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Ezra Stiles
1787 Ezra Stiles President of Yale College- Ordination Sermon for Henry Channing
New London: Good condition. 1787 Ezra Stiles - President of Yale College- Ordination Sermon booklet for Reverend Henry Channing. Printed by T Green, New London. Complete as published in 41 pages. Size: 5" x 8". See pictures. 1787 Ezra Stiles - President of Yale College- Ordination Sermon booklet for Reverend Henry Channing. Printed by T Green, New London. Complete as published in 41 pages. Size: 5" x 8". See pictures. Ezra Stiles (December 10, 1727 - May 12, 1795) was an American academic and educator, Congregationalist minister, theologian and author. He was seventh president of Yale College (1778-1795), and one of the founders of Brown University. Born the son of the Rev. Isaac Stiles in North Haven, Connecticut, and Kezia Taylor (1702-1727), the daughter of poet Edward Taylor. Ezra Stiles graduated from Yale in 1746. He studied theology and was ordained in 1749, tutoring at Yale from that year until 1755. At one point he nearly became an Anglican: the Rev. Dr. Samuel Johnson in a letter to Archbishop Seeker of Canterbury on April 10, 1762, confided that Stiles "was once on the point of conforming to the Church, but was dissuaded by his friends, and is become much of a Latitudinarian."[4] Styles resigned from the ministry in 1753 to study law and practice at New Haven, but returned to the cloth as a Congregationalist minister two years later. Historians Helen A. Lane and Marion B. Walkden report that he was the first minister of the Dighton Community Church in Massachusetts. They state: Ezra Stiles, first settled minister of the church, was later made president of Yale Co … [Click Below for Full Description]
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