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Stoddard, Solomon

(1643–1729). Grandfather of J. Edwards* the Elder; Cong. cleric; b. Boston, Massachusetts; educ. Harvard Coll., Cambridge, Massachusetts; chaplain to Dissenters* on Barbados; pastor Northhampton, Massachusetts, 1672–1729; held that Lord's Supper is a means of regeneration; developed the practice, called Stoddardeanism, of admitting to full ch. privileges (e.g., Communion) also those who could not relate a specific experience of regeneration; pol. leader of W Massachusetts See also Half-Way Covenant.

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