Beecher, Lyman

Beecher, Lyman

▪ American minister
born Oct. 12, 1775, New Haven, Conn.
died Jan. 10, 1863, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.

      U.S. Presbyterian clergyman in the revivalist tradition.

      A graduate of Yale in 1797, he held pastorates at Litchfield, Conn., and at Boston, during which he opposed rationalism, Catholicism, and the liquor traffic. Turning his attention to evangelizing the West, he became president of the newly founded Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio (1832–50), and also assumed a new pastorate there (1832–42). His Calvinism, considered strict by Bostonians, proved so mild for western Presbyterians that he was tried for heresy, but his synod acquitted him.

      Beecher was called by a contemporary “the father of more brains than any other man in America.” Among the 13 children of his three marriages, Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe achieved fame. Five others well known in their day were Catharine (1800–78), a leader in the women's education movement; Edward (1803–95), a minister, college president, and anti-slavery writer; Charles (1815–1900), Florida's superintendent of public instruction; Isabella (1822–1907), a champion of legal rights for women; and Thomas (1824–1900), an early advocate of adapting church life to modern urban conditions.

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