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Curtis Dahl
Wheaton College (Norton, MA 02766-2322)

The Interaction of Theology with Practical Social and Political Concerns in the Career of Rev. Ezra Stiles Ely (1786-1861)

To study in the career of the Rev. Ezra Stiles Ely (1786-1861) the interaction between his religious belief and theological controversies and his manifold social, political, philanthropic, and financial activities in the securlar world. As pastor, missionary to the prostitutes of New York, Sabbatarian, State Clerk and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian denomination, a founder of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and Marion College in Missouri, member of Andrew Jackson's Kitchen Cabinet, proponent of African colonization and Negro education, Ely was much a man of the world. He was representative of much of his time and many elements in American though that last into and mould our own times.

Project fields:
American Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974