Craighead, Thomas B

Craighead, Thomas B.

a Presbyterian minister, was ordained by the Presbytery of Orange in 1780. For a few months he preached at Sugar Creek, his native place, and then removed to Tennessee, where he was brought to. trial before the presbytery for holding certain Pelagian views; and the controversy which arose lasted for many years. Mr. Craighead was one of the founders of Davidson Academy (afterwards Nashville University), and became its first president, which position he held for over two years. His publications are, A Sermon on Regeneration: Letters to Reverend J.P. Campbell: The Philosophy of the Human Mind (1833): — The Powers and Susceptibilities of the Hunan Mind (1834, 12mo): — A Defence of the Elkhorn Association (1822). Mr. Craighead excelled as an extemporaneous orator, but not as a writer. See Alexander, Princeton College in the 18th Century.

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