Stebbing, Henry

Stebbing, Henry (1), an English divine, was successively rector of Rickinghall, Suffolk; preacher of Gray's Inn, London; and chancellor of the diocese of Salisbury. He was noted as a controversialist, being opposed to Hoadly in the Bangorian Controversy, and to Warburton's Divine Legation of Moses. He died in 1763. Among his published works are, Polemical Tracts (Camb. 1727, fol.): — Defense of Dr. Clark's Evidences (Lond. 1731, 8vo): — Discourse on the Gospel Revelation (ibid. 1731, 8vo): — Brief Account of Prayer, The Lord's Supper, etc. (ibid. 1739, 8vo ): — Christianity Justified upon Scripture Foundation (ibid. 1750, 8vo): — Sermons on Practical Christianity (1759-60, 2 vols. 8vo). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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