Graham Taylor


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(1851–1938), began his career as a religious and social thinker as a pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church, became a professor at the Chicago Theological Seminary, and founded the Chicago Commons Social Settlement (1894). His writings include Religion and Social Action (1913), setting forth his belief that men can be truly devout only if they negate their individuality and recognize themselves to be members of society; Pioneering on Social Frontiers (1930), an autobiography; and Chicago Commons Through Forty Years (1936).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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