Carpenter, Lant, Lld

Carpenter, Lant, Ll.D., an English Unitarian minister, was born Sept. 2, 1780, at Kidderminster, and educated at Northampton and Glasgow. In 1805 he became pastor of a Unitarian congregation at Exeter, and in 1817 removed to Bristol, where he remained as pastor and classical teacher till 1839, when, his health failing, he undertook a Continental tour. While going in a steam-boat from Naples to Leghorn, he fell overboard and was drowned, in the night of April 5, 1840. Dr. Carpenter was an industrious writer. His publications, including posthumous ones, amounted to forty-four. The more important are: Introduction to the Geography of the New Testament (12mo, 1805): — Unitarianism the Doctrine of the Gospel (12mo, 1809): — An Examination of the Charges made against Unitarianism by Dr. Magee (8vo, 1820): — A Harmony of the Gospels (8vo, 1835, of which a second edition, under the title of An Apostolical Harmony of the Gospels, was published in 1838): — Sermons on Practical Subjects (8vo, 1840, posthumous): — Lectures on the Scripture Doctrine of Atonement (12mo, 1843, posthumous). He was a contributor to Rees's Cyclopaedia, and to the Unitarian journals. There is a memoir of him by his son, the Rev. R. L. Carpenter (Lond. 1840). — English Cyclopsedia, s.v.; Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, 1:582.

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