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Sherlock, Thomas
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(1678, London – Jul 18, 1761, London), Anglican bishop. Sherlock served as Fellow and Master of St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge, and (in succession to his father) as Master of the Temple in London where he gained a wide reputation for his preaching. A Tory representative of the High Church movement, he led the opposition to bishop Benjamin Hoadly during the famous Bangorian Controversy (1717) and fell out of favor at Court. After the death of George I his fortunes changed and h…

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Carter, Grayson, “Sherlock, Thomas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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