LYMAN ABBOTT, an eminent American preacher and writer on religious subjects, came of a noted New England family.
His father, Rev. Jacob Abbott, was a prolific and popular writer, and his uncle, Rev. John S. C. Abbott, was a
noted preacher and author. Lyman Abbott was born December 18, 1835, in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He graduated at
the New York University, in 1853, studied law, and practiced for a time at the bar, after which he studied theology
with his uncle, Rev. John S. C. Abbott, and in 1860 was settled in the ministry at Terre Haute, Indiana, remaining
there until after the close of the war. He then became connected with the Freedmen’s Commission, continuing this
until 1868, when he accepted the pastorate of the New England Congregational church, in New York City. A few years
later he resigned, to devote his time principally to literary pursuits. For a number of years he edited for the
American Tract Society, its "Illustrated Christian Weekly,” also the New York “Christian Union.” He produced
many works, which had a wide circulation, among which may be mentioned the following: "Jesus of Nazareth,
His Life and Teachings,” “Old Testament Shadows of New Testament Truths,” “Morning and Evening Exercises, Selected
from Writings of Henry Ward Beecher,” “Laicus, or the Experiences of a Layman in a Country Parish,” “Popular Religious
Dictionary,” and “Commentaries on Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts.”
A Biographical Record
Of Schuyler County, New York
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
New York and Chicago 1903.
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