Evanison, Edward

Evanison, Edward a minister of the Church of England, was born at Warrington, Lancashire, in 1731, and was educated at Emanuel College, Cainbridge, where he passed M.A. in 1753. In 1768 he became, vicar of South Mimms; in 1770, rector of Tewkesbury. He soon began to manifest doubts about the Christian doctrines of the Incarnation and the Trinity. For a sermon preached in 1771 he was prosecuted. In 1778 he resigned his preferments in the Church, and retired to Mitcham, where he kept a school. He died September 25, 1805. Among his writings are, On the Observance of Sunday (Spawich, 1792)

The Dissonance of the four Evangelists, and their Authority (Gloucester, 1805, 8vo). In this work Evanson rejects all the Gospels but Mark, and also, Romans, Ephesians, Colossians, Hebrews, James, Peter, John, and Jude. It was refuted by Falconer, Bamptone Lectures, 1810.

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