As I did my research and wrote about Titus Coan, I kept coming across Bible verse after verse in his journals, letters, and other writings. Most of the time I recognized them. But some times I checked what might be a verse, a paraphrase or an allusion to a verse. And there it was! Often, […]
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Titus Coan: The Book!
Some of you reading these posts know that I am very close to publishing a biography of the missionary Titus Coan. It looks like Wipf and Stock will publish it in late September or early October. At that time you may buy it from the publisher or receive and inscribed copy by me. If you […]
Titus Coan: “Peace Man”
Titus Coan once wrote words to the effect that “if I am a Christian then I am a peace man!” He was not always that way. He served in the New York militia and as a pre teen “played army” leading a group of friends in pretend military activities during the war of 1812. But […]
Titus Coan: Revivalist and Renaissance Man
Titus Coan was born Killingworth, Connecticut, in early 1801, a little before Thomas Jefferson became President. While in upstate New York in his early 30s he was deeply influenced by the Second Great Awakening under the ministry of Charles G. Finney. He signed on with the only American mission organization at the time–the American Board […]