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Abbott, Lyman
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(Dec 18, 1825, Roxbury, MA – Oct 22, 1922, New York) was a Congregationalist pastor (Congregational Christian Churches) and perhaps America's most influential proponent of liberal Protestantism. The lawyer who had not studied theology at university continually downplayed religious and confessional differences in order to seek fellowship with all who were engaged for a better society.


Works include:

The Theology of an Evolutionist, 1897

Reminiscences, 1923.

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Szasz, Ferenc, “Abbott, Lyman”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 March 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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