Caleb Sprague Henry

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Caleb Sprague Henry (1804–84) was an American Protestant Episcopal clergyman and author. He was born in Rutland, Mass., graduated from Dartmouth College in 1825 and studied theology at Andover Theological Seminary and New Haven.[1] In 1828 he became a Congregational minister at Greenfield, Mass., and in 1833 removed to Hartford, Conn. In 1834 he started the American Advocate of Peace, the organ of the American Peace Society. He then entered the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal church and was professor of moral and intellectual philosophy in Bristol College, Pa., (1835–38). In 1837, with the aid of Rev. Francis L. Hawks, he established the New York Review. He was professor of history and philosophy in New York University from 1839 to 1852. Later he was rector of various churches, but was chiefly engaged in literary work. He translated Guizot's History of Civilization and other works from the French and was the author of several works, including Compendium of Christian Antiquities (1837), Social Welfare and Human Progress (1860), and Satan as a Moral Philosopher. (1877).


  1. ^ Marsh, James; John J. Duffy (1973). Coleridge's American disciples: the selected correspondence of James Marsh. Univ of Massachusetts Press. p. 128. ISBN 978-0-87023-121-6. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ronald Vale Wells, Three Christian Transcendentalists: James Marsh, Caleb Sprague Henry, Frederic Henry Hedge, Columbia University Press, 1943.