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William Romaine

(1714—1795) Church of England clergyman and evangelical preacher


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(1714–95),

Calvinist preacher. After following the scholarly traditions of the C of E in his early years, he came under the influence of G. Whitefield in 1755 and became one of the chief representatives of rigid Calvinism. His preaching attracted vast crowds to St George's, Hanover Square, where their presence was resented by the fashionable parishioners. In 1766 he became incumbent of St Anne's, Blackfriars, where his revivalist preaching continued to draw large congregations.

Subjects: Christianity.


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