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Wroth, William (c.1576–1638/41)

James, E. Wyn 2022. Wroth, William (c.1576–1638/41). Louth, Andrew, ed. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. 4th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, (10.1093/acref/9780199642465.001.0001)

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The first Welsh nonconformist pastor. Educated at Oxford, he became rector of Llanfaches, to the west of Chepstow, in 1617, and after a sudden conversion in 1625/6 became famous as a Puritan preacher. In 1635 he was summoned before the Court of High Commission, but his case was delayed. The court arrived at its conclusions in 1638, and Wroth submitted and conformed. However, in Nov. 1639 Wroth and others established a gathered church at Llanfaches ‘according to the New England way’, following the example of John Cotton and other Puritan leaders in New England, who gathered their converts and bound them together in a church covenant, while at the same time worshipping with the unconverted in the parish church.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Welsh
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1001 Celtic languages and literature
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191744396
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022 16:15

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