Abbott, Lyman

Abbott, Lyman

Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922, American clergyman and editor, b. Roxbury, Mass., son of Jacob Abbott. He was ordained a minister in 1860 and was pastor in several churches before succeeding Henry Ward Beecher at the Plymouth Congregational Church, Brooklyn, in 1888. With Beecher he had begun in 1876 to edit the Christian Union, the name of which he changed in 1893 to the Outlook. He championed a modern rational outlook in American Christianity. His works include The Theology of an Evolutionist (1897), Henry Ward Beecher (1903), and Reminiscences (rev. ed. 1923).

See biography by I. V. Brown (1953, repr. 1970).

Lyman may refer to:


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Fictional People:

  • Lyman, a character in the comic strip Garfield
  • Josh Lyman, fictional character on "The West Wing" TV program


Towns in the United States:


Natural Phenomena

  • Lyman (crater), a lunar impact crater that lies in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon, named for Theodore Lyman
  • The Lyman series of spectral lines (physics)
  • Lyman-alpha forest, in astronomical spectroscopy, is the sum of absorption lines arising from the Lyman alpha transition in the spectra of distant galaxies and quasars.

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