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Nevin, John Williamson

(1803–86). Ref. theol.; b. in or near Strasburg, Pennsylvania; educ. Princeton (New Jersey) Theol. Sem. Prof. Western Theol. Sem., Allegheny (near Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, 1830–40; (Ger. Ref.) Theol. Sem., Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, 1840–53; acting pres. Marshall Coll., Mercersburg, 1841–53; prof. hist. and aesthetics Franklin and Marshall Coll., Lancaster, 1861–66; pres. Franklin and Marshall Coll. 1866–76; helped found Mercersburg* Theol. Ed. Mercersburg Review 1849–53. Other works include The Anxious Bench; The Mystical Presence: A Vindication of the Reformed or Calvinistic Doctrine of the Holy Eucharist; History and Genius of the Heidelberg Catechism.

T. Appel, The Life and Work of John Williamson Nevin (Philadelphia, 1889).

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