Christian Examiner

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The Christian Examiner
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Categories Christian journal
Year founded 1813
Country USA
Based in Boston

The Christian Examiner was an American periodical published in the 19th century.

History and profile[edit]

Founded in 1813 as The Christian Disciple, it was purchased in 1814 by Nathan Hale. His son Edward Everett Hale later oversaw publication.[1][2][3]

Through the years, editors included: William Ellery Channing; Noah Worcester; Henry Ware Jr.; John Gorham Palfrey; Francis Jenks, and others.

Ralph Waldo Emerson's first printed work, "Thoughts on the Religion of the Middle Ages," signed "H.O.N.," was published in The Christian Disciple in 1822.[4]

An important journal of liberal Christianity, it was influential in the Unitarian and Transcendentalist movements.[5]


  1. ^ Cushing, William (ed.) Index to The Christian Examiner, Volumes 1-87 (1824-1869). J. S. Cushing, 1879; p.iii+
  2. ^ WorldCat. Christian disciple.
  3. ^ WorldCat. Christian examiner
  4. ^ See vol. for 1822, p.401-408.
  5. ^ Gura, Philip F. (2007). American Transcendentalism: A History. St. Martin's Press, ISBN 978-0-8090-3477-2

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