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Leonard Woods

Born: Jun 19, 1774

Death: Aug 24, 1854

Nationality: United States

Leonard Woods

Date of Birth : Jun 19, 1774
Date of Death : Aug 24, 1854

Leonard Woods was an American theologian. He was widely known for upholding orthodox Calvinism over Unitarianism. In 1796, Woods graduated from Harvard, and was soon ordained pastor in 1798 of the Congregational Church at West Newbury, MA. He was the first professor of Andover Theological Seminary and between 1808 and 1846, occupied the seminary's chair of Christian theology. He helped establish several societies including the American Tract Society, the American Education Society, the Temperance Society, and the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

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