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John Cowper Granbery (1829–1907) was an American clergyman of the Southern Methodist Episcopal church, born at Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated at Randolph Macon College in 1848, entered the Methodist ministry, and acted as chaplain in the Confederate army. After preaching in Washington, Richmond, and Petersburg he became professor of moral philosophy and practical theology in Vanderbilt University in 1875, and seven years later was elected Bishop in the Southern Methodist church. His publications include:

  • A Bible Dictionary (1882)
  • Twelve Sermons (1896)
  • Experience, The Crowning Evidence of the Christian Religion (1901)



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List of bishops of the United Methodist Church