Rueben Archer Torrey (1856-1928) was an American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer. Held evangelistic meetings around the world with song leader Charles Alexander. Called by D.L. Moody to head the Bible Institute of the Chicago Evangelization Society (now Moody Bible Institute); Dean of Bible Institute of Los Angeles; pastorates included Chicago Avenue Church (now Moody Memorial Church) and Church of the Open Door, Los Angeles. Torrey wrote more than forty books including What The Bible Teaches, a popular textbook of theology. Rev. Torrey was a pretribulationist and had pentecostal leanings, especially on his doctrinal writings about the Holy Spirit.

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