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James DeKoven, a priest and warden of Racine College, has been identified as a representative of romantic religion in the Episcopal Church. DeKoven's religion was a faith of the heart which was not limited to rationality. His romantic religion led him to seek fullness of beauty and mystery in worship. He was dedicated to liturgy, sacraments, and ceremonial. DeKoven was a forceful advocate for comprehensiveness and tolerance in worship at the 1871 and 1874 General Conventions. DeKoven urged a personal conversion of heart and devotion to God that pointed beyond the reasonable and enlightened self-interest that he found in the world around him. See DeKoven, James. 

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