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William Huntington

1745 - 1813

William Huntington S.S. (2 February 1745 – 1 July 1813) was an English preacher and coalheaver.[1] It is said (although his writings, sermons and letters do not bear that out – see examples from Huntington’s works below) that he was known for preaching that the ‘moral law’ a theological view known as Antinomianism.[2] Huntington was a strict Calvinist who believed that some were predestined to be saved and some were not.[3] He believed that on Judgment Day he would be identified as a true prophet.[3] His unusual, polemical preaching style and writings made him popular but brought him into conflict with other preachers throughout his life.[4] He founded or opened chapels throughout England, many of which still survive.