Reuben Archer Torrey

TORREY, Reuben Archer. b. Hoboken, New Jersey, 28 January 1856; d. Asheville, North Carolina, 26 October 1928.  Torrey was an evangelist, author, developer of biblical fundamentalism, and educator associated with the Moody Bible Institute (see Gospel songs and hymns, USA*).  His main contributions to hymnology were his evangelistic tours with song leader Charles M. Alexander* and two hymnals:  World Renowned Hymns (Montrose, Pennsylvania, 1909) and The Greatest Hymns, co-compiled with George C. Stebbins* (Chicago, 1924, 1935).  Torrey was the third of five children of Reuben Slayton Torrey (1822-1877) and Elizabeth Ann Swift Torrey (1826-1877).  R. S. Torrey was a banker who lost a fortune...

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