Albert Barnes Edit Profile
Graduate Hamilton College, 1820, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1824.
Pastor Presbyterian Church, Morristown, New Jersey, 1824-1830, First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1830-1870. Became center of controversy when he denied doctrine of original sin in sermons, suspended from ministry by Synod, 1836-1837, restored to pastorate after vindication by Synod under control of New School Presbyns. (at time of national split between Old and New School Presbyns.).
Active in causes of abolition, prohibition, Sunday School establishment, during following decades. Worked to achieve reconciliation 2 factions of Presbyns. in 1869. Trustee Union Theological Seminary Author: Notes, Explanatory and Practical (commentaries on New Testament), 11 vols., 1832-1853.
Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity, 1868.
Married Abby Smith.