Erasmus Middleton

(1729—1805) Church of England clergyman and Methodist sympathizer

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(bap. 1739, d. 1805) Church of England evangelical minister and biographer, one of six students expelled from St Edmund Hall, Oxford, in 1768 for Methodist practices. He was staunchly Calvinist and hostile to Wesleyan Methodism. His main publication is Biographia Evangelica, or An Historical Account of the Lives and Deaths of the Most Eminent and Evangelical Authors or Preachers, 4 vols (1779–86).

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