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LEWIS, Abraln Herbert, clergyman, born in Scott, Cortland County, New York, 17 November, 1836. He was graduated at Milton college, Wisconsin, in 1861, and at Alfred university, New York, in 1863, and was pastor of Seventh-day Baptist churches in Westerly, Rhode Island, in 1864-'7, and New York in 1867-'8. In 1868 he became professor of church history and homiletics in Alfred university, in 1869-'72 he was general agent of the American Sabbath tract society, and in 1880 he became pastor at Plainfield, New Jersey Alfred university gave him the degree of D. D. in 1881. He has edited "The Outlook and Sabbath Quarterly" since 1882, and is an editorial contributor to " The Philanthropist," and author of various leaflets in its "Social Purity Series." Dr. Lewis has published " Sabbath and Sunday" (Alfred Centre, New York, 1870) ; "Biblical Teachings concerning the Sabbath and the Sunday " (1884) ; "Critical History of the Sabbath and the Sunday in the Christian Church" (2 vols., 1886) ; "A Critical History of Sunday Legislation from 321 till 1888 A. D." (1888); and has written "A Biography of the Puritan Sunday."
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