White, Henry, Dd

White, Henry, D.D.

a Presbyterian divine, was born at Durham, Greene Co., N.Y., June 19,1800. He received his preparatory training in the academy at Greencastle; graduated with high honor at Union College in 1824; studied theology in the Princeton (N. J.) Theological Seminary; was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Columbia in 1826, and immediately after entered upon an agency for the American Bible Society, his field being in the Southern States. In 1828 he was ordained and installed as pastor of the Allen Street Church, New York city, where he continued until the establishment of the Union Theological Seminary in 1836, when he was elected to the professorship of theology in that institution, which office he continued to hold until his death, Aug. 25, 1850. Dr. White had naturally a strong, discriminating mind, well balanced, and abounding in practical wisdom. As a preacher, he was eminently thoughtful, clear, convincing, and pungent. As a teacher of theology, he had peculiar and almost unrivalled excellence. He published a Sermon on the Death of John Nitchie (1838), and a Sermon on the Abrahamic Covenant (1846). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 4:691, Allibone, Dict. of Brit. (and Amer. Authors, s.v. (J. L. S.)

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