Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Poultry Science (MS)
Conrad P. Waligorski
Steven M. Neuse
Second Committee Member
Diane D. Blair
Theology, liberal, social conservative, preacher
Henry Ward Beecher [1813-1887] "was the most influential minister in America and one of the leading molders of public .opinion of his day." A romantic, a progressive, an idealist, "Beecher was as much the embodiment of nineteenth century America as Walt Whitman..." He was one of the great orators of his time or any time. With his background firmly rooted in American Puritanism, it is ironic that he would be praised as a leader of liberal thought in America. Years after Beecher's death, Harry Emerson Fosdick would comment that whenever we preach freely to sympathetic audiences the social gospel..., we are building on foundations that Mr. Beecher helped to lay."
Hutchinson, Tim, "The Theological and Political Evolution of Henry Ward Beecher" (1990). Theses and Dissertations. 2596.