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Clergyman , educator

Ebenezer Porter , D.D., was an American minister and writer.

Background

Porter, Ebenezer was born on October 5, 1772 in Cornwall, Connecticut, United States. Son of Thomas and Abigail (Howe) Porter.

Education

Graduate Dartmouth, 1792, honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1814. A.M. (honorary), Yale, 1795.

Career

Ordained to ministry Congregational Church, 1796. Bartlet professor pulpit eloquence Andover (Massachusetts) Theological Seminary, 1812-1827, president, 1827-1834. A founder Monthly Concert for Prayer, American Tract Society.

Active in furthering interests of home and foreign missions, American Ednl. Society, temperance movement. Author: The Young Preacher’s Manual, 1819.

An Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery, 1827. Lectures on Revivals of Religion, 1832. Lectures on Homiletics, Preaching and Public Prayer, 1834.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Young Preacher’s Manual, 1819. An Analysis of the Principles of Rhetorical Delivery, 1827. Lectures on Revivals of Religion, 1832.

      Lectures on Homiletics, Preaching and Public Prayer, 1834.

Connections

Married Lucy Merwin, May 1797.

father:
Thomas Porter

mother:
Abigail (Howe) Porter

spouse:
Lucy Merwin