Erastus Otis Haven

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Erastus Otis Haven

Erastus Otis Haven (November 1, 1820 – August 2, 1881) was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1880.


  • Christianity depends finally on consciousness and experience. From other departments of the mind she may retire at times or seem to, but never from this. Sitting here, if allowed to, on the throne of the soul, she occasionally walks into the other rooms and sets them in order; and accustomed lo her presence, sooner or later the soul finds every department flooded with her light.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 134.

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