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Edward Beecher (1803–1895)

Beecher, Edward. An American clergyman and author, brother of Henry Ward Beecher; born in Easthampton, NY, Aug. 27, 1803; died in Brooklyn, NY, July 28, 1895. He graduated at Yale, studied theology at Andover and New Haven; was pastor of various Congregational churches, especially at Park Street, Boston (1844–55). He was president of Illinois College, Jacksonville (1830–44), and for some years professor of Exegesis in the Chicago Theological Seminary. He wrote many religious books, including ‘The Conflict of Ages’ (1853); and ‘The Concord of Ages’ (1860) in which he explained the existence of sin and misery in the world as the results of a pre-existent state, to be harmonized at last in an eternal concord of good.