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VAN DYKE, Joseph Smith, clergyman, born in Bound Brook, New Jersey, 2 November, 1832. He was graduated at Princeton in 1857, and at the theological seminary there in 1861, was tutor in Greek while studying theology, pastor of the 1st Presbyterian church in Bloomsbury, New Jersey, in 1861-'9, and since the latter year has held a charge in Cranbury, New Jersey In 1859-'60 he lectured on education. Princeton gave him the degree of D.D. in 1884. He has published "Popery the Foe of the Church " (Philadelphia, 1871) ; "Prohibition of the Liquor Traffic" (New York, 1879): "Through the Prison to the Throne, Illustrations of Life from the Biography of Joseph" (1881) ; "From Gloom to Gladness, Illustrations of Life from the Biography of Esther" (1883) ; "Giving or Entertainment : Which ?" (1883); and "Theism or Evolution" (1886).
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