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Edmund Hamilton Sears

SEARS, Edmund Hamilton. b. Sandisfield, Massachusetts, 6 April 1810; d. Weston, Mass., 16 January 1876. Sears was educated at Union College in Schenectady, New York (1834), and Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge (MA 1837). He was ordained a Unitarian minister in 1839, but believed in the divinity of Christ, and had an interest in Swedenborgianism. He served churches in Wayland, Lancaster, and Weston, all in Massachusetts. Among his many very successful books were Regeneration (1854, Ninth Edition, Philadelphia and Boston, 1873), Athanasia, or Foregleams of Immortality (1858, Eleventh Edition published as Foregleams and Foreshadows of Immortality, Philadelphia, 1873), The Fourth Gospel,...

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