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Simpson, A. B. (1843–1919)

  1. Paul L. King

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1261

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

King, P. L. 2011. Simpson, A. B. (1843–1919). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Albert Benjamin Simpson was born in 1843 in Toronto, Canada. Graduating from Knox Seminary in Toronto, Simpson became a successful Presbyterian pastor in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Louisville, Kentucky; and New York City. In 1874 after reading the book The Higher Christian Life by W. E. Boardman, a leader in the Higher Life and Keswick holiness movements, he experienced what he identified as a sanctifying baptism of the Holy Spirit.


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