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Dr Phillip Doddridge (1702-1751)

Dr Phillip Doddridge was a famous nonconformist divine. He was born in London and was educated privately. In 1723 he entered the presbyterian ministry and after holding the pastorate at Kibworth in Leicestershire, became a tutor of a newly founded dissenting academy at Market Harborough.

Doddridge was a man of many talents. A skilled theologian who published extensively, he was also an influential educator who introduced the practice of lecturing through the medium of English. He was also a gifted hymnwriter.

Source: Dictionary of National Biography

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