Edward J. Young Papers, 1851 -- 1883


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Edward James Young was born in Boston on April 1 1829. He was the son of Dr. Alexander Young, former minister of the New South Church, at Church Green, Summer Street, Boston, as well as publisher of historical books about the history of the pilgrim fathers and the first colony. Edward J. Young graduated from Chauncy Hall School in 1839 and from Boston Latin School in 1844. He received a B. A. from Harvard in 1848, taught two years in the Brimmer and Latin Schools in Boston. He then studied two years at Harvard Divinity School from 1850-1852 after which he studied theology for four years in Germany, principally at Göttingen and Halle. He wrote prolifically about theological issues, see here for example his survey of theological publications in Germany published in the Christian Examiner in May 1854, and Young brought German theological issues to an English reading public. Young published about the contemporary conflict in German theology between Neo-Lutherans and the Reformed Church as well as the Party of Union in three articles in the Christian Examiner of May and November 1855 as well as January 1856 "in one of which he made a vigorous plea for the enlargement of theological education at Harvard."

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