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....