Phillips Brooks, bishop and preacher
January 23, 1893
(From the Episcopal Calendar)
Phillips Brooks is best known today as the author of “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Former generations, however, accounted him the greatest American preacher of the nineteenth century (and not for lack of other candidates). His sermons are still read.
He was born in Boston in 1835 and educated at Harvard and at Virginia Theological Seminary. After ten years of ministry at two churches in Philadelphia, he returned to Boston in 1869 and was rector of Trinity Church there until 1891. He was then elected Bishop of Massachusetts, and died two years later.
The Consolations of God
Lectures on Preaching
Letters of Travel
Sermons Preached in English Churches
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