Rufus Phineas Stebbins

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Rufus Phineas Stebbins (8 March 1810 in South Wilbraham, Massachusetts – 13 August 1885 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) was a Massachusetts and Pennsylvania clergyman.

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After graduating from Amherst College in the class of 1834, he studied theology at the Harvard Divinity School. He was ordained as pastor of a Unitarian church at Leominster, Massachusetts, 20 September 1837, where he remained until 1844. He held a pastorate at Meadville, Pennsylvania 1844-1849, and was president of the theological seminary there 1844-1856. He then held various pastorates, and at the First Unitarian Church of Newton, Massachusetts, from 1877 until his death. Harvard University gave him the degree of D.D.

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He was the author of a history of Wilbraham (Boston, 1864); Study of the Pentateuch (1881); Common-Sense View of the Books of the Old Testament (1885); and numerous addresses.

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