FISH, HENRY CLAY: American Baptist; b. at Halifax, Vt., Jan. 27, 1820; d. at Newark, N. J., Oct. 2, 1877. He received an academic education and, after teaching two years in Massachusetts, entered Union Theological Seminary, New York, where he was graduated in 1845. He was pastor of the Baptist church at Somerville, N. J., from 1845 till 1851, and of the First Baptist Church of Newark from 1851 till his death. During the Civil War he supported the Union, and on being drafted in June, 1864, he insisted on going to the front, but finally agreed to send a substitute. He was an ardent and efficient worker in extending the Bap tist Church, and also did much to popularize life insurance, publishing several works on the subject. His numerous religious writings and compilations include, Primitive Piety/ Revived (Boston, 1855); History and Repository of Pulpit Elaquena (2 vols., New York, 1856); Pulpit Eloquence of the Nine teenth Century (1857); Handbook of Revivals (Bos ton, 1874); and Bible Lands Illustrated (Hartford, 1876), the result of eight months spent abroad in 1874.
FISHER, GEORGE PARK: Congregationalist; b. at Wrentham, Mass., Aug. 10, 1827. He studied at Brown University (B.A., 1847), Yale Divinity School, Andover Theological Seminary (from which he was graduated in 1851), and in Germany. He was professor of divinity and college preacher in Yale College 1854-61 and professor of ecclesiastical history in the Yale Divinity School 1861-1901. He has written: The Supernatural Origin of Chris tianity (New York, 1865); Life of Benjamin Silli~ man (1866); History of the Reformation (1873; new ed., 1906); The Beginnings of Christianity (1877); Faith and Ralionallam (1879); Discussions in History and Theology (1880); The Christian Relig ion (1882); The Grounds of Theistic and Christian Belief (1883); Outlines of Universal History (1885); History of the Christian Church (1888); Manual of Christian Evidences (1890); Nature and Method of Revelation (1890); Colonial History of thhe United States (1892); Manual of Natural Theology (1893); History of Christian Doctrine (1896); Brief History of the Nations (1896); and Edwards on the Trinity (1903).
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