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Bellamy, Joseph
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(Feb 20, 1719, Wallingford – Mar 6, 1790, Bethlehem, CT), Congregationalist minister. Bellamy was a student and follower of J. Edwards and pastor of the church in Bethlehem. He became famous because of his powerful sermons, his leadership in the ecclesiastical politics of western New England, his polemical treatises, his support of the American Revolution, and his private theological school for future ministers. He opposed religious liberals by stressing the compatibility of Calvinism and moral law. He emphasized God's moral government of the world throu…

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Valeri, Mark, “Bellamy, Joseph”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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