Binney, Amos

Binney, Amos a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Hull, Mass., Oct. 30, 1802. He experienced conversion at the age of sixteen; received a commonschool education, and studied one year at New Market Academy; was licensed to preach, and entered upon mercantile business; and in 1826 joined the New England Conference. In its active work he did noble consecrated service until 1854, when he located. In 1857 he became supernumerary, and remained such until his decease in New Haven, Conn., March 29, 1878. Mr. Binney was characterized by great fidelity to the Methodist Episcopal Church, and by tireless industry in every department of pastoral labor. He had a peculiar insight into the religious wants and difficulties of the common people, hence the publishing of his Theological Compend, which has been translated into the Arabic, Chinese, German, Swedish, Bulgarian, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese languages. His last eighteen years were spent in publishing his People's Commentary. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1878, p. 47.

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