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Robertson, Frederick William
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(Feb 3, 1816, London – Aug 15, 1853, Brighton), Anglican theologian and social reformer. Robertson is considered one of the great, epoch-making preachers of the 19th century. After being ordained priest in Oxford, the stark confrontation with the catastrophic consequences of rapid capitalist industrialization in the poverty-stricken areas of Winchester and Cheltenham made such an impression on his sensibility that he suffered several nervous breakdowns. He was a Germanophile trans…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Robertson, Frederick William”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025015>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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