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William Webster

(1689—1758) Church of England clergyman and theological writer


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William Webster was educated at Caius College, Cambridge (MA, 1716), and then held a number of different livings. He wrote a number of works on the credibility of the Gospels, and translated Richard Simon's commentary on the New Testament from French into English. He also wrote a history of Arianism. He is perhaps best known for the Weekly Miscellany (1732–41), popularly known as ‘Mother Hooker's Journal’, which among other things contained numerous attacks on Warburton's Divine Legation. He was awarded a DD in 1731.

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