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Clergyman

Absalom Peters, American clergyman.

Background

Peters, Absalom was born on September 19, 1793 in Wentworth, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Absalom and Mary (Rogers) Peters.

Education

Graduate Dartmouth, 1816, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1819.

Career

Pastor, 1st Congregational Church, Bennington, Vermont, 1819-1825. Ordained pastor by Troy Presbytery, 1820. Secretary United Missionary Society of New York, 1825-1826, correspondent secretary, 1826-1837.

Editor Home Missionary and Pastor’s Journal, 1828-1836. Sided with New School in schism of Presbyterian Church. A founder Union Theological Seminary, 1836, director, 1836-1842, financial agent, professor extraordinary homiletics, pastoral theology and church government, 1842-1844.

Editor American Biblical Repository, 1838-1841. Founder, editor American Eclectic, 1841-1842. Pastor 1st Congressional Church, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1844-1857.

Trustee Williams College, 1845-1869. Editor American Journal of Edition and College Review, 1856-1869. Author: Sprinkling the Only Mode of Baptism and the Scripture Warrant for Infant Baptism, 1848.

Life and Time, a Birthday Memorial of Seventy Years, 1866.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Sprinkling the Only Mode of Baptism and the Scripture Warrant for Infant Baptism, 1848. Life and Time, a Birthday Memorial of Seventy Years, 1866.

Connections

Married Harriet Hinckley Hatch, October 25, 1819, 7 children.

father:
Absalom Peters

mother:
Mary (Rogers) Peters

spouse:
Harriet Hinckley Hatch