Puritan, born in 1842. He was one of America’s most influential ministers in the 1890s, but was affected by rampant liberalism of the early twentieth century. In 1892, while pastor of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, New York, he wrote The Evolution of Christianity, based on the premise that the church, faith and religion evolved in the same manner as did man. He saw evolution as the vehicle of God’s revelation. He is often considered the major popularizer of the New Theology movement.
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