1851–1935

Introduction

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Born: May 11, 1851, New York Ci­ty.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 21, 1935, Pass­a­vant Hos­pi­tal, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Wood­lawn Ce­me­te­ry, New York City.

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Biography

Gray ac­cepted Christ at age 22. He was ed­u­cat­ed at Bates Col­lege, Lew­is­ton, Maine (Doc­tor of Di­vi­ni­ty), and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Des Moines, Io­wa (Doc­tor of Laws).

In 1879 he be­came rec­tor of the First Re­formed Epis­co­pal Church in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, where he served 14 years.

He then be­came dean (1904–25) and pre­si­dent (1925–34) of the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. He di­rect­ed pub­li­ca­tion of four ed­it­ions (1921–28) of the Voice of Thanks­giv­ing, of­fi­cial hym­nal of the In­sti­tute.

A con­ser­va­tive the­o­lo­gian, Gray was one of se­ven ed­it­ors of the po­pu­lar Sco­field Re­fer­ence Bi­ble. He was a fine scho­lar and ex­cel­lent Bi­ble teach­er, but his in­ter­ests went be­yond mere ac­a­demics.

He pro­moted the Sun­day School, and took an in­ter­est in ci­vic af­fairs and pa­tri­o­tic caus­es. He backed ef­forts at so­cial bet­ter­ment, sup­por­ted Pro­hi­bi­tion, and wrote about 20 books.

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