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Dr. John R. W. Stott (born 27 April 1921) is a British Christian leader and Anglican priest who is noted as the one of the leaders of the world-wide evangelical movement. He is famous as one of the principal authors of the Lausanne Covenant in 1974.
Stott was born to Sir Arnold and Emily Stott. Sir Arnold Stott was a leading physician at Harley Street and an Agnostic. His wife was a Lutheran church-goer who was a regular attender of All Souls, Langham Place, London. In 1939 when at School he heard Rev. Eric Nash speak on "What then shall I do with Jesus, who is called the Christ?", later that evening Stott decided to commit his energies to Evangelical Christianity.
Stott studied Modern Languages at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1939 and then transferred to Ridley Hall Theological College so he could become ordained as an Anglican vicar. He was ordained in 1945 and went on to become a curate at All Souls, Langham Place from (1945-50) then as Rector (1950-75), and as Rector Emeritus since 1975. He was appointed a Chaplain to Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (1959-1991) and an Extra Chaplain in 1991.
He has written over 40 books, including Basic Christianity and The Cross Of Christ, and has founded The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity in 1982 of which he is now the honourary president.
- John Stott Ministries
- The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity
- All Souls Langham Place
- "Who is John Stott?" - an op ed piece by David Brooks from The New York Times.
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