Theodore Thornton Munger: New England Minister

Theodore Thornton Munger: New England Minister

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Theodore Thornton Munger: New England Minister

Theodore Thornton Munger: New England Minister

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A constantly reiterated remark of those qualified to speak of Theodore Thornton Munger and his service to his generation was to the effect that his personal character and daily life gave added weight to the influence of his writings and pulpit utterances. A biography, therefore, seemed called for in the interest not only of the large circle who knew and loved him, and would gladly supplement their remembrance from a fuller record, but also in the interest of the far larger circle in many lands who knew him only from his published writings. The question could only be as to the character of the work. This question, too, is determined by the nature of Dr. Munger's service. For while he has claims to a place of remembrance among our New England theologians, having much of the spirituality and insight of Bushnell, whose disciple he was; while his ideals and service in the field of letters were such as to give him a place among the essayists and the littérateurs of New England, still he was preëminently the typical New England minister, a servant of the churches, perpetuating in every feature of his life's work that worthy Puritan succes-

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