Chauncy, Charles, Dd

Chauncy, Charles, D.D., a descendant of president Chauncy, of Harvard University (see preceding article), was born in Boston Jan. 1, 1705, graduated at Harvard in 1721, studied divinity, and was ordained pastor of the First Church in Boston in 1727. He was distinguished for learning and independence, and was one of the founders of Universalism. He died Feb. 10, 1787, in the eighty-third year of his age. He published A complete View of Episcopacy: — Seasonable Thoughts (opposed to Whitfield), 1776: — The Fall and its Consequences, 1785: — The Benevolence of the Deity, 1784, 8vo: — The Salvation of all Men, 1784, 8vo; answered by Edwards, jun. (Works, N. Y. ed., vol. 1:5-279).

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