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Thomas Bray

(1656—1730) Church of England clergyman

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(SPCK).

Founded (1698) by Thomas Bray (1656–1730) and others to provide religious literature for those without nearby libraries and to promote the establishment of charity schools....

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Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(SPG).

Founded on the recommendation of Thomas Bray, founder of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (1701). Its aim was ‘to settle the State of Religion as well as may be...

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Thomas Wilson

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(1663–1755),

Bp. of Sodor and Man from 1698. Taking advantage of the freedom of the Manx Church from Acts of the English Parliament, he enforced discipline by his Ecclesiastical...

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