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Soul Mates: The Oberlin Correspondence of Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown, 1846–1850. Oberlin, Ohio: Oberlin College, 1983. Spies, Barbara Susan. D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, 1994. Blake, Eugene Carson (1906–1985) Presbyterian minister, ecumenical leader Eugene Carson Blake was a Presbyterian minister and a 20th-century champion of human rights, social justice, and church unity. He excelled at putting the organizational apparatus of mainline Christian churches at the service of humanitarian causes.

In the years that followed, he also revisited the orthodox doctrine of the atonement and eventually published in 1805 what Ballou, Hosea 17 would be perhaps his most important work, A Treatise on Atonement. Orthodox Christians commonly understood Christ’s death to affect a vicarious or substitutionary atonement: human sin merited punishment to satisfy God’s divine justice, and by his death Christ vicariously suffered the punishment warranted by human sin. Ballou rejected this account of Christ’s death because it suggested that God needed Christ’s death to reconcile him with humanity.

Fraser, James W. Pedagogue for God’s Kingdom: Lyman Beecher and the Second Great Awakening. : University Press of America, 1985. Harding, Vincent. A Certain Magnificence: Lyman Beecher and the Transformation of American Protestantism. : Carlson, 1991. Hayward, Edward F. Lyman Beecher. Boston: The Pilgrim Press, 1904. Henry, Stuart C. Unvanquished Puritan: A Portrait of Lyman Beecher. : W. B. Eerdmans, 1973. Snyder, Stephen H. Lyman Beecher and His Children: The Transformation of a Religious Tradition.

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