward Beecher, the abolitionist minister and author Charles Beecher, the educator Catharine Beecher, the suffragist Isabella Beecher Hooker, and the abolitionist and novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe.
When Woodhull accused Isabella's brother, Henry Ward Beecher, the most famous minister of the nineteenth century, of having affairs with women in his congregation, Isabella championed Woodhull and urged Henry to confess.
Nineteenth-century scientist Asa Grey and preacher Henry Ward Beecher defended Darwin's teaching, but clearly others, such as the secularist Andrew Dickson White, affirmed an incompatibility between science and religion, which for him, was tantamount to superstition.
At Dante's Inferno , the wax figures of Boss Tweed, Jay Gould, & Henry Ward Beecher writhed in torment.
Henry Ward Beecher, one of America's most famous divines, was playing footsie with the wife of one of his best friends, Theodore Tilton, she broke the story.
This paper extends a small portion of their efforts by focusing upon three prominent nineteenth-century "optimistic evolutionists": Joseph LeConte (1823-1901), Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), and Lyman Abbott (1835-1922).
One of the early proponents of sectional and ecclesiastic reconciliation was Henry Ward Beecher, the most popular Northern preacher of the 19th century.
Meanwhile the Biography category was won by Debby Applegate for The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher and the winner in the General Nonfiction category was Lawrence Wright for The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, Publishers Weekly reported.
THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher | DEBBY APPLEGATE: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)--a Brooklyn preacher, abolitionist, and intellectual--became famous for his "Gospel of Love" orations and antislavery stance, and infamous for his adultery.
THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA: THE BIOGRAPHY OF HENRY WARD BEECHER By Debby Applegate Doubleday, 584 pages, $27.