Okely, Francis

Okely, Francis a learned English theologian, was born in 1718. His adherence to the Moravians prevented his being. ordained a minister in the Anglican Church. He died at Bedford May 9,1794. He wrote, The Nature and Necessity of the New Creature in Christ (1772, 8vo), translated from the German: — The divine Visions of John Englebrecht (1781, 2 vols. 8vo); the works of this German visionary, had been published in German in 1658, some years after his death: — A faithful Narrative of God's gracious Dealings with Hiel (1781, 8vo): — Dawnings of the everlasting Gospel Light, glimmering out of a private Heart's epistolary Correspondence (Northampton, 1775, 8vo). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generae, 38:577; Darling, Cycl. Bibliog. 2:2232. (J. N. P.)

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