Henry Bellenden Bulteel

(1800—1866) religious controversialist and seceder from the Church of England

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(1800–66), Protestant controversialist. A native of Devonshire, Bulteel was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, and elected a Fellow of Exeter in 1824. In 1826 he became Curate of St Ebbe's church in Oxford; he resigned his fellowship on his marriage in 1829. In 1831 he preached a University Sermon on predestination and free will, in which he was outspoken about the state of the University and the C of E. Later in the year, partly on account of this sermon and partly because of his preaching in dissenting chapels, the Bp. of Oxford revoked his licence. He left the C of E and conducted services on Strict Baptist lines in a chapel of his own. His followers were known as Bulteelers. In 1832 he attended the chapel of E. Irving in London and for a time adopted some of his tenets. He also became convinced of the doctrine of universal redemption, which he propounded in his appendix to The Unknown Tongues by E. Irving and N. Armstrong (1832). In his Doctrine of the Miraculous Interference of Jesus on Behalf of Believers (1832) he claimed to have healed three women. He published an anonymous denunciation of the Tractarians in 1845.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.

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