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This is the 13th subject in our latest book - A Noble Company, volume 7.

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Jeremiah Chaplin (1776-1841) was an educational leader in the newly formed United States and championed a liberal arts education for ministers. After a pastoral career, he was the first instructor at the Maine Literary and Theological Institute which became Waterville College and then later Colby College, one of the oldest colleges in the United States. During his time at the college, he worked to further the educational offerings at the school although these offerings eventually overshadowed ministerial training. His concern for missions led one historian to place him “among the great missionary founders of the Christian church.” --Nathan Lentfer