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William Ellery Channing

William Ellery Channing
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A literary biography from The Oxford Companion to English Literature


Writings Online


The best site for William Ellery Channing: 
Scott Wells' William Ellery Channing Web Center
includes many William Ellery Channing sermons

  • William Ellery Channing: a biography at the University of Virginia hypertext site.
  • William Ellery Channing and American Unitarianism: background for Transcendentalism
  • Unitarian Christianity (May 5, 1819): the sermon, presented by William Ellery Channing at the ordinarion of Jared Sparks, which deliberately set out the basic tenets of Unitarianism as against New England Trinitarian Christianity of the day.
  • William Ellery Channing Papers: at Harvard Divinity School. A listing of the holdings at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • William Ellery Channing: A short biographical sketch and an extensive bibliography, from Paul P. Reuben's PAL site.
  • Edward Tyrrel Channing: William Ellery Channing's younger brother, a professor. An excerpt:
    • There is general agreement that he was a most successful teacher of the art of writing, and that, as Colonel Higginson says, Channing “turned out more good writers than any half-dozen other rhetoric teachers in America.” Among his pupils were Emerson, Edward Everett Hale, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Holmes, Lowell, Motley, Parkman, George Ripley, W. L. Furness, and Andrew Preston Peabody, the last of whom considers Channing’s appointment as “perhaps the most important ever made in the interest of American literature."
  • Edward Channing: William Ellery Channing's son, American historian, challenger of the frontier theory of Frederick Jackson Turner.
  • Edward Channing: the Encyclopedia Britannica entry on Edward Perkins Channing, William Ellery Channing's son.

  • Walter Channing: a brother of William Ellery Channing; first professor of obstetrics in the US and a founder of the Boston Lying-In Hospital.  He was the father of William Ellery Channing II.
  • Transcendentalism: William Ellery Channing: an early 20th century assessment of Channing's contribution to Transcendentalism.
  • Types of American Essayists: an early 20th century assessment of Channing's literary contribution.
  • Samuel Hopkins: the preacher whose Calvinist doctrine repelled Channing as a boy

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