Stopford Augustus Brooke

(1832—1916) preacher and writer

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Broad Church theologian and author. His widely read Life and Letters of Frederick W. Robertson (1865) reflects the outlook of the Broad Church party and was sharply attacked by the Evangelicals. In 1866 he was appointed minister of the proprietary chapel of St James, York Street, in London, where his preaching drew large congregations. In 1867 he became chaplain-in-ordinary to the Queen. In 1876 he moved to Bedford Chapel, Bloomsbury, where he continued to engage in pastoral work even after he had left the C of E in 1880.

Subjects: Christianity — Literature.

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