Grove, Henry

Grove, Henry, a Presbyterian divine of distinction, was born at Taunton, Somersetshire, Jan. 4,1683. He received his academical training under Mr. Warren at Taunton, whose school was in excellent repute. At 22 he began to preach; at 23 he succeeded Mr. Warren as head of the Taunton Academy. At first he taught ethics, but in 1725 he began to teach theology also. He at the same time succeeded Mr. James in his pastoral charge at Fullwood, near Taunton, in which he continued till his death. In 1730 he published The Evidence of our Saviour's Redemption considered, and the same year, Some Thoughts concerning the Proof of a Future State, from Reason. In 1732 he printed A Discourse concerning the Nature and Design of the Lord's Supper, where he set that institution in the same light as bishop Hoadly. In 1734 he published, without his name. Wisdom the First Spring of Action in the Deity, which was animadverted on by Balguy. In 1736 he published A Discourse on Saving Faith. He died February 27 1737-8. After his death came out by subscription his, Posthumous Works (1740, 4 vols. 8vo); also Sermons (Lond. 1742, 2 vols. 8vo): Works published in his life. time (Load. 1747, 4 vols. 8vo); System of Moral Philos (Lond. 1749, 2d ed. 2 vols. 8vo). See Amory, Life of Grove, prefixed to his Posthumous Works (1745, vol. i) Jones, Christian Biog.; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. i, 1344

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