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Adam, Thomas
1701-1784

Rector of Wintringham, Cambs, 1724-1784, and close friend and correspondent of the Rev. Samuel Walker of Truro. His writings included the posthumous Private Thoughts on Religion. Like Walker, he urged John Wesley in the 1750s against separating from the CofE and in 1768 protested that the Methodists were acting 'under a lie, professing themselves members of the Church of England while they licensed themselves as Dissenters'. In July 1772 Wesley was 'surprised and grieved' by his 'Comment on the former part of the Epistle to the Romans', judging it to be 'the very quintessence of Antinomianism'.

Sources

  • A. Westoby, memoir of the author, in Thomas Adam, Exposition of the Gospels (1837)

Entry written by: JAV
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