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CRISPITES, the followers of Dr. Crisp, whose name has been already mentioned under the article Antinomians, where it appears, that the doctor did not refuse obedience to the divine law, either in theory or practice. The Calvinists in general, however, suppose that he was not accurate in his ideas of the substitution of Christ in the place of the redeemed, but carried the doctrine of commutation to an extreme that represented the Saviour as himself a sinner through his union with the elect.[1]

Dr. Gill in 1746 reprinted Crisp's Works with notes, in which he justified some of his peculiar expressions ans apologized for others. His sermons produced a seven years' theological warfare, Dr. Daniel Williams being his principal antagonist. See Neonomians.

Original footnotesEdit

  1. Buck's Theol. Dict. Hist. of dissenters, vol. i. p. 399.