Wilson, James Patriot, Dd
Wilson, James Patriot, D.D.
a Presbyterian divine, was born at Lewes, Sussex Co., Del., Feb. 21, 1769. He graduated with high honor at the University of Pennsylvania in August, 1788; was admitted to the bar in 1790; licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Lewes in 1804, and in the same year was ordained and installed as pastor of the united congregations of Lewes, Cool Spring, and Indian River. In 1806 he accepted the pastoral charge of the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, where he remained until he resigned in 1830. He died Dec. 9, 1830. Dr. Wilson was a profound thinker and a learned preacher of the Gospel. He published, Lectures upon Some of the Parables and Historical Passages of the New Test. (1810, 8vo): — An Easy Introduction to Hebrew (Phila. 1812, 8vo; 1817, 8vo): — An Essay on Grammar (1817,8vo; Land 1840, 18mo): — Common Objections to Christianity (Phila. 1829, 12mo): — The Hope of Immortality (1829, 12mo); — A Free Conversation on the Unpardonable Sin (1830): — The Primitive Government of Christian Churches: — Liturgical Considerations (1833): — also many single sermons and pamphlets. He edited Sermons of the Rev. John Ewing, D.D., with a Life (Easton, 1812, 8vo): — Ridgley's Body of Divinity, with Notes. (1814). See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 4:353; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Analect. Mag. 11,177. (J.L.S.)