Johnson, Samuel

Johnson, Samuel a Unitarian writer, was born at Salem, Massachusetts, October 10, 1822. He graduated from Harvard College in 1843, and from Harvard Divinity I School in 1846; became pastor of a "Free Church" at Lynn in 1853; in 1870 removed to Salem, and in 1876 to North Andover, where he died, February 19, 1882. Although not an ordained minister, he was intimately associated with the humanitarian tendencies of modern Unitarianism, and an ardent opponent of slavery, speaking and writing eloquently on kindred subjects of reform. He published A Book of Hymns (1846): — The Worship of Jesus (1868): — and Oriental Religions (his principal work, volume 1, Boston, 1872).

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