Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >
And is salvation brought so near? P. Doddridge. [Salvation.] Not found in the "D. manuscripts" and first published by J. Orton in his edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 262, in 4 stanza of 4 lines on Rom. x. 6-10, and repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839.