John Coleman Adams (1849-1922) graduated from Tufts College with an A.B. in 1870 and from the Divinity School in 1872. Adams was one of the first group of Universalist ministers who were born into Universalism, as opposed to converting from other traditions. He was also one of the first to interpret the Universalist movement from a historical perspective. The interpretation of the theology of Hosea Ballou is one of Adams's most lasting contributions to the movement. During his lifetime, Adams authored many texts, among them: Nature Studies in the Berkshires, Christian Types of Heroism and Universalism and the Universalist Church.
bMS 193/1 (2) Typed manuscript of essay entitled "Hosea Ballou and the Gospel Renaissance of the Nineteenth Century," undated (23 pages).