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ROBINSON, Stuart, clergyman, born in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland, 14 November, 1814; died in Louisville, Kentucky, 5 October, 1881. The family settled in New York city in 1817, and several years later removed to Berkeley county, Virginia The son was graduated at Amherst in 1836, studied theology at Union seminary, Virginia, and at Princeton, and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister on 8 October, 1841. He preached and taught for six years at Malden, Virginia From 1847 till 1855 he was pastor of the church in Frankfort, Kentucky, where he established a female seminary. He accepted the pastorate of an independent church in Baltimore in 1852, but resigned in 1854, and with a large part of the congregation organized a regular Presbyterian church, He established and conducted a periodical called the "Presbyterial Critic" (1855-'6). In 1856-'7 he was professor of church government and pastoral theology at Danville seminary. In 1858 he took charge of a church in Louisville, Kentucky, which removed soon afterward into a large new edifice. He purchased the "Presbyterian Herald," changed its name to the "True Presbyterian," and in its columns maintained with zeal the doctrine of the non-secular character of the church, which brought him into sharp conflict with the section of the Presbyterians in Kentucky who upheld the contrary view. His loyalty being called in question, his paper was suppressed in 1862 by the military authorities, and the editor removed to Canada, where he preached to large audiences in Toronto till the close of the war. In April, 1866, he returned to his church in Louisville, and resumed the publication of his paper, changing the title to the " Free Christian Commonwealth." He was expelled from the general assembly of 1866 at St. Louis on account of his action in signing what was known as the "Declaration and Testimony," which protested against political deliverances by that body. Dr. Robinson and his colleagues of the presbytery of Louisville were, by an order of that body, debarred from seats in the courts of the church, and, after an earnest controversy with the Reverend Dr. Robert J. Breckenridge, he induced the synod of Kentucky to unite with the general assembly of the Southern Presbyterian church in 1869, of which he was chosen moderator by acclamation. He was instrumental in inducing the Southern church to join in the Pan-Presbyterian alliance at Edinburgh in 1877, which he attended as a delegate, and in securing the adoption of a revised book of government and discipline. From the period of his ministry in Frankfort he was accustomed to expound the Old Testament on Sunday evenings. These lectures were widely read in pamphlet-form and subsequently published in a volume. One of these discourses, delivered in Toronto in February, 1865, on the subject of "Slavery as Recognized by the Mosaic Civil Law, and as Recognized also and Allowed in the Abrahamic, Mosaic, and Christian Church," was expanded and published (Toronto, 1865). He was also the author of "The Church of God as an Essential Element of the Gospel" (Philadelphia, 1858), and of a book of outlines of sermons entitled "Discourses of Redemption" (New York, 1866).
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