Foster, Benjamin Dd

Foster, Benjamin D.D., a Baptist preacher and author, was born at Danvers, Massachusetts, June 12, 1750, and graduated at Yale College in 1774. Near the close of his college course, having been appointed to take part in a discussion of the subject of baptism on the Pedobaptist side, his investigations made him a convert to Baptist views. He pursued his studies in; theology under the Rev. Dr. Stillman, of Boston, and was ordained pastor of a church in Leicester, Massachusetts, in 1776. He was afterwards pastor successively at Newport, Rhode Island, and at New York. During the prevalence of yellow fever in 1798 he declined to seek immunity from it by leaving his post of duty, and died from the pestilence, August 26. He was a diligent and zealous preacher, a devoted pastor, and respective scholar. He was the author of,

1. The Washing of Regeneration, or the Divine Right of Immersion: —

2. Primitive Baptism defined:—

3. A Dissertation on the Seventy Weeks of Daniel (Newport, 1787). (L.E.S.)

 
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