Triangle Controversy, The
Triangle Controversy, the was a dispute occasioned by The Triangle, a book by Samuel Whelpley (1816) against limited atonement, inability, and immediate imputation. The controversy led to the trial of Albert Barnes and of Lyman Beecher for alleged heresy and finally to the disruption of the Presbyterian Church in 1837. See Hagelnbach, Hist. of Doct. 2, 442.