Hosea Ballou


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(1771–1852), Boston clergyman, was the foremost exponent of Universalism. His works include Notes on the Parables (1804), A Treatise on Atonement (1805), and A Series of Letters in Defense of Divine Revelation (1816), a correspondence with Abner Kneeland. In addition to editing collections, he composed almost 200 hymns. He was remotely related to Adin Ballou.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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