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Theodore Parker (1810–1860)

Parker, Theodore. A distinguished American preacher and reformer; born at Lexington, MA, Aug. 24, 1810; died at Florence, May 10, 1860. He was pastor of a Unitarian church in Roxbury (1836–1–43), meanwhile contributing to the Dial essays and reviews in which he gave expression to theological opinions of extreme heterodoxy. His ‘Discourse on Matters Pertaining to Religion’ (1842), a volume of lectures delivered by him in Boston, made him famous, and he finally left Roxbury and preached regularly in that city. He published ‘Theism, Atheism, and the Popular Theology’ (1853), and a volume of ‘Ten Sermons on Religion’ (1852). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).