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HOPKINS, Theodore Weld, clergyman, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 5 January, 1841. His father, who had left Lane seminary on anti-slavery grounds, settled in Oberlin, Ohio, in 1848. The son was graduated at Yale in 1864, taught a musical school near Providence, Rhode Island, for a year, was assistant in the central high school in Cleveland for four years, and then studied theology in the seminary at Rochester, New York, where he was graduated in 1873. He was at once called to the chair of church history in the Congregational theological seminary at Chicago, Illinois This post he resigned in 1880, with the intention of devoting himself to literary work, but in 1881 he accepted the pastorate of the Central Presbyterian church in Rochester, New York He is the author of an historical essay on "The Doctrine of Inspiration" (printed privately) and has contributed numerous articles to reviews.
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