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Phillips Brooks

BROOKS, Phillips. b. Boston, Massachusetts, 13 December 1835; d. Boston, 23 January 1893. He came from a prosperous and religious family, who left the First Church of Boston, where Phillips had been baptized, when it became Unitarian. The family then worshipped at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, and Phillips became an Episcopalian. He was educated at the Boston Latin School and Harvard College (AB 1855). After a failed attempt at teaching at his old school, he went to Virginia Theological Seminary (1856; BD, 1859). He was ordained (deacon 1859, priest 1860). He was rector of the Church of the Advent in Philadelphia (1859-62), rector of Holy Trinity Church, Philadelphia (1862-69), and rector of...

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