Cadman, S(amuel) Parkes 1864-1936

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CADMAN, S(amuel) Parkes 1864-1936

PERSONAL: Born December 18, 1864, in Wellington Shropshire, England; immigrated to the United States, 1890; died of peritonitis, July 12, 1936, in Plattsburgh, NY; son of Samuel (a coal mine operator and lay preacher) and Betsy (Parkes) Cadman; married Lillian Esther Wooding, c. 1888; children: Frederick Leslie, Marie Isabel, Lillian Esther. Education: Richmond Wesleyan College, London, graduated, 1889.

CAREER: Licensed lay preacher, Wesleyan Methodist Connection, 1884; pastor of Methodist churches in Millbrook, NY, 1890-93, Yonkers, NY, 1893-95, and New York, NY, 1895-1901; ordained Congregational minister; Central Congregational Church, Brooklyn, NY, pastor, 1901-36. Federal Council of Churches of Christ, president, beginning 1924, and host of radio program; Ecumenical Conference on Life and Work, head of American section, 1925; National Council of Congregational and Christian Churches, moderator, c. 1933. Vanderbilt University, Cole Lecturer, 1924; speaker at other educational institutions, including Northwestern University and Pacific School of Religion; Adelphi College, acting president, 1911-13; trustee of universities and seminaries.

AWARDS, HONORS: Twelve honorary degrees.


Charles Darwin and Other English Thinkers, Pilgrim Press (Boston, MA), 1911.

William Owen, Born September 13, 1822, DiedOctober 28, 1896: A Saint of the Methodist Household of Faith, Eaton & Mains (New York, NY), 1912.

The Three Religious Leaders of Oxford and TheirMovements: John Wycliffe, John Wesley, John Henry Newman, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1916.

Ambassadors of God, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1920.

Christianity and the State, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1924.

Imagination and Religion, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1926.

The Christ of God, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1929.

Peace, E. P. Dutton (New York, NY), 1929.

Answers to Everyday Questions, Abingdon Press (Nashville, TN), 1930.

Imagination, E. P. Dutton (New York, NY), 1930.

The Parables of Jesus, illustrated by N. C. Wyeth, David McKay (Philadelphia, PA), 1931.

Henry C. Folger: 18 June 1857-11 June 1930, [New Haven, CT], 1931.

The Prophets of Israel, illustrated by Frank O. Salisbury, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1933.

Adventure for Happiness, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1935.

Author of pamphlets, including "The Religious Uses of Memory: A Sermon," Pilgrim Press (Boston, MA), 1912; and "The Lure of London," William Edwin Rudge (New York, NY), 1925. Also author of a newspaper column.



Leiper, H. S., and E. D. Staples, S. Parkes Cadman: AGreat Churchman and Christian, [Boston, MA], 1967.



New York Times, July 13, 1936.

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