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Tyler, Bennet

(1783–1858). Cong. cleric; b. Middle-bury, Connecticut; educ. Yale Coll., New Haven, Connecticut Pastor South Britain, Connecticut, 1808–22; Portland, Maine, 1828–33. Pres. Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, New Hampshire, 1822–28; opposed New* Haven Theol., esp. as taught by N. W. Taylor*; prof. and pres. Theol. Institute of Connecticut, 1833/34–57 (founded at East Windsor, Connecticut, to offset the influence of New Haven Theol.; moved to Hartford 1865; reinc. 1913 as part of Hartford Sem. Foundation); his theol. became known as Tylerism.

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