Moody, Dwight Lyman. Noted American evangelist. Born in Massachusetts in 1837. Renounced Unitarianism and became a Congregationalist. Served during the Civil War on the Christian commission, and from 1856 entirely abandoned business. His church and schoolhouse at Chicago having been burnt down in 1871, he went to England to raise funds for rebuilding them, and was successful in his object. Established a school of Christian workers at Northfield, MA, and a Bible institute at Chicago. Died 1899.