Hare, Edward

Hare, Edward an English Methodist minister, was born at Mull Sept. 19, 1774, and received his early education under Mihier, author of the Church History. Having a turn for the sea, he became a sailor, and in 1793, while a ship- boy, was converted, and began to hold religious services among the sailors.

During the French war he was twice taken prisoner; and after his second liberation, in 1796, he abandoned the sea. He was admitted into the itinerant ministry of the Wesleyan Church in 1798, and for twenty years was an acceptable and faithful minister of the Gospel. His last station was Leeds. He died of consumption at Exeter in the spring of 1818. Hare was a clear and forcible writer, and produced several valuable apologetical and controversial works on Methodist doctrine. Perhaps the most important of these are A Treatise on the Scriptural Doctrine of Justification (2nd ed., with Preface by T. Jackson, London, 1839, 12mo; also reprinted in New York, 12mo). See also Sermons published from his Manuscripts, with a Memoir of Hare by Joseph Benson (London, 1821). Wesleyan Minutes, 1818; Life of Dr. Jabez Bunting, ch. 14.

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