Edward J. Young papers, 1851-1883


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1.20 cubic ft.

Edward Jame Young (1829-1906) received an honorary degree of doctor of divinity from Tufts University in 1887 and gave the Russel Lecture on September 20 1885 titled 'The Sufficiency of Christianity.' He was a generous donor to the Tufts College library. Young studied theology at Harvard and in Germany in the 1850s and wrote prolifically about particularly German theological issues of the time. After serving as pastor of the Channing Religious Society in Newton from 1857-1869, he became Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Dexter Lecturer of Biblical Literature at Harvard University until he resigned in 1880. He then served as pastor of the Unitarian First Parish Church at Waltham until he retired in 1892. Professor Young was a Fellow of the American Academy and served in many professional societies. Edward James Young was married to Mary C. Blake in Newton in 1859. He died in Waltham in June 24 1906.

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