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Adoniram Judson

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Literature.

(1788–1850),

American missionary to Burma. He came to England to confer with the LMS and was ordained a Congregational minister in 1812. On reaching Serampore he became a Baptist....

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Alexander Cruden

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Christianity.

(1701–70),

a bookseller who in 1737 published his Biblical Concordance.

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Amiatinus Codex

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Christianity.

The best extant MS of the Vulgate, so called from the abbey of Monte Amiata, to which it was presented. It was written in England, early in the 8th cent., at Wearmouth or Jarrow. It is now...

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Angela Burdett Coutts

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century) — Christianity.

(1814–1906),

heiress and philanthropist. She inherited her wealth from Thomas Coutts, the banker. Her benefactions to the C of E included the building and endowment of a number of...

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Angelo Mai

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Christianity.

(1782–1854),

Italian philologist and palaeographer. Born of poor parents, he was educated at the Collegium Romanum and for a time belonged to the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). In...

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Anna Katharina Emmerick

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Literature.

(1774–1824),

ecstatic. She entered an Augustinian convent in Westphalia in 1802; when this was closed in 1812 she took refuge in a private house, where she had a serious illness....

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Apollyon

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Literature.

Greek for ‘the Destroyer’ (so REB) in Rev. 9: 11, and therefore a subtle attack not only on the Greek God Apollo but also on the persecuting emperor Domitian who regarded himself as Apollo...

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Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Literature.

(1815–81),

Broad Churchman. As Dean of Westminster from 1864, he tried to make the Abbey a national shrine for all, irrespective of creed. He offended conservative Churchmen by...

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ATKINSON, James (1914 - 2011), Founder Director, Centre for Reformation Studies, Sheffield, 1983–2006; Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, 1967–79, then Emeritus

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Intellectual History; Literature; History of Religion; Religion; Christian Churches and Denominations; Religious Studies. 287 words.

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Augustus Montague Toplady

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Christianity.

(1740–78),

is remembered for his hymns, especially ‘Rock of Ages’, published in the Gospel Magazine in 1775.

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