Religion: Hall of Fame

There are just four ministers in the American Hall of Fame at New York University.

Jonathan Edwards, 1703-1758, Yale Graduate, Princeton President, Presbyterian, "America's greatest meta-physician."

William Ellery Channing, 1780-1842, Harvard graduate, Unitarian minister at Boston, Abolitionist, friend of Coleridge and Wordsworth.

Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887, Amherst graduate, Congregationalist minister, lecturer, a free-Soiler.

Phillips Brooks, 1835-1893, Harvard graduate, Episcopalian, chosen Bishop of Massachusetts in 1891, lectured at Yale Divinity School.

A bust of Phillips Brooks is about to be placed above his tablet in the Hall.


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