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MOODY, Dwight Lyman, evangelist, born in Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 5 February, 1837. He received a limited education, and worked on a farm till he was seventeen years old, when he became g clerk in a shoe-store in Boston. He united with a Congregational church soon afterward, and in 1856 went to Chicago, where he engaged with enthusiasm in missionary work among the poor, and in less than a year established a Sunday-school with more than 1,000 pupils. During the civil war he was employed by the Christian commission, and subsequently by the Young men's Christian association of Chicago, as a lay missionary. A church was built for his converts and he became its unordained pastor. In the fire of 1871 the church and Mr. Moody's house and furniture were destroyed, but a new and much larger church has been since erected. In 1873, accompanied by Ira D. Sankey, he visited Europe and instituted a series of weekly day religious services in England, Scotland, and Ireland, which resulted in great religious awakenings in the principal cities in these countries. The evangelists returned to the United States in 1875 and organized similar meetings in various parts of the country. In 1883 they again visited Great Britain, and since that time have been engaged in evangelistic work there and in their own country. Mr. Moody has published " The Second Coming of Christ" (Chicago, 1877); " The Way and the Word" (1877); "Secret Power, or the Secret of Success in Christian Life and Work" (1881) ; " The Way to God, and how to find It" (1884). Of his collected sermons there have been published "Glad Tidings " (New York, 1876) ; "Great Joy" (1877) ; " To all People" (1877); " Best Thoughts and Discourses," with a sketch of his life and that of Mr. Sankey (1876)" and "Arrows and Anecdotes," with a sketch of his life (187'7).
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