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Henry Ware

(1764—1845)


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(1764–1845), Massachusetts clergyman of the liberal branch of the Congregational Church, was instrumental in the establishment of Unitarianism in the U.S., being the first nonorthodox professor of divinity at Harvard (1805–40) and a founder of the college's Divinity School (1819). He wrote several controversial works, including Letters Addressed to Trinitarians and Calvinists (1820). His son Henry Ware (1794–1843) was also a Unitarian clergyman.

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From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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