Weeks, William Raymond, Dd

Weeks, William Raymond, D.D.

a Presbyterian divine, was born at Brooklyn, Connecticut, August 6, 1783. He graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1809; studied theology at the Andover Theological Seminary; was licensed to preach by the Association in Vermont, and was ordained and installed by the Columbia Presbytery as pastor of the church in Plattsburg, N.Y., in February 1812. He resigned this charge in 1814, and was occupied in supplying different churches and teaching until 1832, when be became pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Newark. N.J., where he continued to perform the double duty of preaching and teaching a school until 1846, when, on account of declining health, he had to give up both. He died June 27, 1848. Dr. Weeks had a mind of more than ordinary activity and independence; the classics and the Hebrew language were the studies of his life, and in these departments few have attained to greater accuracy of scholarship. He published, Nine Sermons on the Decrees and Agency of God (1813, three editions): — Scripture Catechism (1813, two editions): — Pilgrim's Progress in the Nineteenth Century (1849, 12mo, posthumous):also single Sermons, Letters, and a series of Short Tracts. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 4:473; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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