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December 4

Francis Greenwood Peabody

1847 – Francis Greenwood Peabody was born in Boston. He began his career as a teacher and became a Unitarian minister in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1874. Peabody held two professorships at Harvard Divinity School. He was a strong social gospel advocate and specialized in social ethics at Harvard, leading to his key work Jesus Christ and the Social Question. The son of minister Ephraim Peabody, he was also a gifted preacher and professor of homiletics. Read more about Francis Greenwood Peabody, or read Prayers for Today by Francis Greenwood Peabody.

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