Jonathan Dickinson (New Jersey)

Jonathan Dickinson (New Jersey)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jonathan Dickinson was a Congregational, later Presbyterian, minister, a leader in the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s, and a co-founder and first president of the College of New Jersey, which later became Princeton University. Born in Hatfield, Massachusetts on April 22, 1688, Dickinson studied theology at the Collegiate School of Connecticut, which later changed its name to Yale College, graduating in 1706. In 1709 Dickinson was ordained minister of the Congregational church in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Dickinson became concerned about the attempts of the established Church of England to suppress dissenters in New Jersey. Seeing a need for more coordination among dissenting churches, in 1717 Dickinson persuaded his congregation to join the Presbytery of Philadelphia. He became an active and influential participant in the affairs of the Presbyterians, and was twice elected moderator of the Synod of Philadelphiashow more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • French
  • 6134903833
  • 9786134903837