Percy Stickney Grant

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Percy Stickney Grant (1860–1927) was an American Protestant Episcopalian clergyman. He was born in Boston and was educated at Harvard University (A.B., 1883; A.M., 1886) and at the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge (B.D., 1886). He was assistant minister of the church of the Ascension (1886) and minister of St. Mark's Church (1887-93(, both at Fall River, Mass., and was also rector at Swansea, Mass., in 1890-93.

In 1893 he became minister of the Church of the Ascension of New York City. He became known for his support of Socialism and for his "forum" for the expression of views on labor and living conditions. Advocates of all political and social doctrines were permitted to speak freely. This was widely criticized and finally, in 1923, following action taken by Bishop Manning, the forum was greatly modified in its character. He also came in controversy with Bishop Manning on the question of divorce. He became engaged to Rita de Acosta Lydig, who had been divorced, and Bishop Manning refused to authorize the marriage, which did not take place. In June, 1924, he resigned his rectorship.

His writings include:

  • Ad Matrem (1905)
  • The Search of Belisarius (1907)
  • Observations in Asia (1908)
  • Socialism and Christianity (1910)
  • The Return of Odysseus (1912)
  • Fair Play for the Worker (1918)
  • Essays and Poems (1922)
  • The Religion of Main Street (1923)


External links[edit]

  • Percy Stickney Grant (1922). Essays. Harper & Bros. ]