In 1867, Professor C.E. Stowe, (Doctor of Divinity) first advanced his extensive treatise on the origins and history of the books that made up the New Testament. Including what he called both the "canonical and apocryphal," Stowe aimed to show what the Bible "is not, what it is, and how to use it." Viewing the Bible through the clear, non-electric lens of the mid-1800s, Stowe offers a fascinating investigation of the most important texts of the past twenty centuries.
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Professor Calvin Ellis Stowe, 1802–86, married Harriet Beecher (Stowe)in 1836. An American educator, he attended Bowdoin College and Andover Theological Seminary. He was professor of Greek at Dartmouth and of sacred literature at Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati. He was also professor of religion at Bowdoin and of sacred literature at Andover Theological Seminary. While in Cincinnati, Stowe became interested in the improvement of the public elementary schools; the College of Teachers in Cincinnati was founded in 1833 largely through his efforts. His writings include Introduction to the Criticism and Interpretation of the Bible (1835), Report on Elementary Instruction in Europe (1837), and The Origin and History of the Books of the Bible (1867).
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