The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Burnap, George Washington

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BURNAP, George Washington, D. D., an American clergyman, born in Merrimack, N. H., Nov. 30, 1802, died in Philadelphia, Sept. 8, 1859. He graduated at Harvard college in 1824, and in 1828 was ordained pastor of the first Independent church in Baltimore, where Jared Sparks had preceded him, and which position he retained till his death. In 1849 he received the degree of D. D. from Harvard college. He was a voluminous writer, chiefly on theoloogical and controversial subjects. His principal works are: “Lectures on the Doctrines in Controversy between Unitarians and other Denominations of Christians” (1835); “Lectures on the History of Christianity” (1842); “Expository Lectures on the principal Texts of the Bible which relate to the Doctrine of the Trinity” (1845); “Lectures to Young Men on the Cultivation of the Mind,” &c. (1848); “Lectures on the Sphere and Duties of Woman” (1849); “Lectures on the Doctrines of Christianity” (1850); “Christianity, its Essence and Evidence” (1855); and a life of Leonard Calvert, the first governor of Maryland, in Sparks's “American Biography.”