Tag Archive: William Ellery Channing

Mar 22

Sometimes children find out what their parents really believe

William Ellery Channing (1780-1842) was born just before the end of the Revolutionary War and was the grandson of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His grandfather ┬álater became the Deputy Governor and Chief Justice of Rhode Island. Channing graduated first in his class at Harvard in 1798. He left the faith of his …

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