A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Rellyans

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  • RELLYANS, the followers of Mr. James Relly, who maintained the doctrine of universal restoration, upon high Calvinistic principles. Mr. Relly first appeared as a preacher in connexion with Mr. Whitfield, and was very popular, but adopting the principles of universal salvation, he was of course separated from the connexion, and some of his admirers followed him; and even lately, a remnant of them assembled at Philadelphia Chapel, in Windmill street, near Finsbury square, London; and have therefore been called by Mr. Evans, Philadelphian universalists.