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the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, James Foster (search)
ed by Mr. Hallet, at which several other men of high and deserved eminence were prepared for the Christian ministry. Here we are informed Funeral Sermon, by Dr. Fleming, p. 8. that he was admired by his tutor and fellow-students as having natural abilities superior to most, a quick apprehension, a solid judgment, a happy memoryo maintain his own integrity and to promote the honour of his great Lord; bearing difficulties with a rational firmness and calm submission to the Divine will. Fleming, p. 9. He was, doubtless, earnestly desirous to be actively employed in his Master's cause, and in the exercise of the Christian ministry in some distinguished f which he continued as long as his powers of body and mind remained, with a degree of popularity at that time unexampled among dissenting ministers. Here, says Dr. Fleming, was a confluence of persons of every rank, station, and quality—wits, free-thinkers, numbers of clergy; who, while they gratified their curiosity, had their pr
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, George Benson (search)
ts among distinguished churchmen, Hoadley, Butler, and Law,—names which may rather be said to confer honour on the elevated stations to which they were raised, than to receive honour from them. In the list of subscribers to Dr. Benson's posthumous History of the Life of Christ, we also observe the Bishops of Lichfield and Worcester; Shute Barrington, afterwards Bishop of Durham; Newcome, then Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, afterwards Archbishop of Armagh; figuring along with Lardner, Fleming, Kippis, Price, and many other Reverends by courtesy of that day, but as good bishops as themselves notwithstanding. When, however, we contrast these things with the strange outcry which has recently been excited, when two bishops subscribed to a volume of sermons published by a Unitarian minister, we are constrained to acknowledge our apprehension that, in some respects, the former times were better than these. In the year 1754, Dr. Benson published a Summary of the Evidences of Christ
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, Caleb Fleming (search)
Caleb Fleming was a distinguished and active member of the liberal school of dissenting theologians in the middle of the last century, and not an unworthy asso believe, the, if the requisite materials were now to be obtained, the life of Fleming would present a much greater variety of incident to impart the kind of intereseds and confessions. Under the influence of this mode of instruction, young Fleming, though brought up a Calvinist, soon parted with the principles instilled by hor told him he was authorized to promise that he would be well provided for. Mr. Fleming, however, notwithstanding his necessitous circumstances, promptly refused, s the greatest respect, Gentlemen, Your most obliged obedient servant, Caleb Fleming. We will hope that none of the parties concerned were troubled with anynd liberty, and of private judgment in opposition to all human authority. Dr. Fleming was now arrived at an age when it might be expected that he would be desirou