Stott, John Robert Walmsley

Stott, John Robert Walmsley, 1921–2011, Anglican clergyman influential in 20th-century evangelical Christianity, b. London. He attended college and theological school at Cambridge and was ordained in 1945. Curate and rector (1950–75) of All Souls Church, London, Stott led a revival of evangelical Christianity, first in Britain and then worldwide. He taught, preached, and wrote more than 50 books, many of which explained complex theology to a lay audience. Among his most notable works are Basic Christianity (1958), Christ the Controversialist (1970), and The Cross of Christ (1986). In 1974, he was one of the principal authors of the Lausanne Covenant, which spelled out the basic tenets of evangelicalism and formed the intellectual underpinnings of a worldwide religious movement. He also founded an important evangelical organization, Langham Partnership International (known in the United States as John Stott Ministries).

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