Henry Ward Beecher
Henry Beecher was one of the most popular men and ministers of his day. In a poll done by ABC News, Henry Ward Beecher is listed as one of the men with the most famous names in the 19th century.1 He was active in many current issues during his lifetime, such as New School Theology versus Old School Theology, anti-slavery, and women's suffrage. Henry Ward Beecher had a great impact on the views of Christian thinking in his time. His style of preaching continues to influence Christian ministers today. It is remarkable, however, that a man whose ideas and beliefs challenged the norm was one of the most popular and influential ministers of his day.
The following pages on this website will show examples of how Henry Ward Beecher effected society during his lifetime and how he influences ministers today.
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Introduction Family Influence Early Years Preaching Style
Abolitionism Women's Suffrage The Scandal His Works
His Impact Bibliography
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1. Michael S. James, "Listing the Century." ABC NEWS. 31 December, <http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/1900lists.html> (14 March 2001).