The New Student's Reference Work/Doddridge, Philip


Dodd′ridge, Philip, an English clergyman, was born at London in 1702.  He studied theology at the Academy of Kibworth, and several years later took charge of the academy himself, moving it to Northampton, where he also was pastor.  At this academy most of the Protestant ministers who dissented from the Church of England during the middle of the 18th century were educated.  After managing the institution for 20 years, Dr. Doddridge sailed to Lisbon for the sake of his health; but died there soon after, in 1751.  He wrote several works, especially Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul, which were popular in his lifetime.  See his Correspondence and Diary.