Christianity (May 5, 1819): the sermon, presented by William Ellery
Channing at the ordinarion of Jared Sparks, which deliberately set out the
basic tenets of Unitarianism as against New England Trinitarian Christianity
of the day.
Ellery Channing Papers: at Harvard Divinity School. A listing of the
holdings at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library in Cambridge,
Ellery Channing: A short biographical sketch and an extensive
bibliography, from Paul P. Reuben's PAL site.
There is general agreement that he was a most
successful teacher of the art of writing, and that, as Colonel Higginson
says, Channing “turned out more good writers than any half-dozen other
rhetoric teachers in America.” Among his pupils were Emerson, Edward
Everett Hale, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Holmes, Lowell, Motley,
Parkman, George Ripley, W. L. Furness, and Andrew Preston Peabody, the
last of whom considers Channing’s appointment as “perhaps the most
important ever made in the interest of American literature."
William Ellery Channing's son, American historian, challenger of the
frontier theory of Frederick Jackson Turner.
Channing: the Encyclopedia Britannica entry on Edward Perkins Channing,
William Ellery Channing's son.
Channing: a brother of William Ellery Channing; first professor of
obstetrics in the US and a founder of the Boston Lying-In Hospital. He
was the father of William Ellery Channing II.
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