Reuben Archer Torrey - Encyclopedia




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REUBEN ARCHER TORREY (1856-), American evangelist, was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on the 28th of January 1856. He graduated at Yale University in 1875 and at the Yale Divinity School in 1878. He became a Congregational minister in 1878, studied theology at Leipzig and Erlanger in 1882-1883, joined D. L. Moody in his evangelistic work in Chicago in 5889, and became pastor of the Chicago Avenue Church in 1894 and afterwards superintendent of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. In1902-1903he preached in nearly every part of the English-speaking world, and with Charles McCallon (b. 1867) conducted revival services in Great Britain in 1903-1905; Torrey conducted a similar campaign in American and Canadian cities in 1906-1907.

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