FURNESS, WILLIAM HENRY: Unitarian; b. in Boston, Mass., Apr. 20, 1802; d. in Philadelphia Jan. 30, 1896. He studied at Harvard (B.A., 1820), and after completing his theological training at Cambridge was ordained pastor of the First Unitarian Congregational Church, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1825, and held the office until his retirement in 1875. He was a leading abolitionist, and was author of Remarks on the Four Gospels (Philadelphia, 1835); Jesus and his Biographers (1838); A History of Jesus (1850); Thoughts on the Life and Character of Jesus of Nazareth (Boston, 1859); The Unconscious Truth of the Four Gospels (Philadelphia, 1868); Jesus (1871); The Power of Spirit Manifest in Jesus of Nazareth (1877); The Story of the Resurrection Told Once More (1885); Verses: Translations from the German and Hymns (Boston, 1886); and Pastoral Offices (1894). He also translated D. Schenkel's Das Charakterbild Jesu (Wiesbaden, 1864) under the title Character of Jesus Portrayed (2 vols., Boston, 1866).