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Adin Ballou


Who is Adin Ballou?

Adin Ballou was an American prominent proponent of pacifism, socialism and abolitionism, and the founder of the Hopedale Community. Through his long career as a Universalist, and then Unitarian minister, he tirelessly sought social reform through his radical Christian and socialist views. His writings drew the admiration of Leo Tolstoy, who sponsored Russian translations of some of Ballou's works.

  • also known as Баллу, Эдин
  • born on (212 years ago) in Cumberland
  • nationality: United States of America
  • died on (125 years ago)
  • written works: "Report of a public discussion", "Non-resistance in relation to human governments", "An exposition of views respecting the principal facts, causes and peculiarities involved in spirit manifestations", "An elaborate history and genealogy of the Ballous in America", "The voice of duty", "Primitive Christianity and its corruptions .."

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Google previewA Dictionary of the Principle Religious Sects in the World (2015)

by Hayward, John

Adin Ballou, Rev. Lyman Maynard, Rev. Nathaniel Wright, Rev. Philemon R. Russell, and Rev. Seth Chandler, and several laymen, met at Mendon, Massachusetts, August 17, 1831, and formed themselves into a distinct ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

A General Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Etc., of the World; Editor-in-chief, Frederick Converse Beach ... Managing Editor, Forrest Morgan ... Assistant Editors, Nathan Haskell Dole ... Edward Thomas Roe ... Thomas Campbell Copeland ... by Frederick Converse Beach, Forrest Morgan, George Edwin Rines, Nathan Haskell Dole, E. T. Roe, Thomas Campbell Copeland

Adin Ballou. in 1841, at Milford, in Worcester County, Mass. At'the beginning there were 28 persons who wished to lead lives in accordance with high ideals of Christianity. They formed themselves into a joint-stock company, purchased a farm ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Society (2005)

by Gerald D. Jaynes

Gandhi was inspired not only by Indian nationalism and Hindu philosophy but also by American advocates of civil disobedience and pacifist protest, such as Henry David Thoreau, Adin Ballou, and William Lloyd Garrison. Gandhi led mass ...

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