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...Winthrop, John John Winthrop was a statesman rather than a philosopher. Yet, as the key figure in the shaping of early Massachusetts government and society he drew upon and articulated a vision of social organization and conduct that had...
...Samuel Willard was born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony on 31 January 1640 in the newly founded town of Concord. The sixth child and the second son of Simon Willard and Mary Sharpe, he remains best known for his systematic defense...

Sewall, Samuel (1652–1730)

Larry D. Gragg

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...Samuel Sewall was born in Bishop Stoke, Hampshire, England. A merchant, judge, and political leader, Sewall was a notable New England figure who shared some of the traits of the men of the early American Enlightenment. Well educated...

Abernethy, John (1680–1740)

M.A. Stewart

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...John Abernethy was born probably at Brigh, Co. Tyrone on 19 October 1680 and died in Dublin on 1 December 1740. His father was one of the Presbyterian ministers who went over to present an address of loyalty from the Irish dissenters...
...Wigglesworth, Edward Holyoke, Edward Edward Holyoke was born on 25 June 1689 in Boston, Massachusetts. He did his preparatory studies at North Grammar school and then attended Harvard College where Willard, Samuel Samuel Willard presided...

Gay, Ebenezer (1696–1787)

Robert J. Wilson

Georgia College & State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Ebenezer Gay was a clergyman who ministered in the First Church of Hingham, Massachusetts, for sixty-nine years. He became an unapologetic advocate of a rational, tolerant, Arminian theology that encouraged a generation of younger ministers...

Finley, Samuel (1715–66)

John Ellis

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...Samuel Finley was a Presbyterian pastor and college president who opposed contemporary theologians’ attempts to rationalize Protestant theology. However, he also defended the rights of Protestants who dissented from state-supported...
...Bellamy, Joseph Edwards, Jonathan x, Joseph Bellamy was born 20 February 1719 in the small town of Cheshire, Connecticut. From 1731 to 1735 Bellamy studied at Yale College within the usual curriculum of mathematics, ancient languages...
...Stiles, Ezra Ezra Stiles was born on 29 November 1727 in North Haven, Connecticut to Reverend Isaac Stiles and Kezia (Taylor) Stiles, who died when Ezra was two years old. His father was a leading Congregationalist minister embroiled...
...Hamilton, Hugh Hugh Hamilton, son of Alexander Hamilton, MP, was born at Knock, Co. Dublin on 26 March 1729 and died at Kilkenny on 1 December 1805. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA, 1747; MA, 1750; BD, 1759; DD, 1762), he...