Recollections of the sermons of Phillips Brooks, 1872-1876.
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Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) was baptized in the First (Congregational) Church in Boston, but was raised as an Episcopalian. He graduated from Harvard College in 1855, and Virginia Theological Seminary in 1859. He was assigned to Holy Trinity Church in Philadelphia in 1862, and in 1869 he became pastor of the Trinity Church in Boston. In 1891, he was elected the Episcopal bishop of Boston, a post he held for the rest of his life. Staunchly loyal to the Union during the Civil War, Brooks was called upon to preach a sermon while President Lincoln's body lay in state inside Philadelphia's Independence Hall in B1865. Brooks is also well known for writing the Christmas carol O Little Town of Bethlehem, which he introduced in 1868. In 1900 Harvard University commemorated Rev. Brooks by establishing Phillips Brooks House, a college dormitory. Phillips Brooks House is now a public service association.
- Shapleigh, Annie C. Recollections of the sermons of Phillips Brooks: A Finding Aid.
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