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Albert Nicholas Arnold,, D.D.
Early N.E. Baptist Preacher/Professor
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      Albert Nicholas Arnold, D.D., was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, Feb. 12, 1814. While engaged in mercantile pursuits in Providence his mind became interested on the subject of preaching the gospel. Having decided to enter the ministry, he took the full courses of study in Brown University and the Newton Theological Institution, graduating from the one in 1838, and from the other in 1841. He was ordained pastor of the Baptist church in Newburyport, Mass., Sept. 14, 1841, and in 1844 received an appointment as a missionary to Greece, where he remained ten years. Returning to his native land, he was made Professor of Church History at Newton, holding the office for three years. For the next six years he was pastor of the Baptist church in Westborough, Mass., for five years Professor of Biblical Interpretation and Pastoral Theology in the Hamilton Theological Institution, for four years Professor of New Testament Greek in the Theological Institution in Chicago. He resigned in 1878, and for the last few years has had a home near Providence, where he has been engaged in such literary and other work as the state of his health allows him to perform. Dr. Arnold is one of the most accomplished scholars in the denomination. Probably no man in the country is better acquainted with modern Greek than he.

      He wrote the book: Prerequisites to Communion - The Scriptural Terms of Admission to the Lord's Supper in 1860. An explanation of Closed Communion.


[From The Baptist Encyclopaedia, p. 41. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]

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