Bennet, Thomas, Dd

Bennet, Thomas, D.D.

an eminent English divine, was born at Salisbury in 1673. He took his M.A. degree at Cambridge in 1694. He was made rector of St. James's at Colchester 1700, and in 1716 vicar of St. Giles's in London, where he died in 1728. He was highly esteemed by Hoadley, although he differed from him in his opinions. He wrote various works against the Romanists and Dissenters, An Essay on the Thirty-nine Articles (Lond. 1715, 8vo), A Paraphrase on the Book of Common Prayer (Lond. 1709, 8vo), Brief History of Forms of Prayer (Camb. 1708, 8vo), etc. — Biog. Britannica.

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