Crell, Samuel

Crell, Samuel grandson of Johannes Crell, born in 1660. After being for some time a preacher at Konigswalde, he lived successively in Berlin, in the Netherlands, and in England, where he became acquainted with Sir Isaac Newton, Dr. Grabe, and other eminent men, by whom he was highly esteemed. He died at a very advanced age at Amsterdam in 1747. He wrote several historical treatises on the ante-Nicene fathers, and one on the Introduction to St. John's Gospel. He was a disciple of Socinus, but it is said that towards the end of his life he received the orthodox view of the atonement. See Fock, Socinianismus, etc., p. 240; Nichols, Calvinism and Arminianism, 2:342.

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