The Biographical Dictionary of America/Atwood, Isaac Morgan

ATWOOD, Isaac Morgan, clergyman, was bom at Pembroke, Genesee county, N. Y., March 24, 1838. At the age of twenty-one he became pastor of a Universalist church in New York state, afterwards holding pastorates in Maine and Massachusetts. After twenty years of preaching he was elected president of the Canton theological school, St. Lawrence university, at which institution he was also given the chair of theology and ethics. He received the degree of A.M. from St. Lawrence university in 1872, and that of D.D. from Tufts college in 1879. Among his published works are: "Have we outgrown Christianity?" (1870); "Glance at the Religious Progress of the United States" (1874); "Latest Word of Universalism" (1881); "Walks about Zion" (1881); "Revelation, or Manual of Faith and Duty" (1888), and "The Balance Sheet of Biblical Criticism" (1895). In 1867 he became editor of the Boston Universalist, acting as such for five years. He assumed the editorship of the Christian Leader in 1873.