Ware, Henry, Sr, Dd

Ware, Henry, Sr., D.D.

a Unitarian clergyman, was born at Sherburne, Mass., April, 1764. He graduated at Harvard College in 1785, and studied theology under Rev. Timothy Hilliard for a year and a half following. He became pastor of the First Congregational Church at Hingham in 1787, and labored there until 1805, when he was chosen Hollis professor of divinity at Harvard College. This election was the occasion on a sharp controversy between the Unitarians and the Trinitarian Congregationalists, which resulted in the separation of the two parties as distinct bodies of Christians. He held his chair in the college until 1816, when, on the organization of the Harvard Divinity School, he became professor of systematic theology and the evidences of Christianity, which office he held until 1840, when he was compelled to resign on account of the loss of his eyesight. He died at Cambridge, June 12, 1845. Dr. Ware published, Letters to Trinitarians and Calvinists (Camb. 1820), in reply to Dr. Wood's Letters to Unitarians.: — Answer to Dr. Wood's Reply (1822): — Postscript to the Answer to Dr. Wood's Reply (1823): — An Inquiry into the Foundation, Evidences, and Truths of Religion (1842, 2 vols.): — and numerous Sermons. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:199.

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