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Southcott, Johanna
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(April 1750 [baptized Jun 6, 1750, Devonshire] – Dec 27, 1814, London), a self-described prophet, gathered a considerable following in the early 19th century. Coming from a farming family, in 1792 she joined the Methodists, but two years later broke with them after she began to issue prophecies. Her first tract, “The Strange Effects of Faith” (1801), described her expectation of a speedy end of the age and her own role in the Last Days, influenced by Richard Brothers (1757–1824), who claimed he was descended from James, the brother of Jesus…

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Noll, Mark A., “Southcott, Johanna”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025642>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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