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Milnor, James  

(June 20, 1773-Apr. 8, 1844). A leading evangelical and an opponent of the Oxford Movement. He was born in Philadelphia and studied law and theology at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1811 to 1813 he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. He was ordained deacon on Aug. 14, 1814, and priest on Aug. 27, 1815. He was assistant to Bishop William White at St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, 1814-1816, where he was a leader in the Sunday School movement. From Sept. 30, 1816, until his death he was rector of St. George's Church, New York City. He believed that the Oxford Movement had abandoned justification by faith. 

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