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...Nisbet, Charles Charles Nisbet's contribution to the American Enlightenment reflects the paradoxical way in which ideas intermixed in America. His synthesis of Enlightenment learning and Calvinist orthodoxy, along with his critique...
...McGuffey, William Holmes William Holmes McGuffey was born to Anna and Alexander McGuffey in Washington County, Pennsylvania, on 23 September 1758. By the time he two years old, his intrepid and industrious family had moved near Youngstown...
...Tappan, Henry Philip Henry Philip Tappan was born on 18 April 1805 to Ann DeWitt and Peter Tappan in Rhinebeck, New York. As the youngest of seven children, and the son of a merchant and trader, Tappan was raised in a middle class family...

Nisbet, Charles (1736–1804)

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...A Presbyterian pastor and educator, Charles Nisbet's appropriation of Scottish philosophy for religious purposes transmitted a moderate form of the Enlightenment in colonial America and the early United States.The son of William and Alison...
...Mahan, Asa Asa Mahan was born on 9 November 1799 in Vernon, New York. His religious upbringing in a devout Congregationalist home was tinged with frontier revivalism and marked by intense struggles against traditional Calvinist doctrines...
...Munsell, Oliver Spencer Oliver Spencer Munsell was born on 8 June 1825 in Miami County, Ohio. He attended Indiana Asbury College (now DePauw University) in Greencastle, Indiana, which had been founded by Methodists in 1835 and named after...
...Leach, William Turnbull William Leach was born on 1 March 1805 in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England. He received the MA degree in 1827 from the University of Edinburgh, where competence in logic and philosophy was provided alongside the classical...
...Ross, W.D. Plato W.D. Ross was born in Thurso on 15 April 1877 and died in Oxford, University of Oxford on 5 May 1971. He studied at Edinburgh University Edinburgh University and Balliol College, Oxford Balliol College, Oxford. He...
...Prichard, H.A. H.A. Prichard was born in London on 31 October 1871 and died in Oxford on 29 December 1947. He studied at Clifton and New College, Oxford. He was fellow of Hertford College, Oxford Hertford College, Oxford from 1895 till...
...Carritt, E.F. E.F. Carritt was born in Highgate on 27 February 1876 and died in hospital in Ascot on 19 June 1964. The son of a London solicitor, he was educated at Bradfield College in Berkshire and at Hertford College, Oxford Hertford...