Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Chadwick, John White

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CHADWICK, John White, clergyman, b. in Marblehead, Mass., 19 Oct., 1840. He was graduated at Harvard divinity school in 1864, and during the same year was called to the pastorate of the 2d Unitarian society in Brooklyn. His sermons have attracted attention, and he is known as a radical teacher of the doctrines of his church. Mr. Chadwick was elected Phi Beta Kippa poet at Harvard in 1885, and in the following year preached the alumni sermon at the Harvard divinity school. He has published many of his discourses, which for some time were issued serially, and is a frequent contributor to the Unitarian journals. His publications in book-form are: “Life of N. A. Staples” (Boston, 1870); “A Book of Poems” (1875); “The Bible of To-day” (New York, 1878); “The Faith of Reason” (Boston, 1879); “Some Aspects of Religion” (New York, 1879); “The Man Jesus” (Boston, 1881); “Belief and Life” (New York, 1881); “Origin and Destiny” (Boston, 1883); “In Nazareth Town: A Christmas Fantasy” (1884); and “A Daring Faith” (1885).