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Chapman, J(ohn) Wilbur 1859-1918

CHAPMAN, J(ohn) Wilbur 1859-1918


PERSONAL: Born June 17, 1859, in Richmond, IN; died December 25, 1918, in New York, NY; son of Alexander Hamilton and Lorinda (McWhinney) Chapman; married Irene E. Steddom, 1882 (deceased); married Agnes Pruyn Strain, 1888 (deceased); married Mabel Cornelia Multon, 1910. Education: Attended Oberlin College; Lake Forest University, B.A., 1879; attended Lane Theological Seminary, 1882.


CAREER: Ordained Presbyterian minister, 1882; pastor of churches in Indiana, 1882; pastor of Dutch Reformed churches in Schuylerville, NY, and in Albany, NY, 1885-90; pastor of Presbyterian churches in Philadelphia, PA, 1890-93, 1896-1899, and later in New York, NY; full-time evangelist minister, 1903. Presbyterian Church, head of evangelism committee, 1901, moderator of general assembly, 1917.


WRITINGS:


The Ivory Palaces of the King, 1893.

Received Ye the Holy Ghost? Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1894, revised edition published as Power, 1912.

Kadesh-Barnea, 1897.

The Lost Crown, Bible Institute Colportage Association (Chicago, IL), 1898.

The Secret of a Happy Day, United Society of Christian Endeavor (Boston, MA), 1899.

The Surrendered Life: Quiet Hour Meditations, United Society of Christian Endeavor (Boston, MA), 1899.

The Life of Blessing, W. R. Funk (Dayton, OH), 1899.

The Spiritual Life of the Sunday School, United Society of Christian Endeavor (Boston, MA), 1899.

The Life and Work of Dwight L. Moody: Presented to the Christian World as a Tribute to the Memory of the Greatest Apostle of the Age, J. C. Winston and Co. (Philadelphia, PA), 1900.

Revivals and Missions, Lentilhan and Co. (New York, NY), 1900.

From Lie to Life, United Society of Christian Endeavor (Boston, MA), 1900.

Present-Day Parables, F. M. Barton (Cleveland, OH), 1900.

The Bible Reader's Aids, 1900.

Day by Day; or, Meditations for the Morning Watch, United Society of Christian Endeavor (Boston, MA), 1901.

The Man Who Said He Would, United Society of Christian Endeavor (Boston, MA), 1902.

Present-day Evangelism, Baker & Taylor (New York, NY), 1903.

S. H. Hadley of Water Street: A Miracle of Grace, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1906.

And Judas Iscariot, with Other Evangelistic Sermons, Winona Publishing (Chicago, IL), 1906.

Another Mile, and Other Addresses, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1908.

Chapman's Pocket Sermons, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1910.

The Problem of the Work, Hodder & Stoughton (New York, NY), 1911.

Revival Sermons, 1911.

When Home Is Heaven, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1917.

The Minister's Handicap, American Tract Society (New York, NY), 1918.

(Compiler) Day after Day: A Manual of Devotions forIndividual and Family Use, Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath School Work (Philadelphia, PA), 1919.

Evangelistic Sermons, edited by Edgar Whitaker Work, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1922.

Awakening Sermons, edited by Edgar Whitaker Work, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1928.

Compiler of hymnals; also author of "And Peter" (pamphlet), Evangelistic Publishing (Albany, NY), 1875; and "Sermons Preached," Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY), 1911.


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


books


Ottman, Ford C., J. Wilbur Chapman: A Biography, Doubleday (Garden City, NY), 1920.


periodicals


American Presbyterians, Volume 64, 1986, D. E. Soden, "Anatomy of a Presbyterian Revival: J. W. Chapman in the Pacific Northwest," pp. 49-57.*

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