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Johnson, Richard
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(c. 1753 Welton, Yorkshire, England – Mar 13, 1827, London). First chaplain to the British colony of New South Wales, Johnson was a product of the evangelical revival and influenced by leading evangelicals such as the Milners, W. Wilberforce, and J. Newton. Primitive conditions, state interference, convict opposition, and his own melancholic character restrained the influence of his somewhat prosaic and unimaginative evangelical preaching. He served without assistance until S. Marsden arrived in 1794, and he was gradual…

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Hutchinson, Mark, “Johnson, Richard”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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