William Reed Newell, 1868-1956
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William Reed Newell
American Bible teacher and pastor. Born May 22, 1868, William
Reed Newell attended Wooster (Ohio) College, graduating in
1891. After studies at Princeton and Oberlin Seminaries, he
pastored the Bethesda Congregational Church in Chicago until
1895, when Moody invited him to become the assistant superin-
tendent of Moody Bible Institute under R.A. Torrey. In this
position Newell demonstrated his extraordinary gift of Bible
exposition. Great audiences in Chicago, St. Louis and Toronto
flocked to hear his city-wide Bible classes, leading to the
publication of his widely-known commentaries, especially Ro-
mans Verse-by-Verse, Hebrews Verse-by-Verse, and The Book of
During this period, Newell wrote the beloved Gospel
hymn At Calvary. He was called into the presence of the One
he gladly owned as his King on April 1, 1956. Few men have
had a clearer grasp of the magnitude of God's grace in Christ
or have been able to convey it with such lasting results.
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