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Louis Matthews Sweet

Clergyman

Louis Matthews Sweet, American clergyman. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Founders and Patriots of America (chaplain general 1937).

Background

Sweet, Louis Matthews was born on October 10, 1869 in Southold, New York, United States. Son of Amos Lewis and Sarah Elizabeth (Benedict) Sweet.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Hobart College, 1892, A.M., 1895. Graduate Auburn Theological Seminary, 1895. S.T.D., Hobart, 1907.

Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1918.

Career

Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1895. Pastor Union Springs, New York, 1896-1901, Warsaw, New York, 1901-1904, Canandaigua, New York, 1905-1908, professor Christian theology and apologetics, Biblical Seminary in New York, 1908-1929. Member of faculty Presbyterian Theological Seminary, now McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, since June 1, 1929, professor systematic theology, 1931-1939, now professor emeritus.

Visiting lecturer in theology, Biblical Seminary in New York, 1940-1942. Interim pastor, 1st Presbyterian Church, Utica, New York, 1942-1943. East Presbyterian Church, Syracuse, New York, 1944-1946.

Author: Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ, 1906. The Self-Portrayal of Shakespeare, 1906. Study of the English Bible, 1914.

Roman Emperor Worship, 1919. The Verification of Christianity, 1919. The Makin’ o’ Joe, 1919.

To Christ through Evolution, 1925. The Head of the Comer, 1931. The Pastoral Ministry In Our Time (with Malcolm Stuart Sweet).

Contributor International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Chicago, 1915. Lecturer on Smyth Foundation, Columbia (South Carolina.) Theological Seminary, 1921-1922.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ, 1906. The Self-Portrayal of Shakespeare, 1906. Study of the English Bible, 1914.Roman Emperor Worship, 1919. The Verification of Christianity, 1919. The Makin’ o’ Joe, 1919.To Christ through Evolution, 1925. The Head of the Comer, 1931. The Pastoral Ministry In Our Time (with Malcolm Stuart Sweet).Contributor International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Chicago, 1915. Lecturer on Smyth Foundation, Columbia (South Carolina.) Theological Seminary, 1921-1922.

Membership

Member Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Founders and Patriots of America (chaplain general 1937).

Connections

Married Margaret Stuart, September 3, 1895. Children: Kenneth Stuart, Margaret Elizabeth, Hogarth Stuart, Malcolm Stuart.

father:
Amos Lewis Sweet

mother:
Sarah Elizabeth (Benedict) Sweet

spouse:
Margaret Stuart

child:
Malcolm Stuart Sweet

child:
Margaret Elizabeth Sweet

child:
Hogarth Stuart Sweet

child:
Kenneth Stuart Sweet