Stoddard, Solomon, 1643-1729

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Stoddard graduated from Harvard in 1662 and served as Fellow, tutor and librarian at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of Solomon Stoddard, ca. 1715. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972889

Solomon Stoddard (1643-1728/29) was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard College in 1662. He was the first librarian of Harvard and, after preaching in Barbados for two years, became minister at Northampton, Mass., where he remained until his death.

Stoddard accepted the Half-Way Covenant and introduced into his church the practice called "Stoddardeanism" which allowed Christians to take communion and other privileges even when they were unsure if they were in a state of grace. This view was widely accepted by churches of Western Massachusetts for close to a century, until Stoddard's grandson, Jonathan Edwards, argued against it.

From the description of Sermons, c. 1694-c. 1728. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 218556717

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creatorOf Stoddard, Solomon, 1643-1729. [Commonplace book : and notes for 150 sermons]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728. Notes on sermons delivered in Boston, 1693. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z and unidentified Houghton Library
creatorOf Stoddard, Solomon, 1643-1729. Sermons, c. 1694-c. 1728. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Gratz, Simon. Alphabetical collection, 1677-1910. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Stoddard, Solomon, 1643-1729. Extracts from Mr. Stoddard, A.M., 17--. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Adams, Eliphalet, 1677-1753. Notes on sermons delivered in Boston, 1704-1705. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Torrey, Samuel, 1632-1707. Sermon collection, 1647-1831. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
creatorOf Stoddard, Solomon, 1643-1729. Papers of Solomon Stoddard, ca. 1715. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Allen, James, 1632-1710. Sermons : manuscript , 1689. Houghton Library
referencedIn Williams, Warham, 1699-1751. Notes on sermons taken by Warham Williams, 1719-1720. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Stoddard, Solomon, 1643-1729. Common place book, 1660-1664 (inclusive) [microform]. Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Boston Evening Post letters, 1769-1778 William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Adams, Eliphalet, 1677-1753. Notes on sermons delivered in Boston, 1708-1709. Massachusetts Historical Society
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associatedWith Fleet, John, 1734-1806 person
associatedWith Fleet, Thomas, 1732-1797 person
associatedWith Gratz, Simon. person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Manuscript Collection (The Burke Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Warham, 1699-1751. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Northampton (Mass.)
New York (State)--New York
Commonplace-books--Early works to 1800
Congregational churches


Birth 1643

Death 1729-02-11



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