1808–1900
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December 29, 1808, Prov­i­dence, Rhode Is­land.

June 4, 1900, An­do­ver, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Phil­lips Acad­e­my Cem­e­te­ry, An­do­ver, Mas­sa­chusetts.

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Edwards was the son of Cal­vin Park (1774–1847), a Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­ter who was a pro­fes­sor at Brown Un­i­ver­si­ty (1804–25) and pas­tor at Stough­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1826–40).

He grad­u­at­ed from Brown Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1826, taught in Brain­tree, Mas­sa­chu­setts, for two years, and grad­u­at­ed from An­do­ver The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­a­ry in 1831.

With Rich­ard Sal­ter Storrs, he co-pas­tored the ort­ho­dox Con­gre­ga­tion­al church of Braint­ree (1831–33). He was also pro­fes­sor of men­tal and mor­al phi­lo­so­phy at Am­herst Col­lege (1835); Bart­let pro­fes­sor of sac­red rhe­tor­ic (1836–47); and Ab­bot pro­fess­or of Chris­tian the­ol­o­gy (1847–81) at An­do­ver.

An ar­dent ad­mir­er of preach­er Jon­a­than Ed­wards (whose great-grand­daugh­ter he mar­ried), Park was one of the most not­a­ble Am­er­i­can the­o­log­ians and or­a­tors. He was a prom­i­nent lead­er of the school of New Eng­land The­ol­ogy.

He left his the­o­lo­gi­cal im­press on the jour­nal Bib­li­o­the­ca Sac­ra, which he and Be­la B. Ed­wards took over in 1844 from Ed­ward Rob­in­son, who had found­ed it in 1843, and of which Park was as­sist­ant ed­it­or un­til 1851 and ed­it­or-in-chief (1851–84).

Park’s works in­clude:

  1. Unto the Lord, un­to the Lord (at­trib­ut­ed)