Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hurst, John Fletcher

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1350049Collier's New Encyclopedia — Hurst, John Fletcher

HURST, JOHN FLETCHER, an American Methodist clergyman; born near Salem, Md., Aug. 17, 1834. He studied theology in Halle and Heidelberg, Germany, and became bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1880, and chancellor of the American University in 1891. He wrote: “Literature of Theology”; “History of Rationalism”; “Martyrs to the Tract Cause”; “Life and Literature in the Fatherland”; “Outline of Church History”; “Bibliotheca Theologica”; “Short History of the Christian Church”; “Indika”; “History of the Christian Church” (1897); etc. He died in Washington, May 4, 1903.