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Charles Augustus Briggs (1841–1913)

Briggs, Charles Augustus. An American clergyman and religious writer; born in New York City, Jan. 15, 1841; died in 1913. For a number of years he was pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Roselle, NJ. In 1874 he was appointed professor of Hebrew in Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He was tried for heresy in 1892, but was acquitted. Among his works are: ‘American Presbyterianism’ (1885); ‘The Messiah of the Apostles’ (1886); ‘The Messiah of the Gospels’; ‘The Higher Criticism of the Hexateuch’; and ‘The Bible, the Church, and the Reason’; ‘Ethical Teachings of Jesus.’