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THE

AMERICAN PULPIT:

SKETCHES,

BIOGRAPHICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE,

OF

LIVING AMERICAN PREACHERS,

AND OF

THE RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS AND DISTINCTIVE IDEAS

WHICH THEY REPRESENT.

BY HENRY FOWLER,

PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL ECONOMY AT TIIE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER.

With Portraits on Steel.

NEW YORK:

J. M. FAIRCHILD & CO., 109 NASSAU-STREET.

BOSTON:-CROSBY, NICHOLS & co.

LONDON :-SAMPSON LOW, SON & CO.

1856.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856,

BY HENRY FOWLER,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern

District of New York.

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I DEDICATE THIS BOOK

10

Those friends

WHOSE GENEROUS CONVERSATIONS WERR

THE SUMMER RAIN TO ITS ROOTS,

AND

THEIR GENIAL INTEREST

THE SUNSHINE TO ITS LEAVES.

He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will

proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity,

and end in loving himself better than all.–COLERIDGE.

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