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Thomas Bowman (Evangelical Association bishop)

Thomas Bowman (May 28, 1836 – 1923) was a Bishop of the Evangelical Association, elected in 1875.


He was born in Lehigh Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He studied at the Vanderveers Seminary in Easton, Pennsylvania. He entered the Traveling Ministry of the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the Evangelical Association in 1859. He served as a Pastor of various congregations until 1875, serving as a Presiding Elder in the same Conference, 1870-75.

He was elected to the Episcopacy in 1875. Beginning in 1896 he also served as the Principal of the Union Biblical Institute of his denomination in Naperville, Illinois.

Bishop Bowman characterized his own theological position as "Arminian-evangelical."

See also


  • "Bowman, Thomas" in The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Samuel Macauley Jackson, D.D., LL.D., Editor-in-Chief, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1954.[1]


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