Thomas De Witt Talmage
Thomas De Witt Talmage was a prominent American preacher, author, and editor of the 19th century. He was known for his flamboyant style of preaching, his witty humor, and his passionate advocacy for social reform. Talmage was one of the most popular preachers in the United States during his lifetime, and his sermons were often published in newspapers and magazines across the country. He was also a prolific author, and he wrote over 100 books on a variety of topics, including religion, philosophy, and social reform.
Talmage was born in Bound Brook, New Jersey, in 1832. He was the son of a Methodist minister, and he was raised in a religious household. Talmage attended Rutgers College, where he studied law. However, he eventually decided to pursue a career in the ministry. He was ordained as a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1853.
Talmage's first pastorate was at a small church in Brooklyn, New York. He quickly gained a reputation as a gifted preacher, and he was soon invited to preach at larger churches in New York City. In 1869, he became the pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, where he remained for 25 years. Talmage's sermons at Central Presbyterian were some of the most popular in the country. He was known for his ability to connect with his audience, and his sermons were often filled with humor, wit, and passion.
Talmage was also a prolific author. He wrote over 100 books on a variety of topics, including religion, philosophy, and social reform. His most famous book was The Story of Jesus, which was published in 1876. Talmage was also a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, and his articles were often reprinted in other publications around the country.
Talmage was a strong advocate for social reform. He spoke out against poverty, discrimination, and war. He was also a supporter of women's suffrage and temperance. Talmage's views on social reform were often controversial, but he was never afraid to speak his mind.
Talmage died in 1902 at the age of 69. He was one of the most popular and influential preachers in the United States during his lifetime. His sermons were often published in newspapers and magazines, and his books were widely read. Talmage was a strong advocate for social reform, and he spoke out against poverty, discrimination, and war. He was also a supporter of women's suffrage and temperance. Talmage was a complex and controversial figure, but he was also a gifted preacher and a talented writer. He is still remembered today as one of the most important figures in American religious history.
Books by Thomas De Witt Talmage
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